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Top 5 IT Jobs in MD-DC-VA [Week of February 17, 2014]

February 20, 2014

Bita Beigishah

You probably already realized that our business focuses on providing IT Training. We are the people you seek out for that extra cert to land the dream job. But we know all too well that the job hunt sucks. Unless you’re truly motivated to leave your current position, you probably only invest half the effort.

We understand this little fact of life. So we decided to put in the other half of the effort you’re missing to land your dream job. Below are five IT-related jobs posted this week on LinkedIn for the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Google | Reston, VA

Network Security Engineer

What do we even need to explain about this one? King Google is hiring for their Reston, Virginia office and they need a Network Security Engineer and hopefully you make the cut!

Needless to say I doubt this job will be on the market for long so jump on it quickly. Here are the skills they need for an employee in this position:

  • Implement network security strategies (such as DoS migration)
  • Design, implement, monitor and troubleshoot various service provider network security features
  • Perform regular security audits
  • Provide detailed recommendations for enhancing Google’s network security
  • Participate in Google’s “on call” schedule

To see the full list of minimum and preferred qualifications visit the LinkedIn job description here!

While you start your Google application kick back and enjoy this little clip from “The Internship,” and salivate over the possibilities that await when working for the King of Search.

Rackspace | Ashburn, VA

Network Engineer II

Rackspace won the honor of being a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award for the Best Places to Work in 2014. This company evolved into a service leader for cloud computing and host customers worldwide. If you decide to become one of their “Rackers” (Rackspace slang for employees), current and past employees on Glassdoor say you’ll enjoy a great work environment and countless opportunities to expand your knowledge as an innovative and creative individual.

In order to secure this position, Rackspace is looking for a person with the following capabilities:

  • Capable of handling all phases from planning to installation of a LAN or WAN
  • Provide technical support to users and departments in reference to the LAN/WAN
  • Serve as a liaison for gathering network requirements from vendors, 3rd party providers and Rackspace’s own customers.

View the LinkedIn job posting to see the details regarding this available Network Engineer position at Rackspace!

See their employee video on why they think Rackspace is the Best Place to Work!

Powertek Corporation | Alexandria, VA

Unix Administrator

Do you want to work for a company with lots of growth opportunities and a fantastic work-life balance? Then Powertek Corporation may be a great fit for you.

The Company’s CEO, Nancy Scott, recently received the Smart CEO Future 50 award for her second year in a row. The company receives countless positive reviews on Glassdoor. Their growth is evident in the fact that they posted several tech positions in addition to the Unix Administrator one.

They are hiring Administrators across multiple career levels; whether you have one or six years of experience in this role, Powertek may have an option for you.

The full list of minimum requirements available on the LinkedIn job posting, but the additional skills that can set you apart include:

  • Strong writing and communications skills – especially at a technical level
  • Knowledge of ITIL v3 and experience in applying the best practices for IT Service Management
  • Prior experience utilizing techniques for quality control such as Six Sigma

AtSite | Washington, DC

Business Intelligence Analyst 

Do you have a passion for spreading the benefits of energy-saving and sustainable best practices? If you do, then your passions align with AtSite, a Washington DC firm that guides building owners, operators and occupiers on how to create and optimize environmentally responsible buildings.

Right now, AtSite is searching for a Business Intelligence Analyst who has 3-5 years of analytics experience who can help their company develop and maintain applications for business intelligence. You can find the full list of skills and qualifications they want on their LinkedIn posting. Take a gander at the impressive list of benefits this company offers:

  • A whopping total of 31 days off per year to start
  • 401K plan
  • Medical AND Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Ping Pong
  • OnSite Fitness Facility
  • Snacks

This is only the list they provide on their job posting page. but they mention that more is to come. In conclusion, if you love a riveting game of ping pong and want to do your part to save the planet (and you have a fascination with numbers and analysis) then AtSite could be the home of your dream job.

Red Hat | McLean, VA

Cloud Solutions Architect

Have you ever been so passionate about something that you had it tattooed on your skin? In Maryland, we know that many passionate folk hailing from good ole Bawlmer brand themselves with the Natty Boh face, a Ravens mascot or even our precious state’s Maryland Blue Crab. That’s true pride and we salute those who choose to carry their passion with them forever.

This is the same kind of workplace pride that Red Hat employees boast about. If you search for a connection like that and happen to have the necessary skills that fit a Cloud Solutions Architect, then quickly apply for this position.

To qualify, you need the capabilities to help sales and delivery on creating the best cloud solutions for Red Hat Clients. The knowledge needed for this position is fairly dense and includes multiple years of experience working with Linux and Windows in addition to industry certifications such as VMWare Certified Professional, Red Hat Certified Engineer, and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert.

To view the full list of qualifications, visit the posting on Red Hat’s LinkedIn page. To get you excited about working for this innovative company watch their clip below!

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