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Application Architect - Specialist VII (Job 1844)

Department: Information Technology
Location Arizona Supreme Court

Application Architect - Specialist VII

JOB #:

Information Technology


April 4, 2014

All positions are open until filled.

The Information Technology Division of the Arizona Supreme Court is seeking an Application Architect. This position is responsible for the identification, definition, packaging and training of application development frameworks to be used by the software development teams within the organization. The Application Architect implements the delivery model that conforms to the enterprise architecture and governance needs of the organization. This position provides vision and direction both at the enterprise architecture and business direction levels and creates methodologies and delivery frameworks to meet the needs of the development organization. The position also performs pragmatic and innovative technical guidance to multiple projects without becoming entrenched in detailed design decisions of any single program or business area.

This position defines and scopes projects that define the organizations delivery methodologies for all supported application platforms; provides methodologies to be used by development staff to design and build systems within the organization; and provides technical leadership, support and problem resolution efforts directly associated to the projects assigned. In addition, this position participates in reviews of design specification to validate technical solutions using AOC defined structured methodologies; participates and coordinates with other programmers and development teams to create efficient applications delivered within the constraints of a project plan; and uses and employs best practices in technical solutions with code reuse and enterprise objects as a focus. Also, this position builds guidance and automation into development tooling used by development staff; provides and maintains technical documentation for developed and supported applications application components, utilities, reports and operational procedures; and works consistently within the established AOC-ITD procedures for problem, project, and change management processes. In addition, this position must interface and coordinate with internal/external agencies to share and ensure AOC-ITD Interfaces standardization; and serves as a mentor to other ITD programmers.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program qualified employer.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Equivalent work experience may substitute for degree. At least seven (7) years experience programming, analysis, design, development, implementation, quality assurance and applications support with a minimum of five (5) years experience programming and producing enterprise level, component structured, distributed applications. A thorough understanding and familiarity with desktop, middleware, and web application development using the .Net platform with VB.Net and/or C# and XML. This individual must be familiar with various software development lifecycle methodologies; experienced in programming applications utilizing relational databases; experienced using source control and change management procedures; have a solid understanding of database management concepts, normalization rules, data naming conventions; and a strong working technical knowledge in automated software development support tools. Experience with C#, VB.NET 2.0 and above, XML, SQL Server 2005/2008, WCF, WPF and experience using XML for business to business integration. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of n-Tier and Service Oriented Architectures; experience in backend application development with MS SQL Server (or other RDBMS); working knowledge of Data Warehouse strategies, architecture, and integration; experienced in using structured query language (SQL) for database interaction and experience with MQ Broker, Messaging Queue Manager and WebSphere MQ Series.

Some positions may take 4-6 weeks to fill. Only applicants whose backgrounds most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to interview. Requests for a special accommodation to participate in the interview process should be made at the time you are contacted to schedule an interview. The Selection Process may include high level testing and first and/or second round panel interviews. This is a regular full-time, exempt level position. This position is open for internal and external recruitment.

The Arizona Supreme Court is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer


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