Referral Available for Military Spouse Professional: PRESSED

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Company: Pressed

Location: All Positions are Remote

Job Overview: 

Pressed is looking to add to their creative team! This is a subcontract or possible freelance­-to-­hire position. Freelancers with exceptional performance and skills required for in­house positions will have the opportunity to join their permanent creative team as positions become available.

Pressed is looking for motivated, creative, collaborative individuals. They believe in building a team that resembles their brand and their values.

Responsibilities:

● Adhere to tight deadlines and quick turnarounds on edits and corrections

● Work with both print and digital executions

● Produce high quality proofs for approval and final execution ensuring accuracy in color, copy, and design

● Present eye­catching mock­ups and presentation boards with an eye for detail

● Organize files correctly and efficiently according to the existing systems

Required skills: 

1) Extreme proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.

2) The ability to move from the creative concept to a final product

3) Comprehensive skills in core design principles such as typography, color and layout

4) Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities

5) Strong collaborative skills and work ethic

6) A minimum of 2 years of experience in graphic design

7) Flexible schedule with the availability to attend weekly and monthly scheduled calls and virtual meetings

8) An independent, motivated attitude and a desire to perform well as a member of a fast­paced, virtual team

Job Location:  This is a virtual position, with the caveat that all team members should be willing and able to work within reasonable business hours and turnaround times, taking into consideration the time zone(s) of team and clients.

Are you a Military Spouse interested in applying?

 

If you’re interested in more information and an direct introduction to the manager at Pressed, please email us.

Military Spouse’s Guide to Federal & Contractor Employment

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Not surprisingly, we get a lot of questions from Military Spouse professionals regarding Federal Employment. Working in the Federal sector can be a great career path for some and certainly offers some opportunity for portability.

For Military Spouses in particular, however, there are considerations that should be taken into account when deciding to pursue a federal job:

How do I decide if federal employment is right for me?

Am I guaranteed a position in our new location when we PCS?

Do I qualify for Military Spouse Preferece? Can I use it more than once?

How do I write a federal resume?

In 2013, with generous sponsorship from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, In Gear Career published the Military Spouse’s Guide to Federal & Contractor employment.

The guide is available to download free!

Download the guide here

 

Have you used Military Spouse Preference? Do you have additional questions regarding federal employment we can answer? Leave a comment!

Job Referral: Software Engineer-Web Services

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Powerhouse Planning, a company In Gear Career has worked with many times in the past, is managing the pre-screening of candidates for the following position:

Company: Gromelski & Associates

Location: Manassas, VA

Job Overview:

We are looking for an experienced web services developer to join our mission of providing a better user experience by advocating and following best practices among our team. We are seeking a qualified candidate to design, develop, configure, and implement web services using a variety of technologies.

Job Description:

Plans, conducts, and coordinates software development activities. Designs, develops, documents, tests, and debugs software that contains logical and mathematical solutions to business/mission problems or questions in computer language for solutions by means of data processing equipment. Applies the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the development life cycle. Applies knowledge of computer hardware and software, subject matter to be programmed in business/mission applications, information processing techniques used, and information gathered from system users to develop software. Corrects program errors, prepares operating instructions, compiles documentation of program development, and analyzes system capabilities to resolve questions of program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques, and controls. Ensures software standards are met.

Required skills:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in related discipline
  2. 2-5 years of general web services/architecture experience
  3. 1+ years of experience with HTML/CSS
  4. 1+ years of experience with Google Web Toolkit (GWT)
  5. 1+ years of experience with WSDL (Web Services Description Language)
  6. Experience with Java
  7. Applied knowledge of code design theory and best practices
  8. Attention to detail, compliance with defined processes, and the ability to function as a part of a larger effort are crucial.
  9. Deadline driven and focused on contract deliverables, accepts demanding tasking while remaining flexible in order to work in an environment of changing priorities and direction.
  10. Works well with a diverse and dynamic team in a high energy environment of subject matter experts, and systems engineers.
  11. Ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies
  12. Team player that takes ownership and develops relationships with the team members which fosters team success.
  13. Task driven and proactive self-starter who can work on their own with very little oversight.
  14. Secret clearance (Candidate must be U.S. citizen able to obtain a DoD Secret level security clearance).

