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    Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Software Engineering
    Status: 
    Full-Time
    Contact Email: 
    resume-champaign@yahoo-inc.com
    Description: 

    Yahoo Software developers – all levels, multiple openings

    Please send resumes to resume-champaign@yahoo-inc.com

    Yahoo is one of the premier destinations on the Internet. This means that we require massively scalable, distributed, high performance, and efficient software systems.  If you want to help solve complex software problems for systems like these, we are looking for you.

    Yahoo’s Advertising & Data Systems team is one of the biggest online data & advertising programs in the world. It allows advertisers to reach the masses through Yahoo and partner networks. We are developing next generation technologies to enrich our advertiser and user experience through complex scalable ad platforms, with ever growing and interesting challenges. We're looking for world-class, fun-loving engineers to join our team in Champaign, Illinois where you will have the opportunity to help develop high speed advertising data solutions from data collection to large scale data manipulation to long term data storage and low-latency retrieval systems.

    We are looking for software engineers at various experience levels to analyze requirements; investigate optimal software solutions; architect, design, implement and test those solutions; and support our globally deployed data collection and handling software.

    All the engineers at our Champaign location share these characteristics:

    • A solid Computer Science foundation in data structures and algorithms, object oriented programming, and modern software engineering practices from their achievement of obtaining a degree in CS or a similar engineering pursuit.  Some of our engineers have undergraduate degrees while others have graduate degrees, including some with doctorates
    • Excellent debugging and testing skills
    • Excellent knowledge of technology and product trends including knowledge of what is happening in Open Source and in other parts of the software development industry
    • The ability to work with large-scale distributed systems
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent problem solving, multi-tasking skills
    • Great team-working capabilities in an agile development environment
    • The passion to build great products, work with great people and change the world

    While the programming languages we use depend on the specific domain requirements of each assignment, most of our engineers use languages like Java, C++, Perl, Python, and Pig, an SQL-capable scripting language.

    At the Champaign site we have open positions on several software development teams including those that do data collection and delivery, back-end data processing, database storage and retrieval, and front-end user interfaces, both web-oriented and programmatic.  The exact set of skills needed for each of these teams differs slightly.  Specifically, in addition to the required characteristics listed above, the ideal candidates for each of our teams would also have the following capabilities…

    For the data collection and deliver team

    ·    The ability to use the Java programming language and the Perl scripting language

    ·    System performance analysis skills

    ·    Experience working with networking software such as HTTP, FTP, and TCP

     

    For the back-end/data processing teams

    ·    The ability to use the Java programming language and the Python scripting language

    ·    Experience with Hadoop or other Cloud computing or distributed programming environments

    ·    The ability to work with data sets using standard SQL techniques

     

    For the database team

    ·    The ability to use the Java programming language and the Perl scripting language

    ·    Experience with database programming including SQL languages

    ·    Knowledge of database systems including database maintenance and optimization techniques

     

    For the front-end/user interface team

    ·    The ability to use modern front-end development languages like JavaScript and HTML5

    ·    Experience developing web browser interfaces to databases

    ·    Understanding of Application Programmatic interfaces to databases

     

    If any of these describe you, then we have a career for you at our place.  Come see what we’re doing at Yahoo on the Silicon Prairie, in Champaign, Illinois.

     


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    UPDATE: SERVABO makes it to the final three! From Techli.com, Sept. 18: 

    After nearly three months of nominations and voting by members of the startups entrepreneurial communities on StartupVoodoo.com, the three finalists for the first annual Startup Voodoo “Most Promising” early-stage startup were unveiled today.

    With a four-pronged criteria of being Midwest-based, fewer than two years in operation, less than $150,000 in capital raised, and operating in digital technology, biosciences, or agricultural technology – more than 100 companies were nominated with five companies advancing to round two. More than 1,000 voters then chose the final three early-stage startups who will who come Startup Voodoo on Sept. 25 in St. Louis to pitch in the finals in front of a crowd of more than 500 and an expert panel of judges.



    CHAMPAIGN, IL, Sept. 2, 2014 -- EnterpriseWorks incubator startup, Servabo, was recently named a finalist for "Most Promising Startup," as a part of Startup Voodoo's regional conference later this month in St. Louis.

