Rewarding and legitimate jobs for candidates on SSI/SSDI

My Employment Options

Work at Home Jobs are changing the job market by offering rewarding and legitimate jobs for candidates on SSI/SSDI

My Employment Options

I wish to share with you some wonderful information about a fabulous company I came across several years ago, that I know will be helpful to those who receive SSDI and/or SSI benefits and who want to return to work or work for the first time. My Employment Options is an Employment Network that specializes in Work at Home Jobs.

SSI/SSDI

If you or someone you know receives SSDI/ SSI disability, (non retirement) (ages 18-64) Employment Options may be able to help them find a Work at Home or Onsite local job as part of the Free Federal Ticket to Work Program! Their services are FREE to qualified beneficiaries and employers who enjoy hiring their pre-screened candidates. Employers also can receive tax credits – when hiring from this great program.

Authorized Social Security Employment Network

My Employment options (Employment Options, Inc.), is an authorized Social Security Administration (SSA) Employment Network for the Ticket-to-Work program. For over 20 years, they have helped 1000’s (thousands) of their clients (myself included) successfully return to work, so they are not a fly by night organization. They provide valuable resources, tools and support for success. A fully virtual company, job placement counselors are available across the country.

Many of their staff are also recipients of SSDI/SSI disability and are participants in the Ticket-to-Work program. They are happy to share their own personal journey of going back to work. Each client works with their own “personal” job counselor when they come aboard. They hire in 47 states, for work at home and local community onsite positions.  EXCEPT Alaska, California and Hawaii. They also do not offer Work at home services in Washington D.C.

What is Ticket to Work? It is a federal program offered through the Social Security Administration allowing all qualified beneficiaries on disability insurance (SSDI) and supplemental insurance (SSI) benefits to receive free job placement help through an Employment Network (EN), like (My Employment options). This means you can go back to work gradually and test the waters with protection of your medical and disability benefits.

Certified Benefits Specialist/CWIC

My Employment options even has a Certified Benefits Specialist/CWIC that will help you track your income throughout each stage of the program. The benefits counselor is highly trained in all aspects of the Ticket to Work Program including work incentives, safety nets, stages, and helps to guide each of their clients through the program stages and is available to answer questions.

Selective

At Employment Options, they are selective and choose clientele very carefully. They represent those earnest, responsible and capable individuals who are serious (right now) about going back to work. They serve clients of various career levels from entry level to professional. They do require that a person have at least a High School diploma or GED to apply.

Newsworthy

My Employment options (Employment Options, Inc.), has been featured on National News on the #1 rated Fox news morning show “Fox and Friends.” Their Virtual Job Fair and Work at Home program was featured, as well as job opportunities for people with disabilities.

To quote Paula Reuben Vieillet CEO of My Employment Options “Helping people with disabilities gain dignity through restoring their Self Sufficiency and purpose has been my primary mission since 1993, when Employment Options began. As Paula explains “There are so many jobs scam out there, particularly for Work At Home positions specifically marketed to people with disabilities. A legitimate Employment Network (such as My Employment Options) can help people on SSDI/SSI avoid those scams and find a great job at home or onsite, often with training and benefits.”

Client Placement

Employment Options primarily places clients in W2 employee positions. It states on their FAQ page that they do not help job seekers with self-employment ventures or starting a business — they help you find direct job placement.

“Our clients are recipients of Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) and (SSI) and receive our free job placement services to help to locate suitable and meaningful employment in either Work at Home or local Community Jobs .” 

Over 20 years

For over 20 years, they have helped candidates with free many career services including:

  • Assessing skills and abilities
  • Accommodations
  • Benefits counseling
  • Choosing suitable jobs
  • Application completion
  • Preparing a resume
  • Interview practice
  • Final job placement

Free Job Placement Services

In addition to free job placement services, they also offer Free Virtual Online job fairs and Free webinars are also offered.

For a list of types of jobs available visit their Job Openings page. Plus check out their Virtual Job Fairs Page. Job seekers are given the opportunity to network in online chat rooms with employers to learn about jobs. These virtual job fairs are open to the General Public nationwide. (You can attend anytime during job fair hours!  

