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  • 11/11/15--11:51: Project Manager
  • Company Name: 
    Software & Web Development
    Contact Email:

    Job Description 

    Raytheon|Websense is seeking a qualified Project Manager to lead program activities for Product Development, working closely with stakeholders across the organization to deliver on-time and high quality software products that align with business goals . 

    Job Description 

    Project Management (LOCATION: Champaign, Il).

    Raytheon|Websense is seeking a qualified Project Manager responsible for l eading project activities for Product Development, working closely with stakeholders across the organization to deliver on-time and high quality software products that align with business goals. Support the company's strategy to develop an improved project management process and implement the tactics associated with that philosophy and vision. Will serve as primary liaison between Product Management and Engineering and be experienced in managing all aspects of project planning, execution, control, monitoring and closing for various technical projects.   The project manager will be expected to establish milestones and monitor adherence to master plans and schedules, develop reports that accurately measure progress, identify potential problems in sufficient time for corrective action to be taken, and ensure the meeting of company's contract commitments. 

    Responsibilities Include:

    • Responsible for definition, documentation, and management of strategic, operational, and technology projects.

    • Responsible for the development and implementation of project financial plans and schedules.

    • Provide routine status and project reports to project stakeholders: customer, management and co-workers as required.

    • Develop project document deliverables as identified.

    • Remain current in Project Management best practices and IT technology.


      Required Skills & Experience:

      • Minimum of five years of experience in project management is required. 
      • At least four years of this experience must be in managing project teams in a supervisory or lead role.
      • Project Management experience must include using planning and scheduling tools.
      • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
      • Must be capable of leading and successfully working with individuals from different disciplines and experience levels. 
      • Solid understanding of Agile/Scrum methodologies. Prior experience in agile environment preferred. 
        Qualified applicants may be subject to a security investigation and must meet minimum qualifications for access to classified information.   U.S. Citizenship is required. 
        Desired Skills:
      • Experience working on government contracts preferred.
      • PMP certification is desired.

      Educational Requirements:

      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Information Systems Management, or other related field is required.   
      • Equivalent experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree. 

    Apply online HERE

    Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) is a leader in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; advanced cyber solutions; weather and environmental solutions; information-based solutions for law enforcement and homeland security; and training, logistics, engineering, product support, and operational support services and solutions for the mission support, homeland security, space, civil aviation, counter-proliferation and counter-terrorism markets. IIS, which operates at nearly 551 sites in 80 countries, is headquartered in Dulles, VA. and generated $6 billion in 2014 revenues. As a global business, our leaders must have the ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world -- both in the marketplace and in the workplace. We strive to hire individuals who reflect our communities and proactively embrace diversity and inclusion in order to advance our culture, develop our employee and leaders, and grow our marketshare with our clients." 

    Raytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor. 

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  • 11/12/15--12:14: Analytics Practicum (O&AA)
  • Company Name: 
    Contact Email:
    Description: Job Code:  15000714
    About Caterpillar Inc.
    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. 
    About the Position
    As an Analytics Practicum in the Optimization and Advanced Analytics team, you will be immersed in our business and introduced to our analytics tools and techniques, enabling you to provide data-driven insights to be used across our corporation. In some cases, you will be involved in developing new analytics tool customized for Caterpillar applications. Typical problems include:  creating new ways of visualizing time-series data, leveraging machine learning algorithms to determining machine applications, and leading the adoption of data analytics tools in our product development process.   
    Some of the projects will involve research in:
    Video Analytics
    Analytics of Customer’s entire jobsite
    Application of new devices, sensors, and metrics
    Integration of wearables and product data
    Integration of environmental data
    Data Visualization for Product Development
    About You - Required Qualifications
    Applicants must have completed or be pursuing an BS undergraduate, or 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. 
    Currently enrolled as a student at the University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign
    Applicants must a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0/4.0 scale (no rounding)
    Experience with SAS, Python, R, SPSS, Tableau, Hadoop, Java or similar tools
    More About You – Desired Qualifications
    Interested in pursuing a career in Data Analytics
    Strong technical and problem solving skills
    Effective communicator
    Work well in team environment
    Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside the U.S. which can be found through our employment website
    All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.
    How to Apply
    2) Click on “Search & Apply” under the College/University category
    3) Enter number “15000714” in the Job Number Field
    4)Click Apply for the position “Analytics Practicum – Optimization and Advanced Analytics”
    5)Follow instructions for logging in or setting up an account to submit your resume and information

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  • 11/13/15--08:41: Software Engineer
  • Company Name: 
    Software & Web Development
    Contact Email:

    Raytheon has exciting opportunities in growth areas with an immediate need for a Software Engineer to enhance capabilities of cyber products for security-conscious government & commercial customers at the Champaign, IL design center. The position will be responsible for developing & testing new product capabilities, software development/build tools, software test infrastructure & operational support for cross-domain products including Linux & Android based trusted access thin-client & mobile solutions.

