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These 5 Companies Looking For Tech-Savvy Vets With IT Skills
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every once in a while, we run across a photo in The Times-Picayune archives that's so striking that it begs a simple question: "What in the name of Momus Alexander Morgus is going on in this New Orleans photograph?" When we do, we've decided, we're going to share it — and to attempt to answer that question.
MUSCAT (Reuters) - The United States should keep arming and aiding the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) following the planned U.S. withdrawal from Syria, provided the group keeps up the pressure on Islamic State, a senior U.S. general told Reuters on Friday.
Trump: $6.1 billion in DoD money going to border wall wasn’t for anything that seemed ‘too important to me’
President Donald Trump claims the $6.1 billion from the Defense Department's budget that he will now spend on his border wall was not going to be used for anything "important."
Trump announced on Friday that he was declaring a national emergency, allowing him to tap into military funding to help pay for barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Long before Tony Stark took a load of shrapnel to the chest in a distant war zone, science fiction legend Robert Heinlein gave America the most visceral description of powered armor for the warfighter of the future. Forget the spines of extra-lethal weaponry, the heads-up display, and even the augmented strength of an Iron Man suit — the real genius, Heinlein wrote in Starship Troopers, "is that you don't have to control the suit; you just wear it, like your clothes, like skin."
"Any sort of ship you have to learn to pilot; it takes a long time, a new full set of reflexes, a different and artificial way of thinking," explains Johnny Rico. "Spaceships are for acrobats who are also mathematicians. But a suit, you just wear."
First introduced in 2013, U.S. Special Operations Command's Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) purported to offer this capability as America's first stab at militarized powered armor. And while SOCOM initially promised a veritable Iron Man-style tactical armor by 2018, a Navy spokesman told Task & Purpose the much-hyped exoskeleton will likely never get off the launch pad.
"The prototype itself is not currently suitable for operation in a close combat environment," SOCOM spokesman Navy Lt. Phillip Chitty told Task & Purpose, adding that JATF-TALOS has no plans for an external demonstration this year. "There is still no intent to field the TALOS Mk 5 combat suit prototype."
D-Day veteran James McCue died a hero. About 500 strangers made sure of it.
"It's beautiful," Army Sgt. Pete Rooney said of the crowd that gathered in the cold and stood on the snow Thursday during McCue's burial. "I wish it happened for every veteran's funeral."