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State of Ohio
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6 Months
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30 Aug 2013
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The primary responsibility of the  Product Specialist is to ensure the availability and facilitate the productive use of products for Application Teams or end users.  The Product Specialist may own part of a product, all of one, or several products depending on the nature of the product(s) and their use.


The Product Specialist requires significant to expert experience and skills in the products supported.  They should have significant experience in Windows, Linux, Java, Open Source applications and databases.  The Product Specialist should have the skills of a Programmer. The Product Specialist is responsible for collaborating with Technical Architects, Infrastructure Specialists, Programmers, Users and vendors to ensure and enhance the use of the product and effect migration to new versions of a product.


Years of Relevant Experience:

3 to 4 years

Preferred Education:

4 year college degree or equivalent technical study.

Role Description:

All roles specified plus the following:

•Actively contribute as an expert or actual designer.

•Coordinate product design reviews to verify that design meets quality standards and functional/technical requirements.

•Provide accurate estimates for design and programming efforts for system changes and enhancements.

•Coordinate enhancements to business and logical data models with data base administration to make the appropriate changes to the physical data model.

•Confirm that technical architecture will support all changes required by product enhancements.

•Effectively lead product tests and trials.

•Identify appropriate business examples to illustrate key concepts / features.

•Anticipate, identify, track and resolve issues and risks affecting own work and work of the Application Team.  Develop contingency plans as necessary.

•Apply specific expertise to ensure that products meet defined customer objectives.

•Anticipate and resolve issues specific to the team.

•Determine time estimates and schedule for own work and resolve issues in a timely manner.

•Identify and track issues, risks and action items.



Skill        Required / Desired          Amount               of Experience

Analyze, Design and Develop Java Applications 

Required             3              Years

Pair Programming           

Required             1              Years

Direct customer requirements gathering             

Required             2              Years

Technical lead on Java software project

Highly desired   2              Years

Test-driven software development        

Required             2              Years

Linux administration      

Highly desired   1              Years

MySQL administration  

Nice to have       1              Years

Mongo database administration              

Nice to have       1              Years

Construction industry experience           

Nice to have       1              Years

State of Ohio government experience  

Nice to have       1              Years