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AWS Programmer/Developer for HHSC, Austin, Texas

Austin, TX · Information Technology
Title:AWS Programmer/Developer
Agency: HHSC
Solicitation:   5371ITC858R
Location: Winters C Building, 701 w 51st St, Austin, Texas 78751
Duration: On-going, no ending date
Visa: Must be US Citizen, Green Card, EAD. No H1B

Covid Remote: Contractors are working remote from home. However, Contractors are expected to be available to work from agency location in the near future with possibility of 100% at office. 

As the State of Texas rushes to address the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become critical to rely on the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to provide reliable, up to the minute data regarding the current state of infection in the state.  As DSHS works to provide this critical data to inform decision makers, health care administrators and citizens, the agency is experiencing serious limitations in the ability to efficiently and reliably provide the data due to a legacy of disparate systems and data that currently resides in numerous locations and databases across the agency. Sharing this vital data across all of these systems is inherently difficult, time-consuming, and requires resource intensive manual and inefficient processes. These cumbersome manual processes have a severe impact on Texas’ ability to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent the loss of life.


The State Health Analytics and Reporting Platform (SHARP) project is intended to expand the capacity of current DSHS analytical infrastructure. An integrated approach to data services will aid in providing the most current data to inform decision makers about the health and readiness statuses of jurisdictions across the state.


SHARP aims to create a data analytics platform plus data governance with Informatica Axon. The SHARP platform will facilitate the sharing, reporting, and analytics of the data collected from various ingested datasets.


All work products resulting from the project shall be considered “works made for hire” and are the property of the HHSC. HHSC may include pre-selection requirements that potential Vendors (and their Workers) submit to and satisfy criminal background checks as authorized by the Texas law. HHSC will pay no fees for interviews or discussions, which occur during the process of selecting a Worker(s).HHSC IT is currently implementing an Analytics Platform with Informatica PowerCenter, Snowflake and AWS technologies as well as Informatica Axon Data Governance with a goal to accomplish increased analytical velocity.  

Job responsibilities include
  • Create, implement, and manage the development of scripts to automate everyday operations
  • Monitor and maintain multiple (DevOps) environments for increase observability
  • Coordinate system migrations and system upgrades working with agency's public cloud manager.
  • Develop tools to continuously improve maintainability, monitoring, security and scalability of cloud deployments.
  • Operations support and enhancement of the SHARP platform

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
8 Required Experience with planning, architecting, and implementing AWS Cloud environments
4 Required AWS Management Services experience (CloudWatch, ELB, EC2, CloudTrail and AWS Config), AWS workspaces, and AWS directory Services
4 Required Creating, implementing, and managing the development of scripts to automate everyday operations
4 Required Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment tools and processes
4 Required Demonstrated experience with Linux administration and troubleshooting activities.
4 Required Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Business or equivalent experience.
2 Required Excellent oral and written communication skills.
2 Required Effectively manage multiple responsibilities, prioritize conflicting assignments, and switch quickly between assignments, as required.
2 Preferred Experience working in an agile sprint team.
2 Preferred Prior experience with an HHS agency
1 Preferred AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
Debbie Pedigo
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