This way you can see some of the reliable and reputable companies that participate in the national online Job fairs. Companies such as Alaska Dialysis, Anthem, Bender Consulting, Concentrix, Enterprise Holdings, Fifth Third Bank, MSC Industrial Supply, Sutherland, Sykes, TTEC (Teletech), VIP Desk, Wells Fargo and U.S. Department of Labor, a just to name a few. They are searching to fill positions they have available.

Free Webinars

Employment options hosts these free webinars throughout the year on helpful topics for job seekers (open to the General Public, nationwide) and recruiters. Whether you need tips for resumes, do’s and don’ts of interviews or applications or to learn about the Free Social Security Ticket to Work Program, their professional staff have you covered! Job seekers nationwide are encouraged to register for these Free online events.

Working Rewards Program

I haven’t even mentioned their Working Rewards Program yet. You are required to turn in your paystubs to My Employment Options, so they can help track your earnings for you. Each time you turn in your paystubs you will receive a Monthly Pay stub raffle ticket. 

Keep your Paystubs and Keep Earning

The Working Rewards program at Employment Options allows clients to “save up” their Monthly pay stub raffle tickets and cash them in for bigger prizes like gift cards, Laptops, big screen monitors and more.

For Employers:

By hiring a qualified person (with a disability), Employers can grow their businesses with loyal and skilled employees, Benefit from tax credits and create a more diverse workforce while “bringing healing to a family when someone returns to work.” Employers can qualify for Tax Credits (earn tax credits) up to $2,400.00 a year per employee by hiring clients in the Ticket to Work Program. Click here and go to the employer’s link for more information.

My Story….

Personally, I have been working with My employment options for years. While I can locate Work at Home positions on my own frequently due to my vast resources; these positions are usually Independent Contractor, seasonal or temporary positions.

With My Employment Options, I have been able to secure more permanent positions. Unfortunately, my Bipolar disorder frequently causes issues that prevent me from maintaining gainful employment, guess I am their problem child. But My Employment Options, my “personal” job counselor Ann Settle and the entire staff understand the issues that I face with my disability. This is because most of the staff are either part of the Ticket to Work Program or have been, and they have their own challenges and disabilities. Everyone I have had dealings with through the years at My Employment Options, have been kind, compassionate and sincerely care about you and helping you get back to work. (example; recently there was severe weather and tornados in my area. My job counselor Ann Settle called and emailed me, just to make sure I was alright, and to see if I needed anything. Pretty caring and thoughtful).

SSDI Cut off

When my Social Security Disability was cut off due to a clerical error by the Social Security Administration, where they had me listed as earning more than I was earning, The fabulous staff at My Employment Options, was Johnny on the spot. They went out of their way to provide me with the documentation I needed to help the Social Security Administration straighten out the error and my benefits were restored almost immediately.

Definitely a 10

I am proud to say that Work at Home Mania.org and I are now affiliated as ambassadors of My Employment Options. If you are disabled and want to return to work, I highly recommend getting in contact with or checking out the opportunities and services that My Employment Options provides. In my book on a scale of 1 – 10, My Employment Options is definitely a 10.

To Apply

To apply or find out if you qualify for their services or for more information, please click here for the My Employment Options website. Or Contact Shieka Jones in customer service at 800-441-3114 ext. 754

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Growth Cave: Customer Support Representative

Headquarters: Austin, Texas, United States
URL: https://growthcave.com

Mission For Client Support Specialist

To provide an incredible customer experience to clients by...

  • Onboarding, coaching, and holding clients accountable to their action items & goals
  • Handling any feedback, complaints, disputes, or refund requests with tact and understanding

Priorities, Responsibilities & KPIs:

Note: While the satisfaction and success of our clients is ultimately our highest priority, the following priorities will help assure that the company remains financially strong and stable so that we are able to focus on our clients development.

