Apertus Partners

Apertus Partners is a Woman Owned Small Business, Professional Services firm headquartered in Northern VA and serving the continental US. With over two decades of industry staffing experience, we hit the ground running with our direct approach to finding success. From general concept through implementation and operational support, Apertus Partners traditional staffing services include Contract, Contract to Hire and Permanent placement to both Government and Commercial clients. At Apertus Partners, we take care of our consultants and clients. You are our business. Our goal is to develop strong relationships with our clients to understand and meet the needs of their unique environments. Our existence relies upon our qualification process which allows us to understand what our consultants' career aspirations and goals are in order to match them to the appropriate position. Our goal is to place our consultants in the right position in the shortest time, consistently, with quality.

Apertus Partners Bluemont, VA, United States
Sep 12, 2017
Full time
Boulder Crest Retreat - Virginia PATHH Guide Position Description Job Summary The PATHH Guides of Boulder Crest Retreat Arizona are responsible to the Program Director for the planning, preparation, and coordination of PATHH programs to include recreation and equine-based programs for guests of the Retreat. Through hands on interaction with guests using outdoor recreational and equine activities, PATHH Guides help guests improve mental, emotional, and physical well being; reduce depression, stress, and anxiety; build confidence; reinforce effective social skills; boost creativity and have fun. Summary of essential job functions Collaborates with the Guest Relations Specialist to understand guest needs, capabilities, limitations, and schedule appropriate recreational opportunities for Retreat guests. Exhibits leadership and instruction skills and effectively communicates these skills and techniques to participants and staff members. Responsible for safe transport of Retreat guests to and from on and offsite recreation activity locations. Educates participants on safety precautions specific to each activity Maintains accurate records of participant involvement and evaluates the effectiveness of recreational programs. Solicits participant input to gauge reaction to program quality and uses evaluation results to plan new programs that are convenient to guests to promote high levels of attendance and facility use. Collaborates with Program Director and visiting program directors to facilitate opportunities for structured group recreation. Manages outreach, collaboration and scheduling of recreation volunteers. Supervises outside instructors and volunteers as needed. Maintains equine and recreational equipment and storage facilities used in conjunction with recreational and leisure programs. Performs clean-up and tear-down associated with activities. Orders supplies and materials for the activities and handles receipts for recreation according to proper management procedures. Ensures proper care and feeding of horses. Support both programmatic and operational teams with administrative tasks as need arises Assists Retreat Caretakers with general Retreat maintenance as schedule allows and need arises. Minimum requirements PATHH Guides will have an education and professional background commensurate with this important position. PATHH Guides will typically have a military/combat experience, a high school or equivalent diploma and 5-10 years (plus) experience using recreation as a means of healing for the veteran community. The job requires a strong background in outdoor activities, such as equine, archery, kayaking, climbing, fishing, and hiking. PATHH Guides should also be patient, detail-oriented, and physically fit. Temporary employment occurs as PATHH Guides will complete a Warrior PATHH program prior to final acceptance. Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, PATHH Guides are regularly required to sit, stand, walk, speak, and hear. The position also requires spending a lot of time outdoors. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Travel PATHH Guides must be able to travel to get back and forth to work and run errands in and around Sonoita, Arizona (within 100 miles). A driver’s license and a good driving record are required to use the company vehicle. Work Environment The work environment is a small, busy ranch facility located in Sonoita, Arizona. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. Reasonable accommodations in the work environment may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Disclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
Apertus Partners Washington, DC, United States
Jan 05, 2017
Contractor
Immediate need for a Senior QA Engineer located in Rockville, MD. The right candidate will come from a strong coding background. NOTE:  Candidate must be a US Citizen to obtain a public trust clearance. This job will have the following responsibilities:   Overall goal of the project is to be part of a cloud migration to AWS.   * Ensure proper QA policies and testing coverage is applied to assigned projects and task. * Participate in the Agile software delivery process by writing, reviewing functional and design specifications, develop and review test cases in JAVA, JUnit, TestNG, SQL and Selenium, write user stories and tasks for sprints, coordinate efforts and communication with the developers and other team members to ensure resolution of defects, and manage/triage defects in the bug tracking system. * Consult with various cross department team members to review and troubleshoot production issues. * Drive automation initiatives including white box scripting and functional automation projects - Assist in performance testing. * Ensure that products meet or exceed the quality standards by applying knowledge of quality assurance standards and procedures. * Engage with the Quality Assurance team to deploy successful quality processes throughout the software development lifecycle. * Prepare detailed test reports. Qualifications & Requirements:   * The ideal candidate will have 8 years of direct hands-on quality assurance experience in an agile software development environment. * Candidate must be a US Citizen to obtain a public trust clearance. * They must have current experience with Java, SQL and automation test development with Selenium. * Must be proficient in a Linux/Unix environments. * Must be proficient in Java, JUnit, TestNG and Selenium. * In addition, they should command a solid understanding of software quality assurance aspects including the methodologies and terminology specific to SCRUM and Agile.   