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Product Manager- 6 month contract- Mountain View, Ca

Get ready to grow – you’ll be challenged to think bolder, move faster, and have a bigger impact.  Deep partnerships with amazing designers and engineers make every day a learning experience.  We like to have fun and celebrate our accomplishments.

• Work closely with cross functional teams, to ensure we always have access to the right information, at the right time, so as to make the best decision we can

• Document data platform requirements and manage product backlog

• Assisting with the creation, maintenance, and dissemination of the product roadmap

• Manage and prioritize data requests across Payments business and drive them to delivery

• Participating in routine meetings with Policy, Data Science, Operations, Engineering and other departments to keep them informed about product deliverables and managing expectations

Skills: • 3+ years experience, with experience in end-to-end product management, systems product design and/or data analysis

• Strong data and analytical skills required

• Motivated, self-reliant individual with inherent ability to succeed in cross functional teams

• Experience with APIs and big data technologies a strong plus

• Desire to untangle complex, subtle problems

• Experience in Product Design with a focus on analytics and an ability to tell a story with data

 

Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Pay Rate-70/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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Program Manager 2- Long-Term Contract, Mountain View, CA

• Manage day to day program activities and proactively monitor the progress, resolve issues and initiate appropriate corrective action

• Lead technical program management for engagements with touch points across global teams

• Lead planning for initiatives, partnering with key stakeholders across product management, engineering manager, architects and quality engineering leader

• Ensure smooth execution of a release by working with dependent teams like Operations, Release Management, Engineering, etc. to identify risks and remove roadblocks

• Organize all work in Jira in terms of Versions, Epics, User Stories, Labels, etc. and enforcing the scrum process across all the Scrum teams • Setup and monitor agile reporting for tracking delivery metrics

• Provide clarity to senior management team about risks and issues and proactively work with stakeholders to fix them.

• Manage program’s budget in partnership with the Finance Analysts • Manage communication with all stakeholders in different forms for e.g. meeting minutes, weekly status updates, program metric dashboards and executive presentations

Pay Rate-$65/hr.

Send Resume to: kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

 

Desktop Systems Associate-Austin, Tx- C2H Role

Your Responsibilities 
• Being the local IT point of contact for the business 
• Collecting feedback from customers and acting as a translator between IT and the business and understanding how Informatica’s business works 
• Acting as a technical consultant for the business, solving technical problems that add business value 
• Initial setup of IT services as part of the new hire process (incl. delivering IT induction) 
• Ongoing configuration and maintenance of IT supported hardware and software standards 
• Software and hardware installation, setup and configuration (e.g. system imaging) 
• Software and hardware fault analysis, troubleshooting and fault resolution 
• Occasionally conducting training programs such as brown-bag sessions designed to educate Informatica’s internal users about getting the most from their applications 
• Ad hoc setup and configuration of desk telephone equipment and softphones 
• Provide second level application support for various productivity applications and tools 
• IT support of regional office moves, expansions and acquisitions 
• IT support as part of project roll-outs and migrations 
• Providing executive support and specialist event management support 
• Providing emergency support for regional sites 
• Representing regional customer needs when working with other IT teams 
• Ensuring that IT services meet and at times exceeds customer expectations 
• Ensuring consistent delivery of quality solutions that meet operational deadlines 
• Working closely with the global desktop, networking and operations teams to ensure the smooth delivery of IT solutions into the region 
• Regional testing of software patches, updates and new software packages 
• Collecting, tracking and documenting information as part of the inventory of IT assets 
• VIP Support including laptop health checks for C Level executives 
• Creating and maintaining technical and KB documentation and procedures 
• Tracking all support and change requests through the ServiceNow application 
• Local network cabling as part of infrastructure management 
• Demonstrating accountability and see him or herself as responsible for IT meeting customer expectations 
Your Qualifications 
• Minimum of 2 years of experience in a desktop support role in IT 
• Industry recognized engineering, computer science or IT Bachelor level degree 
• Must have very good knowledge of computer hardware and software in general 
• Proven track record supporting MS Windows operating systems (particularly Windows 7 and 10), Active Directory and MS Office (including MS Outlook) 
• Must be flexible in terms of availability and ability to travel to other regional offices (around 25% of time). 
• Must have good written and verbal English skills 
• Linux and/or Apple Mac Experience 
• Familiarity with phone systems such as Cisco VoIP desk phones 
• Experience working on projects 
• Experience in a Customer Support call center environment 
• Experience using a helpdesk or IT issue and problems tracking system such as ServiceNow 
• Experience setting up and configuring Lenovo laptops and desktops 
• Experience setting up new offices from the ground up (including cabling and other IT services) 
• Has worked in a large multi-national environments that span the globe 
• A good understanding of “Quality” as it relates to Customer satisfaction

Pay-27/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Front-End Web Engineers Needed- Contract- Los Angeles, Ca-Gaming

Role of a Frontend Web Engineer 

  • Work creatively with a team of producers, designers and software engineers to produce world-class player experiences
  • Own and build a feature from concept to a production environment to reach millions of players
  • Use JavaScript and React as the main tool for building UI/UX on multiple platforms (desktop browser, mobile, in-game PC and console)
  • Write, test, benchmark and debug solid and maintainable UI code that performs at 60 FPS

 

Skills: Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience in JavaScript, including an understanding of concepts like closures, asynchronous programming, types and dependency injection patterns.
  • Experience in web markup and layout (HTML5/CSS)
  • Understand full service stack, from UI in the front-end to databases in the back-end
  • Great communication skills that supports a collaborative working environment

 

Desired and Bonus Skills:

  • Experience with TypeScript, React, MobX, and/or other frameworks
  • Experience with creating responsive web designs and a good understanding of CSS Flexbox
  • Knowledge of native rendering mechanics
  • Passion to investigate and adopt new technologies and practices
  • Experience in the games industry

 

Next Steps

As part of the application process we might ask you to perform a practical work test.

