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cognence, inc., is a Denver-based process improvement and engineering automation consulting firm that has helped more than three dozen Fortune 1000 companies improve their systems engineering processes.

We're consistently seeking self-directed, out-of-the box thinkers for process improvement and Rational / Serena Consulting positions. In addition to the reward of directly improving your customer's software engineering results, we offer our employees attractive salary packages, bonus opportunities, company-paid health care premiums, 6 weeks paid time off, and a company-paid retirement plan.

The values cognence consultants embody, and which enable us to deliver superior results, include:

  • Customer focus - We are dedicated to our customers' success and are proactive in providing innovative solutions.
  • Passion - We enjoy our work and continually seek to learn and enhance our knowledge and capabilities.
  • Teamwork - We help our customers and each other to succeed
  • Integrity - we conduct business in the highest ethical and professional manner.
  • Accountability - We deliver on our promises, both to our customers and to ourselves.

Current Openings:

CMMI Process Engineer

Candidate must demonstrate a minimum of 5 years CMM/CMMI-oriented process improvement experience and have performed in an EPG, SQA, or PPQA role. Candidate must have the ability to facilitate process definition sessions, capture and document processes and process assets in written and/or visually fashions, deploy processes to numerous organizations and projects, train and mentor project personnel in the use of processes, perform process and product quality assurance, and report results of process activities to management. Experience as a CMM/CMMI appraisal team member is desirable.

Rational RUP & Requirements Management Consultant

Candidate must demonstrate a minimum of seven years of software engineering experience and have knowledge of modern technologies and solutions, including, but not limited to: Iterative Software Development, Use Case Methodology, Web Services, Service Oriented Architectures, UML, and Enterprise Architectures. Candidate must have the ability to lead and mentor others in the understanding of the end-to-end software development and requirements management processes. Experience with IBM Rational tools like RUP Method Composer, RUP Organizer, RUP Builder, Rational Software Modeler/Architect, Rose and/or XDE are necessary

Candidate must also demonstrate 3 or more years experience as a team leader/mentor in an iterative development and object-oriented analysis/design environment.

Rational ClearCase & ClearQuest Consultant

Candidate must demonstrate a minimum of seven years of software engineering and configuration management experience and have knowledge of modern technologies and solutions, including, but not limited to: expert level ClearCase and ClearQuest tool administration and installation knowledge; ability to install, configure, and customize ClearCase and ClearQuest; fluent knowledge of software engineering methodologies, design and development, SCM body of knowledge/best practices, and release engineering processes. Candidate must have the ability to lead and mentor others in the understanding of the end-to-end SCM process, identifying strategies for problem resolution and developing shell and Perl scripts. Experience with other tools in the Rational Suite and Rational Unified Process (RUP) is highly desirable.

Serena SCM Consultant

Candidate must demonstrate a minimum of seven years of software engineering and configuration management experience and have knowledge of modern technologies and solutions, including, but not limited to: fluent knowledge of software engineering methodologies, design and development, SCM body of knowledge/best practices, and release engineering processes. Candidate must have the ability to lead and mentor others in the understanding of the end-to-end SCM process, identifying strategies for problem resolution and developing shell and Perl scripts. Experience with tools like Serena Dimensions, Collage, and TeamTrack are highly desirable .

 


"cognence came in and gained a nearly immediate understanding of our situation and facilitated us toward a solution that would achieve our business goals. The framework they used helped us achieve a common mindset to work toward our goals - in less than a week."

- Ray
Government Contractor

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