<![CDATA[The Armada Group: talent_showcase]]> https://TALENT.THEARMADAGROUP.COM/ en-us <![CDATA[Strong - A Strong Linux/Support Engineer]]> Areas of Expertise: Premium Tech Support, Linux/System Engineering

Key Accomplishments: 5+ years of successfully providing Premium Level Application Support for various clients

This is what Strong's former manager had to say about him: Strong worked for me as part of a transition team at IBM. He demonstrated good technical skills and he was very reliable. Strong would be an excellent addition to any team.

Technical Skills: Linux, Bash, Python, Premium Support/Escalation Engineering, AWS, Jira/Ticketing, User Access Management, PostgreSQL


Location: Bay Area

Availability: Contract, Contract to Hire and Direct Hire opportunities

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<![CDATA[Loc - Versatile Support Engineer]]> Areas of Expertise: Tech/Customer Support, Escalation Engineering, Troubleshooting, Monitoring Service, Application Performance Monitoring, Security Monitoring and Analytics

Key Accomplishments:  

  • Provided support to customers on cloud-based enterprise management and analytics software, shared best practices for availability, scalability, and security to help drive adoption and usage.
  • Represented the product group of Enterprise Manager, an applications and systems management product with annual revenue of over $600 million, in engagements with customers including Fortune 500 customers to ensure deployment success.

This is what Loc's former co-worker had to say about him: I worked alongside Loc for nearly 10 years and we collaborated many times on projects and customer engagements. Loc’s knowledge of our products, in particular Enterprise Manager and Management Cloud are excellent. He has a wealth of customer experience using these products to back up his excellent customer facing skills in helping them deliver management solutions that add real value to the bottom line and operational efficiency. He is an excellent team member and key contributor to customer success, I’d whole-heartedly recommend Loc for any team looking for a customer driven key contributor.

Technical Skills: Premium Support, Applications and systems management and monitoring, Log Analytics, Ticketing System, Linux, RedHat, SQL

Location: South Bay Area

Availability: Contract, Contract to Hire and Direct Hire opportunities

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<![CDATA[Michael - Sr. Product Manager with IT Enterprise Experience]]> Areas of Expertise: Search, AI, ML, Product Management, Platforms

Here is what made Michael stand out to his former employer: 

"Michael possesses a strong mix of Technical Expertise, Business Acumen and passion for Innovation that enable him to successfully lead complex initiatives that deliver solutions to business problems and creates real and measurable Business Value. I am fortunate to have had Michael on my team and would highly recommend him to any organization looking for these skill sets."

Key Accomplishments: 

  • I'm a technology expert with over 10 years’ experience driving projects, development teams, and results at many of the top names in the high-tech industry.
  • My passion is leading & guiding software development teams, helping them to create, innovate, and deliver the best product possible.

Technical Skills: Atlassian, Wiki, JIRA, SDLC Tools

Fun Fact: Used to be the lead singer of psychedelic band in the 90s

Availability: Contract to Hire and Direct Hire opportunities.

Locations: Lives in San Jose, Open to Milpitas to Palo Alto

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<![CDATA[Senior Full Stack Developer with AWS and React ]]> Areas of Expertise: 15+ years of experience in architecture, design, development in Cloud, Desktop and Mobile environments.

Here is what made you stand out to your former employer: Working with Shiva in both a small team project and in larger team projects has been a good experience. I've worked with him on full-stack systems in AWS. The most recent being an application using Angular for front-end UI implementation and Typescript as the backend. He has shown a good ability to adapt to new languages and environments as the tasks required. 

Technical Skills: Java, JavaScript, React, AWS

Availability: 2 weeks notice

Location: Peninsula and South Bay 

Open to all engagements 


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<![CDATA[Vaidehi - Skilled Technical Project Manager]]> Vaidehi - Technical Project Manager

Areas of Expertise: Project Management, Software Architecture, Technical Lead, Scrum Master,

Key Accomplishments: Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Skills: Agile, Scrum, change management, project management, Jira, roadmaps, SOX, compliance tools – GDPR, ERP, building POC’s, building Web applications and back end integrations using Soap/REST APIs and middleware tools, ITSM tools, Saba Cloud LMS, Sum Total Service Now, Salesforce, SAML SSO, migrations, AWS/Azure, data migrations, Unix/Linux, Shell script, Java, Jquery, PL/SQL, AzureBot.

