Meet & Greet- Web design

September 13th, 2016


Vitamin T and Aquent would like to invite you and your recent design and informatics graduates to attend our exclusive two-day portfolio review to help grads launch their careers in the best way possible.

Meet & Greet: Thursday, September 22 – Graduates have the opportunity to hear from a select panel of local industry professionals, interview 1:1 with the top creative recruiters in Seattle, and share portfolios over beer, wine, and appetizers.

Invite-Only Portfolio Review: Thursday, September 29 -Thirty will be invited back from the Meet & Greet to meet our clients who are hiring managers from top Seattle companies with job openings for entry-level and job-transitioning creatives. On this day, grads will hear from a panel of senior industry leaders, network over drinks and appetizers, have the opportunity to show their portfolios, and interview with hiring managers. Our goal is to see as many new grads as possible leave with job offers.

How to participate

Step 1: Let us know your students would like to participate and give us a main contact for your school or department. We are limiting the number of schools who can participate, so please contact us today at 206.545.3600 or

Step 2: We will send time/location details and coordinate with participants.

Step 3: Grads RSVP.

Step 4: We will see you at the event!

About Aquent and Vitamin T

Aquent is the oldest and largest creative staffing company in the world, having helped creative professionals rise in their careers for over 30 years. Aquent places creative talent at Fortune 500 companies. Our division, Vitamin T, places creatives at top agencies, hot startups, and small to mid-sized companies. We offer freelance, contract, and contract-to-hire job placements with weekly pay and the best benefits in the business. We can’t wait to help you, too.


Your partners at Aquent & Vitamin T


Web Design

September 2nd, 2016

sol de sol books statement Books provides electronic textbooks to students worldwide. Sol De Sol Books is not limited to E-books, we offer a variety of books ranging from biology to algebra. All textbooks are shipped via email. Sol De Sol’s easy online access, enables students with the knowledge to tackle the world!

We specialize in

  • Electronic Textbooks
  • We provide step-by-step tutorials to accessing books.
  • We have online support—readily available
  • Small Local Based Business
  • All about promotion of customer and products.


We are looking for a web designer to design a shopping page geared, to our mission statement. We are hoping to find this person by, late September. We want pages and textbook information to stand out on our website.



IT Support Analyst

August 22nd, 2016

This is a full-time position.

The IT Support Analyst will be a member of the IT Operations team, based in our Seattle office, responsible for providing application/hardware support to end users with Windows 8.1+, Mac OS X, Android, and iOS devices.  We are looking for a person with a deep passion for helping customers succeed through greater productivity and improved processes.
This person will be responsible for installing Windows and Mac OS X applications, and providing hands-on support as well as phone/remote assistance. This person must also have the initiative and ability to take a task and run with it as well as tackle other projects between tasks. Most of all, we are looking for a high performing individual with a solution-oriented focus and ambition for creating customer delight.
Required Skills & Experience
  • Strong customer service & communication skills
  • Experience supporting end users in multiple geographic locations
  • The ability to prioritize support requests while keeping response times in mind is immensely important
  • Experience or desire to train and support a wide variety of customers on cutting edge mobile and web applications
  • Solid desktop support/troubleshooting experience in a Windows-centric environment
    • Windows 8.1+ (about 80%)
    • Mac OS X (about 20%)
  • Experience imaging PC and Mac workstations using SCCM, Deploy Studio, Casper, or Ghost
  • Experience administering user accounts in Office 365, Active Directory and MS Exchange
  • Experience supporting a large volume of user mailboxes in Microsoft Exchange/Office 365
  • Microsoft Office 2013/2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) support
  • Mobile device management and troubleshooting in iOS and Android operating systems
  • Experience administering helpdesk queue and appropriately triaging tickets
  • Excellent process documentation skills
  • Participate in on-call rotation as necessary
    Additional Experience & Education
  • Knowledge of antivirus products (System Center Endpoint Protection, McAfee, Symantec)
  • Basic understanding of WatchGuard products and services
  • Office 365 administration experience preferred
  • Experience working with cloud-based applications (Box, OneDrive, Google Apps, Salesforce) in a business environment a plus
  • Some experience deploying company apps to mobile devices
  • Asset inventory management using automated tools
  • Vendor management and hardware procurement experience
  • Experience with Lenovo and Apple hardware (desktops & laptops) preferred
    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce

Interested applicants can review the job posting and apply at; please ensure that applicants do not contact me directly with resume submissions.


