Alaant Advisor

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+ About the Alaant Advisor
The Alaant Advisor is our column focused on all things going on in the world of recruiting, job placement, and search. Think of it as your weekly briefing—a handy, quick guide to what's going on.

Here's what's happening this week:

Hot Candidates of the Week!

These are two of the best candidates we've seen this week. If you would like more information on either candidate, please reach out to us right away.

Cynthia — Business Analyst

Hartford, CT
  • Acted as project lead on several concurrent initiatives.
  • Elicited business requirements for business system enhancements.
  • Produced detailed Visio flowcharts illustrating current state and future state processes.
  • Created user test cases and conducted User Acceptance Testing of system enhancements.
  • Wrote procedural documentation that captured first-time user point-of-view with succinct step-by-step directions.
  • Reported bugs to software vendor; worked with vendor to acquire needed code fixes for bugs and other software issues.
  • Re-tested user cases after code fixes are acquired and uploaded to system(s).
  • Conducted project update conference calls between key stakeholders, IT, and 3rd party vendors.

Bill — Lead Software Architect

Albany, NY
  • Experienced software architect with broad and deep knowledge of technologies, approaches, and challenges.
  • Technology and operational leader with a proven record for modernizing and delivering complex software systems and operational processes.
  • Product owner who has led many teams and projects from their initial concepts through to successful delivery and maintenance.
  • Led team that built cloud applications that supported HR, customer support, finance teams and on-boarding customer applications.   
  • Technologies used AWS, VMware, Docker, Apache, Tomcat, Java, Dropwizard, REST, Bootstrap, jQuery, Bamboo, Salesforce and CyberSource.
  • Quick learner who would add value to any team.
  • Would present well to customers.
  • He knows his stuff and outside of his work he used to run the Java user group and the sales force user groups.  
  • He is looking to be challenged both creatively and helping to lead teams.  

About the Author

Miranda March Digital Strategist for Alaant Workforce Solutions

Miranda March, Digital Communications Specialist

Miranda has a real knack for connecting the dots between employers and job seekers. She prides herself on keeping a pulse on the national and local hiring markets. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking new foods and spending time with her family. A little-known fact about Miranda is her love of video games, new and old.

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