Java, .Net, C++, C# Cloud Transition AWS is a + RESTful Services SQL, MySQL Oracle Understanding of 3 tier web design Angular Protractor is a + Performance Testing Load Testing Test Design Experience
Apertus Partners Washington, DC, United States
Jan 03, 2017
Contract to Hire
Job Summary:   This individual will be a member of the project team who takes responsibility for implementing parts of the system architecture using best practices.  This will include coding, unit testing, using design patterns, learning new technologies, and becoming an expert in one part of the system.  The candidate will also be expected to provide technical leadership and architectural support. Qualified applicants must be detail-oriented, result-driven individuals who work well within team environments and have good interpersonal skills, as well as good client interaction skills.   Responsibilities:  •    Responsible for supporting the definition, development and maintenance of the mobile and web architecture •    Work in an Agile methodology, supporting the various project teams developing and maintaining the program •    Ability to lead a small team of 3-5 individuals. •    Demonstrates ability to work with system owners, business owners, technical teams, and functional teams to design, implement, test, and validate a system. •    Meet with business and system owners to understand and document desired system requirements. •    Work with business users to gather requirements, write functional and technical specifications. •    Design and develop new code and/or support operations, maintenance, and enhancements of existing code. •    Develop conceptual and technical design including use of OOA and OOD techniques. •    Conduct multiple levels of testing including unit, system, integration and performance. •    Effectively model organization business processes and integrate them with existing Enterprise systems and capabilities. •    Estimate and plan iterative / agile releases •    Mentor junior team members Requirements & Experience Guidelines:   •    Ability to work with key owners and stakeholders to document requirements •    Ability to learn new technologies quickly •    Minimum 5 years in system integration and development and package implementations •    Minimum 2 years design and development with for a mobile solution •    Experience with core Java packages such as Spring and Hibernate strongly desired. •    Experience with responsive web designs, custom mobile development (e.g. iOS, Android) and 3rd party mobile development tools (e.g. PhoneGap) is highly desired •    Demonstrates ability to do technical design and development using Java (JDK 1.5 or above) technologies including JSP and Servlets  •    Is able to use integrated development environments (IDE) such as Eclipse , Java Compilers, and build tools like Ant or Maven to develop and troubleshoot issues •    Familiar with SQL and / or experience with database technologies such as Oracle •    Solid understanding of all parts of Software Engineering (e.g. Requirements, Design, Implementation, Testing) and the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) •    Experience working in agile or iterative SDLCs •    Experience with Object Oriented Technologies. •    Proven leadership skills to independently manage a track of work with 3 - 5 people, during various phases of the project lifecycle. •    Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Legal Permanent Resident •    Eligible for U.S. Government Clearance.   •    Bachelor’s Degree required from college or University
Apertus Partners Arlington, VA, United States
Jan 03, 2017
Contract to Hire
Job Summary:   This individual will be a member of the project team who takes responsibility for implementing parts of the system architecture using best practices.  This will include coding, unit testing, using design patterns, learning new technologies, and becoming an expert in one part of the system.  The candidate will also be expected to provide technical leadership and architectural support. Qualified applicants must be detail-oriented, result-driven individuals who work well within team environments and have good interpersonal skills, as well as good client interaction skills.   Responsibilities:  •    Responsible for supporting the definition, development and maintenance of the mobile and web architecture •    Work in an Agile methodology, supporting the various project teams developing and maintaining the program •    Ability to lead a small team of 3-5 individuals. •    Demonstrates ability to work with system owners, business owners, technical teams, and functional teams to design, implement, test, and validate a system. •    Meet with business and system owners to understand and document desired system requirements. •    Work with business users to gather requirements, write functional and technical specifications. •    Design and develop new code and/or support operations, maintenance, and enhancements of existing code. •    Develop conceptual and technical design including use of OOA and OOD techniques. •    Conduct multiple levels of testing including