  • Contracts Being Signed
  • Onboarding New Clients
  • Preventing & Resolving Refund/Cancelation Requests
  • Recovering Defaulted Payments
  • Moving Clients Through The Training To Each Milestone
  • Providing Marketing & Sales Coaching To Clients
  • Receiving Testimonials From Clients
  • Keeping Asana Organized & Up-To-Date
  • Reporting Daily Metrics In Slack

KPIs
3% Refund Rate
80% Payment Plan Collection Rate
80% First Week Activation Rate

Daily execution of team & administrative tasks

Morning Check-In:
Attend weekly check-in meeting via Zoom (Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 10am EST).
Know your numbers at the beginning of every meeting (actual numbers, projections, and if you're on pace)
Have 2-3 clients wins you want to share
Be proactive with asking questions and getting help with what you're experiencing on the calls and any reason why you aren't hitting your numbers.

End Of Day:
Send in your "end of day report"
Update your personal projections & numbers sheet
Update Asana
Make sure all clients are in the right stage
Follow-up tasks are created for all "red flag" clients who need anything
Confirm tomorrow's onboarding appointments
Prepare for tomorrow's check-in meeting.

Position Description:

Time
You will have the freedom to make your own schedule. That said, you will be expected to open enough calendar space to be available & responsive to clients for a minimum of 40 hours per week.
You will also be expected to complete your morning & end of day tasks (see above) every day, Monday-Friday.
You will also be expected to be available to communicate through Slack 9am-6pm EST daily.
You will be expected to respond to client's questions in a timely manner, within 2 hours during business hours
Altogether this is a full time, 30-40 hours / wk position.
This position is remote. So you will have the freedom to work from anywhere.
You may request time off anytime with 2 weeks advance notice.

Ramp Up / Onboarding
7 Days Before Starting
Go through the first 3 modules of our "Knowledge Business Accelerator" program
Listen through as many onboarding calls as possible
Review as many "Loom feedback" videos as possible
Immerse yourself in our client group chats to fully understand our customers/the offer/our coaching process
First 30 Days - Start Taking Coaching/Onboarding
Do you know the "red flags" to look for in new clients?
Are you coaching clients on the process we explain in the course?
Take as many clients as possible from here on out to ramp ASAP
On-Going Training
Call Reviews With Us
Daily Coaching Meeting

If you are interested, please watch through this video: https://go.growthcave.com/kba-vsl before applying

Requirements

People skills:

You're going to be talking with people all day. Being a natural rapport builder is going to hedge your bets of success (this DOESN'T mean you have to be an extrovert).

Leadership:
You must always lead prospects to the best decision for them EVEN IF that decision is outside of their comfort zone. Take a stand for what's BEST for people.

Attention To Detail:
You will be tasked with staying up to date with your numbers and CRM activities. This is secondary to HITTING your numbers, but still important.

High Standards:
You're tasked with helping prospects live up to their highest standards. Therefore, YOU must live up to our own high standards.

Poise:
You'll be having crucial conversations on a daily basis which - a lot of times - can be life changing conversations for the prospect. You must be calm under pressure and hold firm to help the prospect make the best decision for them.

Benefits

  • Training & Development
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Work From Home
  • Wellness Resources

To apply: https://weworkremotely.com/remote-jobs/growth-cave-customer-support-representative

Vidalytics: Sr PHP Developer – High load, MySQL, GCP, Laminas 🚀

Headquarters: USA
URL: http://vidalytics.com/

If you want to join a profitable, high-growth, bootstrapped MarTech SaaS, where you will be working on a large, complex project with an ongoing, full-time position, then this is THE job for you. 

We’re Vidalytics.com. A video marketing platform for entrepreneurs. We’re 5 years old 🎂 and growing 50-100% per year. 

Your New Tech Team & Stack 🚀

Our engineering team is entirely in Eastern Europe (from Poland to the Balkans to Ukraine). 

The tech team you’d join includes: 👻😎
  • 1 Head of Engineering (your fearless leader)
  • 2 Sr Backend Engineers
  • 1 Sr Frontend Engineer
  • 1 Mid Frontend Engineer
  • 1 QA Manager 
  • Product Manager 
  • DevOps outside agency 

Tech Stack: 
  • GCP Infrastructure (GKE)
  • PHP is the dominant language 
  • 30% Microservices / 70% Monolith
  • Microservices in Slim PHP
  • Monolith wrote in Laminas (Zend) with some Symfony Components 
  • Angular 9 web app
  • Typescript & VanillaJS player
  • Some Golang, Node.js & a tiny bit of Python in a few places 
  • BigTable, MySQL databases 

Work at Scale!

