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Derek Nielsen


Role and Company

Sr. IT Tools Engineer II, Raytheon


20 years experience in defense, aerospace, & aviation


Hudson, NH

About Derek

Former Sergeant in the USMC (4 years active) and now an adroit quality focused manager of IT and software development programs, projects, and resources with twenty years of applied overall experience in the technology realm while founding and presiding over DevelTec Solutions, a change management focused consulting firm. Practiced in complete lifecycle of business critical IT and development infrastructure projects helping to improve the proficiency of business processes and decrease time to market of products. Possesses adept communications and soft skills to work seamlessly across all business levels while capably directing requirements, systems, standard operating procedures and documentation for local and global corporate sites. Highly personable and self-motivated professional with the capability of working amongst diverse global groups and handling complex problems cohesively. Highly experienced project manager and consultant, with IT and development experience across a plethora of industries to include financial, insurance, automotive, defense, government, hardware and software.

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Derek's Recent Answers

10 months ago

It seems difficult to get a career, especially government, without a degree. Advice?

Build your skills up to what field you are looking to enter. If there is an ability to start as...

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11 months ago

Searching for a Raytheon career in the Tampa/St Petersburg FL area

Captain Panlilio, The clearance is the biggest weapon you have right now IMO. I do work with one of the...

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11 months ago

Mentorship Programs

Master Sergeant Romero, I have found that it is rare to have mentorship programs within most companies or if they...

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11 months ago

Raytheon Volunteer Day

Captain White, I would advise to apply for any position you feel you are well matched to from a job...

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11 months ago

Good morning.. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedules to answer questions and provide advice.

Major Figueroa, If a clearance is required then there is no way around the application process that I am aware...

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