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Development Lead

Company: Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

The development lead focuses on the design and data architecture for data acquisition and transformation for CDA initiatives. This person leads strategic initiatives and workgroups, possesses solid technology skills, and has a base understanding of HHS business processes. This position requires knowledge of enterprise architecture domains including architecture disciplines for data and security. Data analytics solutions and technologies provided are for the development and implementation of strategic initiatives in support of business priorities. The position will provide leadership and hands-on engagement to architect, analyze, design, build and implement data analytics solutions, ensuring that the solution infrastructure (network, hardware, software, data center, facilities, tools, and related equipment) is sufficiently robust, scalable, and efficient to enable delivery and ongoing operations of the solution. This person will research problems, conduct/create prototypes, evaluate new technologies and provide consulting on complex projects. The SA VII demonstrates an understanding of core architecture services, (including cloud-based), applies proven architecture practices to data analytics solutions' designs and implementations with proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging systems. They will act independently or as a member of a workgroup or project team. They are responsible for the quality and on-time delivery of the deliverables. Essential Job Functions: attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. (30%) Leads the work efforts for CDA strategic initiatives and/or data analytics projects. Serves as a lead solution architect defining, leading and delivering data analytics roadmaps that meet specific business needs. Conducts and oversees studies and the preparation of initiative reports that include study findings, presentations, recommendations, and instructions for proposed data analytics system implementations/enhancements; formulates logical descriptions of problems; and designs and implements optimum solutions. Enables delivery and execution against a highly advanced and/or managerial (senior-level) computer systems analysis work. Work involves hands-on planning and analyzing user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate processing or to improve existing systems. Prepares As Is and To Be analysis, Gap analysis, SWOTs, charts, diagrams, and tables that depict the present and proposed systems in terms of an estimation of costs, benefits, and work effort. Plans and schedules studies and system implementations. Provides technical and business process guidance. (25%) Drives and leads data analytics initiatives that cross functional agency systems, other IT groups and other state entities that require coordinating, planning, and scheduling during project development and implementation stages. Provides options in the determination and implementation of architectural solutions. Provides a design and implementation of new and revised methods that effectively meet agency needs. Ensures that designs comply with data security requirements for each category of data contained in a solution. (15%) Designs, develop and administers highly scalable analytical systems with core capabilities across cloud-based provider services. This includes reporting and full system integration. (15%) Leads and participates in solution implementation to include - coordinating and solving problems, analyzing systems and procedures, developing or revising existing code; scheduling, testing, installing, and implementing systems; writing or revising standards and procedures. (5%) Articulates the current state and desired state of a data analytical solutions, identifies gaps between the two states, and develops approaches to close any gaps. Collaborates with HHS IT groups on recommendations. Assists in the preparation of information technology planning and justification. (5%) Oversees the process of developing training for staff prior to implementation of a new technology or data analytics platform. May also conduct the training of technical staff and program staff on the use of the new tools, technologies, or application. (5%) Performs other duties as assigned Knowledge Skills Abilities:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with experience as a technology architect for a software development, data analytics, performance management system, or data warehousing project.
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of the limitations and capabilities of computer systems, information technology equipment, applicable programming languages, computer hardware and software, and computer operating systems.
  • Strong technical writing and diagraming skills, including proficiency with modeling and mapping tools (e.g., Visio, Erwin), the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and MS Project.
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Salesforce, or SAS, as well as data acquisition/ETL tools such as Informatica PowerCenter and IDQ or SAP Data Services, including the installation and configuration of those tools.
  • Skill analyzing technology systems capabilities, limitations, defects, and business problems to draw evidence-based conclusions and devise innovative solutions.
  • Ability to work under pressure and successfully manage multiple overlapping deadlines, and able to handle multiple cross-agency projects.
  • Ability to produce reliable, accurate, high-quality results.
  • Knowledge of new cloud technologies and the analytical services available from the major cloud services providers.
  • Ability to be adaptable and learn quickly.
  • Ability to deliver work within defined schedules, cost and quality.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple assignments, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate with a high level of effectiveness both verbally and in written formats.
  • Ability to lead and provide direction to team members.
  • Ability to lead the creation of best practices and procedures.
  • Experience with JIRA software
  • Knowledge of databases, including Snowflake, Oracle, and NoSQL data stores, e.g. Postgres.
  • Knowledge of cloud delivery models: PaaS, SaaS, IaaS.
  • Knowledge of agile (scrum) methodology and scrum ceremonies.
  • Knowledge of cloud-based services for AWS, Microsoft Azure or GCP.
  • Prior experience in the Healthcare industry.
  • Prior experience leading a team of ETL and Tableau developers. Registration or Licensure Requirements:
  • Professional Certification in Technology Architecture such as TOGAF, and/or similar certifications is preferred, but not required. Initial Selection Criteria: 1)Bachelor or master's degree in the areas of computer science, math, or equivalent experience. 2)At least two years of hands-on experience in implementing ETL/ELT in data engineering projects preferred. 3)At least one year of experience in leading an agile data engineering team focused on enterprise analytics projects preferred. 4)Experience in leading an agile data engineering team to execute at least one enterprise analytics project in a public cloud environment preferred. 5)Candidates that possess AWS and Informatica certifications will be preferred Additional Information: Requisition # 481078 MOS Code: Note: There may be no military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at . HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work. I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

Keywords: Texas Health & Human Services Commission, Austin , Development Lead, Other , Austin, Texas

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