    Surpassing almost one hundred other startups, Servabo is currently one of several finalists in the competition. After a popular vote, the top 3 startrups will be invited to compete at the conference and win the grand prize.

     

    More about Servabo
    Servabo is a self-protection technology company, and we are dedicated to reducing the frequency of violent crime. In the U.S. alone, a violent crime occurs every 22.2 seconds. In order to prevent these crimes we are pairing proven engineering methods with cutting edge technology to provide innovative solutions to everyday security concerns. From quickly and discreetly notifying friends of an emergency to providing enhanced safety measures, Servabo is here to keep you safe and secure.


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    Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Software Engineering
    Status: 
    Full-Time
    Contact Email: 
    resume-champaign@yahoo-inc.com
    Description: 

    Yahoo is one of the premier destinations on the Internet. This means that we require massively scalable, distributed, high performance, and efficient software systems.  If you want to help solve complex software problems for systems like these, we are looking for you.

    Yahoo’s Advertising & Data Systems team is one of the biggest online data & advertising programs in the world. It allows advertisers to reach the masses through Yahoo and partner networks. We are developing next generation technologies to enrich our advertiser and user experience through complex, scalable ad platforms, with ever growing and interesting challenges. We're looking for world-class, fun-loving engineers to join our team in Champaign, Illinois where you will have the opportunity to help develop high speed advertising data solutions from data collection to large scale data manipulation to long term data storage and low-latency retrieval systems.

    We are looking for software engineers at various experience levels to analyze requirements; investigate optimal software solutions; architect, design, implement and test those solutions; and support our globally deployed data collection and handling software.

    All the engineers at our Champaign location share these characteristics:

    • A solid Computer Science foundation in data structures and algorithms, object oriented programming, and modern software engineering practices from their achievement of obtaining a degree in CS or a similar engineering pursuit.  All of our engineers have undergraduate degrees while others have graduate degrees, including several with doctorates

    • Experience working with Unix or Linux systems

    • Excellent debugging and testing skills

    • Excellent knowledge of technology and product trends including knowledge of what is happening in Open Source and in other parts of the software development industry

    • The ability to work with large-scale distributed systems

    • Solid written and verbal communication skills

    • Excellent problem solving and multitasking skills

    • Great team-working capabilities in an agile development environment

    • The passion to build great products, work with great people and change the world

    While the programming languages we use depend upon the specific domain requirements of each assignment, most of our engineers use languages such as Java, C++, Perl, Python, and Pig, an SQL-capable scripting language.

    At the Champaign site we have open positions on several software development teams including those that do data collection and delivery, back-end data processing, database storage and retrieval, and front-end user interfaces, both web-oriented and programmatic.  The exact set of skills needed for each of these teams differs slightly.  Specifically, in addition to the required characteristics listed above, the ideal candidates for each of our teams would also have the following capabilities…

    For the data collection and delivery team

    ·    The ability to use the Java programming language and the Perl scripting language

    ·    System performance analysis skills

    ·    Experience working with networking software such as HTTP, FTP, and TCP

    For the back-end/data processing teams

    ·    The ability to use the Java programming language and the Python scripting language

    ·    Experience with Hadoop or other Cloud computing or distributed programming environments

    ·    The ability to work with data sets using standard SQL techniques

    For the database team

    ·    The ability to use the Java programming language and the Perl scripting language

    ·    Experience with database programming including SQL languages

    ·    Knowledge of database systems including database maintenance and optimization techniques

    For the front-end/user interface team

    ·    The ability to use modern front-end development languages like JavaScript and HTML5

    ·    Experience developing web browser interfaces to databases

    ·    Understanding of Application Programmatic interfaces to databases

    If any of these describe you, then we have a career for you at our place.  Come see what we’re doing at Yahoo on the Silicon Prairie, in Champaign, Illinois.


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    CHAMPAIGN, IL, Sept. 19, 2014 -- EnterpriseWorks Startup Incubator graduate, Zero Percent, won the Trailblazing Award at the Illinois Technology Association's 15th Annual CityLIGHTS Awards.

