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Arkansas State Jobs Little Rock, AR, USA
03/25/2020
Full time
The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Information Technology (IT) Technical Specialist is responsible for designing and developing solutions to complex applications and addressing system and other technology concerns. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy. Bachelors degree or higher, or its equivalent in information technology, computer science, computer information systems, computer engineering, or a related field; plus seven years of experience; OR The formal educational equivalent of an associates degree in information technology, computer science, computer information systems, computer engineering, or a related field; plus ten years of experience. 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. Defines systems requirements based on state agency user needs, cost, and integration with existing applications and systems. Determines technical standards and functionality tests for state applications and systems. Develops and implements procedures designed to ensure that all systems support the states 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 business process owners and other technical experts to select appropriate design solutions and to ensure the compatibility of system components. Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge of system architecture concepts, designs, and practices. Knowledge of business and technical research principles, processes, and techniques. Knowledge of technological development and trends in the Information Technology (IT) industry. Knowledge of computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles 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. Knowledge of enterprise system administration including; software installation, development, testing and configuration, installation of upgrades and maintenance and support. Applicants with a masters degree in Information Systems; Financial background with knowledge of GAAP and their practical application; Minimum of seven (7) years hands-on experience in SAP configuration and design; Extensive knowledge of SAP ERP applications version ECC 6.0 for public sector; Knowledge of state government financial, budgeting, and personnel concepts and procedures; Working knowledge of JAWS (Job Access With Speech) software to perform accessibility testing; Ability to use Microsoft Office applications; Extensive customer support experience.
Arkansas State Jobs Little Rock, AR, USA
03/22/2020
Full time
The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Information Technology (IT) Technical Specialist is responsible for designing and developing solutions to complex applications and addressing system and other technology concerns. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy. Knowledge of system architecture concepts, designs, and practices. Knowledge of business and technical research principles, processes, and techniques. Knowledge of technological development and trends in the Information Technology (IT) industry. Knowledge of computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles 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. Knowledge of enterprise system administration including; software installation, development, testing and configuration, installation of upgrades and maintenance and support. Applicants with a masters degree in information systems; SAP certified; Financial background with knowledge of GAAP and their practical application; Minimum of eight (8) years hands-on experience in SAP configuration and design; Extensive knowledge of SAP ERP applications version ECC 6.0 for public sector; Knowledge of state government financial, budgeting, and personnel concepts and procedures; Working knowledge of JAWS (Job Access With Speech) software to perform accessibility testing; Ability to use Microsoft Office applications; Extensive customer support experience.
Arkansas State Jobs Little Rock, AR, USA
03/22/2020
Full time
The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Information Technology (IT) Technical Specialist is responsible for designing and developing solutions to complex applications and addressing system and other technology concerns. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy. Knowledge of system architecture concepts, designs, and practices. Knowledge of business and technical research principles, processes, and techniques. Knowledge of technological development and trends in the Information Technology (IT) industry. Knowledge of computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles 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. Knowledge of enterprise system administration including; software installation, development, testing and configuration, installation of upgrades and maintenance and support. Applicants with a masters degree in Information Systems; Financial background with knowledge of GAAP and their practical application; Minimum of seven (7) years hands-on experience in SAP configuration and design; Extensive knowledge of SAP ERP applications version ECC 6.0 for public sector; Knowledge of state government financial, budgeting, and personnel concepts and procedures; Working knowledge of JAWS (Job Access With Speech) software to perform accessibility testing; Ability to use Microsoft Office applications; Extensive customer support experience.
