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NCDST - Technical Architect - Expert
Ref No.: 17-00096
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Client: NCDST¿
Location: Raleigh, NC
Duration: 12 Months
Agency Interview Type: Either Phone or In Person

Job Description:
Technical Architect for the ORBIT, the Client Pension Administration System. Candidate is expected to have high level architecture experience, but they must also be prepared to do the hands on development. (60% Architecture/40% Development)
The Department of the State Treasurer is seeking a candidate to perform technical and analytical work architecting, developing, testing, and otherwise supporting the Retirement Division's pension administration system, ORBIT with a new development initiative to enhance the Self Service portal.  The candidate will serve as part of a 16-person development team overall, with this specific project's team being between 4 and 9 development team members at various points in the project schedule. 

Development duties include: 

*Business process automation analysis
*System architecture
*Coordination with business analysts on implementing business requirements and use cases developed
*System design
*System development
*Testing methodology implementation including building out automated unit tests for all code developed
*Test plan development and execution
*System automation and integration with Microsoft (MS) .NET languages and technologies
*Report development with MS SQL Server Reporting Services
*Tightly coupled development/integration with Workflow technologies.

The ORBIT system is developed using Microsoft technologies including VB.NET, C#.NET, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, and Microsoft BizTalk. The system is converting portions of the application from ASP.NET Web Forms to ASP.NET MVC 5 and developing new modules from scratch in ASP.NET MVC 5 with a responsive design UI.  The candidate would be joining a development project that is writing a whole new UI for the self service portal, as well as adding brand new automated functions to apply for retirement and refunds of their account directly through the self service portal, replacing an existing manual paper application form process.

The candidate is required to be proficient with MS Visual Studio 2015, MS Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015 including Work Items and Branching integration, MS SQL Server 2008 R2, ASP.NET, VB.NET, C#.NET, LINQ, HTML 5, JSON, JQuery, WCF, ASP.NET MVC 5, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), and providing task updates to project plans in MS Project and MS Project Server. 

The candidate is required to have the ability to interact and serve as a technical resource to technicians and analysts. The candidate is required to possess a high technical knowledge level of applications systems analysis and programming and must understand detailed technical issues to design architecture for stable technologies and provide direction for technicians and other analysts. 
The candidate is required to interact with and serve as a key resource in solving problems of high complexity to other analysts and technicians. The candidate is required to possess the ability to recommend methods of resolving problems to lower level analysts or client representatives. 

The candidate is required to consult with clients on issues and requests that require the implementation or creation of a custom solution. The candidate is required to plan and work on shared or joint projects and coordinate with others to achieve agreed upon outcomes.  

The candidate is required to establish a positive relationship by demonstrating ownership of customer issues and solicit and select appropriate information and best method or format for delivering or receiving it either in writing or verbally. 
Skill Required / Desired Amount of Experience
.NET Programming - C# and Required 10 Years
Microsoft SQL Server - Development Required 10 Years
ASP.NET WebForms Development Required 10 Years
ASP.NET MVC Development (v5) Required 3 Years
Microsoft BizTalk Development Nice to have 1 Years
LINQ Required 5 Years
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Required 5 Years
Microsoft SQL Reporting Services Highly desired 5 Years
Team Foundation Server (TFS) - Work Items and Branching Required 5 Years
System Analysis and Design Required 10 Years

Question 1 All work must be completed on site. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 2 Please list candidate's email address HERE that will be used when submitting E-RTR.
Question 3 Please indicate how soon this candidate is available to start work. Vendors are encouraged to submit candidates that are available for the duration of the assignment.
Question 4 Vendor must disclose to the agency if the candidate will be subcontracted at the time of submission. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 5 Vendor must notify the agency if any portion of the requirements listed in this task order are to be outsourced to other countries. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 7 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?