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Posted by Danielle Toste on Thu, Apr 3, 2014 @ 09:04 AM

Position: Enterprise Principal Architect

A client is looking for an Enterprise Principal Architect for a 6-9 month contract in St. Paul, MN. Candidate will be responsible for technical and architectural leadership, establish and maintain a trusted advisor relationship with IT and business leaders, and conduct studies on theNet Developer Job openings in Nihaki USA
latest technology developments. This person must have at least 5 years of experience in a midsize or large corporation supporting multiple lines of business with global presence, 3 years of experience leading development enterprise systems integrations strategies, and at least 10 years of experience in at least three of the following: EAI, ETL, ESB, SOA, Web services, B2B
integration, EDI, and/or message brokers.

This position was posted on 3/31/2014. Click Here for more details!

Position: Data Architect

A client in Hopkins, MN is looking for a Data Architect with experience in data analysis, data profiling, data integration, and data quality. This person will be responsible for defining, analyzing, review architecture and technical requirements, as well as recommend DBMS and ETL tools and technologies for structured and unstructured content. Candidate must have at
least 12 years of experience in software development and database application with the majority of experience in data strategy, souring, modeling, integration, and architecture.

This position was posted on 3/31/2014. Click Here for more details!

Position: Systems/Data Analyst

A client in Hopkins, MN is seeking a Systems job opening1Analyst II for a 6-9 month contract. This person will possess a general understanding of the technologies and applications supporting business and will research complex data, process, and integration issues.  Candidate will need to have a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (or degree in related field or equivalent work
experience) and have experience with client server and thin-client application support.

This position was posted on 4/1/2014. Click Here
for more details!

Position: Information Architect

One of our clients in Minneapolis, MN, is looking for an Information Architect who will provide data strategy and governance oversight for a focused portion of the client’s information architecture. This person must have working knowledge of core elements of “Open Web” framework, proven experience with designing and developing mobile apps for iOS and/or Android, and web application with Rich User Interface.   

This position was posted on 4/1/2014. Click Here for more details!

 

Interested? View all of our open IT contract positions by visiting our Job Seekers page!

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York Solutions is Looking for a New Account Manager in Chicago

Posted by Briana Perrino on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 @ 13:02 PM

York Solutions is an IT consulting firm unlike any other. Or at least that's what we are told by our clients and employees! Our unique business model separates us from our competition and has enabled York to triple in size in the past 2 years. 

If you are a talented sales person with a strong work ethic and would like to understand what we are told makes us different, whether you are happy at your company or not, we encourage you to meet with us. 

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes base salary, commission, and benefits, but we pride ourselves on our unique company culture that gives employees the flexibility to have quality work-life balance while having opportunities for professional development and growth.

Required:

  • 2+ years of experience in the IT staffing industry
  • 1+ year(s) in a sales role
  • Proven success in developing new business relationships
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred:

  • Vast knowledge of the Chicago market
  • Staff augmentation experience
  • Technically sound knowledge of IT concepts and the latest trends

York Solutions, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Meet York Solutions Employee: Bryan Binstock

Posted by Danielle Toste on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 @ 09:02 AM

Knowing the people of our company is important in understanding us and our culture. So this week, we would like for you to get to know Bryan Binstock, Principal Consultant at York
Solutions

Can you tell us a little bit about your role?

I initially started as a Principal Consultant with a client of York.  My responsibilities included Bryan Binstockworking with the current consultants by creating a ‘York’ culture within the client culture, as well as to expand the York presence within the client.  At the end of 2014, my
role changed to be more focused on expanding the York presence through adding
incremental value to new departments.  I am also the on-site Think IT contact for ALL resources, including employees and consultants from other firms.  With the help of Jim Spinner and Jim Hanselman, we have expanded both the York and Think IT presence within the company, and will continue to do so in the coming months and years!

Where did you go to school at?

DeVry Institute in Kansas City, MO – graduating with a BS is Computer Information Systems (CIS)

What drew you to York Solutions?

