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AINS Inc. is an information technology company, in business since 1988, and now serving more than 380 client organizations with IT products and services. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, AINS has customers throughout the Washington Metro area. AINS develops and licenses COTS software products for enterprise document management, case management, and workflow management. AINS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

For full-time employees, AINS offers:

  • Competitive pay & incentives
  • Annual leave and holidays
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • Career growth
  • Education cost reimbursement

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Friday
Mar102017

Application Developer (Active DoD Secret Clearance)

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Application Developer (Active DoD Secret Clearance)

Location: Pentagon (Arlington)
Status: Employee
 
Duties: Experienced in customer system and programming methods, techniques, and procedures. Ability to serve as principle web-based developer and provide primary design and functionality enhancements.  Ability to provide Webmaster functions, updates to website content, reevaluation and enhancement of website functionality, verifying website links, and verifying compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.  Experience in analyzing software upgrades and provide recommendations for implementation. Experience in management and engineering analysis services, assisting with DoD/DON statutory and regulatory requirements for IT portfolio management in all life cycle stages.  Experience in management with engineering services related to network system design, server consolidation, Information Assurance, and application development. The contractor shall have a working understanding of ColdFusion and/or Java development. The contractor shall have a background in Information Assurance techniques and tools and shall understand and be able to apply the complexities of the Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP).

Minimum Experience: High level of functional competency with IIS web applications 

  • 2 years of experience developing and deploying applications and tools using ASP.NET C#, LINQ, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Java, Microsoft SQL, ColdFusion, and XML
  • 2 years of experience debugging and modifying existing applications in various programming languages
  • 2 years of experience with change management processes and software lifecycle management
  • 2 years of experience with automated and manual unit testing for custom software applications
  • 1 year of experience using Microsoft Team Foundation Server
  • DoD 8570 IAT II certifications

Clearance:
Active DoD Secret Clearance

Monday
Mar062017

Marketing Manager

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Job Description

Position Title: Marketing Manager

Department: Marketing

Reports To:  Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)    

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Marketing Manager is a critical member of the Marketing team with overall responsibility for creating and driving the go-to-market strategy, successful product launches and results-oriented marketing programs for AINS.  Working closely with Product Management, Sales and Lead Development teams, this team member will develop and manage the execution of effective awareness and demand generation programs aimed at extending AINS’ footprint in the existing client base, acquiring new clients and identifying new markets in support of the Company’s revenue goals.

 

The primary focus of this position will be a leadership role in the development and implementation of the marketing strategy, programs, events, and tactics that will enable product line growth.  Success will be measured by the ability to drive market adoption, client awareness and satisfaction, new business development and thought leadership.  This position will contribute to a world-class marketing organization by supporting all aspects of marketing and communications, including product marketing, branding, sales support, events, ROI tracking and budget reporting/management, thought leadership, online and digital marketing, and internal and customer communications.

 

The ideal candidate will be well versed in both B2G and B2B marketing and sales methodologies, and will be just as comfortable developing big-picture marketing and business strategies as they are managing the smallest details of program execution.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION(S):

