IT Professionals See the Big Picture at PSC Group

When it comes to staying consistent with its company tagline, “PSC listens,” PSC Group means business.

That’s why the IT and professional services consulting firm looks for solid business skills in its IT professionals, who make up 90 of its 100 employees. The Schaumburg, Ill.-based company primarily works in the Midwest, but some of its projects are national and international in scope. PSC Group’s services include collaboration, e-business, enterprise systems, business intelligence, portals and architecture design and development.

Given the nature of its services, most of PSC Group’s employees are known as senior consultants, said John Quirk, vice president of operations.

“We have people who are also doing business analysis, architecture and design as well as some who have moved into technical project management roles,” he said.

Four Technology Stacks

PSC Group hires in four technology stacks: Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and Open Source. For each category, the company seeks out candidates with multiple skill sets within one of these stacks.

Microsoft: “In our Microsoft stack, we have primarily, over the past year and a half, been hiring for both SharePoint and .NET development skills,” Quirk said.

Oracle: “In the Oracle stack, we primarily hire in the Middleware space — so [these] architects [work on] BEA WebLogic application server that Oracle recently bought, Oracle Portal and WebCenter,” Quirk said.

IBM: “In the IBM space, it’s around WebSphere Portal primarily [and] other WebSphere application development skills [such as] J2EE [and] EJB. We also have a good size Lotus Notes and…



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