Fritz Eichelberger, Founder of HotSpaces.Net

Tampa Bay's oldest & longest running business & social networking group for all technology professionals.




Also CEO of FJE Enterprises Corporation - Providing Consulting & Recruiting services

Mike McAlpin, VP HotSpaces.Net

Bringing "Pure & Shameless" networking back to Orlando.



Pictures from "Pure & Shameless" Tech Socials



Full time, Contract & Contract-to-Hire job searches, 6/27/2017

 Sales Jobs

  1. Senior-level Sales Reps, anywhere in Florida, must have extensive Cloud Services experience, no cap! Consistent over-quota performing sales reps will enjoy this comp plan
  2. Outside Sales Rep, Managed Services Firm, Westshore
  3. Account Manager, deal with vendors, price licensing & equipment costs & quotes to Clients, Westshore
  4. Inside Lead generation sales rep, Westshore, Managed Services IT Firm 


IT Management jobs

  1. VP of Data Warehouse, Large Enterprise, up to $180k total comp
  2. Manager of App Dev, WebSphere Portal experience, $140k+ total compa
  3. Director of IT - Internal, Tampa, must have exp. w/ Systems, network, PCI, Active Directory, & VMware, Technical Architect, IBM Portal exp., $120-130k + bonus
  4. IT Manager of 2-3 person team, strong PM skills, generalist IT management duties (app dev, networks, security, servers, etc.), .Net environment, up to $105k, Oldsmar
  5.  Director of IT, Data Center Operations, must have extensive OPS management experience, Cloud Operations, $130-150k+
 Developer-related jobs
  1. ReactJS Developers, Client is open to hiring developers at various skill levels. Join a local start-up consisiting of extremely bright & genuinely nice people, Tampa, Market rate per skill level
  2. C#, .Net Developer contract, build web-based app, North Tampa, 100% onsite
  3. Senior JavaScript developers, join a  team of senior-level JS dedicated developers, highly competitive $100k+ package
  4. ETL Developer, Pinellas, $70-90k
  5. C# Developer with SQL skills, hands with hardware and networks, Odessa area, up to $95k
  6. Test Engineer, Pinellas, $70-90K
  7. Data Analyst w/ ETL & SQL, North Bradenton, up to $65k
  8. Python Developer, build new products, tampa, competitive pay
  9. Senior JavaScript Developer, Tampa, Web Agency, up to $120k
  10. C# Developer, Clearwater, 3-5 yrs of exp., $65-80k range
  11. Lead .Net Developer, build web apps from scratch, North Tampa, $100k
  12. .Net Developer, mid-level, $75-85k, North Tampa
  13. Almost always have jobs for bright, recent IT trads - especially those who focused on software development

Technical IT Jobs (DevOps, Security, data, etc.)

  1. DevOps, Linux & Cloud expertise, local start-up, hiring 3 at various skill levels
  2. Sales Engineer, Cloud / Network solutions & more, some work from home option, $115-140k base plus variable compansation
  3. Systems Engineer, Lakeland, up to $90k base plus up to $14k variable comp
  4. DevOp Automation Engineer, contract, Oldsmar, market rate for senior level
  5. Database Engineer, SQL / ETL, North Clearwater, competitive rate
  6. Help Desk Lead, Cloud Operations, Winter Haven, Market rate
  7. Mulesoft, full-time or contract, Tampa
  8. Network Engineer, Microsoft technology, Clearwater, up to $95k
  9. Enterprise Architect, blended technology environment, up to $160k + bonus
  10. Audit, Security + more, Tampa, up to $50k
  11. Security Administrator, must have Firewall & Security exp., networking experience helpful, $60-70k


Recently filled Jobs:

  1. Contract UI Developer, almost $100/hour
  2. Help Desk Technician, Tampa Technology Company, $40k
  3. Senior QA Analyst, Tampa Software Firm, $80k
  4. C# Developer, Tampa Software Firm, $105k
  5. Polyglot Developer (Ruby, Python, & more), Tampa Software Firm, $135k
  6. Contract Web Developer, part-time project, $50/hour
  7. Mobile Developer, $150k+
  8. Director of IT, App Dev, Oldsmar, $110k
  9. Contract DBA, SQL & PostGreSQL, Tampa SaaS firm, $100k++
  10. VP of Sales, Consulting Services, $200k+
  11. SQL Developer, Pinellas, $95k
  12. Director of IT - App Dev, Oldsmar, $115k
  13. Director of IT - Infrastructure, $120k
  14. SQL DBA, Contract, $100k+
  15. Data Architect, Contract, $100k+
  16. PM, Contract, Clearwater, $100k+
  17. Java Developer, Mid, $85k
  18. SQL DBA, $100k++
  19. UI Designer / Developer, Contract, $100k+
  20. Linux Admin, Tampa, $65k
  21. System Admin, contract to hire, Clearwater, $80k
  22. .Net Developer, mid, $85k
  23. PM Contractor, $60/hour
  24. Help Desk Manager, Tampa, $85k
  25. Director of IT - App Dev, $120k
  26. VP of IT, Infrastructure, $200k+
  27. SQL DBA, Contract, $70/hour
  28. ETL Developer, Bradenton, $75k
  29. QA Director, automation, Pinellas County, $125k++
  30. Java Developer, Lakeland, $85k
  31. Senior PM, Contract, Lakeland, $100k+
  32. Java Developer, Tampa, $80k
  33. Help Desk Manager, Tampa, $100k
  34. Director of IT, Tampa, $125k++
  35. Senior .Net Developer, / Architect, Contract, St. Pete, $90/hour
  36. CFO, $100k++
  37. Controller, $100k++
  38. VP of Sales, SaaS, $100k++
  39. Sales Manager, SaaS, $100k+
  40. .Net Developer, Clearwater, $85k
  41. .Net Developer, Tampa, $75k
  42. SQL DBA, $100k+
  43. Lead .Net developer, Contract, Bradenton
  44. Senior .Net Developer, Contract to Hire, Bradenton
  45. Mid-level .Net developer, Contract, Sarasota
  46. Mid-level .Net Developer, contract to hire, Sarasota
  47. Senior PM / Scrum Master, $120k++ plus bonus, Tampa
  48. PMO / Scrum Master, $120k++ plus bonus, Tampa
  49. QA / Process Manager, Bradenton, $100k+
  50. Senior PM, Bradenton, $100k+++
  51. SQL DBA, Tampa, $100k + bonus
  52. QA Contractor, Clearwater, competitive rate
  53. Java Developer, Tampa, $100k + bonus & relo help
  54. Marketing Specialist, Tampa, $65k
  55. Data Architect contractor, Pinellas, GREAT RATE
  56. VP of Application Development, $200k++
  57. Data Architect, Contract, Services Firm, $150k++
  58. QA Contractor, Software Firm
  59. VP of IT - Quality
  60. Network Engineer, Cloud Firm, $100k+
  61. Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure, Contract, CLoud Operations, $100k+
  62. SEO Specialist, Online Marketing Firm
  63. Director of Interactive, Lead Generation Firm
  64. CIO, Distribution Firm, $300k+
  65. Marketing Specialist, Financial Services Firm
  66. VP of IT - Infrastructure
  67. Web Developer, Financial Services Firm
  68. Creative Director, Services Firm
  69. .Net Developer, recent college grad and bright son of a local CIO
  70. .Net Developer, $100k, Data Analytics Firm
  71. VP of IT, eCommerce, $200k+
  72. Web Developer, Contract, Government Project
  73. Software Engineer, recent Masters of Engineering grad, Healthcare Firm
  74. .Net Developer, recent Cuban transplant & awesome developer
  75. Software Developer, Medical technology Firm, recent college grad, $65k
  76. Web Developer, great ecommerce Firm, got an almost 10% raise!
  77. .Net Developer, Healthcare Analytics Firm, almost $100k
  78. Senior .Net developer, Azure / Cloud-based software Firm, almost $120k
  79. Creative Designer, Software Firm
  80. Junior Software Engineer, Commercial Software Firm
  81. Contract Web Designer, LAMP
  82. Senior Java Developer, $140k+ total comp
  83. .Net Developer, Web Design Firm
  84. Chief Marketing Officer, Lead Generation Firm
  85. SharePoint Administrator, Healthcare
  86. Project Manager, Healthcare
  87. Tech Support, Commercvial Software Firm
  88. Director of IT, Network, Infrastructure, Cloud-based Firm, Tampa
  89. Sales Rep, Private Cloud / Managed Services Firm
  90. Developer, long term contract
  91. VP of Marketing, Lead generation Firm
  92. VB.Net Developer, Tampa manufacturing Firm
  93. COO for Private Equity financed, $50M Company
  94. VP/GM w/P&L responsibility, division of Global Software Company
  95. Account Representative, Top 10 Consulting Firm
  96. Inside Sales rep for E-commerce company
  97. Controller for Public Company in Tampa
  98. President for Private Equity Group acquisition
  99. CEO, COO, & CFO for high growth Tampa Firm (need Dir of HR!)
  100. Technical Trainer, Consultant, VC-backed Software Company
  101. VB.Net Developer for National Company
  102. System Architect for Consulting Firm
  103. Security Architect for Consulting Firm
  104. AccPac Developer for 100m Distribution Co.
  105. Controller for Private Company in Sarasota
  106. Board Member, Public Company
  107. Enterprise sales rep and a Sales Enginer for Mobile Application Firm
  108. CIO for $100m Distribution Company
  109. Marketing Manager for Internet Search Firm
  110. Board member at Technology Company
  111. Technical Writer at software company
  112. Contract software developers
  113. Turnaround Consultant for Investment Bank-backed services company
  114. Supply PM consultants to help turnaround a failing $50m+ ERP project
  115. Plus 300+ others in full time or contract roles...FORTUNATELY!!!  :-) 