Availability: Contract, Contract to Hire, or Direct Hire

Location: Campbell, CA

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<![CDATA[Brinda - Project/Program/Release manager]]> Brinda Shivaram

Title: Project/ Program Manager, Release manager

Location: Sunnyvale

Open to: South Bay

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<![CDATA[Jerry - A Keen Mac iOS App Developer & Test Automation]]> Jerry B - A Keen Mac iOS App Developer & Test Automation

Areas of Expertise: 

  • iOS/Mac App Development using Swift 5 - Restful API/JSON, Core Data/SQLite
  • iOS/Mac Test Automation in Xcode Using XCTest/XCUITest - Unit Testing and UI Testing
  • Python Programming - For general purpose and automation, Pandas, Data Analysis
  • Java Programming - For personal project - Algorithmic Music Composition
  • RESTful Web Services - Client side

Fun Fact: Writing music and playing guitar are Jerry's lifelong passions.

Availability: Contract, Contract to Hire and Direct Hire opportunities.

Locations: South Bay or Remote Engagements

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<![CDATA[Senior Full stack developer with enterprise level experience ]]> Areas of Expertise: Full Stack Development 

Here is what made you stand out to your former employer: Kei and I worked together on a project involving HP Services. We had to put together a prototype in a very short time, using technology that was new to our team (none of us had any prior experience with it). Kei took on one of the most important components of that prototype, and put in the hours to master the technology and build the component. This particular project required us to gather input and reconcile perspectives from a number of different business groups located across Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States. We had to juggle communications and sometimes conflicting requirements from a great many people. In addition to his design and programming work, Kei really helped us keep all these straight. I really enjoyed working with Kei. Kei is very smart, creative, and experienced. He is thorough, hard-working, handles stress remarkably well, and is an excellent team player

Key Accomplishments: 

Technical Skills: C, C++, Embedded C++, Java, Java servlet, JavaScript, HTML, SQL, AWS, SaaS, Git, MySQL, Linux, Apache

Availability: Immediate 

Locations: open to commuting

Open to all engagements 

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<![CDATA[Jerald - Experienced Puppet Expert ]]> Jerald Sheets

Jerald is a well-spoken Sr. Puppet Expert with 20+ years of IT experience and the last 10 years with Puppet. His current work with Paypal is in a large-scale enterprise environment with 623k nodes where he performs architectural design and review for PayPal’s DevOps infrastructure initiatives as well as acting as a SME for Puppet Configuration management tools and methods, Continuous Integration, and DevSecOps techniques. He works remotely managing their Puppet automation infrastructure and has built and deployed a 100% automated CI pipeline for automation platform development using Puppet, Jenkins, Docker, and other technologies. He has also worked at Apple and helped to pioneer Apple’s first Puppet roll out. Jerald is interested in remote opportunities from Georgia, available by phone or video with 48 hour’s notice, and can begin his next engagement with 2 weeks’ notice.


Available: Immediately

Location: GA

Open to: Remote

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<![CDATA[Brad - Competent QA Lead]]> Areas of Expertise: QA, Manual Testing, Team Lead, Mobile

Key Accomplishments:  

  • QA Lead for manual/black box regression and integration testing of client sites
  • Utilized JIRA to monitor bug tracking and follow sprint planning goals in an agile environment

This is what Brad's former manager had to say about him: I managed Brad on various accounts. He has always proven himself to be a skilled QA engineer who fully immerses himself into his work assignments thus delivering over and beyond the expectations. His eye for details, thoroughness and dedication to his work has been recognized by clients and other stakeholders. His dedication and perseverance has helped unravel difficult software problems. As his career manager, I found that he has the acumen to take new learning challenges. Given the opportunity, I look forward to working with Brad in the future. 

Technical Skills: Mobile, Desktop, & Tablet Testing, Manual, Regression, Blackbox, Greybox, Functional, & Integration Testing, JIRA, UI, Jenkins

Location: SF, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton 

Availability: Contract to Hire and Direct Hire

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<![CDATA[Michael - A Skilled QA Manual Tester]]> Areas of Expertise: QA, Manual Testing, UI, Mobile, Web, and Desktop, Android & IOS

Key Accomplishments:  

  • Led in 2 QA teams with total and distributed bug counts from Product Team during his rookie year
  • Ranked 1st place in leaderboard points among 11 Testers from uTest Pizza Hut iOS Mobile App Test Cycle
  • Trained and ramped up 4 new Testers  to support international markets
  • Independently managed, controlled, and scheduled all daily and weekly testing within NPD group