  • Develop, implement and manage the marketing strategy, plans and programs that support the business objectives and financial goals across all AINS product lines.
  • Lead content development strategy for integrated marketing campaigns across multiple product lines and audience segments.  Develop messaging and positioning for products, working closely with Product Management to translate product roadmaps and capabilities into features and benefits for clients. Create product collateral and supporting content required in execution of marketing programs and campaigns.
  • Create traditional and multimedia content, such as whitepapers, case studies, copy for email offers and web/landing pages, webcasts, client briefs and interactive product demos.
  • Develop integrated, go-to market programs designed to drive new lead acquisition, nurture existing prospects and drive qualified sales opportunities.  Leverage marketing automation and CRM systems to support program execution and ongoing tracking and measurement.
  • Responsible for supporting the Sales and Lead Development teams through ongoing education, sales tool development, sales process support and campaign development to ensure sales readiness and effectiveness.
  • Oversee the company's demand marketing programs, including planning the scope of campaigns, developing content, execution and measurement.  Work closely with Marketing team members to establish campaign metrics, and develop insights and best practices from our marketing results to continually evolve and optimize our demand generation strategies.  Coordinate closely with Sales to ensure and track lead follow up and analyze campaign effectiveness.
  • Responsible for managing the email and online marketing strategy for each product line, which includes but not limited to―web and email content development, brand management, social media strategy, SEO/SEM marketing, thought leadership and optimization, tracking and analysis, and develop, capture and manage sales leads and inquiries.
  • Oversee the product launch process, including planning activities, monitoring timelines and communicating overall status.  Work closely with Product Management and Technology to drive market launch of new products and features―develop sales enablement materials, “how to” videos, sales presentations and external communications/programs.
  • Manage timelines and budget associated with integrated marketing projects, ensuring that all activities are on budget and that campaigns are executed on time including scheduling, design, production and distribution.
  • Monitor and communicate industry-trends, client insight, competitive shifts and emerging opportunities to influence campaign messaging and positioning, facilitate market segmentation and project investments.

 EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

  • BS/BA degree in relevant discipline. MBA preferred.
  • 5-7 years relevant experience in demand marketing with an emphasis on driving sales, preferably in both B2G and B2B enterprise software. Case management/BPM software experience a plus.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years managing and/or leading marketing programs/campaigns that vary in scope and complexity; previous experience working on or collaborating with a highly driven sales team as demonstrated through a solid understanding of software sales cycles.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, but a preference for tactical execution; must possess strong understanding of marketing principles, practices and techniques.
  • Experience with marketing automation tools (i.e. Marketo) and CRM (i.e. Salesforce.com) as well as social media, preferable experience with A-B testing scenarios within marketing automation.
  • Led the strategy for email, landing pages, microsites/hypersites and optimization of all of these core marketing channels with ongoing measurement and assessment of best practices and industry standards.
  • Experience with SEO/SEM management within the enterprise market space, landing page effectiveness and measurement specifically mediums such as Google, Yahoo, Bing with the ability to make strategic recommendations in optimization.
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work with minimal supervision; desire to be in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills, with strong attention to detail and follow through. Ability to multi-task, prioritize, take on responsibility and work well under deadlines.
  • A team player, effectively interacting with employees at all levels within the company.
Monday
Mar062017

Systems Administrator

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AINS (www.ains.com) is a technology firm specializing in software products and technology services.  Due to continued growth, AINS seeks a Systems Administrator at our corporate headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Supporting AINS headquarters users for both hardware and software issues.
  • Supporting Ains remote office users for both hardware and software issues
  • Administration and maintenance of Active directory servers (2012.2016), Microsoft exchange servers, SharePoint server and SQL servers(SQL 2008 R2, SQL 2014)
  • Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created.
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities.
  • Troubleshoot LAN related issues
  • Configuring and installing new laptops for users and managing printers and print servers.
  • Creating new rules and monitoring Ains firewall

 

 

Skills Required:

  • Symantec backup Software
  • Veeam Backup
  • VMWARE 5.5 and above
  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS
  • Self-starter that requires minimal supervision and can provide oversight for any assigned projects
  • Thorough knowledge of good server and system administration techniques
  • Administration and maintenance of Windows active directory
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Exchange 2007
  • Knowledge of Exchange 2013/2016
  • Working knowledge of SQL-Server, SharePoint server and IIS server
  • Experience in Windows operating systems such as Windows 2008, 2012,2016, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows 10
  • Knowledge about Firewalls (WatchGuard, SonicWALL) preferred.
  • Ready to work on weekends and after hours

 

 

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
  • *MCSA / MCSE certified preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience with Microsoft Windows Administration, with 3+ years in a Windows 2008/2012
  • 3+ years’ experience operating Windows 2007 Exchange Infrastructure
  • 2+ years’ experience of VMWARE
  • US citizen is must
  • Secret clearance is preferred
Monday
Mar062017

Front-end Web Developer / Designer (Mid-Level)

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Exciting opportunity for a self-starter, web developer with UI/UX design skills. The ideal candidate possesses 3-5 years of professional experience. This is a full time position on an Agile SDLC project. The web developer will work on a multi-disciplined technical team supporting multiple IT applications for a Federal Customer.  Work is onsite at EEOC in Washington, DC. Metro accessible.    