Junior Software Engineer

August 4th, 2016
The Future Senior Software Engineer is not an expert developer yet, but you will be. You want to take a crack at something big, and we want to buy into the ground floor of your stellar talent. That’s why we want to hire you now.
Formidable is looking for aspiring developers who may not have a traditional software development background. We’re eager to take a chance on smart, motivated people with a proven ability to get functional websites to clients. This role provides on-the-job training doing real work for real clients with coworkers who are actively pushing the boundaries of the modern open-source web.
Maybe you’re already putting together sites with WordPress and jQuery. Maybe you’re exploring the modern JavaScript stack—tools like Node, React, and Backbone. Either way, you’re ready to take on bigger projects with higher coding requirements, and we’re ready to give them to you.
At Formidable, you’ll build bleeding-edge web apps at scale. You’ll work across the full stack, from server-side APIs to client-side UI. You’ll be involved in the development process from brainstorming all the way through to production. Above all, you’ll level up in your craft: work with powerful technologies, get frequent code reviews from your friendly veteran colleagues, and learn from continuing-education programs. Soon, we hope, you’ll be a senior engineer who runs projects, leads a team, and mentors aspiring developers who are where you are today.
How will we know you have potential to grow in this role? You already have completed projects to your name. You care about what we care about: clean code, sensible architecture, and readability over cleverness. And you’re OK with being uncomfortable, admitting when you don’t know something, and working with others to get better. Software engineering is difficult, and we’ll expect you to learn quickly and meet our high standards.
Still sound good? Let’s talk.
What You’ll Do
• Join a Formidable team as an engineer
• Gather requirements
• Write clean, readable code, mostly Javascript
• Write tests
• Expand your full-stack development knowledge
▾ Backbone
▾ React
▾ Node
• Collaborate, give and receive feedback, and grow
What You Have
• Portfolio of completed projects—websites or apps
• Drive to learn and grow
• Front-end experience:
▾ DOM manipulation
▾ CSS3 & CSS preprocessors
• Understanding of engineering for the web: client/server architecture, REST, etc.
• Experience gathering requirements & interfacing with clients
Extra Credit
• JavaScript MV* frameworks (e.g. Backbone)
• Familiarity with standard design patterns, data structures, and algorithms
• iOS development experience
• CS Background
Who We Are
Formidable is a privately-held, bootstrapped firm based in Fremont, WA. Developing complete web apps, embedding experts in clients’ teams, leading technology-specific training—we tailor our offerings to our customers’ needs, be they startups or Fortune 500s. We’re pushing the bleeding edge of the modern web by advancing the open-source software we use, teaching and learning new technologies, and pursuing opportunities and growth.
Formidable is committed to hiring the best people for the job, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
This position is in Seattle, WA. Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Jr Database Administrator

July 7th, 2016

Category: Technology
Job Type: Contract2Career
Start Date: ASAP
Min. Experience: Recent College Graduate
Openings: 1
Compensation: $40k-$45k DOE
Availability: Mon-Fri, typical office hours


The Database/Reporting Administrator is responsible for managing and maintaining this mortgage lender’s various databases for the purposes of creating custom reports for business units within the organization. These metrics span from high level tracking of department needs and metrics, as well as ad-hoc reporting as needed. This role will also be responsible for designing, building, and implementing new and improved database and reporting solutions within Business Intelligence unit of Information Technology. The individual will also assist in analyzing the impact and potential of new business initiatives and changes in business processes. This requires an in-depth knowledge of their products, policies, systems and procedures.


  • Design, build, and implement new database and reporting solutions
  • Combine data elements from disparate databases to create and manage reporting needs
  • Provide daily, monthly, and on-demand reporting
  • Appropriately structure and/or archive system information
  • Maintain up-to-date procedural documentation
  • Assist with technical escalations
  • Other projects as assigned


  • At least a Bachelor’s degree, equivalent work experience or military experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Access, Excel and Database Reporting
  • Proficiency in MS SQL, certified or related work experience
  • Some experience in a role focused on database administration and reporting preferred but not required


  • Good character, motivated, hard working.
  • Ability to work well with fellow associates, clients and vendors.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Neat, clean, healthy work habits.
  • Proven ability to demonstrate strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage time and multiple competing priorities
  • Proven strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills within and outside of the department
  • Strong SQL skills
  • Advanced MS Excel knowledge
  • Advanced MS Access knowledge
  • Experience with all of MS Office Suite
  • Successful track record of thriving in a fast paced, entrepreneurial and dynamic environment and management of multiple projects simultaneously
  • Familiarity CRM software, Visual Basic, Crystal Reports, LOS Programs

Network Administrator

June 17th, 2016

Network Administrator
Networks & Telecommunication Services

The Network Administrator provides all aspects of IT support for scientific research vessels. Work is performed on both shore and underway. Travel is required for this support. The Network Administrator supports research scientists, technicians, outreach personnel, and military members