This is what Michael's former co-worker had to say about him: I worked closely with Michael who was our only QA for the team, where I was the PM for transactions. He was able to effectively assess the severity of issues. He provided excellent written reports which helped me to understand, assign, and prioritize issues. It was easy to work with Michael. He was able to plan around the launch dates of many new features, in addition to his daily acceptance testing. He is able to work independently and at the same time keep me in the loop if there are any blockers. He also worked closely with my engineering team who developed those features to validate expected behavior. Michael’s work ethic and attention to quality was an asset to our team. It helped improve our buyer experience and achieve our goals. I wish him the best in his career and recommend him to any company looking for a hardworking QA resource. I have no hesitation in working with him again. 

Technical Skills: Blackbox, Regression, Functional, and User Acceptance Testing, Radar, Agile, JIRA

Location: South Bay Area

Availability: Contract, Contract to Hire and Direct Hire opportunities

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<![CDATA[Holly - Security PM with PKI Experience]]> Areas of Expertise: Vendor Security, PKI, Security, Security PM, Working on Getting PMP Cert

Here is what made Holly stand out to her former employer: "Holly is a key member of my team, having joined us when our PKI infrastructure was in shambles. Holly quickly resolved the issues, created a process and rolled it out to the organization. Holly then took to learning other InfoSec technologies such as vulnerability management, and key creation and management. Holly is a quick study, is eager and has a wonderful sense of humor. Holly would be a huge asset to any organization that values someone who is smart, dedicated and passionate about what they are doing!"

Key Accomplishments: 

  • Managed all Vendor Security requirements for third-parties, vendors, suppliers and partners. Evaluated services and technologies against Information Security policies and procedures to ensure compliance with security requirements
  • Reviewed, analyzed and provided strategic recommendations to Information Security Program plan
  • Created, maintained, and delivered the project plan for the database for the management of the Vendor Security Program. Successfully completed all deliverables on-time, budget, and within scope across the cross-functional team

Technical Skills: 

  • Team leadership
  • Information Security
  • Attention to details
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Proficient in Apple tools (e.g. Pages, Keynote, Numbers, etc.)
  • Extensive knowledge in Microsoft Office
  • In depth knowledge of PKI, SSL/TLS environment
  • Ability to identify process implementation
  • Interpersonal and written communication
  • Project Management
  • Risk management processes and analysis

Fun Fact: Running Marathons, IronMan Training

Availability: Contract, Contract to Hire and Direct Hire opportunities.

Locations: 25 miles from Campbell

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<![CDATA[Mac - A Results Driven PM ]]> Mac Senour – Results Driven PM

Areas of Expertise: Agile Coach/Scrum Master/Project Manager with extensive experience in software development. Wrote and taught Scrum and Kanban classes.. Certified Scrum Professional, who volunteers his time to help others understand and implement the Agile/Scrum process.

Here is what made Mac stand out to his former employer: It's been a pleasure working beside Mac. Mac consistently showed himself to be an expert and go-to guy. Mac is the type of person that makes things happen, and any organization would benefit from his drive, enthusiasm, and expertise.

Key Accomplishments: Agile coach for 15 teams in beginning stage of transition from waterfall to Scrum

Technical Skills: Works with the two biggest Agile tools, Rally and Jira, as an admin.

Availability: Contract, Contract to Hire and Direct Hire opportunities.

Locations: Prefers East Bay & SF but open to all

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<![CDATA[Dana - Tech Training & Instructional Design Expert]]> Areas of Expertise: Speaking. Training, Instructional Design, Strategy. 

Here is what made Dana stand out to her former employer: 

"Dana came to help kick-start a technical training program lead by me, an engineering manager with absolutely NO experience with instructional design. From the time she started to when the contract ended, we produced a ton of content, and a template for how all technical instructional design should work. Dana was nothing short of amazing. Her constant devotion and high energy were such a joy to have around."

Key Accomplishments: 



Technical Skills: 

Authoring tools include: Adobe Suite including Photoshop, Articulate Presenter and Storyline, Audacity sound editor, Brainshark, Breeze, Camtasia, Captivate, Crazy Talk, eLearning Brothers, FrontPage, Gif creation, Gimp, Google Suite including Slides, iClone, iMovie, Keynote, Lectora, OmniGraffle, PresenterMedia, ScreamingBee, Second Life, Site Pal, SublimeText2, Textmate, Toolbook.

