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The Department of Human Services (DHS) Information Technology (IT) Senior Engineer is responsible for reviewing, designing and developing solutions to solve complex application problems,

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Typical Functions:

Defines systems requirements based on agency user needs, cost, and integration with existing applications and systems. Determines technical standards and functionality tests for DHS applications and systems. Delivers technical assistance services to customers directly and manages the acquisition and deployment of other resources in response to the customer needs. Develops and implements procedures designed to ensure that all systems support the department’s business and meets the requirements of the end-users. Verifies stability, interoperability, portability, security, and scalability of system architecture. Provides technical guidance and support for the development and troubleshooting of systems and monitors system operations to detect potential problems. Collaborates with engineers and software developers to select appropriate design solutions and to ensure the compatibility of system components. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of system architecture concepts, designs, and practices. Knowledge of computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, and coordination of people and resources. Ability to diagnose system problems, determine solutions and initiate necessary procedures. Ability to communicate project goals and problem solutions to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates in written or verbal form.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science, data processing, or a related field; plus four years of experience in systems engineering, systems administration, or a related field. OR Completion of technical training in computer science, data processing, or a related field acquired from a vocational, military, or industrial setting; plus four years of experience in systems engineering, systems administration, or a related field.

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