All posts by Bob Dumouchel

Software Developer

Our Company
There are countless software companies on the West Coast, but Comevo – based in San Luis Obispo – is one of a kind. Agile, innovative and responsive to our clients’ changing needs, our approach is simple. We collaborate. We communicate. And we create software – online orientation software for higher education institutions throughout North America – that is elegant, engaging and effective.

Our People
What makes us truly special? It is the character of each person – the individual skills, talents and personalities – that constitutes the essence of our company.

To continue providing our clients with software and service that are absolutely first class, we keep a constant lookout for innovative, industrious individuals who want to be part of strong, diverse, productive team.

Our Promise
There are no benchwarmers at Comevo: everyone gets to play in every game. Our size – and our positive, professional and rewarding corporate culture – affords each employee the opportunity to make a significant impact on the company’s success. Your voice will be heard. Your contributions will count. And your efforts will be rewarded.

Position Description
You get to create. You get to have fun. You get to earn money. Ultimately, you get to put your development skills to work in a variety of applications and services.

We’re a software company, so naturally our software developers play a vital role in our organization. Your experience, work ethic and ability to work both independently and within a team will ensure your success, and will contribute significantly to the continued growth of our business.

Primary Responsibilities
* Maintain – Core web application
* Create – Architecture and implementation of new services
* Develop – Front-end web development
* Implement – Internal support applications
* Support – Facilitate client set-ups
* Service – Address client issues as they arise

Qualifications & Skills
* Education – Bachelor of Science degree in a software related study.
* General – At least 3-5 years of industry experience in a software related field.
* Hands-On Experience – C#, ASP.NET, MS SQL Server, CSS, HTML and AWS a plus.
* Problem Solver – Ability to think strategically and develop creative solutions to challenges.
* Communicator – Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Professional – Team player with strong work ethic and outstanding organizational skills.

Details
Salary: $90,000 – $120,000 DOE
Hours: Fulltime

Contact Comevo
www.comevo.com, hr@comevo.com, (800) 748-0975

Comevo, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

IT Applications Support

IT Applications Support

We are a local food manufacturer with a long history of providing great products and being a top place to work in SLO county! We expect professionalism, experience, a positive attitude, a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently and/or within a team to provide top notch support and service to our staff. This position provides support to the administrative offices, as well as to plant personnel regarding how to use ERP software applications to ship orders, enter production, create PO’s, receive in product, supply chain planning, and general use of ERP system and other applications.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
~Act as the primary resource in the plant to assist users with the use of the ERP system. Learn the details of how the system works and is the on-site “expert” to assist users in all areas of the plant (manufacturing, planning, purchasing, A/P, A/R, Customer Service, Inventory, Shipping, Receiving, RF, etc.).
~Responsible for documenting procedures and proper use of the ERP system in all areas.
~Responsible for trouble-shooting ERP system issues and solving data/user-related problems.
~Responsible for testing ERP system updates and modifications as needed.
~Responsible for training new users on the use of the ERP system.
~Responsible for training users, documentation, and trouble-shooting other application software issues.
~Act as main point of contact between local Plant and IT Department at corporate headquarters.
~Coordinate with corporate headquarters on any system issues or functional needs.
~Review IT support requests and determine if they can be fulfilled locally or need to be escalated to corporate headquarters.
~Assist users with functions of all corporate software – answers questions, explains functionality, requests changes when needed.
~Remains abreast of changes in system software and hardware requirements.
~Enter commands and observe system functions to verify correct system operation. Instruct user in use of equipment, software, and manuals.
~Answer user’s inquiries in person and via telephone concerning systems operation. Diagnose system and operator problems. Recommends or performs minor remedial actions to correct problems based on knowledge of system operation.
~Attend technical conferences and seminars to keep abreast of new software and hardware product developments.
~Write documentation to instruct users in use of software and equipment.
~Train users to use various programs and provides technical assistance.
~Other duties may be assigned as needed.

TECHNOLOGIES SUPPORTED:
~PeopleSoft ERP system
~Microsoft Office suite (various versions)
~Adobe Acrobat
~Nortel multi-line phone system
~Oracle database
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

•Education – Minimum 2 years college education in IT or related field, and/or 2-3 years experience in a similar position.
•Must be a proven problem solver, with the ability to think strategically and quickly develop creative solutions to challenges.
•Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to clearly and routinely communicate with a variety of staff levels.
•Must be a professional, team player with strong work ethic and outstanding organizational skills.
•Experience in or ability to learn quickly desired on the technologies listed above is a BIG PLUS, especially with ERP systems!

This is a non-exempt, hourly full-time position. This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Pay is competitive, depending on experience, plus we have a very generous benefits package.

To apply send your resume to  hr1@spicehunter.com

SMV Tech Brew – April 2017

Last night the SMV Tech Brew at the Moxie Cafe was a standing room only event with every chair filled. The crowd came together to hear Brian Beaton PhD, and Bruce Burton from Cal Poly’s California Cyber Training Complex talk about the upcoming California Cyber Innovation Challenge in June. Included in the audiences were students from Orcutt Academy that are considering building a team for the competition.  With over 40 people in the audience we were at capacity.

