Company: Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Posted on: May 6, 2021
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Ability to produce reliable, accurate, high-quality
- 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
- Ability to coordinate multiple assignments, set priorities, and
- 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
- 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
- Knowledge of cloud-based services for AWS, Microsoft Azure or
- 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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