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Infra Solutions Architect 3
Ref No.: 14-00799
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Department of Transportation
Richmond, VA
6 Months

In Person Only

VDOT Infra Solutions Architect 3
*local candidates strongly preferred
**please do not submit candidates who were submitted to previous rq, 366705, new need new resumes
*ONLY in-person interviews will be conducted, NO Skype, NO exceptions

Microsoft Project Server and Team Foundation Server Administrator. Position will provide subject matter expertise, coordinate, manage, perform implementation, configuration and support of Microsoft Project Pro, Project Server and Team Foundation Server.

MS Project Pro/Server/PWA Administration 2010 and above. The position reports directly to the IT Project/Program Management Office (PMO) and works closely with management and team members in all IT functions. Proficient in MS Project and Server 2010 and up, with an experience in all capabilities, such as task types, custom fields, relationships, calendars, resources, etc. Work with stakeholders to define and refine requirements for existing and new verions of Project Server and PWA Implementation. Define Enterprise Custom fields for projects, resources, and tasks. Understand security models and define appropriate roles and responsibilities for each, and map them to Project Server users (PM, BA, Developer, Tester, etc). Develop model project schedule templates for various project sizes and types. Migrate project and time data and portfolio data from existing software version and projects. Review and assist with the design and architecture of Project Server farms and services. Assist with training of IT resources on the proper use of Project Professional and Project Server. Develop Project Workspace Templates with Sites, Document Libraries, Lists, Workflows and other SharePoint objects. Install and configure Project Server interface to Team Foundation Server. Apply effective governance and evolve the governance framework.
Essential duties include:
Provide functional and system administrative support for the MS Project Professional and Project Server environment and serve as the subject matter expert for these tools.
Manages the functionality and efficiency of MS Project Web Access.
Develop appropriate reporting views, templates and other tools needed to ensure visibility to project information contained in the EPM database
Experience creating resource loaded schedules, complete with relationships.
An understanding of Integrated Master Schedules (IMS) and how one is created using MS Project Server 2010/2013.
Take proactive or corrective actions as necessary while monitoring and maintaining the MS Project Professional and Project Server environment
Collaborate with project managers to create and maintain enterprise project work schedules; ensure the proper use of MS Project, adherence to standards, and maintenance of their project schedules.
Troubleshoot user issues
Provide MS Project Professional and Project Server end user training to individuals throughout the IT Division.
An understanding and expereince with SharePoint 2010 and how it is setup and used with MS Project Server.

Microsoft Team Foundation Server Administation 2013: TFS Administrator is responsible for administering TFS and expanding adoption of TFS and modern development practices across project teams. With experience in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) practices, the TFS Administrator will work closely with BA, Development, SCM, QA and PMO roles to properly support multiple development methodologies, including agile practices, through technical expertise in TFS and related tools.
Essential duties include:
Support all areas of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) including: requirements management, release management, development, testing and project management using continuous build, test and deploy processes
Train users and project administrators on TFS team projects and processes
Setup TFS collections, team projects, users and security
Manage TFS code repository. Maintain and improve practices of branching, code merge, etc.
Setup and manage TFS users through security groups.
Develop and maintain Process Template and Build Process Template
Ability to troubleshoot compile and build failures, and facilitate resolution
Understand and assist in release of software components into QA, Staging and Production environments
Establish process control points and configure TFS reporting suite to custom needs of the development team
Improve speed, efficiency and scalability of the continuous integration environment, automating wherever possible
Assist with planning/maintenance of development, integration and testing environments
Produce build-related documentation including diagrams of the build process and development environments
Project Administration - Experience managing the configuration and security for TFS projects.
Project Customization - Experience customizing TFS work item templates to meet project needs.
Server Administration - Experience setting up servers to support development, test and performance.
Production Monitoring - Experience monitoring production environments for performance and operational issues.
Environment Documentation - Experience defining and documenting standards, processes, procedures across development, test and production environments.
Process DocumentationExperience defining and documenting release management processes and controls. Create and maintain continuous integration process documentation.
Build Definitions - Experience creating, customizing, and scheduling multiple build definitions for multiple teams.
Build Agents Experience architecting and implementing build controller and agent strategies.
Source Code - Experience branching and merging shared source code for multiple concurrent development projects.
Product Packaging Experience creating deploy packages for staging and production deployments.
Reporting Experience in creating and supporting custom reports from the TFS data warehouse.
Collaboration Experience collaborating with all IT staff to explain and train on key activities.
Manage/coordinate new releases, patches and updates
Understand and assist with Administation and management of the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server platform, including SQL Server and SharePoint Server
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Minimum 5 years experience with MS Project Professional and Project Server Administration and demonstrate a thorough knowledge of MS Project including
Required
5
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Minimum 5 years experience with MS Project Web Access configuration, management.
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5
Years
Relevant, practical project management experience and training with a PMI focus.
Required
5
Years
Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management domain experience.
Required
5
Years
Experience with MS Project Portfolio Analyzer and OLAP Cubes, Resource Allocation/Management.
Required
5
Years
Project planning and integrated scheduling experience with Microsoft Project and MS Project Server
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5
Years
Strong communications skills, collaboration skills, ability to work both in a team environment as well as individually with minimal supervision
Required
5
Years
Minimum 5 years experience installing, configuring, customizing, administering TFS, including 2010 and recently 2013
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5
Years
Strong experenice in TFS branching policies, continuous Build & Integration tools and techniques, process and build templates creation
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5
Years
Advanced knowledge on Microsoft Team Foundation Server Architecture, System Administration, Buid, Workflow
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5
Years
Good understanding of Software Configuration Management (SCM) and release management
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5
Years
.Net and C# development expereince highly desirable
Highly desired
5
Years
Troubleshooting and problem resolution in both MS Project Server and TFS.
Required
5
Years
Ability to develop standards, processes, procedures, and train IT staff in both tools and these processes, and procecures.
Required
3
Years
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Absences greater than two weeks MUST be approved by CAI management in advance, and contact information must be provided to CAI so that the resource can be reached during his or her absence. The Client has the right to dismiss the resource if he or she does not return to work by the agreed upon date. Do you accept this requirement?
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Was this candidate submitted to the previous req, 366705? We are seeking new resumes only.
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In what city/state does candidate reside?
Question 5
Does your candidate's experience match or exceed ALL of the required skills listed above and the number of years of experience with each sklll?
Question 6
Is candidate willing and able to travel to Richmond, VA for a personal interview? In person interviews are required, NO phone interviews will be conducted, NO exceptions, NO Skype.
Question 7
Does your contract agree to completing the entire engagement?
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How soon after an offer can your candidate start?