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Cloud Solutions Architect, Austin, Tx

Austin, TX · Information Technology
Working Title: Cloud Solutions Architect   
Agency: Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Location: 1609 Centre Creek Dr. Suite 100, Austin, TX 78754
Telework Policy:  The worker will work remotely. 
Out of State Policy: Candidates must be within the State of Texas. Out of State candidates will not be considered.
Solicitation Reference Number: 529400681    

Texas Health and Human Services Commission requires the services of 1 Cloud Solutions Architect 2, hereafter referred to as Candidate(s), who meets the general qualifications of Cloud Solutions Architect 2, Applications/Software Development and the specifications outlined in this document for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

The cloud architect is responsible for the cloud computing initiatives within an organization and for directing the architectural aspects of a cloud brokering team across all aspects of IT and the business. Responsible for the planning and engineering of an organization's cloud computing infrastructure and applications. Implements and designs hardware and software. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures of cloud technology, including Software as Service (SaaS), Platform as Service (PaaS), or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

The Department of Information Resources (DIR) requires the services of One Cloud Solution Architect hereafter referred to as Worker, who meets the general qualification of Cloud Solutions Architect and the specifications outlined in this document for Health & Human Services Commission - Social Services Applications team. The Cloud Solution Architect will provide strategic guidance in the development process, make technical decisions regarding solutions and explain how they will impact the organization.

As part of HHSC IT Applications – Social Services Applications initiatives, the Cloud Solution Architect 2 will be responsible for:
  • Plan and engineer organization's cloud computing infrastructure and applications. Implements and designs infrastructure and software. 
  • Ensure HHSC best practices and methodologies are applied to the design, deployment, and operations in the cloud.
  •  Define and develop blueprints and roadmaps for building solutions in the cloud (preferably AWS)
  • Develop roadmap for cloud monitoring, implementation, and strategy
  • Ensure compliance with enterprise security configuration standards
  • Work closely with other teams to ensure solutions are engineered and deployed meet business objectives and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide cloud operational guidance both internal and external operation teams
  • Investigate and provide feedback on new AWS services and solutions.
  • Performing continuous research on emerging technologies to stay updated with the best alternatives, investigate and provide feedback on new services and solutions offered by the CSP
  • Providing technical oversight, review, and quality control throughout the life cycle of the implementations
  • Engaging with Cloud service provider around solving technical problems in the Cloud ecosystem
  • Support DevOps functions to best utilize cloud resources with software configuration management and continuous integration tools.
  • The Cloud Solution Architect will perform other duties as assigned.
  • Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in computer science, computer information systems, engineering, or management information systems is preferred.
  • Certification: Cloud Solutions Architect Certification &  Cloud Infrastructure Certifications

Required/Preferred Skill Sets: 
  • 7 years, Required - Hands on experience in designing, executing, and supporting IT cloud solutions.
  • 7 years, Required - Experience with technical architecture, cloud platform development, cloud strategy, IT strategy, and infrastructure strategy
  • 7 years, Required - Hands-on development experience implementing applications utilizing any J2EE Application Server, Authentication and Authorization, Caching strategies
  • 7 years, Required - Hands-on programming experience in the following languages: Java, J2EE, HTML5, JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX, CSS3, Bootstrap, SASS, Angular, Typescript, Spring, Java Server Pages, JSON, XML, ES5/ES6, NPM, Maven and/or other UI frameworks/libraries.
  • 7 years, Required - Experience implementing Client-facing applications with responsive design and development
  • 7 years, Required - Experience implementing SPA (Single Page Applications) with JS or with libraries/frameworks like Angular
  • 7 years, Required - Experience in development of self-contained, reusable, and testable modules and components
  • 7 years, Required - Experience in Test-driven development and test creation using frameworks such as Katalon, Karma, Jasmine, Selenium
  • 7 years, Required - Experience developing, optimizing, and maintaining an enterprise-level Angular application including complete ownership of the front-end stack (JavaScript/Angular/HTML/CSS).
  • 7 years, Required - Experience with implementing the best practices in application design, performance, scalability, and maintainability.
  • 7 years, Required - Experience with deployment and orchestration technologies (such as Docker, Kubernetes, EKS, OpenShift)
  • 7 years, Required - Hands-on experience participating in all phases of Agile development
  • 7 years, Required - Experience with cloud technology, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
  • 7 years, Required - Hands-on experience with adjacent technology areas including Security, Identity / Access Management and Monitoring.
  • 7 years, Required - Experience with virtualized environments (VMware vSphere 5.x) and knowledge of provisioning hardware, storage, resources, and configuration/administration, including high-availability and failover services for cloud infrastructure
  • 7 years, Required - Experience with state eligibility systems, either State of Texas or other states, experience in integration with Federal agencies (CMS, Federal Hub...)
  • 7 years, Required - Experience testing and Integration with CMS, SSA, DHS, IRS and other third parties
  • 6 years, Preferred - Hands-on experience with IBM WebSphere Application Server 8 or later and JBOSS
  • 6 years, Preferred - Hands-on experience with CI/CD methodology
  • 4 years, Preferred - Hands-on development experience for mobile and tablet platforms
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