    "The Trailblazing Award is presented to the company that has developed and/or introduced an ingenious, non-traditional, and innovative way of doing business or creating culture that has produced significant value and growth for the company."

    Read more about Zero Percent's recent award here.

    Zero Percent is a first-of-its-kind platform that integrates web, mobile, email, and SMS in order to make it simple, efficient, and safe for businesses to donate food to local non-profits. Started by a University of Illinois computer science graduate student (now an alumnus), Rajesh Karmani, Zero Percent joined the EnterpriseWorks Incubator in 2013 before moving his business to Chicago. 


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    Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Software Engineering
    Status: 
    Full-Time
    Contact Email: 
    ross.bundy@turn.com
    Description: 

    We are looking for experienced software engineers to join our rapidly growing Applications team, responsible for all of the client-facing components here at Turn. You should be motivated by leading and evangelizing new software technologies, providing technical mentorship to junior engineers, designing and implementing high performance multi-tiered web-based enterprise applications that are used to manage hundreds of millions of dollars in digital marketing spend around the globe.

    The Applications team works closely with the Product Management and User Experience teams to jointly design our products. Our work process is a nice blend of agile and design-oriented development which puts the customer experience first and foremost.  You may deal with projects such as optimizing user experience page load latency perception, or complex data visualization on large amount of data.

    We are mostly full stack developers with exposure to everything – back-end, front-end, and everything in between. Some projects may involve more front-end development using cutting-edge JavaScript frameworks; others will involve working on backend infrastructure APIs that handles the majority of the business and workflow logic, interact with our various data stores, aggregate and correlate the data accordingly. In either case, the collaborative nature of the team allows you to constantly learn new things and mentor others.

    At Turn, what you build has impact on millions and works to better the Internet. You’ll do this in one of the fastest growing companies in the Silicon Valley, with a culture that promotes innovation, freedom, growth, and humor. You’ll work with people who are as passionate about enterprise web applications as you are, along with leading experts in distributed computing, data mining, and machine learning who build our backend platform.

    We are very passionate about what we do here, and at the same time have fun doing what we love.   Various company and team events/outings provide a good mix of work and play.  We all need to chill out every once in a while and have fun with our fellow team members.

    Job Requirements:

    • Degree in Computer Science from a top tier school
    • 5+ years of software development experience
    • High degree of comfort in Java or other object-oriented language
    • Experience with web-based development, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
    • Familiarity with JavaScript libraries such as jQuery or AngularJS.
    • Knowledge of application frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate
    • Experience with database technologies
    • Familiarity with the MVC pattern and dependency injection
    • Keen sense of information architecture and visual design
    • Motivated by writing fast, scalable code with testability in mind
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Experience with highly scalable and high performance web application architecture
    • Excited by working in a fast-paced environment

    Key Points:

    • Serve as technical/development lead on key product initiatives.
    • Provide technical mentorship to junior engineers
    • Influence and evangelize new software technologies to other team members
    • Work closely with other software development leads to make technical recommendations and decisions
    • Experimenting with new ways of visualizing large amounts of data
    • Continuous usability improvements on complex workflows
    • Ensure our technology stack stays current.
    • Passionate about web based enterprise applications

    In addition to our great environment, we offer a competitive base salary, bonus program, stock options, employee development programs and other comprehensive benefits. Please send a cover letter along with your resume when applying to the position of interest located at Turn.com. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls and no recruiting agencies, please.

     

     


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    Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Administrative/Support Services
    Status: 
    Part-Time
    Salary Range: 
    varied
    Contact Email: 
    JDJobs@JohnDeere.Com
    Description: 

    What You’ll Do

    The Part-Time Student Program is primarily designed to augment the Company's regular full-time staff, and is for students who work in parallel to their school schedule. Major duties include:

    • Developing proof of concepts to address various analytical needs for the John Deere Financial businesses
    • Performing guided analytics, dashboards and report design/customizations of low to medium complexity
    • Analyzing data and information to build/improve business processes
    • Investigating, researching and managing acquisition of new and meaningful data sources for analytics
    • Acting as a member of various project teams within Innovation and Solutions roadmap organization to build business solutions

