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TECHWORKING: Managed Objects

Monday, September 6, 2004; Page E05

Managed Objects plans to hire about six people in the next six months. Stacey Wells, director of marketing communications, and Kristin Conrad, director of human resources, talked with The Post's Andrea Caumont.

What does your company do?

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Benefits and other company specifics


We are a business-service management company. Businesses have always had a problem with poor communication between the boardrooms and the IT departments. We build software that translates the impact the IT department has on the business. For example, financial services companies use it to look at their online trading. They use our software to visualize their systems and track them to see what causes problems from a technology perspective. We ask our customers to start by identifying the top five or 10 critical services they provide. It makes IT focus more on what the business is delivering, whereas IT hasn't done that before.

What do you think your employees would say are the best reasons for working at your company?

I would say that our employees are challenged, and I think that while we all work really hard to meet corporate objectives and goals, there's also a really good sense of balance and with that comes a definite sense of unity and teamwork. The corporate benefits are good reasons as well. The employees are financially rewarded through quarterly bonuses as we meet corporate goals.

Who owns your company?

We're a private company, and we actually have a few investors including Lazard Technology Partners, Financial Technology Ventures, Fidelity Ventures and JMI Equity. We also grant stock options to all of our employees.

What sense of stability can your company offer job candidates?

Looking at the history of the company . . . and looking at our growth in the market is telling in terms of the success of the company. The market has recently just crossed the chasm, and analysts are projecting the market will grow.

What are the demographics of your company?

Companywide, we're 22 percent female and 5 percent minority. Within our eight-person executive management team, there is one woman and one minority.

What positions do you have available, and what level of expertise do you want?

We're a company that's delivering a solution that helps a business understand IT. We're looking for people who understand the importance of how IT affects the business as well. We have openings for one technical account manager, one Level 1 support engineer, one support manager, one account executive, one developer and one QA system test leader. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree and commensurate experience in enterprise-level network, systems or applications management software, development sales, development or support.


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