SMV Tech Brew – Jeff Barnes

Last night about 25 people came together for a presentation from Jeff Barnes. The presentation started with a trip down memory lane talking about the evolution of CafeFX in Santa Maria. This was capped off with the demo roll that included many of the feature films that CafeFX during its 18 years in Santa Maria.

As always Jeff was a good storyteller and he made the presentation fun to listen to. The second half of the presentation was on Lytro camera technology and it is a real game changer. The data depth was amazing and the file sizes involved are just crazy but so are the abilities to edit after shooting. While Jeff went well over my head several times the parts I understood were amazing and the others probably was too. Jeff intended to get to the application for VR for this technology but we ran out of time. We are currently discussing with Jeff a possible second Tech Brew so we can finish our look at this subject.

On a personal note my son Ryan attended with his son Zeplen so here is a picture of three generations at a Softec meeting. For those that have been with Softec for a long time you might remember that my mother used to do guest check-in during the late 90’s so this makes it 4 generations of Softec in our family.

Call for Speakers 

Softec would like to hear from businesses or individuals that would be interested in speaking at Softec Events. Please reply to this email and include complete contact information, speaker bio, and topic description. Send this to events@softec.org
  • Softec holds Tech Brews in San Luis and Santa Maria each month and the presentation are approximately 20 minutes in length.
  • Softec holds Dinners that draw large crowds. Common format is a panel of experts talking on hot topics in tech.
  • Softec Open Houses are held in partnership with local businesses that are willing to give Softec an inside peek at cool tech things.
The first evaluation in giving someone a speaking slot is the WOW factor of the topic and speaker. Our mission in the community is to connect people, resources, and ideas to create a vibrant tech industry here on the central coast. We do this by creating fun events that attract smart people so they can meet other smart people. Over the last twenty plus years we have found that smart people talking about cool tech ideas create Softec moments.
Softec Moments are when people, ideas, and resources come together to create business formation or growth opportunities in our community. Many of the leading tech businesses in the region have one or more Softec moments in their history.

VR Demo @ Santa Maria Tech Brew

Well after a few problems with scheduling caused by storm related power outages we got our sneak peek at an innovation in VR being developed by Trevor Orrick. This was the first time the device has been seen outside of the development team so it really was an exclusive sneak peak and the tech is very cool.

Their innovation is the control mat that you stand on to control the action within the VR environment. 

During the demo the group could see on the monitor what the person wearing the headset was seeing and the quality of the images was remarkable. The headset was another company’s product supplemented by the mat control developed by Trevor’s team.

After a short talk the group got to try the device and here is Tim Williams CEO from Digital West giving it a try.  I tried this for the first time and it was disorientating but I am sure with some time that I would get better.

It was a great event with about 20 people attending.

 

Software Developer, LAMP/Laravel

BizWatt LLC in San Luis Obispo is looking for experienced PhP (will train if you know ‘C’ and Java), MySQL, HTML, Javascript, developers utilizing Laravel framework and Bootstrap. Atlassian products JIRA and BitBucket for development tracking. Experience with commercial web application release and support is desired.

This is part-time, contract work with a minimum commitment of 15-hours per week. Once we get in a groove there is plenty of work to be done. Office is in SLO. Work can be done remotely but there needs to be face-to-face sessions to get started and ramp up on dev tools and processes. Applicant must reside in San Luis Obispo or Santa Barbara Counties.

BizWatt is developing a suite of financial technology applications building off of General Ledger applications (QuickBooks, Xero, Sage) that provide business process and data management tools for business owners and employees. The first product is Qfactor. . ..https://bizwatt.com

We are looking for fast starters, quick study’s, innovators, and outgoing personalities. Healthy, positive lifestyle, outlook – living the SLO life. Please respond with your LinkedIn profile and one reference.

Compensation: $25-$45 per hour depending on experience and production…..again, remote work but need to be local for face-to-face meetings……

Reply to jobs@bizwatt.com

Technical Account Manager –Job opening – San Luis Obispo 6/17

A technical account manager at StreamGuys is responsible for managing all the technical aspects of a company’s relationship with specific clients. Whilst providing top-quality technical service, a technical account manager will assist in strengthening customer relationships and ensuring customer satisfaction.

A technical account manager will work closely with the business and sales account management team to win new business and increase sales. They analyze prospects’ technical and business requirements, as well as developing solutions that meet those needs. They may work with the product development teams to customize products for large sales or for individual customers. They might also demonstrate products to customers and explain how such product meets customers’ needs.

Whenever customers agree to purchase a product, the technical account manager would identify and provide the training, support and services such customers will need to make productive and effective use of the products. The account manager would need to monitor the progress of the service provisioning process to ensure that it is successful.

A technical account manager is responsible for managing ongoing support to customers to confirm that the customers continue to make effective use of the company’s products. They will monitor support requests made by customers to identify any recurring issues and recommend changes to products.

