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Advocates, Unions Pressuring Hotel Companies Not to House Migrants Arrested by ICE

There’s a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels. Advocacy groups and unions are pressuring Marriott, MGM and others not to house migrants who have been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. The U.S. government has occasionally detained migrants in hotels for decades and says it might have to split up families if hotels don’t help. It’s the latest example of a private industry caught in the political fray of an overtaxed immigration system. American and United Airlines […]

U.S. Housing Officials Withhold $80 Million From Los Angeles, Alleging Discrimination

In an unwelcome turn for a city suffering from a homelessness crisis, federal housing officials said they have denied Los Angeles $80 million in funds, citing long-standing failures by local leaders to ensure that properties built with government money are accessible to those who use wheelchairs or have other disabilities. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson informed Mayor Eric Garcetti in a letter Friday that his agency was rebuffing funding proposals submitted by city officials last month. “As you […]

Person Shot at Glendale Laser Tag Arena

A person was shot at a Glendale laser tag facility on Saturday night, police said. The shooting took place at the Zone Lasertag Fun Center, 826 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale Police Department Sgt. Aaron Zeigler said. A single victim was taken to a trauma center, he said. The wounded victim’s condition was unclear, nor was the persons age or gender. No further details were available as the investigation remained in its early stages, police said. Anyone with information can reach […]

Fatal Shooting Reported in Pomona

Police are investigating a deadly shooting that took place following a party in Pomona on Saturday night. The shooting took place just after 10:15 p.m. in the 1800 block of Gillette Road, the Pomona Police Department said in a written statement. A party had just come to an end nearby when the shots rang out, officials said. “Numerous people were leaving a party in the area and returning to their parked vehicles in the Park and Ride lot,” according to […]

7 Men Sought in Azusa Marijuana Shop Robbery

Investigators are looking for seven men who carried out an armed robbery at a marijuana dispensary near Azusa earlier this week, officials said. The crime took place about 5 p.m. at a marijuana shop called B.B.S., 16725 E. Arrow Highway in an unincorporated county area near Azusa, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Elisabeth Sachs said. A security guard was standing outside when seven men arrived in a silver Hyundai Elantra and confronted him, the lieutenant said. One of the […]

Vast Majority of Bulgarians’ Records Stolen in Massive Tax Office Hack

Asen Genov is pretty furious. His personal data was made public this week after records of more than 5 million Bulgarians got stolen by hackers from the country’s tax revenue office. In a country of just 7 million people, the scale of the hack means that just about every working adult has been affected. “We should all be angry. … The information is now freely available to anyone. Many, many people in Bulgaria already have this file, and I believe […]

Suspect Detained After Brush Fire Scorches 3 Acres, Threatens Homes in San Pedro

Firefighters made quick work of a 3-acre brush fire that broke out near homes in San Pedro on Saturday as police detained a suspect in connection with it, authorities said. The fire was first reported about 5:45 p.m. along the 900 block of Gaffey Place, next to Leland Park, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. Grass, brush and palm trees went up in flames as the wildfire moved dangerously close to houses, officials said. Firefighters set up […]

Auto Repair Shop Worker Killed by SUV Speeding Through Parking Lot Identified

Coroner’s officials on Saturday released the identity of a 50-year-old Beamont man who was struck and killed by an SUV that sped through the parking lot of the auto repair shop where he worked on Friday morning, authorities said. Darren Kritzberger, 50, of Beaumont died in the collision, which took place about 10:20 a..m. at an auto repair shop in the 200 block of East 5th Avenue, according to Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner Office records. A silver Subaru SUV exited the […]

Group Raises Money to Help Families Affected by Cancer in El Segundo

An organization dedicated to helping families struggling with cancer hosted its 13th “White Light White Night” fundraising event Saturday in El Segundo. Walk with Sally matches mentors with children who are seeing their parents, guardians or siblings battle cancer. More information is available online. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News on July 20, 2019.

