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Agencies Seeking Chief, Enterprise Architect, Senior Data Engineer

State departments with these and other active recruitments include the Department of Managed Health Care, the Employment Development Department and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

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State agencies are recruiting for a variety of IT positions, including a chief, a senior data engineer and an enterprise architect.

The Department of Managed Health Care is seeking a chief (IT manager I) for the Project Management Office (PMO), who would be responsible for managing the department’s critical IT projects including the NIMBUS (Necessary Infrastructure Modernization for Business Unified Services) modernization project. “NIMBUS is the department’s modernization initiative to move legacy applications from custom-code to configurable cloud systems,” the job posting notes.

The chief, reporting to the chief information officer, has oversight of the PMO staff including project managers, business analysts, vendors/contractors, and partners/external stakeholders to ensure successful project completion. The chief is responsible for reporting the project status to multiple stakeholders within DMHC, the California Health and Human Services Agency and the California Department of Technology, according to the job posting and the duty statement.

“You will utilize your Microsoft .NET development skills, and experience configuring cloud-based applications,” the posting says, noting that this position allows for telework. “We have adopted low-code cloud technologies for application deployment, and soon hope to add cloud-based business intelligence tools to our tool belt,” the job posting says.

The list of desirable qualifications, which number more than a dozen, include:
  • Current Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Experience managing software development projects that leverage Microsoft .NET.
  • Experience managing business intelligence projects.
  • Experience managing projects that utilize low-code configurable software-as-a-service platform(s).
  • Experience managing dynamic case management projects.
  • Experience managing medium ($1 million) to large (tens of millions) software development projects in a project management supervisor or management role.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231, and the application deadline is April 29.

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) is recruiting for an enterprise architect (IT specialist II) who’s interested in “formulating strategies and leading the development, maintenance, evolution and use” of EDD’s enterprise architecture. Responsibilities of the position, according to the job posting and duty statement, include:
  • Creating future-state capabilities and architectures that will achieve them, and determining gaps from current state.
  • Developing road maps that guide the progress of EDD’s business, data, systems and technologies through active collaboration with subject matter experts of all levels.
  • Providing technical guidance and consulting to project teams, other architects, governance bodies and other business and technical areas.
  • Providing strategic direction on tools used to extract, transform, store and performance-tune data.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of evolving technologies and industry trends and determining potential impact to the enterprise and its architecture.

Desirable qualifications for the role include six or more years of broad IT experience in:
  • Developing strategic technology plans and road maps, including business capability planning
  • Analyzing business needs and priorities and recommending changes to current technology or processes to meet those needs
  • Leading the adoption of emerging technologies
  • Developing semantic, conceptual, logical, and physical data models
  • Enterprise scale systems/applications development, support and integration
  • Establishing and implementing IT governance
  • Reviewing technical and business proposals or documentation and providing input/feedback

The position has a monthly salary range of $7,700 to $10,318, and the application deadline is April 28.

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is recruiting for a senior data engineer (IT specialist II) capable of developing and applying methods to identify, collect, process and analyze large volumes of data to build and enhance products and processes for the Cal OES data ecosystem.

Candidates should have “expert-level knowledge and hands-on expertise of data management, which includes developing and applying methods to identify, collect, process, and analyze large volumes of data to build and enhance products and processes for the Cal OES data ecosystem,” the job posting says.

“As a strategic thinker, the IT Specialist II identifies key trends and emerging data techniques and provides advisement on complex projects to senior leaders and executive management where recommendations have a significant impact on the effective use of data for actionable insights,” the posting says.

Desirable qualifications, according to the job posting and duty statement, include:
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL, Tableau, Python, Mulesoft, and FME
  • Certifications or education related to data engineering, data management or an equivalent
  • Emergency management or public safety experience

This position has a monthly salary range of $7,700 to $10,318, and the application deadline is May 18.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in Northern California.