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Senior UI Designer

Our client was recently ranked #66 on the prestigious Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies. They provide a Virtual Phone System that helps small businesses stay connected and sound more professional.

Their employees are outstanding at what they do, and they expect nothing less from prospective candidates. Our client is looking for dynamic team players that set the bar high, and then surpass it. That means you must have a penchant for problem solving and an eye for detail. And it doesn't hurt to have a good sense of humor, too.

Our client takes pride in being able to provide a lively and entrepreneurial work environment that will inspire you to innovate, create, and deliver superior products and services. There's never been a better time to join our client.

Responsibilities:

Produce visual designs to create a better user experience for the public site and internal applications.
Work with the internal team to ensure that an explicit customer focus is maintained throughout project execution.
Contribute to the definition of user/functional requirements for the project.
Creates user scenarios to identify priorities and gaps in requirements.
Convert requirements into focused, understandable deliverables, such as information architecture, navigation, icons, graphics, diagrams, wire frames, interaction design and prototypes.
Develop information architectures for web-based applications.
Define information hierarchy and relationships, classification schemes, navigation systems, and interface design.
Effectively present designs and extract feedback from non-designers.
Effectively interact with development and technology teams.

Qualifications:

Minimum of 8 years experience producing high quality presentation layer code with a portfolio to match.
Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator.
Expertise in HTML, CSS and extensive JavaScript knowledge.
Experience in template creation and integration into scripting environment.
Expertise in AJAX and other Web 2.0 technologies.
Experience designing compelling user interfaces.
Understanding of strengths and limitations of browser-based UIs.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional team environment.
Experience with usability testing.
Commitment to high standards of quality.
Candidates are asked to provide a resume and portfolio.

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit resumes and portfolios by e-mail mike.astringer@humancapitalconsultants.com.
14 years ago
Senior Web Designer

Our client was recently ranked #66 on the prestigious Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies. They provide a Virtual Phone System that helps small businesses stay connected and sound more professional.

Our client�s employees are outstanding at what they do, and they expect nothing less from prospective candidates. Our client is looking for dynamic team players that set the bar high, and then surpass it. That means you must have a penchant for problem solving and an eye for detail. And it doesn't hurt to have a good sense of humor, too.

Our client takes pride in being able to provide a lively and entrepreneurial work environment that will inspire you to innovate, create, and deliver superior products and services. There's never been a better time to join our client.

Responsibilities:

Produce visual designs to create a better user experience for the public site, and internal applications.
Produce and manage monthly newsletter.
Assist in overseeing web analytics and SEO initiatives.

Create and edit web pages using HTML, CSS, and Flash with Action Scripting for cross-platform and cross-browser compatibility.

Maintenance of content management system and public site's assets to ensure quality assurance.
XHTML/CSS/JS template creation/modification and integration.

Qualifications:

Minimum of 8 years experience producing fabulous designs with a portfolio to match.
Expertise with graphics software including Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator.
Expertise in XHTML/CSS/JS.
Experience with AJAX, ASP, and Version Control Software.
Strong Ajax understanding including MooTools, Script.aculo.us
Solid design experience in Flash with ActionScripting.
Ability to design for cross-platform and cross-browser compatibility.
Ability to focus on aesthetics, user-interface, information architecture, and usability.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional team environment.
Commitment to high standards of quality.
Candidates will be asked to provide a resume and portfolio.

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit resumes and portfolios to Mike Astringer by e-mail mike.astringer@humancapitalconsultants.com.
14 years ago
Front-End Developer

Our client was recently ranked #66 on the prestigious Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies. They provide a Virtual Phone System that helps small businesses stay connected and sound more professional.

Their employees are outstanding at what they do, and they expect nothing less from prospective candidates. Our client is looking for dynamic team players that set the bar high, and then surpass it. That means you must have a penchant for problem solving and an eye for detail. And it doesn't hurt to have a good sense of humor, too.

Our client takes pride in being able to provide a lively and entrepreneurial work environment that will inspire you to innovate, create, and deliver superior products and services. There's never been a better time to join our client.

Responsibilities:

XHTML/CSS/JS template creation/modification and integration.
Work with designers on producing the visual designs into interactive HTML templates and assist developers with integration.
Maintenance and optimization of the entire presentation layer with a strong focus on CSS for both the public site and internal applications.
Day to day validation of updated templates in browser suite to ensure quality assurance.
Assistance in producing web-ready graphics. Creating graphics from scratch is bonus!

Qualifications:

Minimum of 5 years experience producing high quality presentation layer code with a portfolio to match.
Expert level knowledge of XHTML, CSS, and Javascript.
Experience with AJAX, ASP, and Version Control Software.
Experience with development tools and Adobe Creative Suite � Fireworks knowledge is bonus!
Knowledge of common cross-browser development issues.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional team environment.
Commitment to high standards of quality.
Candidates are asked to provide a resume and portfolio.