    Qualifications

    What It TakesWe need excellent communicators, who thrive on solving problems and working in a team environment.  Ideally, you will be pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Statistics; others may qualify.  In addition, we require:

    • Must be registered as a full-time student  at UIUC
    • Must be able to commute to the work location on a daily basis
    • Grad date – May 2016 or later 
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 and above 
    • 16 - 20 hours/week during the academic year
    • 35 - 40 hours/week during the summer semester
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word

    A strong candidate will also have:

    • Experience with analytic tools such as R, SAS, Statistica, MiniTab or SPSS
    • Experience with visualization tools such as Tableau, Business Objects
    • Experience with database and query tools like MS Access or SQL

    To appy, click here: http://adtrk.tw/5d1AZ 


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    Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Administrative/Support Services
    Status: 
    Internship
    Salary Range: 
    $15/hour
    Contact Email: 
    sanjay@hpccharm.com
    Description: 

    Charmworks is seeking a student to support our business planning and development efforts. Short-term responsibilities will include research on companies developing software and technology for science and engineering applications, analysis of companies developing competitive and complementary technology and their market position, and exploration of vertical markets of prospective interest. This work will support both funding proposals and future product development, marketing, and sales efforts.

    The ideal candidate is an upper-division or graduate student in business or a related field with coursework or practical experience in market research and financial analysis, and knowledge of the business aspects of technology development. They must be able to present their work in a structured, organized fashion. They should show initiative in presenting incremental work, seeking feedback, and adapting project directions accordingly. Hours and work location are flexible, but the candidate should be available to work at least 10 hours per week starting immediately. Pay starts at $15/hour, and can increase commensurate with education and experience. Applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

    Applicants should contact Professor Kale <sanjay@hpccharm.com>.


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    Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Software Engineering
    Status: 
    Full-Time
    Contact Email: 
    ross.bundy@turn.com
    Description: 

    About Turn

    Turn delivers real-time insights that transform the way leading advertising agencies and marketers make decisions. Our cloud applications and Internet-scale architecture work together to provide a complete picture of customers, execute cross-channel campaigns, and connect with a worldwide ecosystem of over 100 partners. Turn is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Amsterdam, Champaign, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney and São Paulo. For more information, visit turn.com or follow @TurnPlatform.

    Please take a moment to view our award-winning culture video at: http://www.turn.com/working-at-turn/

    About the Position

    We are looking for brilliant and talented software engineers to join our rapidly growing Applications team, responsible for all of the client-facing components at Turn. You should be motivated by building high performance, web-based, enterprise applications that are used to manage hundreds of millions of dollars in digital marketing spend around the globe.

    The Applications team works closely with the Product Management and User Experience teams to help design our products. We use agile methodologies with a focus on creating an exceptional customer experience.

    We are mostly full stack developers with exposure to everything – back-end, front-end, and everything in between. Some projects may involve more front-end development using cutting-edge JavaScript frameworks; others will involve working on backend infrastructure APIs that interact with our data stores. In either case, the collaborative nature of the team allows you to constantly learn new things and mentor others.

    At Turn, what you build has impact on millions and works to better the Internet. You’ll do this in a culture that promotes innovation, freedom, growth, and humor. You’ll work with people who are as passionate about web applications as you are, along with leading experts in distributed computing, data mining, and machine learning who build our backend platform. 

    We are very passionate about what we do here, and at the same time have fun doing what we love.   Various company and team events and outings provide a good mix of work and play.  We all need to chill out every once in a while and have fun with our fellow team members.