•    Responsible for the installation of LAN workstation, server, or other LAN system components.
•    Performance of diagnostic testing and system troubleshooting, system configuration, integration, and or testing.
•    Maintenance of LAN user accounts and profiles; systems upgrades; software and ore hardware evaluation.
•    Responsible for the management of the Polar Science Network (PSN) including interfacing a variety of navigation, acoustic, meteorological and oceanographic electronics and configuring and supporting underway electronic mail using satellite communications.
•    Deploys with a ship to support the PSN and users in the initial check of the systems and final set-up of support of the deployed science users.
•    Deploy with a particular ship for portions of missions of 35 days or entire missions, up to a maximum of 180 days underway, in day-to-day PSN support of the deployed science users.
•    Respond and correct any equipment/system faults as reported within 24 hours of notification.
•    Assist the CG in the calibration, set-up and operation of each of the shipboard science systems during pre-cruise support.
•    Provide after action/trip reports for each pre-cruise and mission


•    Secret Security Clearance.
•    Expert level knowledge of Network Operating systems, Network Equipment and Protocols.
•    Must have excellent communications skills and be able to foster good customer relationships.
•    Strong analytical troubleshooting skills, learning new skills on the job is essential.
•    Must be able to work independently.
•    Must be physically capable of working in a shipboard environment.

Other Skills:

•    BS Degree in Computer Science, Computer Programming, Network Engineering.
•    Familiarization of US Coast Guard ships and cutters.
•    Familiarization with ship board satellite communications, and meteorological systems.
•    Familiarization with VSAT and Iridium equipment is a plus.
•    Network Certifications a plus

ManTech is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.  We encourage Minority/Female/Protected Veteran/Disabled applicants to apply. 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability.  To request an accommodation, please click and provide your name and contact information.

Requires Bachelor’s degree (in Computer Science or related field) or equivalent, and zero to two years of related experience.
Equivalent Experience/Education
Bachelor’s Degree
08-10 years w/High School Diploma
05-07 years w/Bachelors Degree
ManTech International Corporation is comprised of approximately 7,300 talented employees who use advanced technology to help government and industry meet some of their greatest challenges around the world. We adhere to the simple, no-nonsense values on which ManTech was founded more than four decades ago, aligning squarely with the mission objectives of our customers. As our customer base continues to expand and diversify, we continue to diversify our workforce and solutions. Nearly half our employees have a military background, and approximately 70 percent hold a government security clearance. As a leading provider of innovative technology services and solutions for the nation’s defense, security, health, space, and intelligence communities; we hold nearly 1,100 active contracts with more than 50 different government agencies.



June 15th, 2016

Cloud Applications Engineering Position Opening with your 2- and 4-year IT graduates

Req #: 131040
Department: UW-IT
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 04/18/2016
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education.
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

If you would like to find out more about what it is like to work for UW-IT, as well as to get a feel for our culture and our people, visit us at our employment website.

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

UW-IT has an outstanding full time opportunity for a Cloud Applications Engineer.

About the Position
As a member of UW-IT’s Academic and Collaborative Applications (ACA) unit, the CAE will serve as a support engineer for a wide range of Microsoft collaborative applications including, but not limited to: Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Yammer, Power BI, Sway, Microsoft Office across on premise, cloud and Office 365 platforms.  The CAE will also serve as a support engineer for Google Apps for Education as well as middleware that integrates both the Microsoft and Google applications with UW’s enterprise Subscription Services and Identity and Access Management Services.  The CAE will play a significant role in UW-IT’s efforts to offer and integrate the cloud computing platforms and services from Microsoft and Google.  These cloud services now serve more than 100,000 UW users, and are key to bringing new collaborative applications to enhance teaching, learning, research, and everyday work at UW.

The CAE’s responsibilities include:
• Administrative engineering duties that involve automating, maintaining, upgrading, enhancing, documenting, monitoring, and providing Tier 3 support for cloud application.
• Escalating and solving desktop support problems stemming from the interplay of Microsoft and Google cloud applications, a variety of Web browsers, and related desktop applications.
• Contributing to cutting-edge enterprise technology projects, coordinating and working with UW-IT colleagues and campus partners on projects involving Microsoft and Google technologies, and working with colleagues in ACA to integrate these cloud applications with other  CA services like the Canvas LMS or MyUW.
• Educating members of the UW community, other higher education institutions, and vendors about Microsoft and Google technologies.
About You
You are able and eager to:
• Implement and support Microsoft collaboration platforms with little guidance from the vendor.
• Solve technical problems creatively and collaboratively, working closely with Microsoft engineers, partners in industry, engineers at other higher education institutions, and engineers in UW-IT.
• Provide Tier 3 support for technologists across campus who are responsible for implementing the new platforms in their colleges, schools, or departments. Call on a deep knowledge of Windows Server, IIS, .NET, C#, PowerShell, SharePoint, Exchange, EOP, Skype for Business, Office 365, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, DNS, TCP/IP, Microsoft Active Directory, SQL and Microsoft SQL Reporting Service.
• Develop customized middleware, balancing the unique local needs of UW with the standard integration patterns supported by Microsoft and Google.
• Understand the distinct hardware and networking requirements of Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and other Microsoft products and design new enterprise hardware and networking configurations as needed.
• Keep current with software upgrades, understanding when they are mature enough to install in the UW environment without creating service disruptions.  Finally, the CAE may at times w
• Work with campus partners and clients to design and implement new service offerings when Microsoft releases substantial upgrades or new versions of the platforms.
• Help lead the move to the cloud-hosted Office365 version of Exchange, which will extend the calendaring and email service to upwards of 30,000 additional UW users, including key clients in UW Medicine.
• Play a key role in UW-IT’s ongoing partnership with Microsoft that aims to shape Microsoft services in ways that benefit higher education.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Informatics or related field
  • Three years’ experience managing Microsoft Exchange 2010 and above, including activities such as resource configuration, mailbox configuration, Outlook/OWA troubleshooting, email routing troubleshooting