Every single month Vidalytics is doing… 

  • 10s of millions of video plays
  • 1 billion requests to our data loggers 
  • Just under a petabyte in bandwidth transfer 

Job Requirements 👊🏻
  • PHP 7/8 Expert 
  • Framework experience with Laminas (Zend) and/or Symfony
  • Microservices
  • APIs
  • MySQL
  • Unit testing
  • Good English
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Team Player (no toxic egos) 

Nice to have (not required):
  • Big Table / Big Query 
  • Google Cloud Platform 
  • Git - (We use GitHub and GitFlow like workflow)
  • Scrum or KanBan
  • Zend Expressive, Zend Apigility or SlimPHP
  • Go, Node.JS or Python 

What You’ll Be Doing (Job Tasks) 😃

  • Building cutting video marketing features for our entrepreneur users 
  • Extending and building new API’s
  • Building and managing microservices
  • Helping our support team with resolving bugs
  • Having fun 

What You’ll Love About Us (Benefits and Perks) 😉

  • Great company culture.
    You’re going to be part of a team, not a cog in a machine. 
  • We’re here to enable you. It’s your work and your career. Our management team is here to help you become who you want to be, not to micromanage you.
  • We value your ideas. At Vidalytics, our doors are always open. Need help? Come on in. Have a vision for the future of the company? We’d love to hear it. 
  • Rest and relaxation. Employees enjoy a generous PTO package.
  • Professional development. Want to continue your education? Vidalytics pays for classes, conferences, and more.
  • You’re more than an employee, you’re a person. Every co-worker you’ll meet is committed to treating you with respect and kindness. You won’t hear stuff like, “It’s just business.”


Vidalytics’ Values 
(Yes, We’re Actually Serious About These) 😇

1 - Meritocracy – we’re building a Meritocracy, where the best ideas win -- not based on who has the bigger title. The following values underpin this. You should embody these traits. 

2 - Direct & honest communication (transparency) – to be successful we have to face the truth and be honest. And that starts with each other. That means we give direct feedback. We want it in exchange. So feel free to argue your points, just be ready to get on board with decisions once they are made. 

3 - Ownership & Accountability – the best people are the ones who OWN their position, tasks and even things that go beyond their ‘day-to-day responsibilities’. They never say, “that’s not my job.” Instead, they proactively spot problems and always try to think like the owner of the business. 

4 - Intelligence and smarts – we prize smart people. Who doesn’t? But it's not just book smarts but “business smarts” where you’re able to solve problems. Think for yourself. And don't be intimidated by any problem, no matter how complex. (Aka growth mindset). 

5 - Self-aware (personal growth) – we want people who can look at themselves objectively, admit their mistakes and be open to growth. When you bring this attitude to your profession, it becomes a place of personal development and self-actualization. 

6 - Integrity – trust is the glue that holds us together. We need to be able to trust you whether it is regarding the quality of your hours, the deadlines you set for yourself or anything else. 

7- Urgency – we’re a startup and you need to be able to meet deadlines. We need someone who pushes themselves when they need to and hits deadlines. And also knows how to prioritize the important things. 

8 - Hardworking – we’re trying to get shit done on a budget. If you’re looking for an easy job, go elsewhere. Instead, this job will constantly have challenges and opportunities to learn and grow professionally. But we try to have fun while we’re doing it and consider each other friends. 

9 - Data – whenever possible, we want to make decisions based on data, not emotions or opinions. 

10 - No assholes – Doesn’t matter how good someone is at their job, if they are going to make life suck for other people on the team, then they aren’t welcomed at Vidalytics.

To Apply: 


Please fill out your information here. It will come straight to us and we will be in touch right away! :) 


Cheers,
👨🏻‍🦲
Patrick Stiles 
Founder / CEO @ Vidalytics

To apply: https://weworkremotely.com/remote-jobs/vidalytics-sr-php-developer-high-load-mysql-gcp-laminas-1

Signifyd: Senior DevOps Engineer

Headquarters: San Jose, CA
URL: https://signifyd.com


Signifyd leads the world in bringing the insights, innovation and compassion required to foster fearless commerce in a time of increasing digital threats. Working with some of the industry’s most recognizable retailers and brands, we are focused on using technology to enhance customer lifetime value and protect enterprises from fraud so they can focus on growing their business.


