Looking for a Few Smart People


One thing I haven’t really done with this blog is use it for any focused efforts to help my day job.  I am going to break that trend for one day because I am looking for some smart people and I want to find them sooner rather than later.

There is an online posting for the type of person I am looking to hire.  Before I share the link, I want to talk a little more in detail about what is going on behind the scenes.

Why Am I Looking?

WashConLogo_284x100 My company, Washington Consulting, Inc., does a fair amount of consulting in both functional and technical areas.  We do focus a lot on Information and Content Management, but it is far from the only thing that we do for our clients.  We also work with a wide array of technologies, Documentum and SharePoint just being two of the more widely used technologies.

In the last 12-18 months, we have started looking at the Health IT market.  We had a lot healthcare expertise in-house and decided to leverage it.  Through some additional investments, we have grown our expertise and started expanding into Health IT.

As regular readers may have noticed, the Content Management world has been evolving during this time.  There are new technologies (Cloud, CMIS…) and exciting companies out there.  The established vendors have also noticed and are starting to change their tactics to maintain their market share, with varying degrees of success.

This is an exciting, and busy, time.  Hard work has led me into a problem that is actually a good problem to have, a shortage of smart people.

Who Do I Want?

Right now, I am looking for a few good developers.  Exposure to the Content Management industry, preferably with Java and Documentum expertise, is important.  I’m not looking for experts, just people that can continue to grow and develop into experts.

I have multiple projects that need dedicated people to support.  The goal would be for these people to grow to take leadership roles on the projects as those projects expand.  The career path at Washington Consulting has our people becoming Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in an industry, a solution/technology, or both.  I’m not looking for behind the scenes people.  I’m looking for people that can be part of a team that works directly with our clients to solve their problems.

One last thing.  I expect people to know more than me in some areas and less than me in other areas.  I expect them to expand their knowledge and to challenge me when they think I am wrong.  Contrary to my sons’ beliefs, I am wrong on occasion.

The Content Management industry is starting to get very exciting.  Lots of things are happening along multiple fronts.  I’ve shared on this blog some of what is happening and where things are going.  Do you want to come along for the ride?

If you are interested, please check out this posting.  I work for Washington Consulting, but the job is posted on our parent company’s website, Alion Science and Technology, so don’t let that confuse you.

I am only looking for full-time employees, and not contractors, at this time.

Oh, if you are a recruiter, please do not contact me.  I already work with several.  I am merely supplementing their efforts because I like to think that the type of person that reads my blog regularly might also be the type of person I would want to work with on a daily basis.

6 thoughts on “Looking for a Few Smart People

    • This opening, yes. Lots of our work involves the US Govt, so that is a requirement imposed upon us. Actually, if things go as planned over the next 9 months, I’ll be able to drop that requirement for many positions.

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  1. Chris Campbell says:

    Interesting. I’m needing a new challenge, but really want to stay in the DFW area. That doesn’t rule out my complete willingness to travel. Hmmmm…

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