unit, system, integration and performance. •    Effectively model organization business processes and integrate them with existing Enterprise systems and capabilities. •    Estimate and plan iterative / agile releases •    Mentor junior team members Requirements & Experience Guidelines:   •    Ability to work with key owners and stakeholders to document requirements •    Ability to learn new technologies quickly •    Minimum 5 years in system integration and development and package implementations •    Minimum 2 years design and development with for a mobile solution •    Experience with core Java packages such as Spring and Hibernate strongly desired. •    Experience with responsive web designs, custom mobile development (e.g. iOS, Android) and 3rd party mobile development tools (e.g. PhoneGap) is highly desired •    Demonstrates ability to do technical design and development using Java (JDK 1.5 or above) technologies including JSP and Servlets  •    Is able to use integrated development environments (IDE) such as Eclipse , Java Compilers, and build tools like Ant or Maven to develop and troubleshoot issues •    Familiar with SQL and / or experience with database technologies such as Oracle •    Solid understanding of all parts of Software Engineering (e.g. Requirements, Design, Implementation, Testing) and the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) •    Experience working in agile or iterative SDLCs •    Experience with Object Oriented Technologies. •    Proven leadership skills to independently manage a track of work with 3 - 5 people, during various phases of the project lifecycle. •    Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Legal Permanent Resident •    Eligible for U.S. Government Clearance.   •    Bachelor’s Degree required from college or University
Apertus Partners Arlington, VA, United States
Jan 03, 2017
Contract to Hire
  Job Summary:   The individual will be a member of the project team who takes responsibility for implementing parts of the system architecture using best practices. This will include coding, unit testing, using design patterns, learning new technologies, and becoming an expert in one part of the system.  Qualified applicants must be detail-oriented, result-driven individuals who work well within team environments and have good interpersonal skills, as well as good client interaction skills.   Responsibilities:  •    Responsible for supporting the definition, development and maintenance of the mobile and web architecture •    Work in an Agile methodology, supporting the various project teams developing and maintaining the program •    Demonstrates ability to work with system owners, business owners, technical teams, and functional teams to design, implement, test, and validate a system. •    Meet with business and system owners to understand and document desired system requirements. •    Work with business users to gather requirements, write functional and technical specifications. •    Design and develop new code and/or support operations, maintenance, and enhancements of existing code. •    Develop conceptual and technical design including use of OOA and OOD techniques. •    Conduct multiple levels of testing including unit, system, integration and performance. Requirements & Experience Guidelines:   •    Ability to work with key owners and stakeholders to document requirements •    Ability to learn new technologies quickly •    Minimum 3 years in system integration and development and package implementations •    Minimum 1 year design and development with for a mobile solution •    Experience with core Java packages such as Spring and Hibernate strongly desired. •    Experience with responsive web designs, custom mobile development (e.g. iOS, Android) and 3rd party mobile development tools (e.g. PhoneGap) is highly desired •    Demonstrates ability to do technical design and development using Java (JDK 1.5 or above) technologies including JSP and Servlets  •    Is able to use integrated development environments (IDE) such as Eclipse , Java Compilers, and build tools like Ant or Maven to develop and troubleshoot issues •    Familiar with SQL and / or experience with database technologies such as Oracle •    Solid understanding of all parts of Software Engineering (e.g. Requirements, Design, Implementation, Testing) and the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) •    Experience working in agile or iterative SDLCs •    Experience with Object Oriented Technologies. •    Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Legal Permanent Resident •    Eligible for U.S. Government Clearance.   •    Bachelor’s Degree required from college or University
Apertus Partners
Dec 29, 2016
Contract to Hire
This position requires monitoring online applications, as well as detecting and diagnosing application and/or systemic failures that may adversely affect the performance of online systems and delivery of service to customers. Additionally, the candidate must perform application and systemic diagnostics to determine root cause analysis, perform resolution activities and notify stakeholders as necessary. Responsibilities may include: Perform load testing, analysis, and reporting of various Windows-accessed and web servicesaccessed applications using tools such as HP's software Performance Center. Perform implementation, deployment, and use of web-based monitoring tools such as HP's Software Real Use Monitoring (RUM) and custom tools. Support ongoing RUM monitoring including data analysis, tool configuration, software and hardware upgrades, and development of reporting services, and system administration and maintenance. Support the design, implementation, and administration of web monitoring tools. Introduce different protocols like web services, win socket for regression, and load testing needs. Public Trust 85P Approval required Required Skills: Business Service Management (BSM) / RUM server administration Performance testing (LoadRunner, HP Performance Center) Excellent performance in identification of issues, root cause analysis, and recommendation of resolution Secondary Skills: Professional communication skills, both written and oral Experience with related performance monitoring and dashboard tools for web and cloud-based applications (e.g. Introscope, AppDynamics, Hygieia, etc.) a plus Position Minimum Qualifications (Experience - functions, client experience, years, etc.): General Experience – Minimum of 5 years Specific Experience – Minimum of 2 years