I was initially introduced to York Solutions through Think IT.  I had just relocated back to the Twin Cities, after spending the last 17 years working for American Express in Phoenix, AZ.  I started my career as a developer and then moved into more of a capability architect
capacity.  When I started looking for my next career move, I knew I really didn’t want to continue doing what I had been doing before.  I wanted to be in more of a customer facing role, more in line with sales or account management. 

When I came into the York/Think IT office, I met with a number of great people including Trevor Matthies and Andrew Knutson.  I told them what I had done in the past, but then I said ‘I want to do what you guys do…account management’.  From there, the conversations/interviews continued with senior management and resulted in us collectively defining my position of Principal Consultant. While going through this process, I was attracted to the energy and youthfulness at York, as well as the ‘non-corporate’, yet professional feel at the office!  I also liked the lack of bureaucracy and politics in making quick decisions, especially after coming from a very corporate environment.

What has been your biggest accomplishment since working here?

I would say expanding the York presence at our client through strengthening existing and establishing new relationships with key leaders across the organization.

Why do you like coming to work every day?

Every day is different!  Between the time I spend on site at the client and York, I thoroughly enjoy engaging with different people throughout the day!  The conversations with people regarding such a variety of topics changes every day!  The opportunity to truly help people
grow in their careers through York and Think IT is very empowering and rewarding.

Who has influenced you the most, either professionally or personally?

Professionally, I would say it has been most of the leaders I have worked with and for over the years!  Specifically, I would say my first manager at American Express, Fred Wadlow, was one of my biggest mentors, leading by example and challenging me to become a better leader.  Personally, I am inspired and influenced by my wife Bridget and 3 kids; Nathan, Melissa and
Matthew!  They have always been supportive, especially during times of transitions into new career choices over the years!

How do you spend your time outside of the office?

With my family!  Between travel basketball, club soccer and other activities, nights and weekends are kept very busy!  When I do have time, I enjoy golfing in the summer and playing hockey in the winter.  I also spend time helping at church, volunteering with numerous
charities, sitting on the BOD with 4p- Support Group, along with a number of things. I also love to travel, especially to warmer places in the winter now that I don’t live in Arizona anymore!

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York Solutions Hires New Senior Director of Consulting Services

Posted by Briana Perrino on Mon, Dec 23, 2013 @ 16:12 PM

New director brings comprehensive experience to establish IT consulting firm presence in new market

York Solutions, an IT consulting firm with over 20 years of experience, is pleased to announce that Jim Hanselman has joined the company as a Senior Director of Consulting Services. Hanselman will be responsible for the development and growth of York Solutions’ services by leading the sales and recruiting efforts in the St. Louis market.

Hanselman comes to York Solutions with over 18 years of leadership, management, business development, recruiting, and mentorship experience within the IT consulting industry. He hasJim Hanselman had extensive experience in establishing and opening new markets, as well as developing and executing strategic sales and recruiting plans. “I have been a fan of York Solutions and its leadership for over 10 years,” Hanselman said. “For me it is a perfect culture fit, and I am excited to bring our truly unique offerings to St. Louis.”

“Not to mention, Think IT, York’s professional development association for IT professionals, is just fantastic,” Hanselman added. “I have been so impressed at the level of interaction and discussion that takes place between the members in the group meetings that I have been able to attend. I’ve never seen anything like it before and I’m incredibly eager to start this community in St. Louis.”

Hanselman possesses a complete understanding of IT contracted resources and has worked with numerous Fortune 100 companies to address their staffing needs. He has also been integral to the growth of each of his past companies’ market share throughout his career.

“We’re so glad to bring Jim on board,” said Roy Brammer, VP of Sales at York Solutions. “I’ve had the honor of working with Jim in the past and I know from firsthand experience that he always has the clients’ best interest in mind. I have no doubt that he will be instrumental to York’s growth and success in St. Louis.”