Technical account managers hold regular review meetings with customers for discussions on any problems and issues and report to other members of the account team. They will analyze customers’ support needs and identify areas where the company can reduce support costs and offer improved service.

By monitoring associated support needs and product performance, this manager will identify opportunities to modify or upgrade products so that they effectively meet customers’ needs. They report to the development team on product performance and advise customers on upgrades or new products that may be suitable for their business.

Technical Account Manager Job Duties

  • Provide business, technical, and product knowledge in support of post sales activities to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Address product related questions and technical challenges
  • Educate clients on how existing and new product features and functionality work, and how it can contribute to their business growth
  • Frequently conduct and coordinate tactical operations reviews with client teams
  • Act as the middle-man to support organization to ensure client escalations are resolved in due time
  • Accurately replicate, identify, and document software defects with appropriate tracking system
  • Perform quarterly Business reviews and assist in product trainings needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements for the Technical Account Manager Position

Below is a list of knowledge, skills, and requirements, which technical account managers should possess to excel on the job.

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, or any quantitative and analytical discipline
  • More than two years’ experience in customer service
  • Ability to match client’s business requirements with product capabilities
  • Ability to make right decisions based on strong analytical reasoning skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that build positive relationships with other team members
  • Strong ability to organize work schedule and time to ensure deadlines are always met

The ability to be trained remotely, and willingness to travel to company main Headquarters in Northern California a plus. This job is open, branch office to open in SLO by June, 2017.

Visit www.streamguys.com for more information, please submit resume to jobs@streamguys.com

EVC Job Posting – Senior Project Director

EVC Senior Project Director

POSITION AVAILABLE: SENIOR PROJECT DIRECTOR
Organization: Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC)
Location: San Luis Obispo, California
Position Type: Permanent, full‐time
Application Deadline: End of business day Jan. 16, 2017
Start Date: Immediate
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Health Insurance, 401K Retirement Plan (employer matches up to 4%)
About the EVC
Established in 1994, the Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC) is the only economic development organization that serves all of San Luis Obispo County. A 501(c)(3) non-profit and public/private partnership, the EVC mission is to create jobs, foster investments, and promote business on California’s Central Coast. This highly respected organization works directly with business and government leaders on key issues to support the regional economy.

Position Description

The EVC Senior Project Director will provide strategic leadership and management oversight to new and ongoing projects and economic development initiatives; steward and administer grants and other funding sources; conduct industry research; monitor and track EVC projects and initiatives; build and foster relationships with government officials and business leaders as well as with local businesses and entrepreneurs; manage groups of volunteer business leaders; organize and facilitate meetings; and communicate via written reports and public presentations with government officials, boards of directors, business leaders, and community members.  The Senior Project Director coordinates closely with the EVC President/CEO and its Board of Directors.  This is a highly public role within the community.

Responsibilities

  • Provide project management leadership for new and ongoing projects and initiatives within the EVC with full accountability for deliverables, timetables, budgets, and consultative processes;
  • Manage implementation of economic development projects involving local government and industry stakeholders;
  • Assess business community needs and coordinate resources to enhance existing programs;
  • Consult with business and government leadership to develop and foster public policy and industry solutions to retain and create jobs within the County;
  • Partner with economic development partners in/and neighboring counties to foster economic progress and a positive business climate throughout the state;
  • Participate in fundraising efforts, including grant writing, to develop new funding sources;
  • Serve as an EVC advocate when working externally with public policy makers and key business and community leaders;
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for EVC relationships on behalf of the CEO as needed;
  • Organize, facilitate, and occasionally lead meetings with industry and community partners;
  • Prepare and deliver various communications on behalf of EVC, including press releases and presentations, to elected officials and appointed governing bodies;
  • Formulate and implement communication and social media strategies, including public affairs campaigns, with industry and local government to support the EVC mission;
  • Develop, maintain, and manage business and professional relationships with individuals and groups who may hold opposing or conflicting viewpoints;
  • Work collaboratively with the internal team and with government and business partners;
  • Assist in managing staff.
Required Qualifications and Specialized Skills
Experience managing complex projects with multiple stakeholder interests; strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills; an advanced level of writing proficiency; effective presentation skills to reach a variety of audiences; demonstrated excellence in time management and organization; high levels of proficiency in computer software programs such as Microsoft Office; knowledge of principles for performing in a customer‐oriented and service‐centered manner; flexibility and responsiveness to client and organizational needs; critical thinking and problem-solving skills; ability to work independently to develop specific goals, organize work, and prioritize tasks to accomplish objectives; keen attention to detail; capacity to work well under pressure; high levels of personal and professional integrity.Preferred Qualifications
An earned bachelor’s degree; at least five years of relevant experience fostering business relationships; a clear understanding of the local political landscape and regional economy; experience overseeing business or government projects; evidence of participation in the drafting and submitting of grants or other formal reports; demonstrated ability to present information effectively in one‐to‐one and small-group settings with co‐workers, clients, the public, and the press.

Special Conditions
This position requires reliable transportation for work‐related matters with mileage reimbursement.  A background check is required.

To apply

Send a cover letter and resume via email to info@sloevc.org