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News Article: “PITTSBURGH IT STAFFING FIRMS TAKE A “BYTE” OUT OF HUNGER”

In response to the negative impacts of COVID-19 within our community, OpenArc partnered with other Pittsburgh-based IT Staffing firms to help raise a substantial donation to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  PGHTechFuse featured the donation drive in a recent article. Message from our President: “OpenArc is proud of the opportunity join our competitors with […]
In response to the negative impacts of COVID-19 within our community, OpenArc partnered with other Pittsburgh-based IT Staffing firms to help raise… Read More

Five Tips If You Are Looking for a Software Job Right Now in Pittsburgh

If you are looking for a new job for any number of reasons, including the recent pandemic layoffs, there are tips you can follow. While staying at home makes it more complicated, there are employers still searching for talent and have even taken their interview process remotely. There are likely going to be certain hindrances […]
If you are looking for a new job for any number of reasons, including the recent pandemic layoffs, there are tips you… Read More

What To Do When Your Software Development Project is About to Go off the Rails

How to Spot a Toxic Software Development Project and How You Can Improve the Outcome At OpenArc, our approach is to define and solve problems that are valuable to businesses and their end customers. The way we work empowers a team to empathize, advocate for users, listen, understand needs, explore, experiment, make and learn. Just […]
How to Spot a Toxic Software Development Project and How You Can Improve the Outcome At OpenArc, our approach is to define… Read More

Feature Job of the Week: Software Configuration Manager (Remote)

Hiring for a Remote SCM Position in Pittsburgh, PA As part of the Enterprise Solutions business line team for Product Management and Development, you are responsible for the processes, policies, and tools for organizing the companies development process. The SCM position relies on you to manage the configuration of the drafting, testing, and final production/baseline […]
Hiring for a Remote SCM Position in Pittsburgh, PA As part of the Enterprise Solutions business line team for Product Management and… Read More

OpenArc’s Dedication to Service Continuity

The last few weeks have been difficult for our friends, neighbors, clients, and community with recent health-related developments and the challenges that we’re facing in light of them. Like you, we are taking things one day at a time, focusing on what’s essential to our clients and delivering services safely and flexibly. We are adapting […]
The last few weeks have been difficult for our friends, neighbors, clients, and community with recent health-related developments and the challenges that… Read More

The Myth’s and Benefits of Working with IT Recruiters in Pittsburgh

What Makes IT Recruiters Good at Evaluating Candidates There was a national article a few weeks ago that discussed that a good number of tech people, developers, designers, DBA’s, etc., perceive that typical IT recruiters don’t have the qualifications to fill open jobs because they lack technical field expertise. To help educate and bring a […]
What Makes IT Recruiters Good at Evaluating Candidates There was a national article a few weeks ago that discussed that a good… Read More

Risk Management: How to Minimize the Threats That Can Derail Your Project’s Success

“Risk Management (def.) – The process of evaluating, identifying, and acting on threats and opportunities that may impact the success of a project.” Here I am explicitly talking about threats, because the reality is that risks threaten the success of almost any software project. How do we mitigate these threats?  First, there are two points […]
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5 Ways a Mobile App Will Benefit Your Business

Have mobile apps replaced dogs as man’s best friend? A recent study asked millennials and baby boomers to use their phone settings to record exactly how much time they dedicated every day to using mobile apps. The average of 5.4 hours surprised most of the study participants. Unexpectedly, boomers averaged only about one-half hour less […]
Have mobile apps replaced dogs as man's best friend? A recent study asked millennials and baby boomers to use their phone settings… Read More

Are Your IT Job Titles Losing Good Candidates?

What’s in a job title? Would a director-level position with a manager job title still look sweet to a prospective job candidate? In contrast, how much do job titles on a resume impact recruiters and employers? Information technology job titles are one of those parts of a job description that shouldn’t seem to matter as […]
What's in a job title? Would a director-level position with a manager job title still look sweet to a prospective job candidate?… Read More

Feature Job of the Week: Front-End Engineer

Join a company that is at the forefront of transforming government businesses while driving big-data analysis and visualization technology. In your role as a Front-End Engineer, you’ll bring a creative perspective and deliver technology to our clients that allow them to make informed real-time decisions within the complex federal marketplace. In your list of passions, […]
Join a company that is at the forefront of transforming government businesses while driving big-data analysis and visualization technology. In your role… Read More