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State Agencies Recruiting for Architects, Manager, Analyst

Two of the openings are with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, and the others are with the Department of Health Care Access and Information, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the Department of General Services.

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State government departments are recruiting for several key positions including architects, a manager and a business analyst.

Two of the openings are with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

The department’s Information Systems Division (ISD) is seeking “a motivated individual to serve as a security architect,” the job posting states. “The IT Specialist III’s primary role is directing the review of current system security measures and recommending and implementing enhancements for DMV’s Digital Experience Platform (DXP).”

The architect “serves as security lead, anticipating possible security threats, identifying areas of weakness in a network system, and establishing protocols to respond promptly and effectively to possible breaches of security,” the posting says. Desirable qualifications include:
  • Demonstrated ability to design, build, implement, and support enterprise-class security systems, aligning organizational security strategy and infrastructure with overall business and technology strategy.
  • Extensive experience in information security and/or IT risk management with a focus on security, performance, and reliability.
  • Solid understanding of security protocols, cryptography, authentication, authorization, and security.
  • Good working knowledge of current IT risks and experience implementing security solutions.
  • Experience implementing multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, identity management, or related technologies.
  • Possess strong analytical creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Detail-oriented and a team player who can consistently provide valuable suggestions and solutions in the delivery of products and services for the DMV’s Digital Experience Platform.
  • Ability to think both as a businessperson and a technical expert.

More information is available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,488 to $11,375, and the application deadline is Nov. 10.

DMV is also recruiting for a server and AD Messaging manager (IT manager I) to “provide managerial and leadership support over all DMV server, storage, virtualization, COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) application and cloud technologies, as well as be responsible for managing technology professionals to provide application development and maintenance services in an active and complex IT organization,” according to the job posting.

“The incumbent will provide strategic direction and oversight for the design, development, operation and support of IT systems, including software engineering, operations, and support,” the posting says. “The incumbent should be competent in VMWare, Windows Server, Active Directory, Group Policy Management, EMC SAN, EMC Isilon, Brocade Switches, Rubrik Backup, Office 365 administration, and AWS cloud infrastructure.”

Additional details are available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231, and the application deadline is Nov. 9.

The state Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI), formerly the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Delivery (OSHPD), is seeking a chief enterprise solutions architect (IT specialist III) to provide “leadership, direction and training, and coordination in the development and architecting of the most complex technology systems.”

“The incumbent performs a wide variety of tasks requiring innovative problem-solving where guidance is not readily available,” the job posting says. “The incumbent optimizes and applies architecture solutions for the benefit of the overall organization. Advises management on IT strategy and policy within the organization. The incumbent will typically work in the Software Engineering and Information Technology Project Management domains.”

In addition, “The incumbent serves as the release manager for complex platform code management,” the post says. “The incumbent performs code evaluations with development teams to ensure the protection of HCAI’s information systems. The incumbent will serve as an open-source advocate, promote the use of open-source tools, and release code and solutions into the state open-source library.”

Desirable qualifications for the position include:
  • At least five years of experience performing web programming with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, and jQuery languages.
  • Experience evaluating solutions to solve business problems
  • At least two years of experience leading the Release Management Process
  • Experience leading the development of complex web-based applications
  • At least two years of experience with container programming, two years of experience with platform-as-a-service (PaaS) programming, and two years of experience performing programming with C# and VB .NET
  • At least one year of experience administering big data through data lake and cloud data warehousing
  • Experience developing and utilizing APIs and web hooks
  • Experience with open source platforms
  • Experience implementing cloud-native solutions

More details about the position are available in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $8,488 to $11,375, and the application deadline is Nov. 9.

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is seeking an infrastructure architect (IT specialist III) to “investigate, document and report on new and existing technologies and emerging trends; provide actionable strategic, technical, and tactical information and intelligence; and prepare reports, briefings, and presentations,” the job posting says.

“The incumbent works with other IT staff and business units to develop and deploy relevant and timely services and processes to streamline operations and drive innovation,” the posting says.

“This position will deal with California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) and secure information,” so a background check via the California Department of Justice’s DOJ Live Scan and a federal security clearance will be required, the posting notes.

Desirable qualifications for the role include:
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective and beneficial relationships on behalf of Cal OES with state, local and federal governments and the vendor community.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong negotiating skills and the ability to represent Cal OES effectively with other agencies, key customers, stakeholders and internal staff.
  • Experience in obtaining buy-in and providing leadership to a large group of multi-disciplinary team members who do not report directly to the incumbent.
  • Knowledge of the structure, organization and function of a variety of technology disciplines as well as local, state, and federal initiatives and programs.

More information about the role is available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,488 to $11,375, and the application deadline is Nov. 8.

The state Department of General Services (DGS) is seeking a business analyst (IT specialist I) to address complex IT system problems, independently lead complex system studies, elicit requirements, analyze issues and provide IT solution recommendations.

Applicants must complete a Statement of Qualifications, including the following:
  • List certifications attained (e.g., Certified ScrumMaster, Project Management Professional, Certified Associate in Project Management, etc.
  • How many years of business analyst experience do you have?
  • How many years of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) experience do you have?
  • In less than 500 words, describe your experience when you worked on more than one project and how did you prioritize your work and deliverables?

“This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code,” the job posting notes. “The position is responsible for making or participating in the making of governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests. The appointee is required to complete Form 700 within 30 days of appointment. Failure to comply with the Conflict of Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.”

More information about the role is available in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $5,815 to $9,408, and the application deadline is Nov. 10.
Dennis Noone is Managing Editor of Techwire. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in the Northern California foothills.