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Enterprise Architect

Austin, Texas · Information Technology

Title: Enterprise Architect 
Agency: Texas Health and Human Services Commission 
Location: 701 W. 51st Street, Austin, Texas 78751
Hours:  8-5, Monday to Friday
Duration: On going
Visa status: US Citizen, Green Card, EAD

Enterprise Architect, Texas Health and Human Services Commission - Austin, TX

The Java Application Architect will review existing WebSphere 6.0 applications, create design documentation for the remediated applications, and assist with the development of the new applications. The remediated applications will be targeted for WebSphere 9.0, or possibly another application server environment. The Application Architect will work with the HHSC DCS and application teams to provide the specifications for the required hardware and software infrastructure supporting the new application server environment. This upgrade will result in legacy applications moving from unsupported technologies to newer versions. The newly architected applications will reside in the DCS Consolidated Data Center. 

Job Responsibilities
•      Review and document existing “As Is” application architectures and technologies.
•      Identify and document the “To Be” application architectures and technologies, to target deployment on WebSphere 9.0 or other current application server.
•      Develop the technical specifications for the upgrade, ensuring that all components are compatible with Java 8 and WebSphere 9 or Java 11 in another application server.
•      Develop prototypes for the upgraded applications, to include samples of how to implement each of the new technologies.
•      Advise and assist  development teams in the completion of the application upgrades.

This position will require knowledge of multiple Java technologies and frameworks, such as JSP, JSF, JSTL, Struts, Hibernate, JMS, AJAX, JQuery, JMS, JasperReports, and SOAP web services.  Key in these technologies will be the upgrade of the user interface from JSF 1.0 with custom tag libraries to JSF 2.2+. In addition, the application servers interface with an IBM Tivoli Access Manager WebSEAL platform to support authentication, authorization, and single-sign-on. An understanding of these technologies is required to help resolve issues launching the applications.
Strong communication skills are required as this position interacts with multiple business groups, at different levels within the organization.

This position will perform as a Technical Architect and developer. This position is in a non-management role. It is a long-term assignment of 15 months, or longer if an extension is required. 

8 years    Experience in Java (including Java 8 and greater), JSP and JSF (including version 2.2) programming development
8 years    Experience in WebSphere development (Application & Portal Server versions 6 & greater; including version 9)
8 years    Experience in using Rational Application Developer including 9.5 or greater
8 years    Experience in IT and the application development life cycle
7 years    Experience in creating solutions, including expert working level knowledge of the processes and technologies for upgrading Java and WebSphere applications.
6 years    System design experience
5 years    Experience in performing rigorous test case scenarios
5 years    Experience with GUI web design including use of CSS
5 years    Web services programming experience
5 years    Previous experience validating business requirements and design specifications with users
5 years    Experience in developing rigorous test case scenarios using UML or similar technology
5 years    Experience developing Accessible application systems that are Section 508 compliant
4 years    Experience in Oracle/Sybase programming development
4 years    Experience in Hibernate programming development
4 years    Experience with customer service
4 years    Experience creating application builds and working with code versioning tools

3 years    Experience with state or federal government, or complex private sector organization
1 years    Knowledge of HHS agencies and technical environments.

Please respond with the following in order to be considered!
Resume in MS Word .doc format
Current & Expected Salary
Date of availability

Patricia Milligan

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