    The ideal candidate is a self-starter, working in a cohesive team environment, willing to grow & learn using many software development & operational tools to test, debug & support software for secure Linux desktop environments, IT operation/enterprise management, IP networking/routing and remote/virtual desktop deployments.

    Required Skills:

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
    • Experience developing desktop and/or web applications in production environments.
    • Familiarity with software development in Linux/UNIX environments using a variety of programming and scripting languages including Python, C, C++, Java and/or bash.
    • Familiarity with TCP/IP networking & related protocols (such as HTTP, FTP, SSH, IPSEC, TLS/SSL, and SMTP)
    • Experience with version control technologies such as Subversion or GIT.

    Preferred Skills:

    • Agile or Scrum development experience
    • Integrating disparate software systems using open standards.
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Operating Systems.
    • Development experience in a distributed, parallel or clustered processing environment.
    • Experience with virtual desktop redisplay technologies such RDP, Citrix Receiver, VMware Horizon View or Virtual Bridges VERDE.
    • Experience with thin-client usage, management & development scenarios.
    • Experience with Cisco or Microsoft VoIP/unified-communications & multi-media technologies.

    Apply online HERE

    Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) is a leader in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; advanced cyber solutions; weather and environmental solutions; information-based solutions for law enforcement and homeland security; and training, logistics, engineering, product support, and operational support services and solutions for the mission support, homeland security, space, civil aviation, counter-proliferation and counter-terrorism markets. IIS, which operates at nearly 551 sites in 80 countries, is headquartered in Dulles, VA. and generated $6 billion in 2014 revenues. As a global business, our leaders must have the ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world -- both in the marketplace and in the workplace. We strive to hire individuals who reflect our communities and proactively embrace diversity and inclusion in order to advance our culture, develop our employee and leaders, and grow our marketshare with our clients." 

    Raytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor. 

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    Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc. has been named Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune for two consecutive years (2014-2015).  Top Workplaces recognizes successful companies as the ones that the employees believe in.

    “Everyone is friendly and kind to one another. We all appreciate what each other has to bring to the table.” --IMO employee

    Research Park tenant, IMO, is a healthcare provider that aims to develop innovative, medical informatics tools that enable caregivers and patients to improve decision-making and efficiency to realize better health care.  IMO provides performance and reward mechanisms for career opportunities and personal growth of its employees.  Many student interns grow with the company, moving into full-time positions after graduation.

    Read more.

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    AWARE Accelerating Women And underRepresented Entrepreneurs

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign receives National Science Foundation funding to open opportunities in science and technology entrepreneurship

    CHAMPAIGN -- A National Science Foundation grant will fund a new program (NSF Award #1464507) to encourage and support the participation of more women and those from underrepresented groups in the science and technology entrepreneurial ecosystem at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    The AWARE (Accelerating Women And underRepresented Entrepreneurs) program is a collaboration among the College of Engineering, the Office of Technology Management, and the EnterpriseWorks incubator at the University of Illinois Research Park.  The $100,000 award will support entrepreneurship training, counseling, and networking.

    “This pilot program has the potential to build our nation’s entrepreneurial pipeline in a meaningful, replicable and sustainable way,” said Dr. Jesus Soriano, a SBIR/STTR Program Director at the NSF. “By opening doors and avenues to participation, women and underrepresented groups will be more likely to join and thrive in the innovation ecosystem in the US.”

    AWARE has been designed to offer resources and an enhanced infrastructure that make the current entrepreneurial ecosystem more accessible to all. Those resources include a dedicated entrepreneur-in-residence familiar with the needs of those from underrepresented groups; small proof-of-concept grants for teams; and targeted mentorship, training, and networking opportunities. In addition,  AWARE will raise the  consciousness of the entrepreneurial ecosystem as it relates to issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

    “The ultimate goal of this program is broad-based, sustainable economic development in the region,” said Andreas Cangellaris, dean of the College of Engineering. “As with most engineering and entrepreneurial programs, there are too few women-led teams. We are developing a model that can be used in central Illinois and elsewhere to train and support a pipeline of women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs from other underrepresented groups.”

    As part of the NSF’s broadening participation initiatives, AWARE is designed to increase the number and quality of Small Business Innovation Research grant proposals (see below) submitted to the NSF by entrepreneurs from central Illinois. The SBIR program supports domestic small businesses engaged in scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds.

    AWARE is being led by principal investigator Jed Taylor, director of operations at the Technology Entrepreneur Center, and co-PI Laura Weisskopf Bleill, associate director of the University of Illinois Research Park and EnterpriseWorks. The first "official" AWARE event, a panel on academic women and entrepreneurship, will take place on Dec. 3. All are welcome. 

    About the National Science Foundation's Small Business Programs

    At the National Science Foundation (NSF), Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) is an approximately $160 million program that catalyzes the commercialization of high-risk technological innovations via research and development grants to small businesses and startups. NSF is an independent federal agency with a budget of about $7 billion that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering.


