The position functions as a lead developer/systems analyst V on the Batch/Interfaces team for on-going support of applications used by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) staff.
The position performs computer systems analysis or development work. Work involves coordinating, planning and analysis of user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate processing or to improve existing systems.
The position requires scheduled daily, weekly, and weekend on-call work in support of the DFPS Batch/Interfaces operations.
The position requires an ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; the ability to manage projects against established timelines with minimal supervision; the ability to learn and apply new technology and work independently and in a team environment; and the ability to collaborate with all levels of staff within DFPS to satisfy business needs.
This position has established performance criteria in key areas: Professionalism, Policy and Rules Compliance, Personal Conduct, Communication, and Team work as well as essential job functions.
Essential Job Functions:
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
- Designs and codes computer programs, subroutines, triggers, stored procedures, objects, classes and scripts in support of one or more applications associated with the Agency.
- Performs analysis, research, and interpretation of business requirements to document technical requirements and develop technical specifications.
- Practices current software development methods/techniques and establishes development standards (which include programming standards, documentation standards, and testing standards) to ensure the quality and maintainability of one or more application.
- Assists in the development and maintenance of systems documentation and ensures that content of the documentation is well organized, complete, and appropriate to the audience.
- Documents all system development activities in accordance with Agency Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and Project Management Lifecycle (PMLC) guidelines.
- Participates in peer-code walk-throughs to ensure the integrity of the solution and its data; and ensures compliance with the Agency development standards and system-business requirements.
- Ensures project schedules are met, and/or re-negotiated, and approved by customer and Team Manager prior to target dates.
- Participates in project and team technical and functional design, requirement meetings.
- Prepares memos and ad hoc reports upon request related project statuses; performance measures, and other information requests.
- Reviews and analyzes legislative bills related to the application/system and when applicable, provides a cost estimate and potential impact analysis.
- Represents team as assigned in meetings; and provides detailed updates to the manager and team members after attending the meeting.
- Performs verification and validation of code, test results, customer acceptance, and documentation at all established levels of testing in SDLC and PMLC guidelines.
- Conveys technical instructions clearly with team members to foster their understanding and growth of technical matters.
- Communicates and/or collaborates with other functional/technical team members to coordinate development efforts in support of one or more applications within the Agency.
- Communicates progress and issues affecting work assignments to the Team Manager and/or Project Manager as soon as possible.
- Takes an active interest in all software developed or supported by the team and looks for potential issues during the SDLC phases and communicates and recommends to management possible mitigation or contingency plans.
- Works with trainers, technical support staff, network specialists and contract staff to perform modifications and/or updates to existing systems or to implement new systems.
- Manages work activities for short and long range performance assignments, communicating with Team Manager and other team members in a timely and effective manner.
- Develops and maintains technical-functional proficiency in all aspects of the assigned division information systems by learning the business rules, functional requirements, development standards, data design and structure, process and data flow, and client interfaces in support of one or more applications within the Agency.
- Develops and maintains expertise in a variety of application development tools necessary to meet the needs of the division.
- Stays current on the latest technology updates and development techniques for the applicable area(s) of responsibility. This may be accomplished via books, periodicals, Internet, conferences, and training.
- Performs on-call duties as assigned (responding to problems in an on-call situation 24 hours a day during a rotation).
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
- Microsoft Office Suite is required.
- Oracle SQL and/or PL-SQL is required.
- Software development life cycle and project plan understanding is required.
- Ability to document issues, risks, and defects is required.
- ETL, batch or data processing knowledge in an automated scheduled environment is desired but not required.
- JAVA is desired but not required.
- Ability to communicate effectively in a technical environment, including on-the-job training with coworkers, project team members, and IT management is required.
- Technical and functional understanding of financial applications is highly desired but not required.
No specific registrations, licenses, or certifications required.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Minimum qualifications section will include education and experience. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in CIS, CS, or MIS. Five years full-time programming using Oracle, SQL, PL-SQL, systems analysis, systems design, other relevant information technology experience or PRS experience. Acceptable Substitutions: One additional year full-time programming, systems analysis, systems design, other relevant information technology experience or DFPS experience may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.
Applicants are required to bring in two examples of written communication that demonstrates their communication skills; one of technical information to staff or peers and the second of customer support nature to customers or users.
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 AccessHR 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.
There are no direct military occupation(s) that relate to the responsibilities, and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if they meet the qualifications for this position.
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.
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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.