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, 3/23/2017

 Sales Jobs

  1. VP of Sales, Cloud Services, Tampa, Great package!
  2. Channel Manager, IT Services Firm
  3. Sales Reps, anywhere in Florida, must have State & local Government + Hi-Ed sales experience & rolodex


IT jobs

  1. Senior Xamarin Developer / Product Developer, Tampa, up to $135k - Just Filled, $100k++
  2. JavaScript front-end / Java back-end developer, ideally with ReactJS exp., Tampa, Market Rate! Amazing opportunity - Just Filled, $100k++
  3. JavaScript, ReactJS + more, Tampa, several openings up to senior level, $75-135k
  4. SQL Developer, Clearwater, up to $95k
  5. Full Stack developer, Java, JavaScript, ReactJS, Tampa, 85-135k
  6. DevOp Automation Engineer, contract, Oldsmar, market rate for senior level
  7. Database Engineer, SQL / ETL, North Clearwater, competitive rate
  8. PHP, WordPress Developer, Safety Harbor, $65-85k
  9. Full Stack Developer, Java, JavaScript, ReactJS, Node + more, up to $115k
  10. Network Administrator, St. Petersburg, up to $75k
  11. .Net Developer, Westshore, blend of Client & Server-side exp., up to $90k
  12. Senior JavaScript Developer, Tampa, Web Agency, up to $120k
  13. Help Desk / Service Desk MGR, (SaaS, external support, global team), up to $115k
  14. Help Desk Lead, Cloud Operations, Winter Haven, Market rate
  15. Senior .Net Developer, Angular 2.0 + more, Westshore, up to $105k
  16. Lead .Net Developer, build web apps from scratch, North Tampa, $100k
  17. .Net Developer, mid-level, $75-85k, North Tampa
  18. Network Engineer, Microsoft technology, Clearwater, up to $95k
  19. Enterprise Architect, blended technology environment, up to $160k + bonus
  20. Product Manager, Software Firm, Clearwater, $125-135k
  21. Junior System Admin, Winter Haven, up to $55k
  22. Linux Admin, Lakeland, up to $80k
  23. Junior .Net developer, 1 yr exp., up to $65k
  24. System Administrator, (MS, VMWare, Cisco), Clearwater, up to $85k
  25. Product Manager, healthcare software
  26. Lead Network Engineer, Lakeland, up to $110k
  27. Microsoft CRM expert, corporate role, no travel, Tampa Bay, $$$
  28. Sales Engineer, Lakeland, $75k
  29. Sybase DBAs, full time or Contract, Market rate
  30. .Net Developer, .Net, Westshore, up to $95k
  31. Always have jobs for bright recent IT grads – especially those who focused on software development


Recently filled Jobs:

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