Education:
  • BSc in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Experience: 1-3 years

Pay Rate-Up to 80/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Copywriter-Gaming-1 year Contract in Redwood City, Ca!

Job Title: Copywriter
Location: Redwood City, Ca
Compensation: 30-35/hr.
  • Write and review copy for marketing touchpoints – including emails, internal placements, web copy and more.
  • Ensure copy is clear, concise, engaging and approvable by all stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with brand managers and merchandising teams to evolve and optimize our messaging strategy.
  • Become fluent in our style specifications and brand voice.
  • Understand how to communicate in a UI/UX environment
Requirements:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • 2-3 years of prior copywriting experience.
  • Great time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ready to hit the ground running in a fast-paced collaborative environment.
  • Experience writing copy for UX/UI.
  • Computer skills: Both fluent with Mac and PC, MS Office (Word and Excel)

Education: BA/BS in creative writing, literature or a related field.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

DevOps Engineer- 1 yr. Contract- Austin, TX- Gaming Industry- No C2C

We are a multi-discipline team of engineers supporting our live services and the developers who create them. As DevOps engineers our role covers the entire life-cycle of a product, from helping the developers with architecture and delivery to on-call incident response and triage. We focus heavily on automation and continuous integration/delivery, ensuring that everything we deliver is robust, efficient, and supportable.

Responsibilities:

  • Being the escalation path for on-call incident response and triage
  • Performing root cause analysis and post-mortems with an eye towards future prevention
  • Creating configuration management and infrastructure automation
  • Designing and implementing CI/CD pipelines for all that we build
  • Designing and delivering core infrastructure services
  • Preemptively creating stability, security, and performance improvements via metric/monitoring analysis
  • Making sure every service has a complete high-availability and disaster recovery story
  • Maintaining security standards across everything we support.
  • Producing documentation, runbooks, and support tooling for online support teams

What we are looking for:

  • A self-starter with a considerable breadth of technical knowledge and the ability to dig deep when necessary.
  • Someone who communicates well with people across dozens of teams and practices.
  • An engineer with a passion for excellence, a devotion to automation, and an eye for efficiency.
  • A consummate problem solver.
  • Systems Administration: a strong understanding of *nix is mandatory. Familiarity with both RHEL and Debian family distros is preferred. Strong skill with ad-hoc scripting a plus. Understanding of core services like DNS, DHCP, LDAP, logging, etc.
  • Networking: a strong understanding of networking basics is mandatory. Switching/routing, VPNs, load balancing, proxying, network virtualization, firewall basics (especially iptables) and general netsec best practices.
  • Programming Languages: experience with Ruby and Python is preferred. Ability to dive into the code during triage or while trying to understand behavior is a must. Familiarity with C/C++, Go, Java, and Scala is desirable.
  • Automation: experience with configuration management and infrastructure as code tools is a must. Chef (preferred), Puppet, Terraform (preferred), Packer, CloudFormation, etc.
  • Distributed Systems: a strong understanding of distributed systems is a must. An understanding of the CAP theorem, techniques for high availability, service discovery, secret management, etc.
  • Virtualization, Containerization, Cloud Computing: AWS (preferred), GCP, Azure, VMWare ecosystem, Kubernetes (preferred), Docker, Vagrant, etc.

Pay Rate-$67/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

PMP-Infrastructure-1 yr. Contract in Austin, Tx-Gaming Industry

The Infrastructure Program Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of assigned Infrastructure-related Programs/Projects.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Ownership, and oversight of assigned programs / projects;
  • Understanding, and evangelizing Strategic Context to all project Stakeholders;
  • Direction setting, leadership and overall coordination of project team members;
  • Monitoring, and maintaining project execution plans, resource plans, and project budgets ensuring timely project delivery while meeting defined Quality standards.

Duties:

  • Project Delivery:  Manages the project lifecycle in accordance with the PMO methodology, paying careful attention to project scope and objectives (change management), detailed project timelines, resource plans, and budget consumption.  Monitors internal and external dependencies between related projects.  Performs value/benefit realization analysis;
  • Issue & Risk Management: leads identification and resolution of risks and issues, including escalation management when required;
  • Project Reporting/Communications:  Reports the status and progress of programs and projects to the PMO, project team and Stakeholders.  Provides periodic program health assessments;
  • Financial Management:  Oversees various administrative activities that maintain financial compliance, and tracks and reports on the budget and ROI;
  • Quality Management:  Ensures Quality standards and procedures are defined/identified and adhered to for all projects.  Conducts defined project phase reviews throughout the lifecycle of project;
  • Team Management:  Ensures project teams are effective (working model, trained, etc.).  Demonstrate the ability to effectively manage external and internal resources as “one team” to deliver initiatives.  Facilitates collaboration among teams in the global environment.  Facilitates collaboration among project managers within the program, ensuring visibility into their mutual dependencies.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 8 years relevant of project management and infrastructure experience.
  • Background should also include experience in online/internet related technologies, experience with public cloud service offerings, preferably AWS and infrastructure experience (exposure to any of the following: eCommerce, Networking, Security, Systems Administration, Database Administration, Storage, Data Center related technologies).
  • Experience with project management tools and preferably PMP certified.
  • Experience managing geographically distributed and culturally diverse work-groups.
  • Experience in working with Outside Service Providers.
  • Ability to translate business issues into system solutions, with a demonstrated proficiency in evolving and managing systems development.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills: detail oriented.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to self-direct and manage large teams.
  • CS Degree preferred or similar

Pay Rate-$67/hr.

Send resumes to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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