Strong start to the new year but it has been an odd last 2 months with so many re-orgs & layoffs at large companies and rumors of many more to come.  Great thing for small, mid-sized & start-up firms because they're hiring at a nice pace.  Cloud, JavaScript and Data related hiring is driving the market.  Call or email me and I can go into more detail or possibly answer your local market questions.

As for mid to senior level management jobs, seems like a sluggish start in the new year. I've seen 13 new CIOs named across Tampa Bay region in 2016 (at firms $50m and up).  6 of the new CIOs are at Healthcare related Firms.  Anyone have an opinion on this?  The trend for the last couple of years is for senior level people to move out of town or take on out of town contracts at solid rates. I've learned about only 1 new CIO locally in 2017.


Just a random thought:

I worked on 4 CIO searches last year and some common thoughts were shared by the many executives I interviewed.  Common themes:

Try to leave the firm better than when you joined.  Remember, the company will be around after you've gone on to your next venture.

Focus on the Business, how they make money, competitive challenges and how to leverage technology to compete & drive revenue growth. Focus on relationships with business leaders of the main or most profitable business units.

To drive growth, it is about process & process improvement. Fix your team and then align yourself with the business to help them.  Examples - work with CFO to reduce DSO or improve Cash to Cash processes.  Work with Marketing to develop better analytics tools - all the data goes through your system.

Focus on your team, challenge them but don't support them to the point they could fail. Spoke to one CIO who has promoted many people and helped guide the carers to the point that 20 former direct reports earn Corporate or Division CIO title. At all the firms he has been CIO, the replacement was always internal. I noticed several local CIO replacements last year were from internal promotions.

Executive, Senior Management and Board Members
CEO, CFO, CIO, COO, President, Board Members, VP/GM and others - Contact me directly for information on positions at this level - for confidentiality reasons, I will not post these openings on this site (well, maybe once in a blue moon). Since 2005, I've worked 200+ Mid-level to executive level management searches and have successfully completed 30-40% of them including 3 Board Members. When I started my Firm, the first placement was a CIO with a $350k+ package.  The highest total package for a C-level executive I've secured an offer was at $350k base salary with well designed 100% on target bonus and a stretch goal for 200%. The top three highest total package senior executive positions I've closed were in the $350-$700k first year package (base, bonus and equity potential).  Even if you're not on a job search and just want to have a broad conversation about local compensation - give me a call.

Contact me if you are interested in knowing more about any of these positions or could refer a colleague.