    Job Requirements

    • Degree in Computer Science from a top tier school
    • Anywhere from 0 – 6 years of experience
    • High degree of comfort in Java or other object-oriented language
    • Experience with web-based development, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
    • Familiarity with JavaScript and JavaScript libraries such as jQuery
    • Knowledge of application frameworks such as Spring 3
    • Understanding of HTTP request/response lifecycle
    • Experience with database technologies
    • Keen sense of information architecture and visual design
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Motivated by writing fast, scalable code with testability in mind
    • Excited by working in a fast-paced environment

    Key Points

    • Working on high touch, high visibility, high performance, highly scalable enterprise applications - client facing apps involving campaign management, workflow, analytics, audience design, etc.
    • Experimenting with new ways of visualizing large amounts of data
    • Work with latest technologies. Tech stack includes: Java, Hibernate, Spring 3, AngularJS, D3, JavaScript, Jasmine, Bootstrap, HTML5, MongoDB
    • Research on new web technologies
    • Passionate about web based applications

    Location:  Champaign, Illinois; On the University of Illinois campus in the Research Park

    In addition to our great environment, we offer a competitive base salary, bonus program, stock options, employee development programs and other comprehensive benefits. Please send a cover letter along with your resume when applying to the position of interest located at Turn.com. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls and no recruiting agencies, please.


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    Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Software Engineering
    Status: 
    Full-Time
    Contact Email: 
    resume-hadoop@yahoo-inc.com
    Description: 

    About the Team

    Yahoo is looking for engineers to join the Yahoo Hadoop team. The team has openings in Champaign IL. In this role you would be working on developing the next generation Big Data stack utilizing Hadoop for Batch, Storm for real time, and Spark for Iterative. Hadoop is the de-facto operating system for the worldwide cloud computing industry. Yahoo is the birthplace of Hadoop and has the largest Hadoop install in the world. The server count has grown from a few hundred nodes, to over 30,000 in the past few years. We have over 400,000 cores that process nearly 300PB of data spread over 25 clusters running a mix of Hadoop, Storm, and Spark.

    About the Role

    We are looking for experienced and motivated software engineers to help build a highly scalable and robust next generation Big Data stack to power Yahoo's data processing needs. The qualified engineer would work on one or more of the following open source projects: Hadoop Core (Common, Mapreduce, YARN, HDFS), Storm, or Spark.

    If you have strong distributed systems background, love to solve complex and challenging problems, can work independently, and want to participate in some of the most exciting open source projects, we want to hear from you!. If you want to learn about Hadoop, Storm, or Spark and get a deep understanding of cloud computing, this is the job for you.

    Responsibilities:

    • Help Yahoo design the next generation cloud
    • Understand all aspects of Yahoo's Big Data Stack (Hadoop, Storm, Spark) and learn select components in detail
    • Be a leader in open source (Apache Software Foundation) projects
    • Design massively distributed technology and develop leading edge cloud computing software
    • Work closely with service engineering, operations, and Hadoop users to engineer cutting-edge solutions that allow Yahoo to answer today's most challenging big data questions.

    Qualifications

    • BS/MS in Computer Science (or equivalent)
    • Strong in Java or C++
    • Deep understanding of Algorithms, Data Structures, and Performance Optimization Techniques
    • Experience with one or more of the following: Hadoop Core, Pig, Hive, Hcat, Oozie, Hbase, Spark, or Storm
    • Experience with large distributed data and systems
    • Knowledge of machine learning techniques
    • Knowledge of database internals and query optimization

    Please send resumes to resume-hadoop@yahoo-inc.com


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    Hear first-hand what it's like to work at Research Park from our top student interns, who all won awards at this summer's superhero-themed Intern Awards. Be inspired and launch your own career at Research Park by viewing internship opportunities on our job board: http://researchpark.illinois.edu/careers


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    Research Park startup, Rithmio Inc., has raised $650,000 from investors that include Hyde Park Venture Partners, Illinois Ventures, Techra Investments and Serra Ventures

    Rithmio was founded by University of Illinois graduate student, Adam Tilton, about a year ago.  Rithmio has created gesture recognition software that can be integrated with any device to produce accurate and detailed analytics.  In April, Rithmio won U of I’s Cozad Venture Competition.  Rithmio has not lined up any customers yet, but they hope to license the technology to companies that make wearables and fitness trackers.

    Read the full article.


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    Rithmio has just announced that they have reached their fundraising goal of $650,000 that will enable them to build and release the first gesture recognition platform.  Rithmio’s software will help brands integrate gesture recognition into wearables and smartphones.

