DevOps, Social Media Intern, Web Designer & VB Developer

We're excited to bring you our twenty-sixth Opportunities on the Prairie today with positions from Pongr and Dwolla in Des Moines and and Mayday Systems in Omaha.

We’re excited to bring you our twenty-sixth Opportunities on the Prairie today with positions from Pongr and Dwolla in Des Moines and and Mayday Systems in Omaha.

If you or your company has one to add, please contact Danny at with the listing and a short description of your company. We’re looking for all types of opportunities, from a week-long project to a full-time position. We hope to help you make a connection.

If you apply to one below, make sure to mention that you found it on Silicon Prairie News.

Pongr – Engineering Operations / DevOps (Des Moines)

Pongr is an image recognition-based mobile marketing platform built on award winning technology.

We need someone who has managed a fairly large number of Linux servers for several years.  Web servers, mail servers, user accounts, security, monitoring, automation, Ubuntu, and Amazon EC2 experience are all important. This person will be responsible for our production environment, so needs great sysadmin skills.  Also, will be doing some coding (automated recovery scripts, setup scripts, monitoring scripts, etc) so need good programming skills.

Startup culture, desk at local development office, laptop, salary + stock options, beer, awesomeness, etc.

Full job post

Dwolla – Social Media Intern (Des Moines)

Dwolla allows users to send and receive money for 25 cents per transaction.

Looking to cut your teeth in the social media world? We may have just the thing for you. We have a paid internship available to fill.

Job duties will include:

  • Supporting the Des Moines Startup Community via Twitter.
  • Supporting Silicon Prairie tech via Twitter.
  • Supporting Dwolla users and clients via Twitter.
  • Managing Twitter DM’s and ensuring they make it to the correct support representative.
  • Building Dwolla’s brand and support via Social Media.

Full internship post – Outsourced Web Application/Designer (Omaha) is an online source for pool supplies, pool chemicals, pool cleaners, hot tubs and spa accessories.

We’re looking for a web application/designer to help with a “social/customer service” buildout to accompany our ecommerce channel at We’re looking to incorporate a “Q&A” element, a “ideas/suggestion” element, our blog, twitter, facebook, and other social elements down the road. We’re looking for someone to take control and put all this together (design, collaboration, functionality) wether it be separate elements or one large element that contains all pieces.

This would most likely be an outsourced project with continued upgardes and more projects to come down the road. Contact Brad Podraza at, please include sample work and contact information.

Mayday Systems – Part-Time VB Developer, Professional Services Support (Omaha)

Mayday Systems provides Point of Sale software to specialty retailers.

This 20 hr per week work-from-home position will provide various levels of support to our customers. You will answer direct customer calls and assist them with our application. Resolving issues will require you to leverage your knowledge of Visual Basic, SQL, networking, and basic computer troubleshooting. This is an opportunity to have a real impact and gain a sense of ownership on a piece of our business.

Responsibilities include:

  • Troubleshooting various issues ranging from network connectivity, to bugs in code
  • Maintaining code: Fixing bugs, enhancements if necessary, testing code changes, and deploying to customers
  • Being a friendly, patient contact for our customers

Required Skills for Ideal Candidate:

  • B.S in C.S. or equivalent
  • Proficient in Visual Basic 6.0
  • General SQL experience
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to port from VB 6 to .NET a plus

Compensation is negotiable

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