Monthly Archives: August 2014

It’s Getting Hot in Here! Seeking Software Development Manager

Software DevelopIBEX_JobsImage_02-18-14ment Manager – eCommerce  Leading an Agile Cloud!  Atlanta | 125k

We’re currently partnered with an Internet Giant here in Atlanta that has their eyes set on bringing their platform to a whole new level and capturing freshly tapped international markets. These opportunities do NOT come around very often and once you’re in, you’re in with this company!

This organization offers unlimited growth, an excellent work environment, and incredibly creative, technical and talented teammates where shorts and flip flops are the norm.

We are seeking a Software Development Manager with a knack for big player eCommerce expertise to come aboard and help exceed their customers expectations! Looking for someone that is technically agnostic, however this is a java shop and your cloud expertise is highly needed. This person will run a sharp agile team and must love the front-end as much as the back!

Must haves:

  • Strong people leadership skills
  • Java
  • Java Spring
  • eCommerce
  • Amazon AWS
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • AJAX

Does this sound like it could be you, or someone you know?  Reach out to Jen and be heard:

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Meet our People – Shanah Kitzerow

 Shanah Kitzerow

IBEX IT Business Experts

Director of Marketing

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I was once told by my psychology professor that “95% of what you invest your beliefs in while on this earth will turn out to be false.” I remember thinking… I’ll take my chances. At the core of who I am, I am a believer. I believe that your people make your business, never the reverse. I believe that when you go hard, and stand firm, you win – even when you are the only one playing. Believe it to see it… a reverse in thinking from the generations before us.

I came on-board at IBEX in the most trying of times. With a wealth of knowledge from past experience, working with great organizations, I was ready to begin again – to be free. I found a freedom that still gives me goose bumps every day I am invested. Being raw and real drive me.

I met Tracey in 2010, the same year my daughter came into my life. At the time, I could never have understood the balance these two relationships would bring to my future. Tracey was real. We were connected from jumpstreet. When I let Tracey in that I was making a move to resign from my previous role, I learned she was, too – that same day!  There is no way that we could have written that script ourselves.

In October of 2013, I became IBEX – as our leader in branding, and a partner to all who believe in building relationships, teams and knowledge bases – in that order. My goal with IBEX is to change the perception of IT Management through “right-sized”, project-focused training, and strategic staffing solutions. I am known for keeping it real – sometimes, too real.

Outside of IBEX, I love to be with family and friends – my little 4 year-old daughter/side-kick, Liv, tops the list. She is the CEO of the universe after all, and she is everything I am being paid back for, and more. She does not let me have the stage or the mic – ever – which is an ongoing battle. I love to make people laugh and am sometimes floored that I can no longer bust out some “Bonnie & Clyde” or do the typewriter – at will – unless she gives me the floor. When did this happen??…

On this journey, I hope to get to know you more closely and I hope to partner with those of you on the same journey – to drive partnerships through knowledge… and maybe bust a jam together as we take over the world ;)

Have feedback for our IBEX Village Community? Please, reach out. I would love to hear from you.

-Shanah

Feeling Hot! Hot! Hot! – Calling Qualified Software Engineers

Software Engineer | Re-engineering Systems of the Future!
Portland Area, Maine

Are you looking to make a HUGIBEX_JobsImage_02-18-14E impact with your technological expertise?

This leader in the communications industry – where they have been at the forefront of the high-speed internet revolution in beautiful New England, Maine – is looking for YOU. This responsible, responsive and resourceful company has been named one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing private companies in America 5x! Their visionary CEO was most recently named Maine’s Business Leader of the Year!

We are seeking a Software Engineer to join their budding team. Their systems consist of Perl, Python, PHP and Ruby. This Engineer will come in and take ownership of their existing systems. This person will have the opportunity to translate real-world business requirements into technical output. In parallel, there are systems to be re-engineered and replaced with your expertise. Talk about making a dramatic impact with a well positioned organization!

