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Citec Rainbird flies south to Volante

Upstart local outsourcer and services vendor Volante Group has added a significant feather to services cap, luring across managing director of Queensland-based outsourcer Citec, Dr Mark Rainbird.

Rainbird will take the up post of director of services to bolster Volante's current push to wrest quality clients away from the likes of multinationals outsourcers such as CSC, EDS and IBM.

According to Volante CEO Ian Penman, Rainbird will "prove a great asset" to the $400 million outsourcer in maintaining its current growth spurt, no doubt spurred on by Rainbird's intimate knowledge of most matters state and federal.

Volante's new services director will first warm his chair on May 23.

Which New Bank silent about analyst call

IT is no secret the big four banks are now working full steam ahead to put IT hiccups behind them and gain a less fragmented view of the customer, but details about bodies on projects remain a closely guarded secret.

Despite placing prominent ads in the national press to attract candidates for "technology enabled change programs/projects", neither the Commonwealth Bank nor preferred recruiter Ambit is willing to talk numbers, projects or employment status.

What is less of a secret is the Commonwealth's PeopleSoft-powered reverse bidding system known as CyberLynx whereby the bank makes its recruitment suppliers enter a form of reverse auction to get best value for the bank.

DSD spies sysadmin for Unix grunt

Speaking of secrecy, there are some IT jobs which appeal for the money, some for the prestige and then those that that simply appeal by virtue of what you get to play with, even if you can't tell anyone about it.

The latter in mind, eavesdroppers hear the Defense Signal's Directorate is scouting for a "highly skilled, talented, enthusiastic and flexible person" in the form of a system administrator to work on a "number of different, high performance computing systems" running primarily on Unix.

Unsurprisingly, there are not a lot of details to hand on what hardware DSD is currently using to crack code. That said, the agency's legacy systems are currently being put to good decorative use, with a 1986 vintage Cray taking pride of place in DSD's Canberra foyer.

The job pays between $70,000 and $97,000 a year.

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