    Jed Taylor,

    Laura Bleill,

    Sarah Bates:

    Jesus Soriano:

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    The AWARE (Accelerating Women And underRepresented Entrepreneurs) program is a collaboration among the College of Engineering, the Office of Technology Management, and the EnterpriseWorks incubator at the University of Illinois Research Park, and is being funded by a  $100,000 award from the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurship training, counseling, and networking.

    AWARE offers resources and an enhanced infrastructure that make the current entrepreneurial ecosystem more accessible to all. Those resources include:

    • a dedicated entrepreneur-in-residence familiar with the needs of those from underrepresented groups

    • small proof-of-concept grants for teams

    • targeted mentorship, training, and networking opportunities

    AWARE is being led by principal investigator Jed Taylor, director of operations at the Technology Entrepreneur Center, and co-PI Laura Weisskopf Bleill, associate director of the University of Illinois Research Park and EnterpriseWorks. The first "official" AWARE event, a panel on academic women and entrepreneurship, will take place on Dec. 3. All are welcome. 

    For more information, please contact Laura Weisskopf Bleill at

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  • 11/20/15--08:57: Senior Backend Data Engineer
  • Company Name: 
    Contact Email:

    Yahoo makes the world’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. Yahoo’s businesses span across Search, Communications, Media and many other verticals.

    A Little About Us

    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.

    A Lot About You

    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.


    Your Day

    • Develop high speed advertising data solutions from data collection to large scale data manipulation to long term data storage and low-latency retrieval systems
    • Analyze requirements
    • Investigate optimal software solutions
    • Architect, design, implement and test those solutions
    • Support our globally deployed data collection and handling software

    You Must Have

    · An engineering degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering

    · A solid Computer Science foundation in data structures and algorithms, structured object oriented programming, and modern software engineering practices from their achievement of obtaining that degree or equivalent experience

    · Experience debugging and testing software systems

    · The ability to communicate in both written and verbal forms

    · Experience working with teams

    · Experience programming in an object oriented language like Java or C++


    We Would Like You To Have 

    · Experience using a scripting language such as Python, Perl, or Shell

    · Experience with database programming including SQL languages

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

    · Experience working with Unix or Linux systems

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

    · Experience working with large-scale distributed systems

    · Presentation skills

    · Experience working in an agile development environment

    · Experience analyzing system performance

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

    · Experience with distributed programming environments such as Hadoop

    · Experience with database maintenance and optimization techniques

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    Company Name: 
    Software & Web Development
    Contact Email:
    Job Overview:

    Riverbed® is the leader in application performance infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for the hybrid enterprise to ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues can be proactively detected and resolved before impacting business performance. Riverbed is trusted by the world’s best brands for the delivery of superior application performance for their globally connected enterprises.  Riverbed’s 26,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 98% of the Forbes Global100.

    Riverbed is a pre-IPO opportunity with over $1 billion in revenue headquartered in San Francisco with branch offices around the globe.  

    We are looking for talented Software Development Engineers for our Quality Assurance (QA) Automation Team.  The Automation Team is creating a test automation ecosystem which uses some of the latest technologies and tools to implement a test framework for Riverbed. The Steelhead product development teams use our test automation framework to validate and verify their innovative features.  Your automation code and designs will enable Riverbed to meet our high quality standards, efficient and agile development goals and release deadlines.


    We believe that delivering a quality product requires an investment in good software tools and automation, adds to the challenge of QA engineering, and we want to hire people who share this belief.

    About this Position:


    • You should be able to compose your software designs using idiomatic python and implement them allowing for most versions of python.
    • You should be able to demonstrate your experience is using good design patterns to solve complex problems resulting in test framework python libraries that are highly usable and extensible.
    • You should feel comfortable in daily use of current development environment tools and common python test tools such as git, py.test, jenkins and pypi.
    • You should be able to demonstrate personal experience with common test deliverable requests from development teams, and how to achieve these through Test Automation. ie. Automated test design requirements, test configuration control and test reporting solutions.
    • You should have excellent troubleshooting and communication skills, as you will be required to work with a wide range of customers. You will interact with Steelhead development teams to understand their requirements for test automation and then be able to instruct and guide them in the design of their tests using the automation framework.
    • You will also need to be able to leverage good interpersonal communications and written documentation skills for generating guidelines, examples and tutorials to help train groups on the test framework.
    • You should be comfortable with both linux and Windows systems, with particular emphasis on methods for how to automate tasks on each type of system. ie. using ssh access, powershell access, scripting.
    • You should be familiar with typical approaches to Test Automation with different user interfaces system and the pros and cons for each method. Eg. CLI, REST and GUI.
    • You should be familiar with Scrum principals and workflow for delivering your work items and look forward to working as a developer on a motivated Scrum team that values; team empowerment, iterative delivery of working software, close customer collaboration and adaptability to change.