Must Haves:

-Perl, Python, PHP or Ruby experience

-Strong back-end system development

-SQL Server and Postgres experience

Nice to Haves:

-SOAP

-Mediswitch

-GI

Does this job sound up to speed with your skill-set and goals?  Reach out to Jen and get in while you can!

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Partner Spotlight – Floyd Trotman III

Floyd Trotman III, Founder of CertifiNOW LLC, and premiere Project Management Delivery Partner for IBEX, is dedicated to making sure that students pass the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam on their first attempt.- all while having a good time. We asked Floyd more about his company, what he does and why he loves doing it…

 

Q. What do you do?

A. I am the founder of CertifiNOW, LLC. CertifiNOW provides advanced certification training for corporate professionals, consultants, and entrepreneurs. We are known for our “Get Certified – Stay Certified” marketing campaign and enabling students to pass the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) international project management certification exam’s on the 1st attempt. At CertifiNOW, we provide advanced certification training in an accelerated manner. CertifiNOW reduces classroom preparation from 12 months to 3 days! We enable our clients to become certified in project management as PMPs (Project Management Professionals) or CAPMs (Certified Associates in Project Management) after just 3 days of classroom instruction.

Q.  What is a little known fact about yourself or one of your favorite hobbies?

A. I am known as a subject management expert (SME) in Project Management with 2 Master Degrees and multiple professional certifications. Therefore, many people are surprised to find out that I was a football player in college. However, I played Division I college football as an undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh.

Q.  What is the funniest thing that has happened to you in a classroom:

A. I cannot think of the “funniest” thing, however, in each CertifiNOW class there is a lot of laughter. One of our principals is that we are “Boredom-Resistant!” Therefore we have fun in our classes. Students often share funny stories about what “bad” thing happened on their job because they didn’t follow the principles we teach in our project management classes. Many of the stories are hilarious!

Q. Why do you love what you do?

A. I love to help people. In order to help people, you often have to educate them. I love my job because I am helping people in their careers by teaching them the global standard for project management and helping them get internationally certified as project management professionals (PMP or CAPM).  I enjoy helping our clients achieve their goals by providing the highest quality content and experience, and by saving them time and money!

In spite of the accelerated nature of our training, we still guarantee that our students will pass their project management certification exams on their 1st attempt! Fulfilling that promise is fun to me. Currently, we have the highest pass rate in the industry because over 90% of our students do pass their certification exams on the 1st attempt.

- Floyd

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Are you interested in learning more about how a partnership with our IBEX team will create next level success for you and your team?
Reach out to Tracey directly at:
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Meet Our People – Tracey Grace

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 Tracey Grace

IBEX IT Business Experts

President & CEO

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My father always told me “You can be anything you want to be, this is the age of Women’s Lib.” So, needless to say I had many dreams and considerations of what that would be…I was “Jersey Girl” minus the hairspray…

As a child, during our family visits to “Steeler Country,” I saw signs for “Lucille’s Transmissions”…I could own a mechanics shop, why not, I love cars. After many years of working on my 1980’s clunkers, I realized that wasn’t the route for me. I was pretty good at defending myself, so I thought, hmmm… a Lawyer, yes they make a lot of money. My first year at Pitt I took a law class and halfway through thought I would choke if I read another case study. So, I would eventually take after my father and study business – our family owned Miller Rug and Carpet Service. Helping him with the family business, installing Carpet many summers, he taught me many lessons – Sales, Pricing and Killer Negotiations: telling the customers he wouldn’t work on weekends, we had church!

After finishing my BA, I continued on at Pitt for my MBA…I thought to myself, then what – I needed some experience! So I left my terrible towel behind and moved to Hotlanta. With much support from my family, I found my way into the Training industry – cold calling for New Horizons which would give me a great foundation and allow me to put my business training to work.  After climbing the rungs and leaving there as a Senior Sales Manager, I spent some years at FedEx and Learning Tree before taking a leap of faith to join Quint – an International Consulting firm. I would follow the path that God intended and become a VP of Business Development – Learning much about International Business, IT Service Management, Governance , Staffing and working in a Partner and Resale environment. Blessed enough to have my path laid out for me, I used the years of experience gained, and harnessed the encouragement and support from my husband, to start IBEX.