  • Experience with Microsoft IIS, including activities such using applications, logging, authentication, deployment and certificate configuration and troubleshooting
  • Experience using Microsoft technologies such as C#, the .Net framework, and PowerShell to be able to automate administrative tasks and provide solutions for lower tiers of support
  • A working knowledge of network and desktop application troubleshooting
  • Demonstrated ability self-train on new products, protocols, standards and applications and the ability to communicate impacts and procedures to customers and support staff
  • Excellent customer service skills and experience
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision, both independently and as part of a team

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and above, including but not limited to: Application, Site Collection, Site, List Library, Search, Metadata, and other SharePoint constructs; configuration and troubleshooting; configuring and troubleshooting via the various SharePoint Client Object Models
  • Experience with Python scripting and the Django framework.
  • Experience with Office 365
  • Experience with Google Apps for Education
  • Experience with MS SQL
  • Experience with JavaScript, especially with regards to SharePoint Client Object Model, REST and OData endpoints

Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

While the general working hours are within Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., this individual must be willing to adjust hours to accommodate the needs of colleagues and partners. Events that will occur outside the normal work schedule include, but are not limited to impromptu staff meetings, client consultations, and system modifications. Likewise, this position has regular stringent deadlines revolving around the academic calendar which may require extended work hours.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or

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Summer course cancellations deadline

June 6th, 2016

June 17th we will need to make decisions on cancelling low enrollment classes for summer. Please be sure to register by then so we may count your seat!

Contact Lisa Sandoval with any questions

Learning Machines. How is it done?

June 2nd, 2016

Learning Machines. How is it done? 

When: Wed, Jun 8th 4pm-5:15pm

Where: BE 3178

Who: Blake Freeman, Computer Science Student & Transhumanist


The contemporary method for the development of sophisticated programs that deal with large sets of data is to turn the task over to a learning agent. A learning agent is built upon an algorithm that can “perceive” its environment and act to achieve a goal. Often this is a computational goal. In this talk Blake Freeman will present an overview of how that is accomplished.

Apex systems- Looking for Web Designers

May 25th, 2016


Global Web Builder (1-year+ contract)

Job Description:

Builder position is responsible for the build and fulfillment of CDK product and services orders. The Web Builder is responsible for setup, configuration, building of websites and other products. The Builder is also responsible for managing proto changes of websites. The Builder is responsible for creating and editing original custom graphics. The Builder may also edit Flash animations and JavaScript. The Builder is expected to proof their own work and to maintain a certain QA score for their work.


The Builder is responsible to meeting or exceeding individual revenue targets and contributing to the overall business unit targets. The Builder is responsible for maintaining the required order work load and to meet or exceed published lead time goals.


The Builder will take their direction from the Order Specialist in fulfilling the order to specification. This position is responsible for effectively communicating and seeking clarification as necessary to effectively fulfill the order within the specified lead times.


Must haves:




(JavaScript)—probably, but we don’t know for sure yet

(JQuery)—probably, but we don’t know for sure yet


Position Summary:

CDK is migrating 9,000 websites from one proprietary platform to another, which they are entitling their “Next Generation” platform. To do this, they’ll need to move already written code over. Then see if it renders in the new platform. They need to be able to read, write and edit code so they can go in and see what mistakes might be blocking the site from looking good/functioning on the new platform.


It’s a great chance to use your web development and design technologies and tools in a professional setting. Also it’s a production based environment, valuable exposure in high volume, production based work.


Websites are highly trafficked and have a broad consumer base. They have 28,000+ clients.


Daniel Brewer  |  Sr. Professional Recruiter  | Apex Systems

10500 NE 8th St. Suite#1525, Bellevue, WA 98004

Office: 425-278-0083   eFax: 425-696-0610  |