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Learning by Doing – A Day in the Life of an Atiba Intern

       Working in information technology is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. Each day is a new day; no day is ever the same. New tasks, opportunities, and challenges arise as others fade away.

I did not know what to expect on my first day at Atiba. I have been surrounded by computers and technology my entire life, yet the practice of truly understanding technology, its ins and outs, and its greater capabilities seamed so foreign to me. I would like to consider myself having slightly better computer know-how than the average twenty year old but compared to the professionals at Atiba, I know very little. That is begging to change.

In my few weeks at Atiba, I have been exposed to multiple areas of IT. Each day I have learned something I did not know the day before. And that continual growth of knowledge is priceless. The very first task I did at Atiba was quality assurance (QA) for the upcoming launch of a client’s rebranded website. Conceptually, I had learned about QA in school, but Atiba empowered me to learn by doing. Since the first task, Atiba has allowed me to contribute to their social media library, help manage their CRM systems, observe how technical support specialists operate, and visit customers on site. I am thankful for Atiba letting me freelance across the company to better understand IT. Interning at Atiba has been an incredible experience and the people working there have been even better. To the Atiba team that has taken time out of their busy days to help an intern learn a little more than the days before, thank you.

American voting system faces security risks

Check out Atiba founder JJ Rosen’s latest column for The Tennessean:

American voting system faces security risks

“Technology has a valuable role to play in our elections.  As voting machines have shifted from paper-based to computer-based and even internet-based, there are opportunities to make the voting process more accessible, efficient and reliable.”

Rosen’s column appears twice a month. You can view an archive here.

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Atiba serves as a one-stop shop for strategic web design, web development, CIO consulting services and business intelligence, custom software development, mobile app development, IT support, network services and security. Atiba’s service divisions include Atiba Network, Atiba Software and Wheelhouse Marketing.

Atiba Job Openings: Product Owner

We’re looking for a product owner!

Atiba, one of the Southeast’s leading technology and digital marketing firms, is looking for a Product Owner to help us plan, execute and deliver high quality products for our growing roster of clients throughout the country.

Are you a passionate, dedicated and organized team player who excels at managing projects and communicating with internal and external stakeholders? Then keep reading…

Job Description

Responsible for planning, executing and evaluating projects according to predetermined timelines and budgets. Manages project teams and reports project status to client. Works closely with product owner(s) to understand the product vision and roadmap, to define the features and functionality within the roadmap, and ensures that the product being delivered meets the needs of the client.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Defines project requirements by identifying project milestones, phases, and elements.
  • Monitors project progress by tracking activity; resolving problems; publishing progress reports; recommending actions.
  • Clearly communicates expectations to team members and project owner.
  • Mediates directives and communications between project owner and team members.
  • Effectively manages project scope by ensuring any changes to scope are documented and approved by project owner.
  • Determines operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats.
  • Authors business cases; identifies opportunities for future enhancements and modifications.
  • Authors UAT scenarios, reviews test plans with team to ensure product will meet all acceptance criteria and may perform testing as necessary for team to meet iteration goals.
  • Provides references for users by writing and maintaining user documentation; providing help desk support; training users.
  • Deliverables include, but not limited to the following: Business Requirements/Project Plan, UAT scripts, UAT test data requirements, Reference guides, project status reports, regular communications with client, check-ins with team and PM director, etc.

Job Requirements

  • Experience – At least 2-3 years related experience
  • Working knowledge of Agile Methodology is a plus
  • Familiarity with JIRA is a plus
  • Working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment Qualifications/Skills
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to solve complex problems
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, problem solving skills and communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt and respond to changes in project direction and priorities
  • Ability to rapidly change gears and work efficiently with several different projects, team members, clients, etc.

Click here to apply for this position.