For more information or to schedule an interview with Jim Hanselman, please call Briana Perrino at 877-700-9675 or email Briana at bperrino@yorksolutions.net

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Think IT's New Professional Development Group for SAP Professionals

Posted by Briana Perrino on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 @ 09:02 AM


We are very happy to announce that York’s professional development association, Think IT,
has launched its newest group designed for SAP professionals. The Think IT SAP Professionals Collaboration group will be open to SAP technical, functional, and business professionals. Think IT SAP    

Think IT’s newest group will hold in-person roundtable meetings to discuss relevant and timely topics surrounding SAP. Each meeting will be facilitated by a current member who will choose the discussion topic. The purpose of the group is to further develop the knowledge, training, and skills of its members in order to help them achieve personal goals and contribute more effectively to their organizations.  

With the increasing presence and growth of the SAP software within organizations, we recognized the importance of creating a group specifically designed to bring SAP professionals together. “We believe that this group will allow members to gain a more well-rounded understanding of SAP professionals in different roles. We hope that this increased understanding will help them to collaborate more efficiently and increase overall productivity and success throughout their organizations,” said Richard Walker, Chairman of Think IT Association. and skills of its members in order to help them achieve personal goals and contribute more effectively to their organizations. 

The group’s first meeting is set to take place on Wednesday, February 27th at 3M and the topic of the meeting will be “Testing SAP Customization.”  For more information on Think IT and the SAP Professionals Collaboration group, please visit www.thinkITassociation.org

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York Solutions and Think IT Toy Drive for Sharing and Caring Hands

Posted by James Sweeney on Fri, Nov 16, 2012 @ 15:11 PM

Goal is to collect 1,000 toys for young children and teens in need


Minneapolis, MN  – IT consulting firm, York Solutions, and its professional development association, Think IT, are happy to announce their participation in the Sharing and Caring Hands Annual Christmas Drive. The goal of York and Think IT is to collect 1,000 toys by Friday, December 14th to help make the holiday season special for children and teens in the Twin Cities.

York Solutions and Think IT are collecting unwrapped, brand new toys for boys and girls. Donations can also include cash, gift cards, sporting goods, and electronics for teens. Any cash donations received will be used to purchase gifts to contribute to the toy drive.

“Sharing and Caring Hands is such a wonderful organization in our community. Its compassion for those in need is incredible and we are so happy to contribute to the amazing work their volunteers do,” said Richard Walker, Chairman of Think IT Association and Partner at York Solutions.

Gifts will be collected at the York Solutions and Think IT offices, located at 7101 Northland Circle North, Suite 200 in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Think IT members are also welcome to bring donations to their weekly group meetings. In addition, Think IT representatives and York employees will make themselves available to pick up donations from those who are unable to visit the office or meetings.

“I hope that all members of York, Think IT, and the greater Minneapolis community will contribute to this cause and help us meet or even surpass our goal of collecting 1,000 toys for local children and teens,” continued Walker. “We thank everyone in advance for their generosity!”

For more information or to schedule a donation pick-up, please email rwalker@yorksolutions.net or sassocasa@gmail.com.

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York Solutions Honored as Top 25 IT Consulting Firm in Twin Cities

Posted by Brandi Will on Wed, Sep 26, 2012 @ 15:09 PM

Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal places York in Top 25 for First Time 


Brooklyn Park, MN (Sept. 26, 2012)— York Solutions,  a leading IT consulting firm, is proud to announce that it has been named to the “Top 25 IT Consulting Firms” list by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. The companies named to this list were chosen and ranked based on number of hours billed in 2011. Since the opening of York’s Minnesota division in 2000, the company has grown considerably, with a notable 78% growth in consultants billed since 2011, qualifying it for the 18th spot on this annual list.

“I am excited and honored that York Solutions was chosen for this list,” said Bill Carr, CEO and President of York Solutions.  “We are among fantastic company, from up-and-comers to true industry veterans, and this would not have been possible if it were not for the dedication of York staff and our ever-growing base of consultants.”

