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Office of Data and Innovation, State Treasurer’s Office Seek Candidates

ODI is recruiting for a lead platform engineer for data, and the Treasurer’s Office is seeking a manager for the Application Support Section.

Two state departments are recruiting candidates for management positions in technology.

The Office of Data and Innovation, part of the Government Operations Agency, is seeking a lead platform engineer for data (IT Manager II). The incumbent will be responsible for “establishing the blueprint of ODI’s modern data stack,” the job posting says, and will be “a systems and platform thinker that loves enabling data teams with tools to do their work efficiently and effectively.”

The posting adds: “You will bring a user orientation to your work. You will complement the Data Services and Engineering team skillsets with your depth of experience in architecting data platforms in the cloud, developing infrastructure as code, and setting up effective CI/CD workflows for analytics. Working with ODI staff across teams, you will define the architecture based on real need. You will help identify and vet tools that meet the architectural blueprint. You will adopt a platform mindset avoiding bespoke solutions in favor of cloud-first, sustainable, and scalable solutions that address common needs across many projects and clients. This means ruthlessly prioritizing and phasing architecture investments based on those common needs.”

The posting includes a long list of desirable qualifications across three categories: personal skills, technical knowledge/skills, and bonus qualifications. Among the desirable qualifications are:
  • Enjoys collaborative processes and developing shared understanding
  • Experience translating business needs into technical implementations, including mapping out business processes and data models
  • Experience architecting cloud data platforms to support analytics, and estimating and projecting costs of cloud data platforms
  • Experience in data manipulation and analytical thinking
  • Experience with infrastructure as code (Terraform, CloudFormation, or similar) and implementing modern cloud data warehouse (Snowflake, Redshift, BigQuery, etc.)
  • Experience implementing data orchestrators (Airflow) and loaders (Fivetran, Stitch, Hevo, etc.)

More details about the position and the requirements are available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $10,421 to $12,668, and the application deadline is July 13.

The State Treasurer’s Office (STO) is seeking an Application Support Section manager (IT Manager I) to exercise “full management responsibility for the functions of the Application Support Section, including planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting and directing all functions and staff.”

According to the job posting, the manager “will lead and direct subordinate staff in the complete application lifecycle including new application development, application testing and quality assurance, application release and deployment management, application enhancements and bug fixes, application modernization, application migration to cloud, and service improvement plans and strategic initiatives.”

In addition, “The incumbent will also serve as the lead technical architect and strategist on the most complex and technically advanced applications, systems and studies,” the posting says. “The incumbent will be responsible for providing consultation and advice on IT initiatives and policy directives and representing the IT Division when needed” with management, external business partners and vendors on specified initiatives.

According to the posting and the duty statement, desirable qualifications include the following:
  • Experience: The ideal candidate should have extensive experience in leading and managing a team of developers in cloud application development and must have a proven track record of delivering successful web applications as a full-stack developer.
  • Technical expertise: The candidate must have a deep understanding of cloud technologies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP); proficiency in programming languages commonly used in cloud application development; application modernization experience; and experience with modern software delivery practices.
  • Project management skills: The ideal candidate should have strong project management skills, including the ability to lead cross-functional teams, manage project schedules, and allocate resources effectively.
  • Communication skills: Effective communication is crucial in this role. The candidate should be able to communicate complex technical concepts clearly to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Leadership skills: The ideal candidate should have strong leadership skills, including the ability to mentor, motivate and inspire team members.
  • Strategic thinking: The successful candidate should be able to think strategically, plan for the future, and guide the team towards the long-term goals of the organization.
  • Continuous learning: Cloud technologies are evolving rapidly, and a successful candidate must have a mindset of continuous learning and a willingness to adapt to changing technologies and trends.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the recruitment will continue until the position is filled.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies including USA Today in Washington, D.C.