Updated April 3, 2009


Thank you for reviewing Encore Technical Staffing's current open order list.


If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, please send an email with your resume attached as an MS Word Document to douglas@lowmargins.com.  Be sure to mention the Requisition Number in your email.


Req#:  2009-44

Title:  PeopleSoft Developer

Location:  Long Beach, CA

Rate:  Open (W2, 1099)

Dates:  ASAP – 12/31/9, probable extensions


NOTE:  Must be US citizen or green card holder


Project Details

1.       Ability to understand and build logical processing flows to meet daily, weekly, monthly and financial reporting cycles. ·

2.       Must have thorough understanding of Autosys, PeopleSoft components, Oracle programming components (PL/SQL and SQL), Shell Scripting (UNIX and Windows), and ability to design, build and test per requirements. ·

3.       Must be able to lead and mentor development staff on basic Autosys components and execution Contribute to best practices and stability

4.       Application Management Services - Package Services, RICE - Oracle Applications ML


Req#:  2009-43

Title:  Appfluent Developer

Location:  Long Beach, CA

Rate:  Open (W2, 1099)

Dates:  ASAP – 12/31/9, probable extensions


NOTE:  Must be US citizen or green card holder


Project Details

1.       Develop Environment Plan for development migrations from testing to production

2.       Lead development of processes to insure accurate and timely migration of development components

3.       Coordinate planning and development of configuration management tools and processes

4.       Lead the development of storage planning and create plans to reduce overall environment footprint for warehouse activities

5.       Assist installation of appropriate tools to monitor data usage pattern and access. 2009 will require installation and planning to utilize Appfluent

6.       Review and make recommendations to consolidate and simplify environment coordination across FIMS


Req#:  2009-42

Title:  Oracle Applications Developer

Location:  Long Beach, CA

Rate:  Open (W2, 1099)

Dates:  ASAP – 12/31/9, probable extensions


NOTE:  Must be US citizen or green card holder


Project Details


1.       Diagnose production operation issues involving financial warehouse load operations utilizing PL/SQL in an Oracle Environment

2.       Troubleshoot, develop, and maintain Autosys job scheduling code

3.       Develop and modify existing PL/SQL & SQL code Oracle release 8 – 10

4.       Support performance troubleshooting in an Oracle and Sun UNIX environment

5.       Serve as 2nd or 3rd tier helpdesk support

6.       Maintain source control and configuration practices utilizing CVS and site requirements for production migration.

7.       Application Management Services - Package Services, RICE - Oracle Applications ML


Req#:  2009-41

Title:  Inventory Clerks

Location:  Carrolton, TX

Start Date:  On or around 4/15

Duration:  4-6 weeks

Rate:  $15/hr


We need 2 or 3 folks to work at a warehouse to inventory boxes and input data into a computer using proprietary software.  As it is a warehouse environment and some of these boxes have been in storage for years.  Casual attire (jeans, t-shirt, closed shoes) is appropriate.  The ability to lift boxes from the floor to a table and back is required.  Boxes weigh no more than 35 pounds.  Accurate data input using a PC is required.  We’d like to interview temps on Monday the 13th with the assignment starting a day or two later.  Wage rate is $15 an hour.  The warehouse is located in Carrollton, TX  75006.  Assignment is expected to last 4 – 6 weeks.


Req#:  2009-38 

Job Title:  QA Engineer

Job Start to End:  ASAP - 6/30/2009 with probable/possible extensions 

Hourly Rate:  $36.23/hr, W2

Location:  Santa Clara

Skills Summary:  Test Automation, Perl, Scripting and Automation Tools , PHP, Develop Test Plans, Process, Strategy, Linux, Java


Job Description:

Our client is seeking an experienced Testing Engineer in delivering world-class services and Platform. You will define test plans, review tests & product specifications, participate in defining/selecting appropriate test tools.


A successful candidate will have a strong track record of API level testing, developing new automated test suites, evaluating test coverage, performance benchmarking.


