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State Technology, Justice Departments Recruiting for Key Positions

The departments seek candidates for roles including principal platform engineer, project director, data and analytics manager, and section manager.

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The California Department of Technology (CDT) is recruiting for three senior technology positions, and the California Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking a specialist in contracts and procurement.

CDT’s Office of Enterprise Technology (OET) i
s seeking a principal platform engineer (IT specialist III) to serve as “the lead consultant responsible for defining the next generation of trusted enterprise computing,” according to the job posting. “Working as part of a fast-paced, agile, and innovative team, the IT Spec III works across all areas of OET’s technology stack, enabling critical state-wide services, qualifying complex compute changes, and executing new engineering solutions for the cloud.”

The principal engineer will be responsible for the development and implementation of “Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment standards and methodologies” and fostering DevSecOps within CDT. The principal engineer makes recommendations to the state chief information officer and executives on platform standards and infrastructure policies, automation opportunities, compliance, as well as on current and new technology developments.

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 Oct. 17.

CDT is also recruiting for a project director (IT manager I) to manage projects that are defined as “high priority” by department guidelines, which are based on the risk categories of strategic risk, financial risk, project management risk, and/or technology risk.

“Assignments will involve large size to enterprise projects needed for continued operation of state business processes, tight time constraints, several interfaces with existing systems, proficient experience with the technology architecture, and/or high visibility,” the job posting says. “The project manager will typically be responsible for concurrent management of multiple projects. The incumbent is intimately involved in planning processes relative to the analysis and investigation of information processing systems and may be actively involved in cost control functions as it relates to projects.”

More information on this role is available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231, and the application deadline is Oct. 29.

CDT is also seeking a manager for data operations and analytics (IT manager I) to oversee the Data Operations and Analytics program. The manager plays a key role in the state’s digital transformation and is responsible for building and fostering the Data Analytics and Data Engineering teams and providing guidance and supervision of projects and staff, according to the job posting.

The list of desirable qualifications is long and includes:
  • Familiarity with modern data warehousing technologies and column-oriented storage systems.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with all aspects of data management including data modeling, data mining, data warehouses, data lakes, ETL, and data visualization.
  • Knowledge of product management processes and techniques including product road maps, requirements, user research, and performance tracking.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience utilizing leading Data Engineering and Data Analytics projects.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience implementing Data Engineering and Data Analytics software and applications.

More details about the position are available in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231, and the application deadline is Oct. 17.

The California DOJ is recruiting for a section manager (IT manager I) for IT contracts and procurement.

According to the job posting, the manager is “the IT procurement official for the DOJ,” responsible for planning, organizing, controlling and managing the IT Contracts & Procurement Unit (ITCPU) operations, initiatives, and all IT acquisitions. That includes “complex and major information technology equipment, systems, services, and supplies through lease, rental or purchase within DOJ’s delegated purchasing authority.”

The manager “will provide a wide variety of leadership, managerial, oversight, representative, consultative, and analytical support related to the planning, budgeting, personnel development and management, and program administration of the ITCPU,” the posting says. More 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 Oct. 22.
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.