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit resumes and portfolios to Mike Astringer by e-mail mike.astringer@humancapitalconsultants.com.
14 years ago
Human Capital Consultants is a strategic professional services consulting organization serving industry leading clients across the United States. Our offerings include;

Recruitment Process Outsourcing
Contract and Project Recruitment and Candidate Sourcing
Corporate Recruitment Process Implementation and Improvement
Retained Search
Staffing Vendor Management
Human Resources Consulting
We offer proven, customizable, and matrix driven solutions for our clients' recruitment and staffing, employee retention, and human resource consulting needs.

Staff Accountant
Our client�s business is driven by a single goal: to give their clients direct access to the most powerful, proven customer contact solutions anywhere. Our client enables their customers to achieve ambitious customer contact goals while eliminating the need to invest in costly on-premise software and additional staff. Their client management organization adds value to every customer contact campaign with their industry-specific knowledge and comprehensive client management services built on a best practices approach.

Summary

The Staff Accountant will be responsible for general accounting activities including general ledger, cash management, fixed asset management, various account reconciliations and analysis, and required closings. This position will take an active role in SOX compliance and controls activity as needed.

Responsibilities

General ledger responsibilities including balance sheet reconciliations and expense account analysis, ensuring GAAP compliance
Prepare schedules and other documents for independent auditors
Prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements and balance sheet analysis
Update and strengthen internal controls and procedures including internal compliance and administration
Take an active role in the interim and year-end Financial and SOX audits, prepare accurate and timely schedules
Investigate and recommend revisions to accounting procedures and systems to satisfy process improvement initiatives.
Prepare and file various annual government surveys and filings
Assist on special projects as needed
Qualifications:

Bachelor�s Degree with 3 � 7 years related experience. Public company experience desired.
Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent computer skills; experience with MS Excel and automated financial systems essential, Great Plains preferred.
Ability to work independently, be a self-starter and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit resumes to Lance Mooney via e-mail lance.mooney@humancapitalconsultants.com or call 800-378-0847 X707.
14 years ago
Human Capital Consultants is a strategic professional services consulting organization serving industry leading clients across the United States. Our offerings include;

Recruitment Process Outsourcing
Contract and Project Recruitment and Candidate Sourcing
Corporate Recruitment Process Implementation and Improvement
Retained Search
Staffing Vendor Management
Human Resources Consulting
We offer proven, customizable, and matrix driven solutions for our clients' recruitment and staffing, employee retention, and human resource consulting needs.

Webmaster/Web Programmer
Our client is a leader in telecommunications solutions. They offer a relaxed but goal-driven environment, ideally suited to those who think outside the box, and are self-starters. Strong analytical and problem solving qualities are a must; ideal candidates are those who can follow a project from start to finish.

We are seeking a Web Programmer and Web Master to maintain their corporate web site and develop additional pages as needed. The successful candidate will have strong coding skills. We are not looking for a Designer; We are looking for a coder with high attention to detail and the ability to follow design guidelines.

Required Experience

HTML
CSS
PHP
Javascript
DHTML
Strong Web 2.0 Technologies experience
Some flash editing experience
Candidates will be asked to provide a resume and portfolio.

This is a full time position located at our client�s corporate office in Needham, MA. Recent college graduates are invited to apply.

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit resumes to Mike Astringer via e-mail mike.astringer@humancapitalconsultants.com or call 800-378-0847 X701.
14 years ago
Human Capital Consultants, Inc. is a strategic professional services consulting organization serving industry leading clients across the United States. Our offerings include;



Recruitment Process Outsourcing
Contract and Project Recruitment and Candidate Sourcing
Corporate Recruitment Process Implementation and Improvement
Retained Search
Staffing Vendor Management
Human Resources Consulting


We offer proven, customizable, and matrix driven solutions for our clients' recruitment and staffing, employee retention, and human resource consulting needs.



Multimedia Engineer



The successful candidate will be a member of our client�s Multimedia Software Development team working on porting multimedia codecs (audio,video,camera) to an embedded Linux platform. The successful candidate will be responsible for requirement analysis, design development and testing of software related to multimedia and porting multimedia codecs and drivers to embedded Linux environment.



Skills Overview



Three to Fours years of experience in Professional Software Development required
Strong knowledge and expertise in C and C++ programming absolutely required
Experience in embedded development required.
Experience working on linux on embedded platforms required. Any kernel level device driver experience major plus.
Familiarity with OpenMax and experience in developing GStreamer applications strongly desired.
Experience in developing ALSA and/or V4L2 drivers desired.
Experience with either audio, video or camera low level development required.
Excellent analysis and problem solving skills.
Good verbal and written communication skills.


Education Requirements



BSCS/BSEE required with 3-4 years of experience; Master's degree preferred.



Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit resumes to Lance Mooney by e-mail lance.mooney@humancapitalconsultants.com or call 800-378-0847 X707.
14 years ago
Human Capital Consultants, Inc. is a strategic professional services consulting organization serving industry leading clients across the United States. Our offerings include;



Recruitment Process Outsourcing
Contract and Project Recruitment and Candidate Sourcing
Corporate Recruitment Process Implementation and Improvement
Retained Search
Staffing Vendor Management
Human Resources Consulting


We offer proven, customizable, and matrix driven solutions for our clients' recruitment and staffing, employee retention, and human resource consulting needs.