    • You should have a working understanding of network infrastructure components and networking protocols.
    • You should be familiar with virtualization technologies and comfortable with the setup and configuration of virtual systems. An understanding of working with KVM VMs with virsh / virtmanager would be helpful.
    • Familiar with open source / free tools for resource configuration, eg. salt, chef, puppet or ansible.
    • Familiar with open source / free tools for Windows automation, eg. autoit, Silk, Sikuli or Powershell DSC.
    • Familiar with browser automation tools like Selenium.
    • Familiar with low level network logging tools, eg. wireshark, tcpdump.
    • Familiar with the TestRail test management solution from Gurock.
    About Riverbed:

    The WAN Optimization Group 

    The wide area network (WAN) is the foundation of a globally connected enterprise, enabling collaboration, communication, business productivity, and risk mitigation. When you join the WAN Optimization Group, you’ll have a hand in creating the products and solutions that are critical to everything organizations do over networks. You’ll work with top engineers to break the barriers that constrain businesses, and enable them to run faster and more efficiently. The group’s industry-leading products are built on our patented technology that accelerates applications through data, transport, and application streamlining. RiOS is the foundation of award-winning products, including SteelHeadTM CX, SteelHeadTM EX, SteelHeadTM SaaS, SteelCentralTM Controller for SteelHeadTM, and SteelHeadTM Interceptor.


    Why Riverbed Technology?

    If you are a high-achiever who wants to be part of a dynamically growing, billion dollar plus company, then you should look closely at Riverbed.  We offer the rewarding experience of working with the best minds in the industry that are changing the world through cutting edge technology and applications. The company has been recognized multiple years for attracting and retaining today’s top talent as a great place to work by Glassdoor, Fortune magazine’s 20 Great Workplaces in Tech and by numerous other publications.


    Learn more at We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer.  M/F/D/V/LGBT.




    Apply Online at


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    The News-Gazette featured Hot Spot Response founder Lance Liggett as this week's "high-tech difference maker". 

    You can read his interview for the paper's Wired In column here

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  • 11/23/15--08:44: Chief Executive Officer
  • Company Name: 
    Contact Email:


    Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director


    The Organization


    Location                              Champaign, Illinois

    Revenues                               Approximately $4mm in annual grant (project based) and customer consulting revenue

    Ownership                           Open Source Software Company – Non Profit

    Number of Employees         Approximately 40, more than 25% hold PhDs and one third of the staff are foreign nationals (Europe, Asia, South America).

    Nature of Business And Opportunity

    In 1987, the Graphics Foundations Task Force (GFTF) at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign set out to create an architecture-independent software library and file format to address the need to move large amounts of scientific data among the many different computing platforms in use at the NCSA. Additional goals for the format and library included the ability to store and access large objects efficiently, the ability to store many objects of different types together in one container, the ability to grow the format to accommodate new types of objects and object metadata, and the ability to access the stored data via different programs.  The resulting software and file format were ultimately called Hierarchical Data Format (HDF), and were developed as an open source product and distributed free of charge under a University of Illinois license.

    At the time HDF was being created, NCSA produced a suite of desktop scientific visualization tools for viewing and presenting data in HDF. The popularity of these tools led to wide exposure for HDF, and its use spread throughout the United States and beyond. HDF users quickly realized that it could be used effectively to address many other data management requirements, beyond simply sharing and viewing images.

    By 2004, the HDF group recognized that the best path to ensuring long-term access to HDF data would be to institutionalize the HDF project. The group recognized that its organizational affiliation with NCSA was a significant factor in its success, however, being part of a large academic organization made it difficult to develop the business infrastructure needed to guarantee financial solvency over the long term.  Those running the HDF project at the time decided to spin off from the University and create a company dedicated to a mission of the sustainable development of HDF technologies and the ongoing accessibility of HDF-stored data.  With support and encouragement from the University and NCSA, The HDF Group incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the State of Illinois in December 2004. In March 2005, The HDF Group began providing HDF support and development services. The HDF Group officially began full operations independent of the University in July 2006 as non-profit 501(c)(3) company, and it continues to focus on the aforementioned mission.

    HDF technology is now used globally in almost every corner of the business and scientific communities…from hedge fund management to the collection and management of global climate related data tracked by NASA, to the data gathered in commercial flight tests.  Sony has utilized the technology to create an industry standard for motion picture graphics storage and management, and a handful of bioinformatics projects have shown that HDF has the capability to solve problems of data complexity and size in areas as diverse as DNA sequencing, electron microscopy, brain mapping, and neutron scattering.  The current and potential uses for HDF technology are simply staggering…and it would seem that the sectors with the most commercial potential are financial services, aerospace, and oil and gas exploration.

    Over the years, The HDF Group has built and supported numerous products such as an ODBC driver for HDF, cloud-based management tools, and numerous data visualization tools, among others.  The opportunity to create and potentially commercialize additional HDF tools and industry specific solutions - - while simultaneously achieving the organization’s mission of supporting its community of users well into the future - - is both readily apparent and inspirational.

