Friday, February 27, 2015

Bay Area Tech Wire -- Feb. 27

BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- Feb. 27, 2015
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Foster City-Based Visa to Acquire Mountain View-Based TrialPay
o Mountain View-Based Omnicell to Acquire MACH4 Pharma Systems
Santa Clara-Based MoSys Prices $18.5 Million Public Offering
Pleasanton-Based MegaPath Names Kurt Hoffman as Division CEO
o Study: Fremont Named Third Best City for Women in Tech
Briefly Noted: 23andMe, Immersion


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Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) - San Francisco Airport (SFO)
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o Foster City-Based Visa to Acquire Mountain View-Based TrialPay

Foster City, Calif. -- Visa, the Foster City-based credit card giant, said on Friday it will acquire Mountain View-based TrialPay, developer of an offers platform that connects merchants with consumers through targeted promotions. Financial terms of the deal, expected to be completed by the end of June, were not disclosed. Visa said it plans to integrate TrialPay into its product portfolio as a way to help merchants acquire customers, drive traffic and increase sales by reaching cardholders with targeted offers. "TrialPay will strengthen our loyalty and offers platform, which we expect to become a strategic and competitive differentiator," said Ramon Martin, Visa's senior vice president of merchant sales and solutions. TrialPay has approximately 60 employees. 

o Mountain View-Based Omnicell to Acquire MACH4 Pharma Systems

Mountain View, Calif. -- Omnicell, the Mountain View-based provider of medication and supply management tools to healthcare systems and pharmacies, said it will acquire Germany-based MACH4 Pharma Systems, a developer of automated medication management systems. Financial terms of the deal, expected to close by midyear, were not disclosed. "The expanded Omnicell portfolio will include innovative solutions that span robotic medication management systems, automated dispensing cabinets and medication adherence technology," said Randall Lipps, the chairman, president and CEO of Omnicell. MACH4 Pharma boasts more than 1,000 retail and hospital pharmacy customers primarily in Europe, with additional installations in China and the Middle East.

o Santa Clara-Based MoSys Prices $18.5 Million Public Offering

Santa Clara, Calif. -- MoSys, a Santa Clara-based developer of semiconductors for network and communications systems, on Friday priced a public offering that the company expects to generate $18.5 million in net proceeds. The company is selling 12.5 million shares for $1.60 each, plus up to 1.9 additional shares to cover overallotments. Chief executive Len Perham and COO Thomas Riordan have agreed to purchase just over 400,000 of the shares. The offering is expected to close on March 4, with MoSys using the proceeds for general corporate purposes, including working capital. 

o Pleasanton-Based MegaPath Names Kurt Hoffman as Division CEO

Pleasanton, Calif. -- MegaPath, a Pleasanton-based provider of managed voice, data, security and cloud services, has named Kurt Hoffman as the new president and CEO of its Cloud Services division. He succeeds Dan Foster, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Hoffman previously spent eight years as the COO of Speakeasy, prior to its 2010 merger with MegaPath and Covad. Most recently, he served as the COO of Layered Technologies. 

o Study: Fremont Named Third Best City for Women in Tech

New York -- Though most people think of Silicon Valley as the world's tech capital, the area boasts just one of the "Top 15 Cities for Women in Tech," according to a new study by SmartAsset. Fremont ranks No. 3 on the list, with the study's highest median income after housing cost ($69,217). Other factors considered include the percentage of tech jobs filled by women (27.8%), three-year employment growth (44%) and gender pay gap (86.7%). "Income after housing costs for tech-industry women in Fremont is over $69,000, second highest of any city in our study," the publication wrote. "There has also been especially strong job growth in Fremont for women in tech: from 2,770 in 2010, up to nearly 4,000 in 2013." Washington, DC tops the rankings, followed by Kansas City, Mo. The complete study is available at the link below. 

o Briefly Noted:

(Mountain View, Calif.) Mountain View-based personal genetics company 23andMe has named Kate Black as its privacy officer and corporate counsel. Black, most recently a federal regulatory and interoperability policy analyst at the Department of Health and Human Services, will be responsible for reviewing, updating and enhancing the company's privacy and consent policies for customers in the U.S. and abroad. 

(San Jose, Calif.) San Jose-based Immersion, a developer of touch feedback technology, has named John Veschi to its board of directors. From 2011 until earlier this year, Veschi served as the CEO of Rockstar Consortium, and previously was the chief IP officer at Nortel Networks. He becomes Immersion's fifth independent board member.

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> Chief Information Security Officer (CISCO) - San Francisco Airport (SFO)

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> Senior Level DOT.NET Developer - Washington DC - Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center Information Technology department provides and supports a variety of applications, systems and tools to staff, performers, patrons and other constituents to enable this mission to be accomplished. The senior .Net/Sharepoint developer will develop, maintain, enhance and support this set of solutions. Responsibilities Include: Provide software development, enhancement and support for complex .NET (primarily C#) based software used by the Kennedy Center, including Visual Studio 2010 and MVC applications both Windows and ASP.NET based. SQL Server 2008 R2 T-SQL database development ability is also a requirement. Responsibilities include providing business process analysis, custom software development and production system support. Experience: Five or more years of total IT lifecycle experience with three or more years mid-level, hands-on full lifecycle C#, or Java development in a business environment. Full requirements at link below. Experienced in multi-tiered application development. The position holder must be able to independently complete assignments on schedule as well as function as part of a larger team of developers, systems analysts, and business units. For more information and to submit resumes online, click here


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> Senior Software Developers - Falls Church, Va.

THE CENTECH GROUP, Inc. is seeking talented Senior Software Developers with extensive full lifecycle software development experience to support application development efforts in Washington, D.C. and our corporate office in Falls Church, VA. Candidates will be responsible for developing software and portal applications, interact with stakeholders and developers to perform business requirements, execute the development of approved designs and work packages, perform complex system builds and deployments, perform unit testing and provide post deployment management. Required skills: C#, ASP. NET, .NET Framework, Web Forms/Services, SQL Server, JavaScript, JQuery, TFS, Source Safe, Stored Procedures, Ajax, SOAP, JQuery. Some SP experience and knowledge of federal security guidelines. Must be U.S. government cleared/clearable. Present qualifications to and reference this PTW posting. EOE/M/F/Disabled/Vets


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