Friday, January 23, 2015

CS Job Opening at Brocade - Plymouth MN

Brocade Communication Systems
Test Engineer, System Test
City: Plymouth, MN
Position Level: University (0-2 Yrs. Exp.)

Job Description:
This position is for an individual contributor to work in functionality and system level testing of Brocade's distance extension and SAN switch products. The optimal candidate will design test beds, identify necessary equipment, create topology maps, and estimate test efforts. S/he will write test plans and test cases based on product requirements, utilize sound software development methodology to design automated test cases, test them, and place them under source control.  S/he will be responsible for analysis of test results, problem reporting, re-creation and verification, reviewing test plans, and testing coverage status. S/he will solicit reports about defects from team members and effectively incorporate feedback.  

Responsibilities include:
* Develop test strategies for testing new features/technologies.
* Assess progress and prepare testing status reports for management.
* Take initiative identifying ways to increase efficiency and productivity through automation and improvements in test methodology.
* Improve processes and extend the impact and effectiveness of test design concepts or new approaches to the execution of current projects.
* Influence team members as well as aid other projects or teams in the application of these practices.

Qualifications/ Job Responsibilities
* B.S. / M.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering
* 0-2 years experience with networking and system testing or development
* Effective verbal and written communication skills
* Leadership ability
* Strong background in software testing methodology, test development, test execution

Company Overview:
If you're looking to energize your career, now is a great time to join Brocade. As a leading provider of data center networking solutions, Brocade helps organizations around the globe achieve their most critical business objectives.

Today, Brocade is extending its proven data center expertise across the entire network with future-proofed solutions built for consolidation, virtualization, and cloud computing. This includes open, virtual, and efficient networking solutions in the following areas:
* Storage networking
* Data center and Ethernet fabric routing
* Software networking (including SDN and NFV)
* Campus networking

Questions Contact:
Douglas Dunn,

UNAVCO Summer Intern Program

UNAVCO Summer Internship Program

Applications Instructions for Geo-LAUNCHPAD

The Geo-LAUNCHPAD Internship is a summer internship program dedicated to exposing early academic career students to research and increasing diversity in the geosciences. This program is hosted by UNAVCO, Inc., in Boulder, Colorado and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) REU Site Program. The application deadline for this summer is February 10, 2015.

A successful candidate usually will:
* Be enrolled in a Community College, or be enrolled in a four year university but not yet started their Junior year
* Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
* Have completed College Algebra (minimum grade of B)
* Have completed at least one additional course in geology, physical geography, hydrology, environmental sciences, physics, math, geophysics or engineering (minimum grade of B)
* Have a Faculty Mentor from their home institution willing to support them before, during, and after the internship. See the Faculty Mentor page for more information
* Be interested in career paths involving science, technology, or engineering
* Have U.S. citizenship or permanent residence status
* Be comfortable with the internship requirements including living in Boulder, Colorado for the summer.

Application Instructions:
1. To apply to Geo-LAUNCHPAD, you must fill out the online application found here. The application has 10 steps, each with several questions:
a. On the first page, you do not need to upload a resume or CV. Select "Continue without uploading".
b. In Step 2, for questions about the job type and career level, select "Intern" or "Internship". You do not need to answer the questions about relevant work experience or desired salary.
c. In Step 3, you do not need to answer the questions about additional countries in which you are authorized to work or security clearance.
d. In Step 6, there is no need to upload your resume. Instead, please upload PDFs of all of your college transcripts (unofficial copies are accepted).
e. Step 7 includes the questions that are particular to the Geo-LAUNCHPAD program. You must provide a short essay response to one of these (max of 500 words). The essay question is listed below.
f. In Step 8, you will not need to answer any of the questions.

2. You will need a Faculty Mentor from your home institution who is willing to support you before, during, and after the internship. See the Faculty Mentor page for more information. Your mentor has to write you a letter of recommendation by the application deadline, which can be submitted here.

1. You will need to submit a pdf of all college transcripts through the application portal before the deadline. Unofficial transcripts are accepted.
2. Application submission deadline (including letter of reference from your Faculty Mentor) is February 10, 11:59 p.m., Mountain Time.

Note: If you have questions or are unable to complete the application online, please contact or call 303-381-7500.

Applicant Questions - Please prepare your responses prior to starting your application
1. Address the following questions in a short (500 word limit) essay:
a. Introduce yourself and tell us how you first became interested in science or engineering.
b. Tell us about your research interests and career goals. What scientific or engineering topics most interest you in terms of research and a future career?
c. Please describe how you have helped someone in your family or community learn about or understand science.
d. Geo-LAUNCHPAD's mission includes increasing the diversity of the geoscience workforce by supporting students from historically underrepresented groups. Please describe how your life experiences and participation in the Geo-LAUNCHPAD Internship will support this mission.
2. Name, city, and state of current educational institution.
3. Your current major and minor (if any).
4. The name and email address of your Faculty Mentor.
5. Your expected graduation data.
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Microsoft Summer Experiance Program

Great Summer Employment Opportunities with Microsoft!

2015 Microsoft Student Experience Program (SEP)

Spend your summer with Microsoft! The Student Experience Program (SEP) is a paid work experience program designed to provide recent high school graduates - recent college graduates opportunities to work on Microsoft's  Fargo, N.D. campus during the summer.  This program allows students to gain real-life working experience, while learning about the technology industry.

Program Specifics
* SEP opportunities are open to newly enrolled college freshman through recent college graduates.
* SEP candidates are hired as vendor staff (A-) through Kelly Service but work within Microsoft teams.
* SEP positions typically run June-August and work 40 hours weeks, but this is flexible and up to manager discretion.
* SEP is a paid program in which students receive $12/hr.

Available Roles
* Positions are available across a number of areas which may include:
o Partner Services
o IT
o Marketing
o MBS Operations
o US Payroll
o Web Design

2015 Program Specifics/Timeline
* Resumes and cover letters may be submitted to until February 13, 2015.
o Please include SEP in the subject line.
* Please indicate in the email and/or cover letter what type of role you are interested in pursuing.
* Interviews will be scheduled between the dates of March 2nd - March 31st, 2015.

For additional information, please contact: Star-Ann Schank @

Star-Ann Schank
Program Manager - Internal Communications & Programs
Office: 701-492-6384