    The Board of Directors seeks a CEO/Executive Director to replace the founding President who will maintain the mission of the organization while exploring commercial and servicing opportunities that will enable the organization to expand.  The HDF Group requires a curious and creative technology leader who can formulate and execute a strategy that will fund sustainable growth for the company and its technological impact.

    More information on The HDF Group, including a more detailed history of the company, can be found at:


    The Position


    Title                          Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

    Location                   Champaign, Illinois


    Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the CEO’s primary responsibilities will be to evaluate the economic potential of the company’s many technology assets, develop and implement a strategy for growth paired with mission support and longevity, manage the day-to-day activities of the company and optimize the organization’s impact and value.  The CEO will have full responsibility for the operations of the company and its financial performance, and he/she will be expected to structure the organization and strengthen and motivate its team while holding management accountable for the execution of the business’s strategic and tactical goals.  Other responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:


    • Assess the company’s technology assets, consulting capabilities and markets served and then create, develop and execute a strategy for maximizing the organization’s impact, supporting its mission, and maximizing enterprise value.  Nothing is sacrosanct except for the organization’s mission to support the user base over the long term—creative ideas and new approaches are welcome.
    • Manage day-to-day operations with full responsibility for strategic goals, technical and development milestones, service delivery, and financial performance.
    • Define and prioritize markets and develop marketing and sales plans to leverage the company’s capabilities to capitalize on those markets.
    • Develop, nurture and grow meaningful and valuable strategic relationships including user groups, customers, partners, suppliers, and academic and research organizations.


    • Invest time and energy in mentoring the senior team, ensuring that all members of the management team reach their full potential.
    • Promote a culture of accountability, teamwork, and upward mobility. Develop processes and programs to help create the next level of managers.
    • Ensure that the right people with the right skills are in the right jobs.
    • Further develop the culture around the theme of “releasing quality software products, on spec, on time.”
    • Ensure the company has an effective management team below the level of the CEO and has an active plan for personnel development and management succession.
    • Work closely with the board to develop effective governance.  Report financial results and expectations to and board.
    • Ensure that all employees and constituents know the company’s objectives and fully understand their roles and how they fit with other departments in accomplishing those goals.


    • Develop and implement creative growth funding strategies as needed in order to ensure successful execution of the company’s strategy and support mission.
    • Effectively manage the day-to-day business affairs of the company by developing and implementing processes that will ensure the achievement of the company’s financial and operating goals and objectives.
    • Develop an annual operating plan and financial budget that support the company’s long-term strategy. 
    • Work closely with the company’s financial leadership to ensure appropriate internal controls, forecasting, budgeting and reporting procedures are in place.
    • Set aggressive but realistic sales goals and manage the company for optimal financial performance.

                Products and Services

    • Reinforce a culture where innovation and differentiation are valued and rewarded.
    • Evaluate and improve processes related to product management and marketing.  Ensure that all product development, IT initiatives, and R&D efforts are based upon anticipated customer and user needs and clear direction from market-focused product management. 
    • With the management team, evaluate opportunities and develop an enhanced product roadmap.  Ensure company’s product development map crisply articulates the company’s direction. 
    • Continue to improve the company’s consulting and customer services infrastructure (people, processes, culture, and systems) in order to ensure superior execution, maximum use of HDF products within its existing user base, and a continuous flow of success case studies to support the company’s marketing efforts.  Review current cost (and potential pricing) models and modify as needed.
    • Develop effective structures for the company to perform custom or developmental projects on behalf of customers in an accretive manner.
    • Develop and implement a seamless process that ensures efficient handoffs of product development activities from R&D to engineering to production.




    Minimum Experience                A minimum of 20 years’ experience of successful and progressively complex strategic and general management accountability.

    Education                                  Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree strongly preferred.

                Required Experience

    • Must have significant senior leadership experience, preferably as CEO or President, in an early-stage or growth-stage software company.   
    • Experience building a software company from the ground up is desired.
    • Must have a successful track record taking advanced technologies from development phase to successful market introduction and revenue growth.
    • Must have sales management and/or marketing leadership experience, and meaningful experience in product and services management is strongly desired.
    • Experience with strategic alliances, joint ventures and technology licensing strategies.

                Required Competencies

    The ideal candidate will have an exceptional track record as a successful Chief Executive Officer or market-facing, P&L carrying general manager with a growth-stage technology company.  He/she will have will have demonstrated an ability to build effective teams and consistently drive strategy-appropriate results in high growth/entrepreneurial environments.  Required competencies include but are not limited to:

