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Systems Engineer

Austin, TX · Information Technology
Title:Systems Analyst
Agency:  Texas Education Agency
Solicitation:  70122021
Duration: On-going, no ending date
Visa: Must be US Citizen, Green Card, EAD. No H1B

Texas Education Agency requires the services of 1 Systems Analyst 2, hereafter referred to as Candidate(s), who meets the general qualifications of Systems Analyst 2, Applications/Software Development and the specifications outlined in this document for the Texas Education Agency.

All work products resulting from the project shall be considered "works made for hire" and are the property of the Texas Education Agency  and may include pre-selection requirements that potential Vendors (and their Candidates) submit to and satisfy criminal background checks as authorized by Texas law. Texas Education Agency will pay no fees for interviews or discussions, which occur during the process of selecting a Candidate(s).
 

This position will serve as the vendor project coordinator for the Texas Student Data System (TSDS). Key responsibilities include the outreach, engagement, and oversight of vendor integration with the upgrade of TSDS to Ed-Fi version 3.x. This individual will develop, implement, and monitor strategic plan(s) to assist software vendors during the pilot program (2021-2022) and parallel submission year (2022-2023) to standardize processes, identify best practices, and ultimately ensure vendor product readiness.  

 

This position works under minimal management direction with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The work involves highly complex computer systems analysis work and the ability to plan and organize assignments effectively in a fast-paced environment. 

 

Essential Functions:

 

Project Management: 

• Oversee and monitor all vendor participation with the software pilot program. Establish milestones and tasks to ensure vendor readiness and timely validation of Local Education Agency (LEA) data submissions. 

• Schedule and facilitate monthly meetings with each vendor to monitor progress and solicit feedback for the project teams.

 

Strategic Planning: 

• Develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan for effective staging of vendors and LEAs for the pilot year.

• Develop a comprehensive strategic plan for the parallel submission year (2022-2023) with effective scaling for a significant increase in the number of LEAs participating that includes a streamlined solution for support and communications. 

 

Support & Communication Resources: 

• Identify, coordinate, and develop technical support resources to assist vendor and LEAs in integration, support, and testing. 

• Work closely with TEA training and support teams to review and solicit feedback on instruction and support materials. 

 

Vendor Support:

• Triage support amongst various TEA and vendor teams. Effectively route or escalate based upon analysis and research.  

• Coordinate test cases and User Acceptance Testing efforts with TEA teams to ensure vendor readiness. 

• Effectively understand the Texas Education Data Standards (TEDS) and the Ed-Fi methodologies to support end users. 



II.  CANDIDATE SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Requirements:
Candidates that do not meet or exceed the minimum stated requirements (skills/experience) will be displayed to customers but may not be chosen for this opportunity.
Years Required/Preferred Experience
7 Required System & Data Analysis
6 Required Technical Support & Troubleshooting
6 Required Project Management
4 Required Business Analysis
4 Required Software Testing
4 Preferred Data Collection & Analysis
2 Preferred Public Education
2 Preferred Development of Technical Resources
2 Preferred Development of Training Resources

III.  TERMS OF SERVICE


Services are expected to start 10/01/2021 and are expected to complete by 08/31/2022. Total estimated hours per Candidate shall not exceed 1705.75 hours. This service may be amended, renewed, and/or extended providing both parties agree to do so in writing.
IV. WORK HOURS AND LOCATION


Services shall be provided during normal business hours unless otherwise coordinated through the Texas Education Agency. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding State holidays when the agency is closed.

The primary work location(s) will be at William B. Travis State Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701. Any and all travel, per diem, parking, and/or living expenses shall be at the Candidate's and/or Vendor's expense. Texas Education Agency will provide pre-approved, written authorization for travel for any services to be performed away from the primary work location(s). Pre-approved travel expenses are limited to the rates and comply with the rules prescribed by the State of Texas for travel by its classified employees, including any requirement for original receipts.

The Candidate(s) may be required to work outside the normal business hours on weekends, evenings and holidays, as requested. Payment for work over 40 hours will be at the hourly rate quoted and must be coordinated and pre-approved through Texas Education Agency.
 
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