These 5 Companies Looking For Tech-Savvy Vets With IT Skills

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics

Editor’s Note: The following article highlights job listings from Hirepurpose clients that are committed to filling its ranks with talented members of the military community. Learn more here.


In the information age that we live in, many opportunities abound for veterans who know their way around technology equipment, computers, programming languages, technical project management, and data. With such a high demand for skilled professionals, Hirepurpose partner companies in all business sectors — from gaming to manufacturing — are frequently seeking individuals who have spent their time in the military working with information technology.

Transitioning service members of all ranks who served in roles such as information systems technician, information operations officer, information technology specialist, data network specialist, or information security technician will definitely want explore these jobs with some of the country’s most military-friendly employers.

1. Project Coordinator in San Mateo, California

This long-term contract position with a Aquent, a global creative services staffing firm that operates in 18 countries, would be well suited for former service members who possess a start-up spirit. Aquent has an extensive reach and is well-known for its commitment to veterans and their families. Both noncommissioned and junior officers who have the ability to coordinate cross-functional teams, have obtained a bachelor’s degree, and are familiar with project management software will find themselves right at home in this role.

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2. Systems administrator in Charleston, South Carolina

TEKsystems, a leading provider of IT staffing solutions, is currently looking for a systems administrator in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. The organization exhibits a deep dedication to the military community through its veterans outreach program and strong partnerships with organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project, Pat Tillman Foundation, 100,000 Jobs Mission, Hirepurpose, the Army Career and Alumni Program, and many more. If you get excited about networks, have the ability to work within a small team, and have three-to-five years experience with virtualization, Microsoft 2008 server, Active Directory, and Internet Information Server, you will want to check this opening out.

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3. Database engineer NoSQL in Irvine, California

Blizzard Entertainment, the premier developer of entertainment software, including World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Hearthstone, is seeking to add a dynamic database engineer to join its team. With dedicated resources to recruiting former armed service members, Blizzard understands the important characteristics and skills that veterans bring to the table. The company is a proud member of the 100,000 Jobs Coalition. Ideal candidates for this position will have a passion for gaming, a positive attitude, and a strong ability to troubleshoot. If you want to utilize your technical expertise with Couchbase, Cassandra, MYSQL, data storage, and data modeling to support amazing customer gaming experiences, then this could be the job for you.

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4. Database systems analyst in Dallas, Texas

Veterans who can process and analyze data for the purpose of providing information to unit leaders will find their skills directly transferable to this position with Robert Half. With over 350 locations worldwide, Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm. In 2015, they were named to Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list. Excellent data-entry skills and a high level of accuracy are needed to fill this role. A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required and a working knowledge of SAP and/or Gold Mine is also desired.

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5. Database admin/analyst in Riverside, Missouri

Those who have served in an information systems leadership role and who possess expertise with computer and database systems would be well-suited for this IT management position with Johnson Controls. Known for its military-friendly atmosphere, Johnson Controls has an active veterans engagement team and a handy online skills translator to help military members understand which jobs might be a good fit for them in the civilian world. This position is focused around ensuring that all computer software and hardware systems are functioning efficiently and effectively to maintain smooth production schedules. Ideal candidates will be inspiring and organized leaders with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

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