                Role-Specific Competencies

    • Management Team Leadership and Development - Expertise in hiring, coaching/developing, and retaining top leadership talent.                                                                                                                                                              
    • Product/Services Management and Development - Demonstrated ability to design, build and deploy products and services which enable gains in market share in current markets through disruption, and/or by filling tangential niches or new markets where the company can excel.                                                                                                                                                        
    • Growth-Stage Leadership - Proven ability to lead effectively in an early/growth stage business, a player/coach who is deeply involved in the business, is accustomed to working in resource-constrained environments, and is capable of making critical decisions.                                                                                                     
    • Board of Directors Interaction and Ecosystem Participation - Proven ability to partner and communicate effectively with a diverse board of directors, and augment a board in light of advancements in strategy.  Someone with proven interests and skills in leveraging a broad community of resources (advisory groups, consortia, industry associations, etc.).                                                                                                                                 
    • Develop a Focused Sales and Marketing Oriented Culture - Can provide active leadership in the development of a market-focused sales and marketing orientation to the culture.                                                                                                                                                     
    • Strategy Development and Implementation - The proven ability to develop and implement a comprehensive enterprise strategy, including commercialization strategy for a software platform and related services.                                                                                                                                                         
    • General Management Skills in a Technology Services Environment - Expertise in leading a high performing, mission-driven services organization (proven skills across all functions).                                                                                                                                                              
    • Outcome Orientation - Demonstrated tendency to favor and implement repeatable, measureable processes, metrics, and business discipline, and instill and reinforce a culture of accountability.                                                                                                                                                     
    • Technical Acumen - Consistently demonstrated willingness and ability to understand new technologies and quickly learn how they are best applied.                                                                                                                                                   
    • Industry Knowledge and Eminence - Viewed as an expert and thought leader in the open source software industry and/or "big data ecosystems."        

    Leadership Competencies

    The successful candidate will excel in:

    Analytical Problem-Solving - Applies an analytical approach to solving problems and reaching logical conclusions.  Gathers information from a variety of sources and quickly gains an understanding of it.  Works effectively with complicated, conflicting or ambiguous information, and looks beyond the surface of issues to identify their underlying patterns and causes.

    Commercial Awareness - Considers flow of money and resources through an organization, and the need to get maximum value at each stage.  Seeks to achieve commercial objectives, such as profitability, so the business can be as competitive and successful as possible.

    Coping with Pressure – A positive attitude in stressful situations or following failures.  Ability to manage one’s own emotions, willing to take on challenging tasks, and energy to remain focused on those tasks when presented with obstacles.

    Decision-Making - Makes clear, appropriate decisions. Performs with incomplete or ambiguous information, and while under time pressure.  Resilience in making unpopular decisions when necessary, and taking responsibility for outcomes and impacts of those decisions.

    Flexibility - Responds well to change.  Positive attitude toward change and a readiness to adapt when presented with new information, new situations or shifting priorities.

    Influencing - Balances the need to shape outcomes in short term while maintaining successful long-term relationships.  Knows how to motivate and inspire to achieve a common goal, and demonstrates key strategic negotiation tactics.  Uses personal and professional contacts to influence people across teams or organizations.

    Initiative - Constantly looks for things to do.  Self-confident and proactive; generates activity for themselves rather than waiting for instruction.  Prepared to take risks if potential benefit in results.

    Management of Others - Enables others to perform.  Sets a clear direction and delegates fairly and appropriately allowing direct reports the means to achieve their goals.  Looks for opportunities to develop individuals by encouraging them to take on greater responsibility and make decisions for themselves.

    Strategic Vision - Creates a clear view of the future of the business.  Considers the long-term goals of the organization and defines the strategy to achieve this.  Takes into account the current environment in which the business operates and anticipates future changes or challenges for the organization.



    Christopher A. Morgan                                             Timothy F. Donohue, Jr.

    Managing Partner                                                       Principal

    Lantern Partners                                                         Lantern Partners

    312-962-4744 (office)                                                   312-962-4742 (office)

    312-618-1520 (mobile)                                                 617-899-7394 (mobile)                        



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  • 11/24/15--07:43: Software Engineer
  • Company Name: 
    Software & Web Development
    Contact Email:

    The Jump Labs office of Jump Trading opened in the U of I Research Park in 2015 in order to create epicenters for excellence in machine learning and high performance computing for applications to financial trading technology. We sponsor ongoing collaborative research projects with faculty and students, invest venture capital, and enhance the university curriculum by providing challenging real-world problems, novel data, powerful computing grid resources, and world-class mentorship.

    Jump Trading has been at the forefront of algorithmic trading since its founding 15 years ago. We pride ourselves on being an industry leader that quietly sets the standard for sophisticated trading strategies. With a strong track record of success through all market conditions, the firm has grown to over 500 people with offices located in Chicago, New York, London, Singapore and Champaign.

    We have opening for a senior software engineer at Jump Labs in Champaign. Primary responsibilities will be software design and development on software projects at Jump Labs, including our in-house bitcoin trading platform. Additional responsibilities include teaching/mentoring undergraduate and graduate student interns and interfacing with software development teams at other offices of Jump Trading.


