03 Jul
Chief Program Architect - State of GA - Atlanta - Remote until Covid
Georgia, Atlanta , 30344 Atlanta USA

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Information Technology is seeking qualified candidates for the temporary contractor staffing position of Chief Program Architect-Child Welfare Program in Atlanta, Georgia. The person filling this position will work to support the design and development of the ACF-mandated Child Welfare application. This individual will then continue to work as a technical team member tasked to redesign and modernize the current DHS/DFCS child welfare technology systems in compliance with the requirements of the CCWIS. The Chief Program Architect will be accountable for analyzing and designing the application and infrastructure architecture to meet business and technical requirements for Child Welfare program modernization; This includes creating and maintaining documented standards, assessing new products and methods, and developing and implementing appropriate IT practices across the system. The ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization on architecture is critical. Job Description: The Chief Program Architect will support all Child Welfare modernization projects. One will be needed to ensure that newer technology and architectural design are used to meet the business requirements set by the customer. The Chief Program Architect will provide support and leadership for integrating and designing new and enhanced systems across multiple Systems. Enhances information architecture team accomplishments and competence by planning delivery of solutions, answering technical and procedural questions for team members, coaching improved processes, and mentoring team members. Identifies user requirements by researching and analyzing user needs, preferences, objectives, and working methods; studying how users consume content, including data categorization and labeling; meeting with focus groups. Plans information architecture by studying the site concept, strategy, and target audience; envisioning architectural scheme, information structure, features, functionality, and user-interface design; creating user scenarios; preparing data models; designing information structure, work-and dataflow, and navigation; evaluating information representation; conducting creative meetings. Organizes information by translating user behavior into media structure and elements; crafting interactive experiences; producing workflow diagrams, user scenarios, flowcharts, and storyboards; preparing interaction specifications, navigation rules, organization of information, and site maps; coordinating with business, technology, visual, structural, editorial, cognitive, and brand strategists. Validates information delivery by developing and completing usability test plans, evaluating traffic patterns, studying user feedback, and coordinating with Usability Specialists. Enhances the organization's reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. Qualifications Candidate has more than ten years of experience in IT or related field The candidate has 5-10 years of application development programming experience Proven work experience as Lead/Chief Program Architect Hands-on experience in software development and system administration Knowledge of strategic IT solutions Extensive knowledge of computer hardware and networking systems Familiarity with programming languages like Javascript, Java, SQL, Oracle Familiarity with operating systems like Windows, Linux, and databases like Oracle Experience in cloud computing and cloud Technologies Excellent communication skills you should be adept at listening to, understanding, and explaining key concepts to managerial and technical resources. Good Anticipation and problem-solving skills an expert lead architect should be able to anticipate where problems might crop up and find solutions before the system gets deployed. Ability to deal with pressure must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Ability to prioritize and manage time IT projects often have fixed deadlines that cannot be averted Relationship building - Ability to form a good rapport with clients, managers, and colleagues as part of trust-building In-depth knowledge about quality standards, legislation, and best practices Required/Desired Skills Skill Required /Desired Amount of Experience Consultant Experience Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university Required 0 Experience in application development programming experience Required 10 Years Experience as a Lead/Chief Program Architect Required 5 Years Experience in Information Technology or a related field Required 10 Years Questions No. Question Consultant Answer Question1 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? Question2 Please list candidate's email address that will be used when submitting E-RTR. Question5 This assignment is contingent upon customer renewal and availability of adequate funding. Do you accept this requirement? Question6 The selected candidate will be expected to start their engagement no later than 2 weeks (10 business days) from the client's selection date. Do you accept this requirement? Question7 Remote Work Permitted: Due to COVID-19, the client has agreed to allow the selected candidate to work remotely for the time being. However, the selected candidate must be available to report onsite as directed by the client. Do you accept this requirement?

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