York also recently signed exclusive contracts with three major Minnesota companies. The deals are worth a combined $15 million and will make York responsible for filling more than 100 positions. When filling positions, York Solutions matches job requirements with consultant skill using its proprietary IT InfoSource database, which currently has over 10 million IT resources. York consultants based in the Twin Cities are additionally provided with the opportunity to join Think IT, an IT specific peer-to-peer professional development organization of over 1,000 members.

The recent achievements are only a sign of things to come, according to Roy Brammer, York’s Vice President of Sales.

“Being listed as one of the top 25 IT consulting firms is an extraordinary accomplishment,” Brammer said. “But we are not only proud of our company’s current accomplishments; we plan to build upon this success and will continue to deliver cutting-edge resource solutions to help businesses and IT professionals achieve their goals.”

For more information on York Solutions or ThinkIT, please visit www.yorksolutions.net and www.thinkitassociation.org.

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York Solutions signs three exclusive contracts valued at $15 Million

Posted by Brandi Will on Tue, Aug 7, 2012 @ 15:08 PM

York selected for its resource acquisition model & IT professional development association


Minneapolis, MN - York Solutions, an IT consulting firm with over 20 years of experience, was recently awarded multiple exclusive, single-source IT contracts with three of the largest technology employers in Minnesota. York was chosen over numerous IT consulting firms to provide these companies with IT resources. In total, the firm will be responsible for filling more than 100 positions worth nearly $15 million.

These three companies include a non-profit agency, a company in the information technology industry, and another from the mechanical and industrial engineering sector. The positions filled for these companies will include highly sought after specialties such as Java and .Net applications, along with infrastructure and SAP.

York will provide IT resources through its creative resource acquisition model. This model combines improved forecasting with a fast-paced turn-around time in order to find the most qualified people to fill these positions.

“Our process shifts the burden of screening, interviewing, and on-boarding of candidates to York which will save the clients time and resources,” said Roy Brammer, York’s Vice President of Sales.  “Managers spend their valuable time on delivering projects, resources are productive sooner, and talented individuals are locked down faster.”

Another major differentiator in the decision to choose York Solutions is its involvement in its peer- to-peer professional development association Think IT.   Nearly 1000 Minnesota IT professionals are members of the independent organization that provides value in the form of best-practices articles and presentations, mentoring, and networking opportunities.

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York Solutions Hires New VP of Sales

Posted by Brandi Will on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 @ 15:07 PM

New executive brings comprehensive experience, unique expertise to the IT Consulting Firm

Brooklyn Park, MN (July 19, 2012)—York Solutions, an IT consulting firm with over 20 years of experience,   is pleased to announce that Roy Brammer has joined the company as Vice President of Sales.  Brammer will lead York’s sales team and be responsible for the further development and growth of York Solutions’ services in the Minnesota market.

Brammer comes to York Solutions with more than 14 years of leadership, management, business development, and recruiting experience within the IT consulting industry.  York’s clients will benefit from his unique methodologies that focus on increased vendor accountability and creative resource acquisition solutions.

“I am eager to start digging into work with the York Solutions team,” Brammer said.  “The company is leading the way on two fronts.  For clients, it is delivering cutting edge IT resources to achieve business, technology, and operational efficiency objectives. For IT professionals, York has developed a peer-to-peer professional development network (Think IT) that is second to none.”

Brammer has gained a complete understanding of IT contracted resources through working with a highly-regarded IT Consulting Firm based in St. Louis, quickly becoming the Branch Manager of its flagship office. Under his leadership, the number of employees and clients increased significantly, client retention improved, and internal turnover decreased.

“We’re extremely excited about what Roy brings to York Solutions,” said Richard Walker, Partner at York Solutions. “Roy’s experience in the industry ensures that York clients are being delivered contracted resource management solutions that address not only current staffing needs, but forecast future issues and provide proactive solutions.”

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