Systems Test Engineer

The Embedded Linux Platform Test group designs, develops, debugs and runs test automation software to verify a broad array of multimedia technologies (audio, video, camera) and embedded Linux operating system on our client�s single and dual processor ASIC chipset products.

Our client�s programming environment is Perl on Microsoft Windows. You will interact in a team environment with other test automation developers and with our client�s ASIC embedded software developers.

Flexibility in work assignments and thoroughness in project management are crucial.

Skills/Experience

� Experience with developing / testing embedded software for Embedded Linux Platform is strongly desired. Familiarity with debugging and testing Linux test suites (LTP and LMBench). Experience testing and debugging Linux drivers (memory, display, keypad, camera, USB)

� Should have experience working with these applications in a wireless environment, including CDMA IS-2000, GSM/GPRS, or UMTS networks. Experience with those air interfaces and their protocol layers is a big plus.

� Experience with multimedia standards (JPEG, MPEG, IMAP, H.263, WAP, HTTP, OpenMax IL), 2G and 3G multimedia applications (Browser, MMS, DRM, camera, third generation UI interfaces, Bluetooth, Media Player), testing and/or software development of BREW applications or Java midlets is preferred.

� Software and test automation development skills are required. Advanced Perl development is preferred, but will consider strong C and C++ candidates.

� Test experience (a strong understanding of test methodology), understanding of the software development cycle, and experience with wireless test equipment or telecommunications systems are all preferred.

� Low level knowledge of the data protocol stack (PPP, IP, TCP) is a plus.

� Application interoperability (IOT) experience with carriers, OEMs, vendors and test forums a big plus.

� Excellent Communication and organizational skills.

� Engineering experience of two to six years is preferred.

Education Requirements


Bachelor Degree in EE, CS, or CE. Masters Degree preferred.

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit resumes to Lance Mooney by e-mail lance.mooney@humancapitalconsultants.com or call 800-378-0847 X707.
14 years ago
Human Capital Consultants, Inc. is a strategic professional services consulting organization serving industry leading clients across the United States.

Our offerings include;

Recruitment Process Outsourcing
Contract and Project Recruitment and Candidate Sourcing
Corporate Recruitment Process Implementation and Improvement
Retained Search
Staffing Vendor Management
Human Resources Consulting
We offer proven, customizable, and matrix driven solutions for our clients' recruitment and staffing, employee retention, and human resource consulting needs.


Senior Web Designer


Our client is seeking a senior level Web 2.0 designer with stellar design skills, usability experience, and an excellent eye for design. The successful candidate with partner with our client�s Engineering, Marketing, and Communications teams to create web content, user management systems, online advertising, and other creative needs.


REQUIRED SKILLS


Web 2.0 � Excellent modern design skills and a portfolio of work
In-depth knowledge of Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and HTML/CSS
Graphical User Interface (GUI) design experience
This is a great opportunity to join a rapidly growing entrepreneurial company offering excellent salaries, medical benefits, vacation, 401k, and a dynamic work environment.
14 years ago
Human Capital Consultants is a strategic professional services consulting organization serving industry leading clients across the United States. Our offerings include;

*Recruitment Process Outsourcing
*Contract and Project Recruitment and Candidate Sourcing
*Corporate Recruitment Process Implementation and Improvement
*Retained Search
*Staffing Vendor Management
*Human Resources Consulting

We offer proven and customizable solutions for our clients' recruitment and staffing, employee retention, and human resource consulting needs.

Our client, a Microsoft Certified Partner, provides their clients a fully-integrated suite of hosted technology solutions designed to address their diverse operational and compliance management needs. Their focus is Speaker Program Management, Product Information Meetings, Field Sales Logistics and Commercial Compliance Management. In this highly specialized and increasingly regulated category, their unique combination of state-of-the-art technology and world-class customer service helps their clients achieve outstanding sales results while leveraging intelligent technology with embedded business rules to drive compliance throughout the entire range of interactions with health care providers.

Project Manager � Union, New Jersey

This position deals with the definition, development, and delivery of the technology production/solution, maintaining a close relationship with both the customer and the technical team and acting as the facilitator of the communication process between the two groups.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Manage customer expectations and customer interaction processes

Drive feature identification and prioritization

Drive shared product vision between customer needs, business requirements, and technology solution

Develop, maintain, and execute the business case

Support customer in marketing to users, and training users and technical staff

Requirements

Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience preferred

Previous relevant project management experience

Knowledge of C#, ASP.NET, and SQL Server

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit resumes to Mike Astringer by e-mail mike.astringer@humancapitalconsultants.com or call 800-378-0847 X701.
[ May 17, 2007: Message edited by: Fred Rosenberger ]
15 years ago