None of that happens without the right people.


Joining our team will require commitment to evolve our stack and support colleagues. This role is suited for an experienced engineer who is passionate about delivering best in class services to our customers while collaborating with peers as we grow our platform. You should be comfortable leading design discussions and code reviews, be confident to challenge and be challenged, and have an eye for continuous improvement across performance and stability. 


Our system infrastructure is 100% cloud based. We practice infrastructure-as-code. Each development team is responsible for managing their services in the cloud.


Tech Stack:

  • AWS, GCP
  • Serverless Environment
  • Kubernetes, Docker, gRPC, Linux
  • MySQL, Cassandra, DynamoDB
  • Java, Python, Typescript, Groovy, Gradle
  • Teamcity, GitHub Actions
  • Terraform, Cloudformation, Packer
  • ELK, Loggly, Datadog, Prometheus, Grafana, PagerDuty

Responsibilities
:

  • Develop CI/CD pipelines for application build, container deployment, and infrastructure updates.
  • Advocate best practices across the organization, specifically in infrastructure-as-code.
  • Manage cloud compute infrastructure, pipelines, and supporting toolsets.
  • Continuously assess DevOps practices and develop improvements.
  • Contribute as subject matter expert in container technologies, networking, and build tooling.
  • Coordinate and lead code reviews with peers.
  • Guide junior and mid-level engineers through paring sessions and code/incident reviews.
  • Be a part of the standard developer on call rotation.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of DevOps experience supporting a high traffic, 24/7 SaaS product.
  • Experience designing and implementing build and CI/CD systems and workflows..
  • Expert level knowledge of managing AWS and GCP infrastructure with IaC.
  • Strong programming skills in Python, Java or any other high level programming languages.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills across the stack to identify and resolve production issues in a timely manner.
  • Strong understanding of container and orchestration technology.
  • Knowledge of Linux administration, performance monitoring and debugging tools.
  • Good background in implementing and adhering to security controls.
  • BS in Computer Science or related technical field.

#LI-Remote


(Colorado and New York City only*) Minimum salary of $155,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salaries are determined by role, level, and location. The salary minimum displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Please note that the compensation listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits.


Benefits in our US offices:

  • 4-day workweek
  • Discretionary Time Off Policy (Unlimited!)
  • BetterHelp Online Therapy Membership
  • Dedicated learning budget through Learnerbly
  • 401K Match
  • Stock Options
  • Annual Performance Bonus or Commissions
  • Paid Parental Leave (12 weeks)
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Company Social Events
  • Signifyd Swag

To apply: https://weworkremotely.com/remote-jobs/signifyd-senior-devops-engineer

Clevertech: Senior Ionic Engineer

Headquarters: New York, NY
URL: https://clevertech.biz


Experience Remote done Right. Over 20 years of remote experience, all 500+ staff are 100% remote and we still grow vibrant relationships, provide exceptional opportunities for career growth while working with stellar clients on ambitious projects

What we're working on:

Enterprise companies turn to us to help them launch innovative digital products that interact with hundreds of millions of customers, transactions and data points. The problems we solve every day are real and require creativity, grit and determination. We are building a culture that challenges norms while fostering experimentation and personal growth. In order to grasp the scale of problems we face, ideally, you have some exposure to Logistics, FinTech, Transportation, Insurance, Media or other complex multifactor industries.


Requirements
  • 7+ years of professional experience (A technical assessment will be required)
  • Senior-level experience building mobile apps with Ionic + Angular
  • Ability to implement an Ionic Logic Flow
  • Strong familiarity with iOS and Android applications
  • Experience deploying apps to AppStore Connect and Google Play platforms
  • English fluency, verbal and written

Why Clevertech is an amazing place to work at

At Clevertech, you can expect that you will:

  • Be 100% dedicated to one project at a time so that you can hone your skills, innovate and grow
  • Be a part of a team of talented and friendly senior-level developers
  • Work on projects that allow you to use cutting edge tech. We believe in constantly evolving your mastery

The result? We produce meaningful work and we are truly proud and excited to be creating waves in an industry under transformation.


