[Chicago-talk] Job Op

Tom Printy tprinty at mail.edisonave.net
Thu Feb 26 12:01:43 PST 2009

Don't know if any perl guys/gals are looking for a new gig but I thought 
I would pass this along as I am not currently looking. Please contact 
Edward directly.

EVP – Fermi is a fascinating place to work.  It is one of the leading 
Departments of Energy and recently became a partner on the Serne project 
in Switzerland.  They bring in professors and physicists from all over 
the world to participate in energy research projects.  They have a 30 
acre facility in Batavia, IL with a daycare, work out facility, and 
restaurant on site.  Fermi is also responsible for 8 terabytes of data 
that is utilized for research.

6-12 Month Contract

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under general direction, formulates and 
defines system scope and objectives, and participates as high level 
technical expert in design, development, coding, testing, and debugging 
new software or significant enhancements to existing software. Devises 
or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer 
equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired 
results. Prepares detailed specifications from which programs will be 
written. Works with technical staff to understand problems with software 
and develops specifications to resolve them. Designs, codes, tests, 
debugs, and documents programs.

  Plan, analyze, design, develop, test, and ensures quality assurance, 
and participates in design discussions, authors design notes, and 
contributes to and leads design efforts.


·         Designs, codes, tests, debugs, documents and maintains 
applications, systems and/or libraries.

·         Participates in design discussions and authors design notes.

·         Contributes to design efforts, regularly gathers requirements 
and information from users for specific projects, and obtains feedback.

·         Develops and implements specifications for several small to 
large inter-related projects.

·         Communicates and coordinates with other technical personnel 
working closely on a project, including those from non-computing 

·         Communicates effectively with management, peers and 
stakeholders, in written and oral form.

·         Acts as a primary contact for system and operational problems 
and acts frequently as a liaison; investigating, localizing and 
resolving or directing others to resolve problems as assigned.

·         Performs operational and/or maintenance activities for one or 
more specific projects as assigned.

·         Responsible for a phase of a project or acts as team leader on 
less complex projects as assigned.

·         Provides guidance and training to less experienced members as 

·         Abides by and is responsible for performing all duties as 
assigned and in accordance with all environmental, health and safety 
regulations and practices pertinent to this position.

Required Skills:

·         Be able to develop network applications in Perl using 
databases such as Oracle or MySQL.

·         Experience with planning, analyzing, designing, developing, 
monitoring and testing network-based applications to various systems 
using published API’s.

·         Able to lead projects and work well in groups.

Desired Skills:

·         Be able to develop network applications in Python, VB Script, 
or PHP.

·         Familiarity with network applications and devices such as DNS, 
DHCP and network routers.

·         Familiarity with network management systems and helpdesk 
systems such as Remedy.

In general, the type or work would be: DAY TO DAY

--Using application API's from management systems, create service 
tickets in Remedy for network events

--Using application API's from network devices, update Oracle-based 

--Rebuild the Site Networking web site

--Rebuild visitor registration web site

--Debug existing applications in Perl, possibly rewrite applications on 
Perl or Python

--Work with existing programming staff on various projects as requested

Tom Edwards, Technical Recruiter
1400 Opus Place Ste. 800, Downers Grove, IL, 60515
T 630.795.3305
F 630.795.3390

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