Desired skills include:

  1. Experience with the following: Ozone Web Framework (OWF), Apache Maven, SOAP, RDBS/SQL, Apache Struts, Ruby on Rails, Tomcat and Jetty
  2. Problem resolution skills
  3. Strong communication skills

Job Location:  Manassas, VA.  Occasional travel will be required, including travel aboard ships and submarines to provide system troubleshooting or evaluation support.

Contract Term: Full-Time Employee, 40 hours/week.

Start Date: Negotiable

Rate:  Negotiable

Are you a Military Spouse interested in applying?

 

If you’re interested in more information and an direct introduction to the manager at Powerhouse Planning screening applicants, please email us.

Job Referral: Integration/Systems Services Engineer

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Powerhouse Planning, a company In Gear Career has worked with many times in the past, is managing the pre-screening of candidates for the following position:

Company: Gromelski & Associates

Position: Integration/System Engineer

Location: Manassas, VA

Job Description:

Job Description:

Perform integration tasks merging complex hardware solutions with custom non-commercial software programs. The ideal candidate will be a proficient LINUX engineer to write scripts/utilities for the development of complex military systems. Install newly developed software enhancement and improvement packages. Isolate the source of system operational performance deficiencies to either software or hardware problems. Test, debug, and modify custom software applications as part of a team working an overall systems software development and improvement process. Success in this position requires an assertive, confident attitude and a commitment to working as a part of a team to meet critical delivery schedules.

Required Tasks:

  1. Debug, troubleshoot, and develop utilities to resolve software and hardware compatibility and operability issues.
  2. Experience implementing and customizing common commercial and open source tool suites.
  3. Perform and support system hardware assembly and software integration in a laboratory environment and at customer locations.
  4. Follow and execute procedures – installation, recovery, checkout, test, etc.
  5. Ability to work with software developers in their testing capabilities. Run unit tests and maintain/modify to establish code coverage while working directly with developers.

Required Skills:

  1. Strong experience at the Linux command line.
  2. Integrating software and hardware in complex systems.
  3. Strong communication skills with developers to explain integration/test results with developers.
  4. Candidate must be U.S. citizen able to obtain a DoD Secret level security clearance.

Highly Desirable Skills:

  1. Sound knowledge of Java/C++ development and how it relates to testing.
  2. Experience working in an Agile/Sprint release planning environment including depth of understanding of providing impact analysis on testing as Sprint and releases are introduced to the integration environment.
  3. Troubleshooting HW/OS/Drivers/Firmware/Network issues.
  4. Understanding of automated build processes/practices and code management techniques.
  5. Understanding of full system exposure and system wide activity – Integration testing across systems usage flow checks how one program integrates/impacts other components of the system.

Additional Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in related discipline or equivalent experience and one to five years professional experience.
  2. Willingness to work 2nd or 3rd
  3. Familiarity with Navy/Submarine operations is desirable.
  4. Willingness to work overtime.
  5. Proactive/self-starter.
  6. Task driven with ability to work independently.
  7. Team player that takes ownership and develops relationships with the team members which fosters team success.
  8. Occasional Travel Required

Are you a Military Spouse interested in applying?

 

If you’re interested in more information and an direct introduction to the person screening applicants, please email us.

In Gear Career is an Official Partner of LeanIn.Org

 

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In Gear Career is excited to announce that we are officially a partner of LeanIn.Org.

LeanIn.Org, the women’s nonprofit founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, is a community committed to offering women the ongoing inspiration and support to help them achieve their ambitions.

Through this partnership, the more than 20 Chapters of In Gear Career will have the ability to start Lean In Circles—small peer groups that meet regularly to learn and grow together—and lead their membership, both women and men, through expert lectures, discussion guides and professional development exercises exclusive to members of the Lean In community.

“In Gear Career believes passionately that Military Spouse Professionals have the ability to maintain a professional career alongside their service member, but we recognize that it takes a certain amount of creativity, passion and grit to do so. We’re very excited that LeanIn.Org and the tools that they are providing our chapters will help us continue that mission.” –Amanda Patterson Crowe, Executive Director, In Gear Career

The official partner page for In Gear Career can be found at: http://leanin.org/partners/?ref=in-gear-career

Stay tuned here and on social media to learn more as this partnership unfolds!