To apply: https://weworkremotely.com/remote-jobs/clevertech-senior-ionic-engineer-3

Data Virtuality GmbH: QA Engineer for Connectors

Headquarters: Leipzig, Germany
URL: https://datavirtuality.com/en/careers/

QA Engineer for Connectors (m/f/d)

Remote. Full-time. Unlimited Contract.


This might be your new team!

Working at Data Virtuality means being part of an international team and thriving. What we offer is remote work from your home, wherever it is. Further, you can expect an unlimited long-term freelance contract with full-time work, benefits, and genuine team spirit.

At Data Virtuality, you will experience respectful interactions, harmonious teamwork,
without a dog-eat-dog mentality!


Primary responsibilities: 
  • Looking at the issues from the customers’ perspective
  • Testing Data Virtuality connectors (SQL code, based on REST/SOAP API interaction, JDBC connectivity, file-based parsing, and more), validating the data, and matching actual/expected data.
  • Developing tests to automate the repeated work processes, identifying, and eliminating repeated processes, and increasing the efficiency of day-to-day work
  • Documenting the connector operation together with the developers
  • Documenting the test workflows

Required experience
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with advanced SQL, understanding the underlying database engine processes. Certification with major DBMS vendors is a plus.
  • Hands-on experience in Java SE 11 development for test automation
  • JUnit 4/5
  • Database testing
  • Consuming and/or testing REST/SOAP web services, understanding REST API operation. Using at least one of the following: Postman, Insomnia, Soap UI or similar tools.
  • Handling of XML, JSON, CSV
  • Basic understanding of XPath syntax
  • Git
  • Maven

Required personal skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Team spirit
  • Great communication skills and team orientation are a must, especially considering the remote nature of work and its limitations. 
  • Getting along with people while being thousands of miles apart. Still, being able to solve problems independently, and stepping outside the boundaries of job requirements.

What our fantastic team worldwide loves about working with Data Virtuality
  • A job with the stability and team spirit of an employee but also with the freedom and flexibility of a freelancer
  • A stable and reliable job with the freedom and flexibility of a freelancer
  • Flexible working hours + additional perks
  • Fast and dependable monthly payment – in EUR, USD, or Crypto, as you prefer
  • Contributing to the success of a growing company
  • Developing a groundbreaking data technology and working with cutting-edge technologies
  • Knowledgeable and approachable C-Level
  • Continuity and growth potential
  • Friendly and international colleagues
  • Full integration into our teams and invitation for our team events worldwide

Our Tech Stack

  • Backend: J2EE application running in a JBoss/WildFly container to connect to any kind of
    data source (relational/NoSQL/cloud-based databases, web services, text files, etc.) and to
    query data by using SQL. Persistence layers and internal configurations are delegated to
    Hibernate.
  • Frontend (Desktop): Desktop Application based on Eclipse RCP
  • Frontend (Web): several Web applications based on Angular
  • Operating System: Linux, Microsoft Windows, macOs
  • Languages: Java 11, C, C++, TypeScript, SQL, XML
  • Databases: Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS SQL Server, Amazon Redshift, Snowflake,
    Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Exasol, Teradata, Vertica, MongoDB, etc.
  • Others: Web Services, JDBC, ODBC, REST, OData, LDAP
  • IDE: IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse
  • Framework: Eclipse Rich Client Platform, JUnit, Spring, Hibernate, Angular, JQuery
  • Application Servers: WildFly, JBoss
  • Cloud Technologies: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform
  • Development, Building, and Versioning tools: Maven, Ant, Git
  • Dev and CI tools: Jira, FishEye, BitBucket, GitLab, Crucible, Confluence, Jenkins
  • Virtualization and Containers: Docker, VirtualBox, VMware, Vagrant


To apply: https://weworkremotely.com/remote-jobs/data-virtuality-gmbh-qa-engineer-for-connectors