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Developer Analyst 2
Ref No.: 14-01428
Location: Austin, Texas
Texas Health and Human Services
Austin, TX
10 months

1608 hours

The Department of Information Resources (DIR) requires the services of one Developer Analyst, hereafter referred to as Worker(s), who meets the general qualifications of ITSAC Developer Analyst 2 Category, Emerging Technology Type and the specifications outlined in this document for the Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC).

All work products resulting from the project shall be considered "works made for hire and are the property of the HHSC. HHSC may include pre-selection requirements that potential Vendors (and their Workers) submit to and satisfy criminal background checks as authorized by the Texas law. HHSC will pay no fees for interviews or discussions, which occur during the process of selecting a Worker(s).

As part of HHSC IT Applications Portal Authority Center of Excellence initiatives, the worker will perform the following activities to accomplish the following goals:

Develop, enhance and maintain existing and new web-based J2EE/Portal applications within HHSC's SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) platform.
As a member of the team, participate in requirements analysis, high-level and detailed design, development, testing and deployment of new application components, as required.
Work with other teams as necessary to accomplish goals.
Create technical and design documentation, as required.
Perform system analysis and problem resolution, as required.
Analyze software for configuration & performance tuning opportunities, as required.
Develop and maintain data and process models.
Employ contemporary testing methods to ensure applications function properly and without error.
Provide technical support for testing and implementation efforts.
Participate in program design, coding and test walk-through meetings to provide input regarding technical standards and customer requirements.
Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:
Years Skills/Experience
7 Hands-on experience in developing, enhancing and maintaining enterprise-class applications on the J2EE application development platform
7 Hands-on experience participating in all phases of the SDLC (Systems Development Life Cycle)
5 Hands-on programming experience in following languages and environments including one or more of: Java, J2EE, EJB (Enterprise Java Beans), JSP (Java Server Pages), JSF/Struts (Java Server Faces, Apache Struts Framework) or other MVC frameworks, XML (eXtensible Markup Language), Portals, JavaScript, AJAX, DOJO, Web Services, Spring, Hibernate and Oracle.
3 Hands-on development experience implementing applications utilizing WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Portal Server, JSP (Java Servlets), LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol), Java Portlets, EJB, JDBC (Java DataBase Connectivity), SQL (Structured Query Language), and JNDI (Java Naming and Directory Interface).
3 Strong understanding and knowledge of the WebSphere/J2EE architecture, EJB, UML (Unified Modeling Language), Patterns/Frameworks, JDBC/ODBC (Oracle DataBase Connectivity), UML modeling & OOD (Object-Oriented Design / Development) skills, and J2EE integration points with external or third party products.
2 Hands-on experience developing portal applications (e.g. JSR 168 / 286 portlet development) using WebSphere Portal Server and strong knowledge of WebSphere Portal Architecture
2 Hands-on Web Services development experience (e.g. XML, JSON, SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), REST (Representational State Transfer)), WSDL (Web Services Description Language), and UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration).
3 Knowledge of best practices in the areas of application design, performance, scalability and maintainability.
2 Experience with WebSphere Application Servers, RAD/RSA 6+ (Rational Application Development suite, Version 6) or similar tools.
4 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 required.

Years Skills/Experience
3 Hands-on experience with IBM WebSphere Portal Server 7 or later.
3 Hands-on experience with Portal Web Content Manager Integration
1 Hands-on experience with IBM WebSphere Portal /Web Content Manager version 8 is strongly preferred
3 Experience with test frameworks such a JUnit and similar testing tools and methodologies
2 Hands-on development experience with rich client technologies
2 Hands-on development experience for mobile and tablet platforms
Strong Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong Familiarity or knowledge of IBM Rational tools such as Clear Case.