Man in Clown Attire Arrested After Leading CHP on Chase from Orange County to Venice Beach While Hanging Out Sunroof

A man wearing a clown costume and hanging out the sunroof of a car led authorities on a pursuit from Orange County to Venice Beach before being taken into custody, officials said. The bizarre chase began shortly before 3 p.m. in Westminster, California Highway Patrol officials said. A caller reported seeing the clown hanging out of the sunroof of a car while driving, CHP Officer Stephan Brandt said. The driver refused to stop when officers tried to pull him over, […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Trump’s Immigration Policies Based on ‘Ethnicity and Racism’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday slammed President Donald Trump’s policies on immigration in her latest argument against the President’s handling of the situation at the southern border, saying that his signature agenda is really about “ethnicity and racism.” “All you need to do is hear what the President did this week to know this is not about immigration at all. Because once you start telling American citizens to quote ‘go back to your own countries,’ this tells you that this […]

Demonstrators Take to the Streets in Hollywood, Joining Mass Protests Demanding Resignation of Puerto Rico’s Governor

Roughly 200 demonstrators took to the streets in Hollywood Saturday to join ongoing massive protests calling for the resignation of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. The protest at the iconic intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue started at 3 p.m. and went on for hours as some people clad in red, white and blue held up flags, signs and banners, chanted and played instruments. “We are here to demand that the governor of Puerto Rico steps down following years […]

Police Investigating Claims of Illegal Secret Recordings Made at Councilman Jose Huizar’s Office

An aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar has been placed on leave amid a police investigation into possible illegal recordings made inside one of Huizar’s offices, authorities said Saturday. LAPD Capt. Gisselle Espinoza said her department launched an investigation this month into reports that a city employee illegally videotaped activities inside the councilman’s El Sereno field office. Espinoza would not say what was recorded or name the staffer, saying no arrests have been made. Huizar spokeswoman Joella Hopkins […]

Son Shoots, Kills Intruder Who Broke Into San Diego Home and Stabbed His Dad: Police

San Diego police say a fatal shooting at a home this week involved a violent confrontation with an intruder. Officers responding to a 911 call early Tuesday found a 54-year-old homeowner on the floor with stab wounds and the intruder with a gunshot wound in a backyard pool. Paramedics took the homeowner to a hospital where he was in stable condition. The intruder, 38-year-old Hollis Forman, was removed from the pool at the 6300 block of Lakeshore Drive and pronounced dead […]

Rape, Kidnapping Suspect Arrested Following San Gabriel Valley Standoff

A man is accused of kidnapping and raping a woman before he was arrested early Saturday following a seven-hour standoff at his San Gabriel Valley home. Aaron David Martin, 32, was ultimately booked on suspicion of rape, kidnapping and false imprisonment, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials and booking records. The incident began just before 7 p.m. Friday when officials received a report of a kidnapping at a home in the 200 block of Covina Boulevard, in the […]

Business Dispute Pulls CBS Off the Air for Millions of DirecTV, AT&T U-Verse Customers

A business dispute has taken CBS off the air for millions of satellite television customers of DirecTV and AT&T U-verse. CBS was black on satellite systems owned by AT&T in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and across the United States on Saturday. Both the television network and AT&T hurled accusations at each other for failure to agree on what CBS is paid for programming. CBS said that while it didn’t want its customers caught in the middle, it is determined […]

Elderly Man Believed to Have Fatally Stabbed Wife, Wounded Self in South Whittier: Officials

A woman told authorities she came home to find her mother dead and her father suffering from stab wounds in South Whittier Saturday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Deputies were called to the home in the14500 block of Allegan Street near Colima Road at about 11:22 a.m. in the unincorporated area of L.A. County., authorities said. An 83-year-old woman found with at least two stab wounds to the upper torso was pronounced dead at the scene and an […]

