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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 the 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 Analyst 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 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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