Looking for Lotus developer-consultant at PSC

It’s a new year and we need to start it off right.  How?  By hiring another Lotus consultant developer to our team.

We’re looking for the usual skill set:

  • strong development skills
  • strong web development skills
  • knowledge of web development outside of the standard Lotus package: JS, CSS, extJS
  • hopefully some XPages or at least the aptitude to learn it quickly.

In addition to the technical skills, we would love to hire someone who can manage him or her self, their clients, their projects and maybe even others.

PSC is in Chicago.  We would prefer local candidates, of course.

If you have what it takes or know someone who does, please get in touch with me.

 

Looking for a Lotus Domino Administrator

I’m looking for a Lotus Domino administrator with a good rounded infrastructure background.  The mix of technical skills I’m looking for is pretty typical:

  • Lotus Domino 8.5 — infrastructure and architecture
  • Lotus Notes 8.5 — deployment and support
  • SameTime — infrastructure, architecture and deployment
  • BlackBerry — infrastructure and architecture
  • General networking and infrastructure skills — DR planning, topology planning, routing, VPN, security, etc.

I’m not looking for an absolute expert but you need to be confident and be able to think, learn and adapt on the fly.

What is most important to me is your consulting skills.  You’ll be dealing with my clients and my clients are very important to me.  You need to be able to think, advise and lead.

PSC Group is located in Chicago.  The Lotus market in Chicago has been hit hard.  I’d love to help someone in our local Lotus community.  But keep in mind that, along with local projects, there is some travel involved.

Drop me a note, if you think you’ve got what it takes.

Abbott lays off all of its Lotus developers

A couple of weeks ago Abbott Laboratories in Chicago let go all of its Lotus Notes developers.  Interestingly enough, they kept, at least for now, all of the contractors.

This may be a cost cutting measure.  But it sounds like another company making a strategic decision about the future of their Lotus Notes development efforts.  Sure, it will take some time to move existing Notes apps to SharePoint or some other technology.  And, sure, some apps may always remain in Notes.  But those apps will be in support and maintenance mode, with new development being shifted into some other technology, SharePoint being the most obvious suspect here.

In the mean time, there are a few more unemployed Lotus Notes developers walking around Chicago.

More Lotus-related jobs are being advertised

If you are on LinkedIn and are a member of some of the Lotus-related groups, you should be receiving emails notifying you of new group discussions.  It seems that in the last few weeks there’s been a surge in new Lotus-related jobs being advertised on the forums.  Admittedly, a large number of these sound like mid and long term contract positions, but they are positions and openings never the less.

I don’t know about you, but I’m reading this as a positive sign, a sign of change.

And of course, if you’re actively looking for a job and you’re not on LinkedIn, you really should be.  These jobs and positions are not listed in your weekend classifieds.