    Funding was led by Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes, with BonaVentura, Fox Ventures, Illinois Ventures, Techra Investments, Hyde Park Venture Partners and Serra Ventures. Rithmio will use the funds to accelerate the development of their current product, expand the team with additional developers and implement marketing plans.

    Real the full Tech Crunch article.


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  • 09/27/14--19:26: Software Engineer
  • Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Software Engineering
    Status: 
    Full-Time
    Contact Email: 
    info@SpectroClick.com
    Description: 

    ABOUT SPECTROCLICK

    SpectroClick (SpectroClick.com) seeks to allow every person on earth to measure the makeup of water, soil, and biological samples for themselves. Is the water safe to drink? Do you have an infection? Is there enough phosphorus in the soil? Our instruments, software, and reactant packets will allow individuals to find out for themselves.

    SpectroClick is a technology start up based in the EnterpriseWorks Incubator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Research Park in Champaign, Illinois. We have secure funding for two years, with our primary focus on completing the software to bring our product to market. There is significant potential for growth in technical and management responsibilities.

    POSITION

    SpectroClick seeks a SOFTWARE ENGINEER to

    • complete development of our core spectrometry technology
    • convert our proprietary SpectroBurst™ raw data to fluorescence, reflectance, and absorption spectra
    • prepare back end/web/database software and video to instruct users in how to employ the instruments and to interpret the results
    • supervise student interns responsible for our website and small programming projects

    SOFTWARE ENGINEER must be employable in the United States.

    REQUIRED SKILLS

    • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
    • 5+ years experience in scientific or instrumentation programming
    • Course in numerical analysis with a grade of at least B – OR –
    • Original contribution in the peer-reviewed literature indicating significant understanding of and creativity in numerical methods – OR –
    • Examples of numerical/integer programming demonstrating professional achievement at a comparable level.
    • Completed a college level course in Quantitative Chemical Analysis at the college level – OR –
    • A more advanced course in analytical chemistry – OR –
    • Equivalent professional experience.
    • Has written at least one program that runs on a cellular telephone (iOS or Android or Windows CE) that accesses a remote database with secure login.
    • Has written at least one program running in the cloud that exchanges information with cell phones and full scale (laptop, desktop) computers.
    • Ability to work independently and communicate effectively.
    • Desire to work in a start-up environment for a small company.

    DESIRED SKILLS:

    • Programs in Embarcadero Delphi XE5 or later. 
    • Second choice for programming language is C++, third choice is Ada, fourth choice is Java.  If none of these is the candidate’s language of choice, a case must be made that the language can be used for heavy numerical calculation and run under Windows, iOS, OS X, and Linux/Android from a single code base.
    • Familiarity with XML and its extension AnIML a plus.
    • Esthetic sense for development of attractive computer/human interfaces.

    We believe we have the technology, insight and drive to succeed in the highly competitive field of low cost hand-held spectrometers, and to create a mass market for such instruments. We offer a competitive salary and benefits; stock options are a portion of the compensation package. If you have an interest in joining us, please apply.

    TO APPLY:

    Send a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three references to: info@spectroclick.com.

    SpectroClick, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, which includes statuses of protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

     

     

     


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    Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Science
    Status: 
    Full-Time
    Contact Email: 
    -
    Description: 

    Dow AgroSciences seeks a Business Analytics Specialist to work within the business analytics group.  The successful candidate will interact with business leaders across various Dow AgroSciences business functions, partnering with business peers to analyze large amounts of complex data for key business opportunities to enable decision-making across the organization.

    Responsibilities include partnering with business peers to utilize large data sets for effective decision-making by:

    ·         Determining internal customer needs

    ·         Cleaning and processing data for analysis

    ·         Performing analysis and visualize data

    ·         Communicate results/recommendations to key stakeholders

    ·         Engage in successful implementation of analysis results

    This position is located at Dow AgroSciences’ global headquarters in Indianapolis, IN, USA, on its modern and expanding campus with many amenities, including fitness center and hiking trails.

    Qualifications

    Master’s or doctoral degree in statistics, mathematics, agricultural economics, business analytics, operations research, or a closely related field.  Two years of relevant work experience and experience with agricultural industry or farming is preferred.  Genuine interest in the practical application of analytical methods to solve business-critical problems. 