Hands down best business decision I have ever made. IBEX is made up of such a talented team – using all of our skills and contributions – we use our diverse experiences to make a best-in class company. We thrive because we all believe in what we do, and we are all natural born leaders. We support and encourage creativity, work-life balance and thrive in an equal-opportunity environment. We celebrate our differences, execute at a high level and are transparent in our work. Our clients love us because of this.

Let’s connect and explore the possibilities to partner.

-Tracey

This Job is on Fire – Lead Software Engineer

IBEX_JobsImage_02-18-14Lead Software Engineer Re-engineering Systems of the Future!

Portland Area, Maine 

Are you looking to make a HUGE impact with your technological expertise? This leader in the communications industry – where they have been at the forefront of the high speed internet revolution in beautiful New England, Maine – is looking for YOU. This responsible, responsive and resourceful company has been named one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing private companies in America five times! Their visionary CEO has most recently been named Maine’s Business Leader of the Year!

We are seeking a Lead Software Engineer to join their budding team. Their systems consist of Perl, Python, PHP and Ruby. This Engineer will mentor, lead and come in to take ownership of their existing systems. This leader will have the opportunity to translate real world business requirements into technical. In parallel, there are systems to be re-engineered and replaced with your expertise. Talk about making a dramatic impact with a well positioned organization!

Must Haves:

-Perl, Python, PHP or Ruby experience

-Strong back-end system development

-SQL Server and Postgres experience

Nice to Haves:

-SOAP

-Mediswitch

-GIS

Does this role sound like it could be a fit for yourself, or one of your colleagues?  Reach out to Jen and learn more:

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Meet Our People- Anna O’Donoghue

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Anna O’Donoghue

IBEX IT Business Experts

Social Media Coordinator

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My name is Anna Grace O’Donoghue and I am an Intern working with the Marketing Director here at IBEX. I am a Management Information Systems major with a minor in Spanish at the University of Georgia in Athens.

I am a very hardworking person with strong organization skills, leadership abilities and love being given the opportunity to further myself personally and professionally. I feel that these strengths are an asset to IBEX, especially as I grow in my knowledge of the business world.

I started working with IBEX this summer, and expected to learn a lot, but I have just been blown out of the water with how much I have been able to learn and grow with this company. I work behind the scenes with Shanah Kitzerow (Marketing Director) and I am absolutely loving it. I get to be creative – coming up with new ideas and generating new content for our social networking sites and blog while learning so much about the business world and technology. Ever wonder who is posting from our social networking sites? Yeah, that’ s me!

Not only have I learned a lot through IBEX, but I have gotten to know some amazing women! Shanah has been an amazing teacher as she has led and instructed me through this internship. President and CEO Tracey Grace is an amazing leader with a great head on her shoulders. I couldn’t be more grateful to be working with these women!

Outside of IBEX, I love listening to music. All types of music, except for country (sorry country music lovers). I could be left on this earth with nothing but music and I would be happy. I enjoy spending the majority of my time with friends looking for the next adventure, as well as spending all of my money on concert tickets and food.

I aim to work as hard as I can in everything I set out to do and hope to someday be a Project Manager. I am a brother of the Professional Business Fraternity known as Delta Sigma Pi (Shout out to my fellow delta sigs) as well as Vice President of Financial Development where I plan fundraisers for our philanthropy. I am an active member of the Wesley Foundation at UGA and raised money in order to go to Jamaica on a mission trip – where we worked to help a community meet their needs both physically and spiritually…a life changing experience to say the least!

I love meeting new people and would love to hear from you. Have any questions? Hit me up on Twitter: @agodonoghue

-Anna