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Agencies Seeking Managers, Architects, Specialists for Variety of Roles

Entities with IT jobs in recruitment include the California Department of Technology, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Employment Development Department, the California Department of Public Health and the Office of Systems Integration.

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A variety of senior tech positions are in recruitment by state departments and agencies, including those dealing with technology, transportation and health.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has begun recruitments for three IT Specialist III positions:

  • Product manager, who will work as a member of the Digital Transformation Matrix Team, a “cross-functional cohesive unit,” according to the job posting. The product manager is responsible for identifying user needs and sourcing IT systems accordingly, as well as “creating a rational set of requirements that drive analysis of solution alternatives, design approaches and cost estimations.” The role requires expertise with data systems and an understanding of state IT project planning procedures. The product manager “is the person responsible for defining the why, when and what of the product that the engineering team builds from conception, launch and improvement,” the posting says. More details about the role and requirements are available in the posting and the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,488 to $11,375, and the application deadline is Oct. 8.
  • Product architect, whose primary role is “to develop concepts and theories for enterprise architecture,” the job posting says. The product architect will be “responsible for developing prototypes to test the viability of concepts and strategies for modernizing DMV’s technology platform and business applications.” The product architect acts as the liaison among DMV’s chief digital transformation officer, vendors and the IT staff. The product architect is responsible for overseeing projects and activities carried out by the department’s Digital Transformation Office. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,488 to $11,375, and the application deadline is Oct. 8. More details are available in the duty statement.
  • Cloud architect, who is “responsible for designing DMV cloud policy, strategy, vision, and structure for new technology systems, overseeing the implementation of cloud management programs, and liaising with the development team,” the job posting says. “The cloud architect collaborates with different entities in designing solutions to address evolving business needs and legislative bills that impact DMV modernization products and services, ensuring alignment with the overall enterprise strategic plan, objectives and target architecture. … The cloud architect has extensive decision-making authority and directs the most critical/complex projects. Responsibilities at this level include development of enterprise architecture, providing strategic and tactical technical direction, and cross-domain expertise at a deep technical level.” More information about the position is available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,488 to $11,375, and the application deadline is Oct. 8.

The California Department of Technology is recruiting to fill an IT Specialist II position. The specialist “acts as a master-level technical software support specialist working with a team of highly trained professionals in support of the hardware and operating system components of a zSystem and client/server computing environment,” the job posting says. Duties will include “install, maintain, test, monitor and tune the most complex z/OS and z/VM vendor software products and other third-party vendor software products and/or general-purpose software products in these computing environments.” The specialist will also develop and maintain customized online and/or batch interfaces and exits to the software. The role has a monthly salary range of $7,700 to $10,318, and the application deadline is Oct. 16. More information is available in the duty statement.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is seeking a senior product manager (IT Specialist II) to leverage “project management practices and tools for various system development lifecycle (SDLC) methods (such as waterfall and agile) through the entire maintenance and operation life cycle,” the job posting says. Among the responsibilities and activities are “developing and sharing tools, processes, techniques and best practices when managing projects; managing IT contract acquisitions and resulting contracts; ensuring that vendor management methods are established and followed,” and providing vendor oversight to ensure high-quality service delivery. In addition, the product manager will have a role in training project management teams on various aspects of project management. The manager “will perform duties in the organizational governance, processes, functions, skills, resources, metrics and tools necessary to ensure IT service continuity,” the posting says. More details about the role are available in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $7,700 to $10,318, and the application deadline is Oct. 15.

The Office of Systems Integration is recruiting for a functional business analyst (IT Specialist I) to “work independently and function as a lead on major projects to provide functional business analysis support for the California Healthcare Eligibility, Enrollment, and Retention System (CalHEERS) Project,” the job posting says. “The IT Specialist I is responsible for leading efforts to support business and technical systems development interface requirements to ensure successful implementation of the CalHEERS system. “Duties may include access to information systems containing protected enrollee information, including federal tax information, protected health information, and personally identifying information.” More specifics about the position are available in the duty statement. The analyst position has a monthly salary range of $5,815 to $9,408, and the application deadline is Oct. 4.

The Employment Development Department is seeking an IT systems analyst (IT Specialist I) to work with customers and technical staff to “identify and define problems, issues and business requirements,” according to the job posting. “The analyst will create and manage project schedules, facilitate and document meetings, create and provide presentations and communications to all levels of staff and management. The analyst performs research and analysis to create reports and technical documentation (and) … triages system issues, analyzes incident requests and legislation, collaborates with developers and testers on application changes, coordinates and tracks project tasks to completion, and provides business process improvement.” More details are available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $5,815 to $9,408, and the application deadline is Oct. 5.
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