    Additional desired skills include:

    ·         Strong leadership skills and initiative

    ·         Strong problem solving skills

    ·         Programming skills in statistical software (SAS, R, MATLAB, etc.)

    ·         Data management skills

    ·         Data visualization skills

    ·         Strong written and oral communication

    ·         Strong familiarity with statistical data analysis and modeling techniques

    Dow AgroSciences, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. Global sales for Dow AgroSciences in 2013 were $7.1 billion. To apply for the position, visit www.dow.com/careers , job number 1406708. 


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    Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Science
    Status: 
    Part-Time
    Contact Email: 
    hr@platformstaffing.com
    Description: 

    Dow AgroSciences, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, develops leading-edge crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions to meet the challenges of the growing world. Dow AgroSciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company with annual global sales of $7.1 billion in 2013.  Learn more at http://www.dowagro.com/.  Follow Dow AgroSciences on Facebook and YouTube or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed.

    The Business Analytics group of Dow AgroSciences seeks a student to work part-time in Dow’s research park at the University of Illinois for developing statistical forecasting models and analyzing large amounts of complex business data for business improvement opportunities. 

    The ideal candidate for this position will be pursuing a MS or PhD in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or a closely related field.  In addition: 

    ·         A background or interest in agricultural applications is desirable

    ·         Proficiency and hands-on experience in forecasting methods, statistical data analysis, and data visualization is required

    ·         Strong statistical programming skills (SAS, R, Matlab, etc.) as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills are required

    Additional desired skills include:

    ·         Strong leadership skills and initiative

    ·         Strong problem solving skills

    ·         Data management skills

    ·         Data visualization skills

    ·         Strong written and oral communication

    ·         Strong familiarity with statistical data analysis and modeling techniques

    To apply, please email your resume to hr@platformstaffing.com. The position begins in January 2015.  

     


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    Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Engineering
    Status: 
    Part-Time
    Contact Email: 
    -
    Description: 
    Description : 
    Assist simulation experts at the Champaign Simulation Center (CSC) by performing various aspects of complex simulation processes (FEA, CFD, Casting Simulation, Optimization, Advanced structural FEA, Statistical Tolerance Analysis) and assist engineers in a variety of Design tasks 
     
    Qualifications :
      
    Student at UIUC ( University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) - Freshman year through graduate students enrolled in either engineering, computer science, technical systems management, mathematics, or statistics. 
      
    GPA must be a minimum of 2.8 cumulative. 
      
    Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
      
    Relocation is not offered for this position 
     
    Your road to success begins with a Caterpillar career. By joining the Caterpillar team, you’ll discover that working for a global leader creates endless opportunities for you.
     
    EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply. 
      
    Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website www.caterpillar.com/careers.
     

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    Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Engineering
    Status: 
    Internship
    Contact Email: 
    -
    Description: 
    Description 
      
    Assist simulation experts at the Champaign Simulation Center (CSC) by performing various aspects of complex simulation processes (FEA, CFD, Casting Simulation, Optimization, Advanced structural FEA, Statistical Tolerance Analysis) and assist engineers in a variety of design tasks 
     
    Qualifications 
      
    Student at UIUC ( University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) - Freshman year through graduate students enrolled in either engineering, computer science, technical systems management, mathematics, or statistics. 
      
    GPA must be a minimum of 2.8 cumulative. 
      
    Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
      
    Relocation is not offered for this position 
     
    Your road to success begins with a Caterpillar career. By joining the Caterpillar team, you’ll discover that working for a global leader creates endless opportunities for you.
     
    EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply. 
     
    Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website www.caterpillar.com/careers. 
     
