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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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6 Months
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14 Jun 2013
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Short Description:


Senior Architect responsible for designing, developing, and implementing application infrastructure to provide highly-complex, reliable, and scalable applications and systems to meet the organization's objectives and requirements.


Complete Description:

The Senior Architect is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing application infrastructure to provide highly-complex, reliable, and scalable applications and systems to meet the organization’s objectives and requirements.  Senior Architects are familiar with a variety of the application technologies, environments, concepts, methodologies, practices, and procedures and rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Senior Architects are able to perform a variety of complicated tasks with minimal or no direct supervision. They have proven experience defining systems and application architecture and provide vision, problem anticipation, and problem solving ability to organization. They consult with the client to define needs or problems, conduct research, perform studies and surveys to obtain data, and analyze problems to advise on or recommend solutions, utilizing knowledge of theory, principles, or technology of specific discipline or field of specialization.


5 years software development, testing, and project management

4 year college degree in computer science or related field with advanced study preferred.


•Manages, organizes, and administers systems analysis and preparation of applications and operating systems programming to process data and solve problems by use of computers.


•Establishes priorities and schedules, and oversees and reviews work of systems analysis personnel and programming personnel.


•Reviews feasibility studies and time and cost estimates of new or revised systems.


•Assists in the development of standards, procedures, and operating systems applications.


•A combination of directly-related technical training and hands-on experience.


•Works with stakeholders and management to ensure projects are completed on time and according to organization standards.


•Consults with personnel in other information systems groups to coordinate activities.


•Consults with management to clarify systems and programs intent, identify problems, suggest changes, and determine extent of application systems changes required.


•Participates in developing a project plan and schedule with key milestones, contingency plans, workflow charts or diagrams, considering factors, such as resource requirements, computer storage capacity and speed, extent of peripheral equipment, and intended use of output data.


•Manages conversion of workflow charts to language that can be processed by computer and entering of program codes and test data into computer.


•Analyzes test runs on computer and supervises correction of coded program and input data.


•Manages the revision of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements.


•Compiles documentation of program development and subsequent revisions.


•Trains subordinates in systems analysis, feasibility studies, programming, and program coding.


•Prescribes standards for terms and symbols used to simplify interpretation of programs.


•Collaborates with computer manufacturers and other users to develop new programming methods.


•Prepares records and reports.


Task Assignments:


1.Lead a team of java developers to complete high priority IT Portfolio Projects (such as ECMS Local Projects or CDS v3).   The expectation is that this candidate will perform significant coding tasks as well as directing the activities of other developers.

2.Develop/maintain Common Components as needed.

3.Provide architecture and/or advanced programming skills to high priority IT Portfolio Projects as directed.



Skill      Required / Desired     Amount           of Experience

Object Oriented Programming Experience  

Required         5          Years

Java (experience with Eclipse and/or Rational Application Developer        

Required         10        Years

IBM Rational Tool Suite (i.e. Clear Quest/Clear Case, Manual Tester/Functional Tester) Training/Experience    

Required         2          Years

IBM Websphere Experience  

Required         2          Years

Database Programming/SQL experience with major DBMS (DB2, SQL Server, Oracle)     

Required         5          Years

Superior analysis and troubleshooting skills 

Required         5          Years

Systems Architecture Experience      

Required         4          Years

Superior oral and written communication skills.      


Java Certification       


Document Management (training and/or experience – FileNet preferred – Panagon or P8).       


Previous PennDOT Application Development Experience and knowledge of PennDOT Systems & Standards