Thursday, July 10, 2014

"perfect" MIS job opp at local bank worth looking into

Our Associate Dean for Business Graduate Programs, Steve Kwan, just let me know that a local bank with whom the college has a good relationship is looking to add a position that would be a perfect fit for an MIS student/grad. The blurb he sent (below - at the bottom) explains they need an "intermediary who can bridge the gap between our application users and the technologists who support them (and are often remote)"
In other words, they need someone who knows both business and technology so they can talk to both sides in their "native language" and translate between them. That's the core essence of the MIS program and what sets it apart from the other Business concentrations and from Computer Science/Engineering too. In fact they go on to say "an affinity for, and interest in, technology would be critical but being an engineer or highly skilled network technician would not be expected or required."

Some knowledge/affinity for finance/banking would be helpful, of course, but maybe having taken a finance course is enough, if it's a field you're eager to learn. It's not clear whether this is full-time or part-time/internship, etc. but definitely worth looking into given the great fit and potential.

Now, since the bank is a friend of the college, Dr. Kwan is eager to get them someone that will make them happy so we're looking for somebody who's pretty sharp and will make us proud. If that's you, please get in touch with Dr. Kwan ASAP by emailing him at stephen.kwan@sjsu.edu. 

Check out their blurb below and get in touch with Dr. Kwan if you like the sound of it. I do. If you're in MIS, I think you should, too.

"The Bank has continued to grow and we find the need to add resources in the IT area.  All of our network and core processing activities are outsourced and those vendors do a good job for us but some of our employees are finding it difficult to interface with our vendors when there are issues.  We need an intermediary who can bridge the knowledge gap between our application users and the technologists who support them (and are often remote).  This person would learn the architecture of our system and the various applications we have “bolted” on to it so having an affinity for, and interest in, technology would be critical but being an engineer or highly skilled network technician would not be expected or required.  We would expect to spend time and other resources training this person.  The big plus for us, beyond improving the day to day experience of our existing workforce, will be to have an employee who can help us develop and implement more technology in our day to day processes."

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