Job Description:

1.       As QA contractor, you will be responsible for performing API level tests.

2.       Working with other QA engineers, you will be writing tests in PHP/Perl or Java.


Job Requirements:

1.       The individual must have a combination of solid in-depth knowledge of QA, working with QA and non-QA groups.

2.       This person needs to have programming experience in a high level programming language such as Java or C/C++.

3.       The candidate will be expected to communicate clearly and effectively.


Required Skills/Qualifications:

1.       BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent

2.       Total 5-7+ years of outstanding track record in Software industry experience.

3.       Solid 5+ years of expertise in PHP/PERL development, or hands-on white box in Java

4.       API Automation testing with working experience on automation framework such as PHPFit, PHPUnit, JUnit

5.       Highly proficient in a Unix/Linux environment.

6.       Experience in Database such as Oracle, MySQL

7.       Excellent Communication, Collaboration, Reporting, Analytic and Problem solving skills.

8.       Customer-focused, ability to triage issues, react well to changes, work with teams and being able to multi-task on multiple products and projects.

9.       Self-starter, team player, highly organized, infrastructure and process-oriented, strong people skills

10.   Agile development environment experience


Additional Skills and Experience a Plus:

1.       Experience in Java

2.       Experience in GUI automation tools, such as Selenium

3.       Experience w/ testing "web services" and "atom/rss"

4.       Experience with testing distributed systems



Requisition 2009-35     

Job Title:  Sr QA Engineer

Job Start to End:  4/13/2009 - 9/28/2009

Hourly Rate:  $36.86, W2 (firm)

Location:  Sunnyvale


Notes from Conversation with Hiring Manager, March 26, 2009

1.       The ideal candidate has 4 years of web testing experience, plus automation testing experience with Java or PHP. 

2.       Selenium or Selng experience is a plus, but not required.

3.       Shell and Perl scripting is a plus.

4.       API testing experience can be a bonus so long as you have front-end experience and can code in Java.

5.       Depending on the skill set, this will either be front-end or bad end.


Our client is looking for a self-motivated QA Engineer with strong technical background, experienced in quality engineering, and API testing to participate in the release of highly visual projects. You will define test strategy, execute test plans, review product specifications, and define/select appropriate test tools and strategy. A successful candidate will have a strong track record of leveraging automation, developing new automated test suites, backend API testing, evaluating test coverage, providing high-quality feedback on the state of the product, and building strong relationships with cross functional teams.



1.       Partner with developers to create comprehensive testing solution based on application architecture, code internals, environment, and technical design.

2.       Write test plans, create test specs, implement testing strategy, participate / monitor test execution, and monitor key metrics

3.       Abe to add more test coverage using existing automation frameworks.

4.       Able to multi-task, triage issues, react well to changes, work independently in a fast paced environment.

5.       Expert in web applications testing with multiple web configurations, web browsers and platforms.


Minimum Job Qualifications:

1.       BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent.

2.       5+ years of background in QA testing of web-based applications.

3.       Hands on expertise of Whitebox/greybox, Java and/or PHP, Perl and Unix.

4.       Strong knowledge in HTML, Java Script, DHTML.

5.       Strong knowledge of QA processes, methods, and tools like bug tracking systems, test case tracking tools.

6.       Knowledge of various testing techniques, QA tools (test harnesses, version control and test automation tools).

7.       Excellent analytical, troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

8.       Demonstrated record of strong communication.  Sound examples of raising project issues and risks, with helpful resolution strategies.



Req# 2009-32

Title:  Lawson Finance Implementation Support Engineer

Location:  Union, NJ

Rate:  Open (W2 or 1099)

Dates/Duration:  4/6/9 – 7/31/9, possible/probable extensions

NOTE:  Principals Only. No third parties


Our client is looking for a Finance Consultant who will work with on-site project team members to support a Lawson M3 implementation, performing configurations and data initiation activities remotely as well as assist with interface design and development.  (Work is on-site)


Project description:

1.       Implementation of the Lawson M3 ERP solution leveraging IBM's Fashion Express Solution templates and accelerators.

2.       Implementation includes the installation and configuration of Lawson’s manufacturing and supply chain execution functionality.


Required skills:

1.       Implementation of the Finance modules of a Lawson M3 ERP for v12.5 or v7.1

2.       Implementation experience using the Lawson M3 or Intentia Movex ERP solution

3.       Implementation experience should include hands-on configuration as well as business process design.

4.       Candidate should also be familiar with IBM's Lawson Fashion Express Solution as well as the use of attributes in a manufacturing environment


Nice to have skills:

1.       Lawson M3 or Intentia Movex Supplier Management/Procurement Implementation Experience Jewelry Industry Experience (prefer finance)

2.       Movex Field Audit Trail Configuration Experience

3.       Movex Output Management Configuration Experience


Note:  Preference will be given to candidates with Jewelry Industry Experience.


Lawson M3 Financial module functional experience would also be considered.