    • Work with the Jump Labs team on large-scale, real-time distributed systems software. Contribute to system designs, develop complex algorithms, and implement quality, efficient software in a broad range of areas including: network communications, numerical methods, trading engines, data visualization, parallel programming and machine learning.
    • Actively participate in the development of the Jump Labs’ bitcoin trading platform.
    • Demonstrate and teach programming skills and software development processes to undergraduate and graduate students.
    • Help identify and manage projects for high-caliber students at a range of experience levels.
    • Reach out to software and R&D teams at other Jump Trading offices to identify potential Jump Labs projects.
    • Help build relationships with University of Illinois faculty and researchers who are focused on emerging technologies in the areas of low latency, high performance computing and data science.
    • Proactively communicate updates to management and peers.

    Desired skills and experience:

    • Proficient knowledge of C++ and Python
    • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering
    • 3+ years of experience in software development
    • Desire to teach and mentor teams of college students
    • Strong communication skills

    Additional beneficial skills and experience:

    • Understanding of large-scale, real-time, distributed computer systems
    • Expertise in one or more areas related to current and future Jump Labs projects:
      • finance and trading
      • machine learning
      • computational science and numerical methods
      • data visualization
      • parallel programming (multi-core, clusters, GPU)
      • network programming
      • user interface and web development
    • Experience developing software for Linux and Windows machines
    • Experience working in University of Illinois or Research Park

     Please apply directly to Jump's careers page

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    Software & Web Development
    Contact Email:
    Full Stack Developer Internship
    IntelliWheels is excited to offer a new internship for the Spring 2016 semester!  If you are interested in getting some real world experience as a full stack developer, consider working with us.
    You will work with our Project Tinker team to design, develop, and implement a website that allows people to customize their ultralight wheelchairs. See the live Beta version at 
    Tinker's front end is powered by Angular.js.  The back end is powered by Node.js and express.js with NoSQL CouchDB as a database.  You will be working a team of developers to go from Beta to full fledged product launch.
    During the Spring semester, you will be expected to work 10-15 hours at our office in the research park (right next to campus).  We may give you the option to continue this internship into the summer if everything works out well.
    Desired Qualifications of Applicants
    Experience with javascript and various database structures
    Familiar with Object Oriented Design
    Experience with angular.js is preferred but not required
    Please provide examples of past projects.  Links or screenshots are helpful but not required.
    Please email resumes to


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    Company Name: 
    User Experience/Graphic Design
    Contact Email:
    IntelliWheels is looking for a graphic designer focusing on user interface design to join our team for the Spring 2016 semester.  You will work with our team to lay out, develop, and design the user interface of a website that allows people to customize their ultralight wheelchairs.  To see a live Beta version, go to
    This internship will take you out into the real world to talk with users, gather feedback, and actively move the project forward. Since this internship is during the semester, you will be expected to work only 5-10 hours per week at our office in the research park (right next to campus)  You may also be eligible for an internship during the following summer.
    Desired Qualifications of Applicants
    Graphic Design
    Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
    Interest and experience in user interface design 
    Experience with html and css is preferred but not required
    Please provide examples of past projects.  Links or screenshots are helpful but not required.
    Please email resumes to


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    Ryan Shelton, CEO of PhonotiCare, was profiled in Sunday's "Wired In" column in the News-Gazette

    "Part of the reason I'm ambitious about solving this problem is that both my children had chronic ear disease in the first year of their lives. Tube surgery is the most common surgery in children. No other product can look through the eardrum like that."

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    Contact Email:

    There is an engineer position available in structure optimization domain. Location is Caterpillar Champaign Simulation Center, Champaign, IL. This person must be proficient in Finite Element Analysis tool and the knowledgeable on optimization methods, machine or engine structure design will be plus.

    Job duties/responsibilities include, but not limited to:
    •        Conduct structure optimization projects and communicate recommendations to business partners
    •        Support the research in structure optimization tool / algorithm development, such as manufacturability, computational efficiency, tubular structure, etc.
    •        Maintain and improve the in house developed tool

    Required Qualifications
    •        Applicants must have a degree in mechanical/civil engineering or applied mechanics from an accredited program with at least 3 years (1 year with Master degree) of industry experience in structure design/analysis, optimization, design exploration technology
    •        Deep knowledge in FEA, dynamics, mechanical fatigue and load generations
    •        Strong presentation and oral communication skills. C++, Python programming skills are plus.

    The start date should be Jan or Feb, 2016.

    Please contact:
    Yihong (David) Yang
    Information Analytics (Process Optimization)
    Analytics & Innovation Division
    Mobile: 309-992-8650  
    Desk:   217-255-8546

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    Financial information website WalletHub confirmed what we here in Champaign County already knew: Champaign-Urbana is a great place to be. 

    That’s according to a new WalletHub study that ranks Champaign 11th on its list of the 2015 Best & Worst College Cities & Towns in America. Among just small college cities, Champaign-Urbana ranked 7th. 

    The list ranks 326 U.S. cities and towns “that promise the best combination of academic, social and economic opportunities for students.”

    WalletHub used metrics like education quality, crime rates and cost of living to create the rankings.

    Ann Arbor, Michigan, took the top overall spot. College Station in Texas, Iowa City, Provo, Utah and Gainesville, Florida round out the top five on the list.

