Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CS Opening Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Computer Opening
LANL is looking for a potential recent computer science Master's or possibly Bachelor's graduate to fill in for a technical project. Basically, they're looking for someone who can program in Visual Basic .Net, as well as some Python and C++. Fortran would be a plus, but they definitely aren't expecting it. They're looking for a post masters or post bachelors student to bring on in the next couple of months. The candidate would have to be able to get a clearance in the near future, so almost certainly they'd have to be a US citizen.

The project in question is a Biological Event Reconstruction Tool. It's used to model how airborne biological hazards disperse through an (urban) environment. The student would be maintaining existing code, and adding additional features to the code base. They'd work directly with scientists in Atmospheric Modeling, Biology, and Chemistry here at LANL.

It's an interesting project, and they need help. If you know of anyone who might be interested and who fits the bill please contact Scot Halverson at or

Friday, October 24, 2014

Internships at Essentia - Duluth

Essentia Health - Duluth
IS Student Internships

IS internship are positions are now posted on our website at

* 20028: Service Technician, Internship
* 20039: Desktop Service Technician, Internship
* 20159: Business Intelligence, Internship
* 20173: Web/Business Applications, Internship

We will keep the postings live through December, but if students are interested they should apply ASAP. We anticipate contacting students with an update for interviews, etc. during the latter part of November.

Applicants must submit an application through the Essentia Health job portal in order to be considered for a position, even if you shared your resume with a manager at the event.  Also, please remember you must submit an application for each position for which you would like to be considered (once you've created a profile on the job portal this should be easy to do!).  The sooner you apply, the better!!

Student Web Position - Duluth

Reliable Solutions - Duluth
Paid Student Position, Website Development Project - Part Time

Reliability Solutions, a local Duluth company, is developing an online training course "Mechanical Failure Mode Identification" course for industrial clients.  The objective is to teach students how to identify mechanical failure modes of machinery.  The class is being designed as an online instructor-led class coupled with web pages that will be used by students to diagnose failed components.

Students/users will have a picture of a failed component, background information and a series of characteristics they can select to identify the failure mode.  The characteristics are bound to a SQL database that will be used by the students to present their findings.  A summary of the students'' findings will be used by the instructor to evaluate their learning.

Assistance is required to:
* Refine a SQL database containing student's responses
* Bind the database to web pages
* Develop detail and table queries with edit capabilities
* Construct a consistent appearance across all the pages
* Enable navigation and search
* Build a secure login
* Optimize code as required

A prototype web page has been developed using Microsoft Visual Studio and C# code.  It is preferable if development will continue with Visual Studio and C# although it is not essential.

The person working on this project will be expected to:
* Help the principal engineer of Reliability Solutions develop a working knowledge of the software and code used to construct web pages.
* Write C# code as required, research and answer code questions.
* Write Java / AJAX code as required to support the page development.

Upon completion and implementation of this web project, work will be started on web pages to support "Mechanical Failure Analysis".  This project will be similar but will include engineering calculations on most of the web pages.

If interested, contact Tom Brown at:

Health Partners Web Systems Job - Duluth

Health Partners Regional Technology Center (RTC) - Duluth, MN
Full-Time Web Systems Support Specialist

View Complete listing at:

Job Description - ID: 32421
The Web Systems Support Specialist role supports and maintains our websites and associated systems. The successful candidate will join the Applications Operation Management team performing incident management, lifecycle management and production support services.

Candidates should be results oriented, self-motivated with a customer service focus and passion for the job. The successful candidate will have a strong desire to consistently provide a superior member and customer web experience. Excellent communication, teamwork, problem solving and strong customer service skills are a must!

* Provide primary web support for web sites & internal systems.
* Perform Java?J2EE web development activities
* Execute system build and deployments to the test and production environments.
* Participate in afterhours pager support rotation and production deployment activities.
* Maintain systems and triage documentation.
* Provide user support for the Atlassian suite of products.
* Perform lifecycle management activities.
* Perform project coordination of various small projects and team initiatives.

* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, MIS or equivalent experience.
* 2+ years Production Support experience.
* Customer Support experience.
* 2+ years' experience developing/supporting Java/J2EE technologies and infrastructure.
* Experience supporting the following products: Oracle/BEA WebLogic Server, including WebLogic scripting with WLST.
* Lifecycle management experience (upgrades and patches).
* Asset build and release management experience.
* Basic Unix/Linux experience, including basic shell scripting experience.
* Apache HTTPD and Apache Tomcat Administration.

* Experience with the following build, versioning, configuration and release technologies: Maven, Nexus, Hudson, Subversion.
* Experience with configuring the Atlassian suite of products including Conflence, JIRA, Fisheye, Crucible and Crowd.
* PHP Administration (installation, configuration, monitoring and tuning).
* Project management and coordination experience.
* HealthCare experience.
* Hands on "Build Master" and Oracle (or other RDBMS) experience.
* Source code management experience.