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State of Maine
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6 Months
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03 Aug 2012
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Short Description:


The Technical Architecture Specialist is the technical expert centered on a technology, technologies or a portfolio of applications.


Complete Description:

The selected candidate will work on DHHS OCFS CACFP needs.  The selected candidate will work with DOE to determine if DHHS requirements will fit with DOE planned architecture.  Expectation is to extend if project moves forward based on analysis from this phase.


The Technical Architecture Specialist is the technologist who coordinates with other parties in setting the technical approach and direction and implementation for work. The Technical Architecture Specialist provides technical design expertise, defines what technical requirements are needed to support defined business requirements, participates in detailed design and code reviews, reviews system performance issues, reviews test plans, and provides technical guidance to the Application Team and Test Team members. The Technical Architecture Specialist is responsible for collaborating with the Team Lead(s) to coordinate project schedules, budgets, request management, and work authorization. The expert level Technical Architecture Specialist will interface with Executive Sponsors, Group Leads, and Lead Functional Architects to convey infrastructure requirements, plan, and schedule deployment of tasks, and resolve any issues that impact the deployment of the Application Delivery systems.



Years of Relevant Experience: 5 plus years

Preferred Education: 4 year college degree or equivalent technical study


Role Description:

All roles specified plus the following:

•Ensure consistency and completeness across data models.

•Plan and deliver development architecture environments in coordination with the Environmental Support Specialist.

•Assist in managing and directing team’s technical architecture processes.

•Provide assistance in scheduling design work for Lead Technical Architecture Specialist.

•Develop and document expert practices/ standards.

•Possesses strong analysis, presentation, documentation and quality assurance skills.

•Analyze, determine, and document technical requirements and impact analysis for technical and development architectures.

•Explain defect priorities and enhancement classifications to client and customer when needed.

•Maintain awareness of new technological developments in industry and processes - implement concepts appropriately.

•Lead or participate in setting the service levels for the application.

•Define overall system logical architecture.

•Provide standard, well-structured work planning which defines scope, resources, milestones, quality, risk, tasks, and acceptance criteria.

•Prepare contingencies, scenarios, scenario plans and action items to resolve issues.

•Lead efforts in providing technical expertise, guidance, and training to the Application and Test Teams.



Ensure business requirements are supported by the technical architecture.

Required 4 Years


Assist in leading technical direction of software; coordinating and presenting proposals to Group Leads, Leads, and the client.

Required 4 Years


Define and evaluate logical and physical data models.

Required 4 Years


Ensure business requirements are supported by the technical architecture.

Required 4 Years


Conduct structured walk-throughs or inspections for technical areas; resolve issues.

Required 4 Years


Communicate accurate and useful status updates.

Required 4 Years


Experienced at Managing and reporting time spent on all work activities.

Required 4 Years




 The candidate will be required to provide 3 references from Supervisors from previous positions