     

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  • 10/01/14--11:38: Analytics Team Leaders
  • Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Engineering
    Status: 
    Full-Time
    Contact Email: 
    -
    Description: 

    About Us
    Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotive. Our products have evolved from simple mechanical workhorses to sophisticated, electronically controlled work-site solutions. This transformation, along with our smart factories and our integrated dealer network, has provided a wealth of Big Data that is mined and analyzed across various segments such as product development, manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, sales and customer support. Analytics Professionals are the data driven, business professionals providing solutions to all areas across the Caterpillar enterprise.
    More About Us
    Information Analytics uses quantitative methods such as business simulations, data mining, and advanced statistical techniques to solve problems for internal business partners and external Caterpillar customers. The Analytic Team Leader contributes to this mission by leading teams of analysts tasked with solving problems of medium to high complexity or business impact. Example problems include identifying customers that have similar tendencies and creating marketing recommendations that will move them through the sales funnel, recommending the optimal supplier for a part; identifying which parts are most likely to yield the greatest cost savings; and identifying sales, rental, and service opportunities for Caterpillar dealers.
    About the Work

    • Use of advanced statistical methods knowledge to direct multi-analyst teams in the creation, validation, and application of statistical models
    • Manage 2-3 research projects concurrently
    • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of Caterpillar Inc.; its products and services; its internal systems, processes, and procedures; and its relevant external influences (competitors, laws and regulations, market conditions, etc.) to meet or exceedcustomer expectations.
    • Serve as the principal communicator with clients about the status of their project and the solution developed
    • Responsible for meeting business partner expectations for the projects he or she is leading

    Qualifications
    Required Qualifications

    • Applicants must have completed or pursuing a MBA, MS or PhD degree in Actuarial Science, Applied Statistics, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Engineering (various), Computer Science, Economics, Informatics, Information Systems Management, Marketing Analytics, Mathematics, MBA with Technical Undergrad, Operations Research, Predictive Analytics, Quantitative & Computational Finance, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, or equivalent.
    • 6 to 8 years professional experience
    • Demonstrated knowledge of aptitude of statistical, data mining or visualization tools (examples: SAS, R, SPSS,MiniTab, Tableau, etc.)

    Desired Qualifications

    • Strong technical and problem solving skills
    • Self-Initiative
    • Effective communicator
    • Work well in team environment

    Caterpillar is proud of the role we play inbuilding the world's infrastructure. The work we do drives progress formillions of people around the globe.

    All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans andindividuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.We are hiring 4 individuals to this job opening.  Job Opening:  140007ZO. http://www.caterpillar.com/en/careers.html
     


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  • 10/01/14--11:53: Database Developer
  • Company Name: 
    Category: 
    Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical
    Status: 
    Internship
    Contact Email: 
    masha.trenhaile@abbvie.com
    Description: 

    Who We Are:

    AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases. AbbVie employs approximately 25,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.

     

    The AbbVie Innovation Center is located in the Research Park at the University of Illinois and provides an opportunity for students and AbbVie’s Research and Development IT group to collaborate on projects to help advance our science. 

     

    Position Description

    The Part-Time Student Program at the AbbVie Innovation Center, located in the Research Park, is designed to augment AbbVie’s regular staff, and is for students who are able to work in parallel to their school schedule. Major duties include:

    • Working on user-centered research projects that will be utilized throughout the company
    • Developing small programs and components that will be used to solve problems in the R&D area

     

    Qualifications: 

    • Must be registered as a full-time student
    • Must be able to commute to the work location on a daily basis
    • Undergraduate and Graduate students
    • Cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0, or equivalent
    • Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis without requiring sponsorship
    • 10 - 15 hours/week during the academic year
    • 35 - 40 hours/week during the summer semester
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word
    • Creative problem solver with ability to understand larger picture but who will focus on details
    • Passionate for design and great user experiences
    • Familiarity with user research and usability testing methodologies to prioritize user needs to drive design priorities
    • Ability to design and deliver clean and usable user interface prototypes for desktop

     

    Preferred Skills: 

    • D3 developers
    • JavaScript/JQuery
    • Web developers
    • Familiarity with databases

     

    Note: The position will be hired through a third-party hiring agency and will begin as soon as possible over the fall semester with an option to continue into the Spring 2015. 

     


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    WCIA News recognizes Research Park company, Photonicare, for designing a tool that is more cost effective and time efficient when diagnosing ear infections.  The invention can determine how bad the infection is and what treatment is necessary. It is expected to hit the market in next few months.

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