Apertus Partners Quantico, VA, United States
Dec 29, 2016
Contractor
Description and Requirements: Under general supervision this position is responsible for the day to day support of agency users to ensure no disruption in their productivity as part of a help/service desk. Tasks include answering service desk phone calls, creating incident tickets, working incidents to resolution, deploying, moving, and fixing hardware, user account management, installing, modifying, and removing software. Position sometime requires travel within 24 hours of notice and extended stays to sites throughout the continental US. Position Description: ·         Support DSS WIN 10 Deployment efforts ·         Reviews systems tickets daily and reprioritizes the ticket resolution to ensure compliance with Service Level Agreements. Evaluates and prioritizes incoming telephone, voice mail, e-mail, and in-person requests for assistance from users experiencing problems. Actively manages incident tickets and provides status updates to each ticket on a daily basis ·         Collects information about incidents and problem to evaluate root causes. Reports information and make recommendations to the Service Desk Director, PM’s, and customers ·         Answers, evaluates, and prioritizes incoming telephone, voice mail, e-mail, and in-person requests for assistance from users experiencing problems with hardware, software, networking, and other computer-related technologies ·         Interviews user to collect information about problem and leads user through diagnostic procedures to determine source of error ·         Troubleshoots to determine problems for operating systems, applications and remote access, email, and telephone and wireless issues ·         Responsible for network and email account provisioning and management, as well as, wireless mobility problems, issues or request ·         Defines and classifies level, priority and nature of problem, request and/or issue. If unable to diagnose problem and/or problem requires physical interaction with end user the technician escalates problem to the appropriate team ·         Responsible for opening, tracking and closing trouble tickets. Ensures problem ownership and promotes end-user satisfaction ·         Requires experience and knowledge of installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of computers ·         Requires strong communication and excellent customer service skills ·         Trained and certified in automated help desk management systems is desired ·         Tracks and reports on assets at the site location. Receives and ships equipment as required ·         Follows all processes, procedures, and guidelines to ensure repeatable customer experiences ·         Position is required as needed to remote locations within 24 notice of an incident ·         Other duties as assigned Qualifications/Certifications: ·         Must have four (4) years of IT experience ·         Must have two (2) years of IT help/service desk experience ·         Active Top Secret Clearance is preferred, Secret active clearance mandatory ·         Must have at least a current IAT Level II Certification such as CompTIA A+CE, Security+CE or Network+CE. (Note: SEC+ without the CE is not acceptable) ·         Must have experience with communicating with senior government employees ·         Must have experience with help/service desks that have performance requirements ·         Must have experience managing customer physical assets ·         Experience and knowledge of help desk call tracking management system such as Remedy Additional Information: ·         Experience using IT Service Management (BMC ITSM) is a plus ·         ITILv3 Certified a plus ·         Potential for up to 50 % Travel to CONUS DSS Remote Sites (VA, MD, FL, TX, AL, CO, AL, MI, NJ, MA, CA) – they will have to travel exact amount of time will be discussed during the interview
Apertus Partners Gainesville, VA, United States
Dec 29, 2016
Contract to Hire
Accountant Location: Gainesville, VA Length: 6-month contract to hire   Immediate need of an Accountant to work in a team environment to assist the other accounting staff and the controller.  This person must be able to perform basic accounting needs, lead and work well with others, and serve as a key support member on the accounting team.    Required:  Bachelor degree in Accounting Experience:  recent college graduate or 0-3 yrs+ Occasional evening and weekend work (due to month end close) Duties/Skills:  Basic knowledge of automated accounting systems (will train on Clearview software) Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook Detail and results oriented, self-starter, organized, and able to multi task with a high volume workload Able to work in both a team setting and independently in a fast paced environment Exceptional internal and external customer service with a positive attitude Strong verbal and written communication skills Reliable individual that is dedicated to quality performance Data analysis and reporting Assist with Budget preparation Assist with Billing Assist with Month end and Year end close (journal entries, etc.) Project setup and contract review Participate in large and/or complex accounting projects as requested by senior staff Prepare account reconciliations Superior analytical and problem-solving skills