Department of Information Systems

The Arkansas Department of Information Systems (DIS) is a cabinet level agency of Arkansas state government and is the premier information technology products and solutions provider for the state. 

DIS provides over $80 million in IT products and solutions to approximately 300 state agencies, boards and commissions, K-12 public schools, business and administrative departments of higher education, cities and counties, and public safety organizations across the state. 

DIS is the engine that keeps public systems operational. It is responsible for managing the private state network dedicated for the sole use of over 1,500 governmental sites throughout the state. DIS works 24/7/365 to ensure that the network is constantly available to these sites responsible for delivering public services to the citizens of Arkansas. 

Department of Information Systems Little Rock, AR, USA
02/10/2018
Full time
The Software Engineer is responsible for the analysis, design, planning, development, testing, maintenance, and documentation of all components of the SAP Enterprise Resource Planning system using the Advance Business Application Programming language. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy. The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science or a related field; plus four years of experience in programming, systems analysis, or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE. Provides enhancements and maintenance to complex application systems by designing, testing, debugging, and documenting programs. Prepares and/or updates project development documentation, status reporting, system documentation, product evaluations and manuals. Obtains and develops customer requirements through interviews, meetings, research and legal considerations. Works with customers to solve problems or make decisions requiring technical expertise or specialized knowledge. Advises customers on different options to make sound business decisions. Researches, evaluates, and recommends technically complex software packages for purchase. Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge of Network Security Devices Administration. Knowledge of application programming techniques and the execution and maintenance of automated information systems. Knowledge of the application of systems analysis and programming in automated information systems. Ability to formulate a design for a complex system and solve multifaceted problems considering hardware, software, and manpower required. Key abilities: ABAP, Workflow, WEB Dynpro and UI5 Development.
Department of Information Systems Little Rock, AR, USA
02/06/2018
Full time
The Senior Software Specialist is responsible for executing and coordinating activities related to the integration, implementation, and maintenance of software programs and applications which are part of the organization's information systems. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy. The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, data systems or a related field; plus three years of experience in information technology, or a related field, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE. Advises management of actions to optimize performance and the impact of planned business changes on information systems processes. Identifies, evaluates, develops, and maintains system documentation pre and post technology integrations. Assists in the design and implementation of plans to test all facets of software applications, including database and network operations, and to evaluate results. Participates in analysis of complex user information flows and needs, and recommends a solution to meet user needs, while preserving the integrity of centrally supported systems. Functions as a technical expert, provides guidance to Software Specialist, and implements applications and software programs. Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of the application of systems analysis and programming in automated information systems. Knowledge of emerging management technologies and system information developments. Ability to review results, determine the source of problems/errors, and devise corrective actions. Ability to formulate a design for a complex system of programs to solve multifaceted problems considering hardware/software/manpower required and design a system of interlocking programs. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates. Ability to discern necessary support actions/input and to write detailed actions and procedures for non-technical personnel. Ability to understand relevant detail from oral information and explain technical terms and information. Ability to oversee multiple projects and implement on a timely basis. Ability to work with users and determine their needs to fulfill their requests. 7+ years of programming experience developing software applications using general design, detail design, and program specifications. Experience maintaining existing systems by analyzing problems and system relationships, and designing, coding, testing, integrating and debugging new programs. Experience with project planning and estimating time and cost for development projects. Technical knowledge in the following specialized areas of web application system analysis and programming: ASP.Net, VB.Net, XML, HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, SQL and Web Services standards (SOAP and WSDL). Experience administering Visual Studio and TFS. Knowledge and experience in making development methodology recommendations for project teams. Ability to perform code reviews to ensure standards are being followed. Three or more years of technical leadership experience in a government software development environment preferred. All candidates must complete the State of Arkansas application form (www.arstatejobs.com) to be considered for employment. If a resume is submitted without an application form, you will not be considered for employment. Note: All applications must be received in this office by 11:59 p.m. on the specified closing date.
Department of Information Systems Little Rock, AR, USA
01/26/2018
Full time
The State Information Technology (IT) Security Analyst is responsible for analyzing information security systems and recommending and developing statewide security measures to protect information against unauthorized modification or loss. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy. The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field; plus five years of experience in information technology security analysis and development or a related field. ORCompletion of technical training in computer science, data processing, or a related field acquired from a vocational, military or industrial setting, plus five years of experience in information technology security analysis and development or a related field. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES. REGISTRATIONS:Must possess a valid Arkansas drivers license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE. Trains users and promotes security awareness to ensure system security and to improve server and network efficiency. Confers with users to discuss issues, such as computer data access needs, security violations, and programming changes. Modifies computer security files to incorporate new software, correct errors, or change individual access status. Monitors use of data files and regulates access to safeguard information in computer files. Performs risk assessments and executes tests of data processing systems to ensure functioning of data processing activities and security measures. Encrypts data transmissions and erects firewalls to conceal confidential information as it is being transmitted and to keep out tainted digital transfers. Performs disaster recovery scenarios and exercises to ensure backup and recovery for critical business computer systems. Performs network and computer forensics in cooperation with state, federal, and local law enforcement. Documents computer security and emergency measures policies, procedures, and tests. Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge of LAN/WAN, telecommunications, voice, computer systems design, computer systems administration. Knowledge of security applications analysis, determining how a security application should work, and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes. Knowledge of technology design and generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve security functions. Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Ability to identify complex information security related issues and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Ability to determine causes of security operating errors and determine solutions. Bachelor of Science with an emphasis on design/integration/root cause analysis or 5+ years experience with industry standard certifications. Proficiency with Cisco technology a plus. CISSP or similar certifications are highly desired.
Department of Information Systems Little Rock, AR, USA
01/24/2018
Full time
The State Systems Analyst is responsible for statewide software and system monitoring to ensure availability to all systems users and to perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy. The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in computer science or a related field; plus two years of experience in systems administration. ORCompletion of technical training in computer science, data processing, or a related field acquired from a vocational, military, or industrial setting; plus two years of experience in systems administration. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE. Provides users with assistance solving computer related problems, such as malfunctions and program problems. Tests, maintains, and monitors computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems. Coordinates and links computer systems, within an agency and the state, to increase compatibility and to share information. Consults with management to ensure agreement on system principles. Expands or modifies systems to serve new purposes or improve work flow. Determines computer software or hardware needed to set up or alter system. Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge of object-oriented programming languages, as well as client and server applications, development processes, and multimedia and Internet technology. Knowledge of computer systems, maintenance, and updating of hardware and software. Ability to customize and update computer systems, as required by the needs of statewide agencies. Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. The following examples are intended as illustrations of various types of work performed. No attempt is made to be exhaustive. Related, similar, or other logical duties are performed as assigned. DIS may require employees to perform functions beyond those contained in the job descriptions. The Arkansas Department of Information Systems is an "at will" employer. Examples of Job Duties: The Department of Information Systems (DIS) Account Manager is responsible for serving as a liaison between DIS and assigned customer base. This position works with assigned accounts to determine the best solutions for the state and to offer the most efficient and cost effective solutions to meet technological needs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. Markets DIS products to customers and potential customers to assist with internet technology solutions. Provides customer relationship management, and maintains contact with customers to increase loyalty and account growth. Serves as point of contact for assigned accounts within DIS. Acts as liaison between agency customers and technical DIS support staff on projects. Works with other DIS departments/divisions to ensure customer needs are met. Provides product demonstrations and presentations, as needed. Performs other duties as assigned. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in a Client Facing Role Account Management Experience Knowledge of State Government Experience in Information Technology Industry
Department of Information Systems Little Rock, AR, USA
01/24/2018
Full time
The Database Administrator is responsible for designing, implementing, and coordinating the operation of multifaceted data systems. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in information technology, computer science, computer systems engineering, or a related area; plus three years of experience in database development, implementation, and analysis. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE. Designs database systems and coordinates the testing of programs to ensure project output meets user requirements and data processing standards. Consults with users and programmers to identify needs and existing system capability and determines requirements for database design formats and application specifications. Implements data structure changes from user requests and evaluates system performance and space availability. Evaluates new hardware and software by providing cost control and updated cost analysis. Writes and installs utility programs and maintains on-line programs, batch programs, and job control languages. Implements and monitors database access and configurations. Resolves database performance and capacity issues. Performs database recover and back-up. Performs capacity planning. Provides technical assistance to programming, applications, and production personnel concerning the utilization of current and expanded database systems. Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge of computer related applications and analytical methods for evaluating data processing programs. Knowledge of complex computer database systems and data processing software. Knowledge of SQL Server, IBM DB2, IBM UDB, Informix, Oracle, and MySQL. Knowledge of advanced programming methods. Ability to communicate with analysis, programming, and design teams concerning databases and specifications. Ability to determine the source of problems and then recommend corrective actions. Ability to determine the effectiveness of existing database systems. Ability to design, implement, and maintain complex databases. Ability to diagnose system failures. Preferred Qualifications: Detailed knowledge of SQL Server, IBM UDB Working knowledge of IBM DB2, Oracle, Mysql
Department of Information Systems Little Rock, AR, United States
01/17/2018
Internship
Our Internship Program The DIS Information Technology Internship Program is a unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience in areas such as business analytics, cybersecurity, applications, networking, IT customer solutions, and more. Responsibilities vary depending on skill set, knowledge, year of study, and, of course, enthusiasm! Strong communication skills with a teamwork mentality is preferred. Requirements Be 18 years of age or older Pass a full background check Enrolled at an Arkansas college/university Enrolled in good standing as a sophomore or above Actively pursuing a degree in information systems, computer science, finance or a related field   How to Apply Apply online Cover letter Resume References Letter of recommendation