Webinar/Webcasting tools include: Adobe Connect, Genesys, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, iLinc, MeetingPlace, WebEx.

LMS Systems include: EduNeering ComplianceWire, Plateau, and SumTotal

Quality Systems include: Atlassian Suite (JIRA), QUMAS, ServiceNow, Pilgrim and MasterControl


Fun Fact: Helps with dog rescue for abandoned dogs

Availability: Contract, Contract to Hire and Direct Hire opportunities.

Locations: East Bay, South Bay, Peninsula, SF would be tough

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<![CDATA[Emillie - A Creative Visual/UI Designer]]> Areas of Expertise: UI/UX/Visual Design

Key Accomplishments:  Created over 250 icons on company's enterprise software pages, the 3D Shop nav icon, and over 30 customer product icons

This is what Emillie's former employer had to say about her: Emillie is a creative giant! From the mundane to the most complex human interactive challenges, she delivers a unique and extremely refined style and purpose. She is one of the hardest working people and is committed to every level of detail. She is one of the rare perfectionists that is able to hit every deadline and work with every budget. She sets a standard that is much higher than most have ever experienced and she delivers 110% to that standard - every time! She is a team player who can ensure the success of the initiative!

Technical Skills: Iconography/Typography, UI/Graphic/Web Design, Photo Development, Visual Language, Adobe Creative Suite, Brand Development

Location: South Bay Area

Availability: Contract, Contract to Hire and Direct Hire opportunities

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<![CDATA[Sarah - Skilled QA Engineer]]> Areas of Expertise: QA, Automation & Manual Testing, UI, APIs

Key Accomplishments: Responsible for successful testing all APIs provided to 3rd party software engineers to develop their own applications. Defined test cases and implemented using Python/Pytest framework, setup environment on EC2 to run python code, create jobs to run automation test on Jenkins, monitor/maintain automation testing suite.

Technical Skills: Python, Java, Selenium, Jenkins, Monitoring & Deployment, UI/API testing, Test Suite Development

Location: South Bay Area

Availability: Contract, Contract to Hire and Direct Hire opportunities

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<![CDATA[Nick – Senior Technical Project Manager ]]> Nick Ottavio – Senior Technical Project Manager

Areas of Expertise: Project Management, Scrum Master

Key Accomplishments: Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified SAFe 4.5 Agilist (SA), Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Skills: Agile, hybrid, and waterfall methodologies. DevOps & CI/CD. Business IT. Organizational change management and enablement. Vendor management and contract negotiation. Needs assessment and requirements analysis. Matrixed enterprise resource management. ITIL/ITSM.

Availability: Contract, Contract to Hire, or Direct Hire

Location: Berkeley, CA

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<![CDATA[Anjan - DevOps/Cloud Engineer]]> Areas of Expertise: DevOps/Cloud Engineering

Key Accomplishments: Successfully migrated on Prem to Cloud for AWS and GCP

Technical Skills: AWS, CI/CD, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, Unix/Linux

Location: SF Bay Area

Availability: Contract, Contract to Hire and Direct Hire opportunities

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<![CDATA[Arun - Technical Lead with Full stack and Micro services experience]]> Areas of Expertise: Engineering Leader - Ruby on Rails, Cloud services(AWS), Release Management

Here is what made you stand out to your former employer: I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Arun on Identity, Personalization, and Alerting features (email marketing & push notifications) for 1+ years at realtor.com. During this time, Arun demonstrated superior technical/architectural capabilities and leadership

Key Accomplishments: 1) System stability - Arun was able to review, understand, and bring reliability to an under-developed and undocumented system 2) Feature performance/scale - Arun improved performance and scale of 10+ consumer-facing features 3) Feature recommendations - Arun has an engineering mind but also takes the time to understand the business and consumer needs, resulting in several features that were shipped based on his recommendation 4) Mentorship - Arun is capable of simultaneously shipping features and mentoring younger engineers

Technical Skills: Ruby on Rails, Node, MongoDB, Docker, Elastic Search,redis, AWS EC2, S3, Lamda, Cloud formation, Elasticsearch service, RDS, Jenkins, NewRelic, Splunk, HTML5, CSS (2/3), XHTML, JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX, Bootstrap, JSON, node.js, DOJO, React and experience on MVC technologies and Micro Services

Availability: Immediate 

Open to: Contract, Contract to Hire and Direct Hire opportunities.

Locations: South Bay preferred

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