 

Responsibilities-

  • Designs user interfaces and works with other developers to develop user interfaces/web screens.
  • Builds sitemaps, wireframes, prototypes, and documentation that articulate site and application structure and organization.
  • Captures web-based system requirements including customer experience, and operational and usability requirements.
  • Define, design, and execute usability testing and capture results to incorporate feedback into site design.
  • Communicates the application design and structure to the business and engineering teams, and helps to build the application front-end.
  • Ensures ease of navigation and simplicity of design.

Skills/Requirements-

  • 3+ years of professional experience
  • 2 years of experience working with AngularJS, Node JS, ReactJS and ExpressJS,  (nice to have).
  • 3 years working experience developing with JavaScript, HTML 5, and CSS 3
  • Experience with Bootstrap
  • Familiarity with Responsive web design & CSS frameworks . (nice to have)
  • Agile development & fast prototyping experience

 

  •  - Bachelor's Degree in a design-related field (e.g. HCI, interaction or graphic design) or equivalent;

 

About  AINS, Inc.

AINS, Inc. has been in business since 1988 and provides over 380 Federal agencies with IT products and services. The company is located in Gaithersburg, MD.  Please visit the AINS Corporate website at http://www.ains.com for more details. AINS offers:

  • Career growth
  • Competitive salaries & incentives
  • Good benefits
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Life insurance
  • Education cost reimbursement
  • AINS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.
Monday
Mar062017

DBA/Developer - Mid-level

 

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Active Secret Clearance required. 

 

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:  

 

DBA Support

-Install, setup, configure and administer latest versions of Oracle, MySQL or MS SQL databases. 

-Perform security patching, upgrades, SQL/performance tuning and database user administration. 

-Support Development teams, pre-deployment database tasks and perform data backups.

-Implement, maintain, and monitor high-availability databases using DataGuard and Oracle Grid Control

-Write Linux and Windows Shell scripts for automating database tasks.

 

Development Support

-Design, Code, test, and document PL/SQL scripts for data migrations.

-Write scripts and instructions to automate for DBA tasks, assess and verify data quality.

-Perform development and monitoring using tools such as SQL Developer, SQLPlus and OEM.

-Write back-end code for reporting tools such as BOE, Crystal, MS Excel, Tableau and COTs applications

-Perform data movement using SQL Loader, Data Pump and RMAN. 

 

Required Qualifications

-Strong knowledge of Oracle and MS SQL or MySQL databases and related tools.

-Strong SQL and PL/SQL programming skills.  

-Professional DBA experience in supporting Oracle and MS SQL or MySQL databases.  

-Experienced with Software Development Life Cycle.

-Experienced in writing technical instructions, SOPs for DBA tasks and data deployments.

-Proven verbal and written technical communication skills. 

 

Preferred Qualifications

- Familiarity of WebMethods and Informatica.

- Knowledge of Control M, Redwood and NetApp

 

Work Environment

-Support 3 week cycle for regular, predictable, but off-hours database deployments and DBA patching.

-Provide DBA and PL/SQL scripting for Development, Test, Production and Operations projects. 

-Experience in Government Financial, Contracts, and Survey Assessment Questionnaires.

-Work is on site in Crystal City (Arlington, VA) with eventual limited telework schedule possibility.

 

Education 

-Bachelor's degree in computer science, or equivalent experience. 

 Security Clearance 

-Active Secret clearance required