Thursday, March 21, 2013

Student Professional Awareness Conference (SPAC)

Student Professional Awareness Conference (SPAC)
Hosted by the UW Student Chapter of IEEE & HKN

Date: Monday, April 15, 2013
Time: 5:30-8:00pm
Location: Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room

About SPAC
SPAC is an annual event hosted by campus chapters of IEEE and this year the UW IEEE chapter is partnering with HKN to offer an especially exciting opportunity for industry to come to campus and meet students!

From the student president of IEEE, David Menacher:
"Working to build industry connections this year has been an incredible experience. Industry involvement on campus has clearly benefited the EE community as a whole and demonstrates the importance of University-Industry relations. This year's SPAC marks a turning point in how EE students engage and collaborate with industry to produce a better academic environment on campus. I'm looking forward this event!"

Employer registration: contact Ana Wieman at
Student registration: Registration opens April 1

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

IT Support Engineer (Audio and Video) with Pactera Technologies

Responsible for maintenance Video and Audio system as tier-2 support, and provide Audio system (AV)/Video Teleconferencing (VTC) support services and support all operations, design and maintenance aspects of the VTC infrastructure in Santa Clara and other remote sites.

2 . Responsibilities
-       Responsible for Planning, Development, Implementation, Optimization and Support of the Audio and Video conference system
-       Establish standards, policies, configuration guidelines and procedures for operation of Network / Security Systems Infrastructure
-       Manage Performance tuning and Capacity Planning of production systems. Optimize architecture and maximize our computing resources
-       Design, Planning and Standardization of Highly Available, Load balance, Reliable enterprise Audio and Video system
-       Design, planning, technical support and administration for the Windows and Linux server platforms, including software and hardware
-       Management and configuration of Windows Server hardware and software, including Microsoft Windows Server, Notes or Exchange server, and other applications Implementation, deployment, and maintenance of new software packages which Audio and video systems are involved
-       Support of the Windows Services Administrators in routine support and administration tasks
-       Monitoring of existing audio and Video system, and provide performance and availability report and suggestion
-       Provide incident and after action reports and analysis.
-       Responsible for evaluating, designing, documenting, installing, implementing, testing, maintaining, operating, removing and upgrading, and modifying video teleconferencing equipment systems.
-       Capable of assisting the project manager with administrative tasks as assigned

3 . Qualifications
-       5+ years current experience of performance in designing, installing, and configuring enterprise telephony system deployments.
-       5+ years current experience of performance in designing, installing, and configuring enterprise VTC deployments.
-       Knowledge and use of IEEE 802.3 Ethernet, TCP/IP, QoS, ISDN, Firewall Traversal, SIP, H.323, relevant video standards as well as DoD Video Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGS) processes.
-       Strong experience on design, configure and troubleshoot complex VPN solutions using    MPLS based VPNs.
-       Ability to design and set-up management interface, bandwidth utilization, zone distribution, dial plan, telephony integration among other VTC enterprise system requirements.
-       Ability to install operates, maintain, troubleshoot, and upgrade Multipoint Control Units and endpoints for classified and non classified systems.
-       Experience with network Security Services such as; NAT, IPSec and Access Lists.
-       Linux/ UNIX system knowledge, programming in SHELL, PERL, PHP or SQL data base maintenance a plus
-       5 +years of experience installing, configuring, and maintaining Windows 2000/2003/2008 servers; Active Directory/ DNS/ DHCP
-       2 or more years of Linux and network administration experience a must
-       VMware VI (3.x), VSphere, and Lab manager experience preferred
-       MCSE, CCNA, CCNP certificate are a plus
-       Chinese writing and speaking skills preferred

4 .Physical Demands
-       Must be able to lift/carry materials up to 40 pounds, move about the office, turn on and operate a computer in the applicable environment, communicate efficiently and effectively on the telephone or in person, and complete required paperwork

5      Working Conditions

-       Standard indoor office environment

 Please send your resume to me at

Mobile Tester Position with Pactera Technologies

The Technical Acceptance Specialist will be responsible for performing and documenting test and evaluation of various handsets, data cards and modules to support carrier product technical acceptance requirements.

