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If you are an experienced A/E/C (Architecture / Engineering / Construction) person and the internet interests you, then please check us out. Or if you are an experienced web developer who wants to join a startup at the ground floor, then take a look.

As the pioneering internet merchant within commercial construction, HeavyWare™ strongly values construction-related knowledge anywhere within A/E/C. We are "building the future". Successfully re-inventing the specialty product design/bid/buy/build supply process requires detailed knowledge of existing practices and players. Many positions require a strong A/E/C background; knowledge and/or interest are always desired.

The fast-paced start-up environment offers challenge and financial opportunity. Independence, flexibility and chaos-busting attitudes are necessary. We seek people who have been hungering for the right challenge for them and value an environment that will help them flourish. Formal credentials are always a plus, but are never required. Adaptability and the ability to learn are critical in our culture. We are inventing a business and need people who can imagine the future.

In general, our model is to hire a person to create a function and then to manage that function as it grows. The two initial tasks are: outline the function and do the detailed business analysis that sets out the rules for that function, define and hire the needed added staff. We are currently seeking to staff the remaining management functions. However, we invite contact from interested people at all levels, as we will soon be hiring more people within each area.


Non-Technical Positions

CATALOG MANAGER
Our multi-material catalog, featuring a wide array of products and detailed product information, needs a person to shape and oversee all aspects of the catalog. This includes language, organization, standards, graphics, etc. The design of the database that underlies the catalog is largely done. It will require ongoing revision. Part of the challenge in this position is optimizing the catalog for various users (architects, engineers, general and specialty contractors) and functions (product selection and specifying, purchasing and ordering, installing).

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KNOWLEDGE MANAGER
If you are experienced in the industry you understand that the craft/apprentice model is as common in the offices of designers and contractors as it is in the field. While typical "knowledge management" is often a fancy term for managing electronic data and documents, for us much knowledge still resides in people's heads and in inaccessible paper. Our challenges revolve around capturing and structuring that knowledge. Appropriate candidates will recognize that they have the requisite qualifications. Broad knowledge of related efforts and various approaches will be helpful. You must be able to evaluate the detailed knowledge itself. While the ideal candidate has a background in both knowledge management techniques and commercial construction, candidates that do not fully qualify under both or either but feel that they are qualified for other reasons will be considered. This function is critical to our mission and we offer the opportunity to write the book and change how product knowledge is organized.

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BUSINESS PROCESS/REQUIREMENTS ANALYSTS
HeavyWare.com™ is in the process of inventing new ways of doing business within the A/E/C marketplace. With this (r)evolution comes a heavy need to fill in the details. If you have an understanding of process flow and/or an understanding of how business is done traditionally in commercial construction, you could be the person that we are looking for. Analysis and requirements generation is needed at all levels, both to drive internal processes and to feed outsourced development work. If you would like to be instrumental in inventing new processes and procedures for a whole new way of doing business in commercial construction, this is the position for you. No formal training required (although it would be a plus), just a demonstratable compentency to figure out and communicate logic solutions to real business problems. Familiarity with e-commerce and the internet, from a business perspective, is highly desirable.

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ACCOUNTING MANAGER
The ideal candidate will be familiar with e-commerce and with ways of handling financial transactions (credit cards, e-checks, etc.) online. We have a lot of thinking and setting up to do, including decision-making on how to integrate accounting and customer service systems, since our business model sees the receipt of funds as the trigger for critical events such as initiation of manufacturing and ordering of trucks. We are looking for the right person and we will not pre-define the level at which that person comes in. This person will have a variety of other duties and may also perform some work for a related ´┐Żbricks and mortar´┐Ż company. This position reports to the CFO, who is already on board.

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MARKETING MANAGER
You will oversee all marketing efforts, both online and offline. We have two separate marketing efforts: one is directed at contractors and designers (site marketing) and the other is directed at manufacturers to support our supplier acquisition efforts. We have budgeted significant dollars for marketing. People with experience only in B-C e-commerce are encouraged to apply, but must recognize that B-B is very different.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER
Our customer service function will need a lot of definition. Key aspects will include equipping customer service representatives to handle technical product questions and to capture answers they get from manufacturers and our internal product experts. You must build a responsive organization that accepts and responds equally well to inquiries coming in via email, fax, and phones. Customer service will also be involved in servicing orders, which means contacting suppliers and truckers. We are committed to excellence in customer service and to it being an evolving function. Thus you will design and test an approach that will change rapidly as we assess customer response and needs once we go live.

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Technical Positions

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Software Engineer
HeavyWare™ is looking for software engineers with experience developing web based applications, their attending back-end business logic components, and administrative systems. Knowledge in application servers as development platforms a plus. Familiarity with RDBMS driven applications a must. XML skills a huge plus.

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Sysadmin/Tech Support
Our sysadmin needs to be a hardy breed, handling everything from installs and troubleshooting for Windows workstations, to running Linux network servers. We are looking for someone familiar in user support of a Windows environment, as well as management of SMTP, HTTP, DNS, and routing services. Familiarity with Apache, Postfix, BIND, Linux (RedHat) 2.2.x, Samba necessary (choose any four).

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DBA
General familiarity with all things RDBMS, with a tendency towards SQL Server and Oracle. Duties will include care-and-feeding of databases, as well as design and implementation of server side database structure and code. Previous experience with database integration in weblications a plus.

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HTML Author/Interface Designer
You: HTML jockey and interface designer extraordinaire. You know your way around an HTML editor (and text editor). You know how to get IE and Netscape to play nice with each other without resorting to violence. Us: Not so good with the pretty pictures and minutiae of HTML layout and HCI. Experience using XML and CSS a huge plus. Rudimentary graphics design skills (for the web) a plus.

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Send all correspondence regarding employment to staffing@heavyware.com. Resumes accepted in Word (97 or earlier), PDF, PostScript, HTML (attached or URL), and ASCII text formats.

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