LAX’s Global Entry Enrollment Center Closed Indefinitely Because Staff Is at U.S.-Mexico Border

The Global Entry enrollment center at LAX, designed to ease passage for travelers after an international flight, has closed its offices indefinitely to free Customs and Border Protection workers to work on “the humanitarian and security crisis on our southwest border,” an agency representative said. Customs and Border Protection officials said they closed the LAX operation on June 23, but the closure apparently has surprised many travelers since then. Stephanie Smith of West Hollywood said she received an emailed appointment […]

American Crocodiles Thriving Outside Nuclear Plant in Florida

American crocodiles, once headed toward extinction, are thriving at an unusual spot – the canals surrounding a South Florida nuclear plant. Last week, 73 crocodile hatchlings were rescued by a team of specialists at Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point nuclear plant and dozens more are expected to emerge soon. Turkey Point’s 168-mile (270 kilometers) of man-made canals serve as the home to several hundred crocodiles, where a team of specialists working for FPL monitors and protects them from hunting […]

Famed Architect Cesar Pelli Who Created L.A.’s Pacific Design Center, Dies at 92

Architect César Pelli, renowned for designing some of the world’s tallest buildings, has died, his firm said. He was 92. Pelli, an Argentine-American whose work ranged from skyscrapers in Malaysia and New York to an arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, died Friday at his home in New Haven, Connecticut, said Anibal Bellomio, a senior associate architect at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Pelli’s cause of death wasn’t specified. After growing up in Depression-era Argentina, Pelli rose to the literal heights of the […]

VP of Software Engineering

Optima Tax Relief - Santa Ana, CA

Posted a month ago

Optima Tax Relief is an award-winning leader in financial services experiencing rapid growth and expansion in many areas of the business including technology. We’re looking for our next leader to bring in fresh and exciting ideas to deliver a best in class solutions. This is an exciting opportunity to conceptualize and implement projects for automation and artificial intelligence in the tax space.

About Us:

We are committed to delivering industry-leading experience with not only our employees but our clients as well. We are humbled and honored to have received the following awards:

  • CEO Named a Top CEO by Glassdoor, 2018
  • Best Place to Work by Glassdoor, 2018
  • Orange County Register Top Workplaces, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies Winner of INC. 5,000, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics

Job Description:

The VP of Software Engineering will be responsible for building and leading the company’s technology strategy as it pertains to processing and analyzing data. The VP of Software Engineering will have a deep understanding of current systems, analyze the needs of the business and each department, determine ideas and solutions to present to executive management, and execute initiatives to achieve corporate goals in automation and artificial intelligence.

Responsibilities:

  • Be a thought leader and lead the technology vision for Optima Tax Relief
  • Define strategies that will bring the organization to the next level in technological advancement by providing solutions that will productize as well as provide solutions to current business needs
  • Analyze and have a deep understanding of current technologies and business needs, and recommend solutions for automation and AI with fresh eyes
  • Lead the implementation of multiple projects providing mentorship and guidance to the teams
  • Manage work flow and be responsible for timely delivery of projects
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship
  • Ensure continuous delivery of IT services
  • Ensure regulatory compliance in partnership with the Director of Compliance

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience
  • Deep knowledge of overall departmental functions
  • Competent technical skills
  • In depth knowledge of all phases of systems development lifecycle including trouble shooting and support
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Well versed in leading projects: automation and artificial intelligence
  • Strong leadership and project management skills
  • Pro-active and collaborate working style
  • Passion for transforming an organization
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Change management
  • Experience with Salesforce is a plus
  • Experience in financial services a plus

In addition to award winning culture, these are the benefits we provide to our employees:

  • Competitive salary
  • Training and development
  • Work/life balance
  • Medical, dental, vision, supplemental insurance
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays and optional holidays)
  • 401K and company match plan
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • A multitude of company events
  • Award winning culture!

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Software Development: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Engineering: 1 year (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • One location
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