  • Perform all applicable testing to support the device customer acceptance process
  • Perform all carrier specified tests, including call performance, system selection, system determination, AGPS, MIP, browser, SMS, MMS, video, camera, user interface, etc.
  • Prepare official test reports for carrier submission and evaluation
  • Interface with carrier technical resources to ensure understanding of and compliance with all required specifications
Skills & Abilities: (Technical or General)
Minimum Requirements:
  • Exhibits good listening skills and comprehension.
  • Effectively keeps TA management adequately informed using the appropriate communication methods.
  • Collaboration skills
  • Possess a strong work ethic, high technical competence and thorough documentation skills.
  • Thorough understanding of device capabilities and features as described above.
  • Ability to work independently with multiple technical resources in driving new projects on schedule with limited direct supervision
  • Have history working effectively within a broader cross functional organization with both internal and external address technical issues
  • TracFone projects related experience and PPE knowledge is preferred 

Relevant Work Experience
Minimum: One (1) years’ experience in development or validation of mobile devices and/or customer acceptance
Preferred: Three (3) years’ experience in development or validation of mobile devices and/or customer acceptance

Please send your resume to me at

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Software Development Engineer in Test Position with Digital Control

Digital Control, Inc. is the world’s leading supplier of underground locating and steering products for the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry. Digital Control invented, and was first to market, innovative underground guidance technology that allowed contractors to control the pitch angle of the drill head tooling and measure its depth below ground. Since the introduction of this revolutionary technology over 20 years ago, Digital Control has been at the forefront of trenchless technologies that enable the efficient distribution of underground utilities, fiber optic, telecom, gas, sewer and water lines. Our products are used around the world by distribution contractors and are valued for their durable design, ease of use and Digital Control’s uncompromising commitment to customer service.  Our Kent, Washington headquarters is currently seeking a Software Development Engineer in Test to join our innovative engineering team. 

This individual will be an intricate part of the development process, working and coding side by side with software design engineers through the entire product lifecycle. 

As an SDET you will design and write automation software, design and deploy complex test suites and work with stakeholders to improve the quality of our products.  In addition, you’ll drive testability and quality into our architectures and designs, deploy our beta products, and establish and enforce engineering standards across the organization.

We are looking for individuals with strong coding experience in C/C++ and C#.  College graduates with a strong background in programming and desire to learn with good understanding of object-oriented design, data structures and algorithms will be considered, however, they must be able to quickly learn C++, C# and the subtleties of testing software through training and on-the-job experience.  The applicant must be able to work independently with little supervision, yet know when to ask questions and get help.  Applicants must have a BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.  Experience with embedded systems, device drivers, networking, hardware and industry test and coding experience and demonstrated feature ownership throughout the complete product lifecycle (test collateral including test plans/specifications, test cases, automation, simulator/test harness development) preferred. 

Our SDET’s write as much (or more) code as our product developers.   SDET designs are as complex and challenging as product designs.  Automation code is held to the same quality bar as product code.  SDET’s peers are software developers and they work as a team to get our products delivered on schedule and with high quality. 

Digital Control Inc. offers an extraordinary work atmosphere surrounded by beautiful plants. We just went through an extensive remodel and have an open work environment that includes dogs working happily next to their owners and a loft-space for employees to unwind (Xbox Kinect, ping pong and foosball!).

Our outstanding insurance benefits include comprehensive medical and dental with orthodontia; short-term/long-term disability benefits; and life insurance for you and your eligible dependents or eligible domestic partner. In order to help you meet your long term financial goals, DCI has a generous 401(k) matching program and Roth 401(k).   Other benefits include: discretionary quarterly bonuses, tuition reimbursement, supplemental life insurance, healthcare and dependent-care flexible spending accounts, paid time off, paid holidays (including the 5th of July), wellness programs (where we get a little competitive from time-to-time and have some fun). Commuter benefits, professional development, employee assistance program, catered lunches, car washes, summer picnics, holiday parties and more!

We are committed to providing a benefit plan that is at the top of our industry.  This plan puts employees first in order to encourage a healthy work/life balance.

If interested in working with a warm group of super fun and creative people, please e-mail your resume to HR Manager 

Learn more about Digital Control at