Arkansas State Jobs Little Rock, AR, USA
03/03/2020
Full time
The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is the administrative arm of the Arkansas Supreme Court. The Court Information Systems Division is responsible for providing technological support to the States courts, maintaining accurate information regarding court case loads, and for providing and supporting automated jury and case management and related online applications to Arkansas courts. The Business Analyst is responsible for the set of tasks and techniques used to work as a liaison among stakeholders to understand structure, policies, and operations, and to recommend solutions that enable the AOC to achieve its goals. The Business Analyst is required to be an expert user in AOC applications provided to the courts and to have a high level of understanding of relevant court business processes. Education The formal education of a bachelors degree is required. A bachelors degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration or equivalent are preferred. Experience Three years of experience in business analysis is required. Knowledge of Arkansas court processes and understanding the use of technology in court software is desirable. Working with end-users to understand their needs and translate into system requirements is highly desired. Work with the Product Owner to collect and refine user stories to capture functional and technical requirements. Assist the Product Owner with prioritizing the team's work to ensure alignment with organization strategic goals. Build narratives and acceptance criteria and validate the acceptance tests. Create acceptance criteria that are clear, concise and actionable. Work closely with Solutions Delivery Team members to help ensure developed products meet acceptance criteria. Conduct application training sessions and provide support to application users, both in-person and remote. Provide business process information and documentation to the training personnel for development of training materials. Knowledge of Arkansas court business processes and procedures Knowledge of project management and process improvement methodologies Knowledge of Disciplined Agile Development methodology Knowledge of record-keeping procedures, both manual and electronic Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with court and non-court, legal and non-legal, technical and non-technical personnel Exceptional analytical and creative problem-solving skills Strong computer skills with proficiencies in Microsoft Office 365, Visio, SharePoint, and Outlook Ability to accurately chart existing business processes, provide thorough analysis, and recommend improvements Ability to analyze and evaluate comparative data, graphically represent workflows, and present in front of large groups Ability to provide training on the use of the applications Ability to identify gaps and define functional requirements for system usage and reporting of data out of the systems Ability to effectively multitask, well under pressure, and meet deadlines Ability to translate user needs into user stories Occasional in-state travel may be required Experience conducting workshops for requirements analysis and collection. Experience creating workflows. Experience in an Agile development team. Experience developing Business Requirements - project initiation document, what the needed achievements will be, and the quality measures. Experience developing Functional requirements - describe what the system, process, or product/service must do to fulfill the business requirements. Experience developing User (stakeholder) requirements - are a very important part of the deliverables, the needs of the stakeholders will have to be correctly interpreted. This deliverable can also reflect how the product will be designed, developed, and define how test cases must be formulated. Experience developing Quality-of-service (non-functional) requirements - are requirements that do not perform a specific function for the business requirement but are needed to support the functionality. For example: performance, scalability, quality of service (QoS), security and usability. Experience developing Report Specifications - define the purpose of a report, its justification, attributes and columns, owners and runtime parameters. Experience developing Requirements Traceability Matrix - a cross matrix for recording the requirements through each stage of the requirements gathering process. Strong organization and writing skills. Experience developing graphic representations of complex business processes. Workfront experience is highly desirable. Previous experience as a Business Analyst on a development project. Experience with testing application features is highly desirable.
Arkansas State Jobs Little Rock, AR, USA
03/03/2020
Full time
The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is the administrative arm of the Arkansas Supreme Court. The Court Information Systems Division is responsible for providing technological support to the States courts, maintaining accurate information regarding court case loads, and for providing and supporting automated jury and case management and related online applications to Arkansas courts. The Software Engineer is responsible for developing and supporting AOC applications. This may include web sites, mobile, client-server and enterprise applications. The Software Engineer is also responsible for the design and development of new web applications; and providing formal and informal training and regular hands-on assistance in technical tools, standards and procedures. Strong SQL skills are a requirement for this position. A SQL test and other tests will follow the in-person interview. If you are selected for an in-person interview, prepare for two hours in total including a one-hour interview and one hour of tests. Education The Software Engineer must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or an advanced degree in a related field. Experience Three years of development experience. Knowledge of Arkansas court systems and understanding of the use of technology in court applications is highly desirable. Work with the Solutions Delivery team to plan, develop, and deliver software solutions to delight our customers. Work with the Solutions Delivery team to develop scope and specifications of applications and reports. Participate in planning sessions to develop project schedules. Develop system specifications and interfaces. Coordinate work with other software engineers on application teams throughout the AOC. Develop application designs in support of the system's specifications and interfaces. Work with users to ensure that solutions meet business requirements and acceptance criteria. Identify and track issues, risks and action items. Responsible for suggesting, reviewing and justifying new technical tools and techniques and managing their implementation. Analyze applications using performance and tuning diagnostics and implement improvements to optimize performance. Maintain a high level of security and code reusability. Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to mitigate and address these issues. Document and report on daily progress, procedures, and activities. Maintain application and report documentation. Some knowledge of Arkansas court case management practices, business processes and procedures is helpful. Knowledge of basic documentation and record-keeping procedures. Knowledge of application design and development methodologies, including change and version control. Knowledge of application development in Linux and Windows server operating system environments. Knowledge of Java, Apex, .NET, Jasper, and/or Oracle reports, a plus. Experience developing cloud applications desirable. Experience working with relational databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL. Experience creating database schemas that represent and support business processes. Ability to develop, optimize and maintain applications. Ability to effectively multitask. Ability to work independently and as part of a project team. Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with court and non-court, legal and non-legal, technical and non-technical persons. Proven ability to lead complex technical discussions with business and non-technical users. Proven experience developing web-based, distributed, and/or client-server applications. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Capable of working directly with business clients and documenting requirements. Proficient understanding of code versioning tools (Git). Understanding of Agile methodologies Knowledge of Java, Apex, .NET, Jasper, and/or Oracle reports. Developing in the Cloud Workfront experience is highly desirable. Relevant advanced technical certifications, and experience managing applications in an Oracle RAC and web-based environment are highly desired.