    For more on Champaign-Urbana as a great place to live and work, please visit

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    Software & Web Development
    Contact Email:

    Master Software Engineer, Java & Java Script-790397

    To apply please go to the Capital One Online Job Application Here.


    Capital One is a diversified bank that offers a broad array of financial products and services to consumers, small business and commercial clients. Ranked #127 on the Fortune 500, Capital One is one of the nation’s top 10 banks and has one of the most widely recognized brands in America. We nurture a work environment where people with a variety of thoughts, ideas and backgrounds, guided by our shared Values, come together to make Capital One a great company and a great place to work. 
    Do you currently perform as technical lead on software development projects, but wish you had more responsibility in terms of overall delivery of software components? Are you looking to provide team or technical leadership in a large scale, data-driven environment? 
    Capital One is seeking talented thinkers and master engineers who can envision next generation software innovations that will deliver a rich, engaging and unmatched customer experience. In this role, you will design and develop cutting-edge experiences for Capital One customers, using existing and emerging technology platforms. You will be responsible for documenting design decisions and developing software components while adhering to existing process guidelines. You will also act as mentor to junior developers, support QA during testing, and will have oversight during implementation into production. 
    We deliver using Agile Scrum and are tightly integrated with our business analysis and operations teams. You will participate in detailed technical design, development and implementation of applications using existing and emerging technology platforms. Working within an Agile environment, you will actively participate in story planning and detailed daily standups, while providing input for architectural design decisions, and developing code to meet story acceptance criteria. You will have the opportunity to continuously develop technical knowledge and skills on multiple platforms, and educate team members (including BSAs, Scrum Masters and Product Owners) on the capabilities and constraints of technologies. You will be an integral part in advancing the culture of technical excellence within Capital One, and creating experiences to delight millions of customers! 



    • Primary responsibility will be to work on the development of the first Capital One open source product, Hygieia
    • Work as part of a dynamic team throughout the software development life cycle 
    • Collaborate with designers and analysts to implement enhancements or new applications 
    • Develop code to meet story acceptance criteria 
    • Conduct design and code review to ensure compliance with standards 
    • Estimate level of effort to develop code to meet acceptance criteria 
    • Ensure adherence to continuous improvement practices as required to meet quality / time to market imperatives
    • Maintain records to document program development and revisions 
    • Provide 3rd level support of software solution as needed 
    • Share best practices and improve processes
    • Use Angular.JS, Javascript, Java, Spring on a daily basis to work on Open Source projects
    • You would be helping build out Capital One's Open Source products and enhancing our current applications
    Frequently used technologies: Java, JavaScript, AngularJS, Spring



    Basic Qualifications: 
    • High School Diploma, GED, equivalent certification, or military experience 
    • At least 5 years of experience in software development
    • At least 3 years Java experience
    • At least 3 years Java Script experience 
    • At least 2 years of experience with AngularJs 
    Preferred Qualifications: 
    • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science 
    • Sun Certified Java Programmer 
    • 5+ years of experience in Application development 
    • 5+ years of experience in Web development 
    • 3+ years of experience in Senior Developer on IT Projects 

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    CHAMPAIGN, IL, December 8, 2015 – Yesterday, ChicagoInno released a list of 10 startups to watch in Illinois based outside Chicago. Of the ten, four companies are based right here in Champaign-Urbana.

    OceanComm was named one of the oil and gas industry’s most promising technologies in May and was the first Champaign-Urbana based company to be mentioned in the article. OceanComm is a current EnterpriseWorks tenant and has developed a high-speed wireless underwater modem which enables wireless video streaming underwater and wireless remote control of underwater vehicles.

    Agrible, an EnterpriseWorks graduate and Research Park company, was mentioned as one of the fastest growing companies in Research Park growing from a staff of less than 10 to one of nearly 50 in less than a year. Agrible is s a big data technology and data products company, focused on providing innovative science that farmers and ag companies can use easily every day to improve their production with cloud-based delivery systems.

    Intelliwheels is an EnterpriseWorks tenant in the business of providing independent mobility to wheelchair users around the world. The company recently won the Champaign-Urbana InnovateHER competition.

    Quicket Solutions is an EnterpriseWorks tenant that provides cloud-based, mission critical solutions for law enforcement and other public safety agencies. The company has just raised $1 million and was a winner of the Amazon Web Services City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge this month.

    Other cities mentioned in the list were Rochelle, Rockford, Peoria, Bloomington-Normal, and Naperville.

    To read the entire story click here.

    For more on Champaign-Urbana as a great place to live and work, please visit  

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    Rack space is available in the EnterpriseWorks data center and is open to leasing by companies both within and outside of the Research Park. The EnterpriseWorks data center includes: 1Gb Connection to UIUCnet, locked security cages, Card-reader access-controlled doors, Security cameras, Redundant cooling units, Back-up generator power, UPS power to bridge main/emergency power transition, clean agent fire-suppression system, and environmental monitoring. There is no additional charge for power consumption.
    Contact Paul Wagner for a quote (

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