State of Oregon

Senior Developer/Application Architect (Information Systems Specialist 8)

Job description

Position Title:

Senior Developer/Application Architect (Information Systems Specialist 8) Remote options (Hybrid preferred)

Job Description:

Monthly Salary Range: $7,149.00 - $10,826

This position will remain open until filled. However, this posting may be taken down at any time.

Please attach a current version of your resume and a cover letter that addresses the points listed under the section titled What We Are Looking For.

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Applications without complete Workday applications, a resume and cover letter will be removed from consideration.  

The work of this role may be conducted remotely with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. Candidates must reside in the United States to work 100 % remote.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Solutions Architect to join an excellent team and work to advance their IT operations.

The Office of Information Service’s mission is to deliver technology solutions and services that support Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Human Services in helping Oregonians achieve health, well-being, and independence.

More information about the Office of Information Services and current job opportunities can be found here

The Oregon Health Authority is committed to:

  • Eliminating health inequities in Oregon by 2030
  • Becoming an anti-racist organization
  • Developing and promoting culturally and linguistically appropriate programs,
  • Developing and retaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce that represents the diversity, cultures, strengths, and values of the people of Oregon.
  • Click here to learn more about OHA’s mission, vision, and core values.

This is a full-time permanent opportunity for anyone to apply. This position is a classified position represented by a union.

This position falls under the Information Systems Specialist 8 classification.

What you will do!

Systems Architect provides the highest level of technical expertise and leadership to analyze, plan, develop, integrate, implement, and coordinate the operations, maintenance, installation, and construction of information systems.

The Systems Architect holds responsibility for providing technical direction for software systems, overseeing the evolution of system architecture and quality, and fostering innovation.

Systems Architect guides design, development, while instituting industry best practices and standards.

This role is part of a team that provides technical expertise and leadership to develop, integrate and implement Child Welfare information systems.

What we are looking for!

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: (Please clearly outline how you meet the minimum requirements in your application/resume/cover letter. Failure to do so might disqualify you from consideration)

(a) Seven (7) years of information systems experience in supporting application development and production for software applications


(b) An Associate's degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, OR completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in information technology or related field.

AND 5 years of information systems experience in supporting application development and production for software applications.


(c) A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field AND three (3) years of information systems experience in supporting application development and production for software applications.


(d) Master's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field AND one (1) year of information systems experience in supporting application development and production for software applications.

Desired Attributes

  • Ability to work with little guidance when performing architectural technology functions, establishing personal work priorities, resolving issues in alignment with business priorities, technical standards, organization practices, enterprise frameworks and paradigms.
  • Support cross-functional project teams consisting of Application Development, IT operations, and Business staff.
  • Willingness to assist with the development of business use cases, user stories or other agile software development requirements gathering and documentation methodologies which are recorded and tracked in ADOS DevOps Server for work completion, tracking and reporting.
  • Knowledge and willingness to learn current Information Technology frameworks such as ITIL, PMBOK, Agile, DevOps etc.
  • Ability to develop new application from beginning to end as well as maintaining existing applications in more than one modern programming language.
  • Ability to take high level, customer driven ideas and turn them into actionable work objectives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability and desire to work in a team environment in alignment with OIS practices.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Business Intelligence and reporting tools such as SSRS, Power BI and Tableau.
  • Solid understanding and willingness to learn and use the OIS Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Knowledge of Software Development technology stacks, such as: .NET, Angular, IIS, Azure DevOps, Microsoft OS and SQL Server, etc.
  • Experience using modern source control systems, testing practices, code and design review tools and processes such as ADOS, Git, SonarQube and Burp
  • Good problem-solving skills and experience.
  • Regularly shares knowledge content within Stack Overflow.
  • Satisfy requirements, meet agreed completion dates, and perform unit & integration testing.
  • Multi-task effectively between projects
  • Interpret and design database models (Common Data Service, SQL Server, XML etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL, database design and modeling theory and the T-SQL query language and SSIS.
  • Help identify, address, and remediate security vulnerability findings.
  • Provide proposed enhancements, bug fixes and system changes that address business system change requests.
  • Develop and maintain solution documentation.
  • Strong working knowledge of modern relational database design, modeling, manipulation and ETL.
  • Experience and ability to support, monitor and maintain Custom and COTS based systems in production use by business partners.
  • Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health disparities, and collaborating with diverse, vulnerable, and underrepresented populations.

What's in it for you?

  • Medical, vision, and dental benefits
  • Eleven (11) paid holidays.
  • Eight (8) hours of vacation per month, eligible to be used after 6 months of service.
  • Eight (8) hours of sick leave per month, eligible to be used as accrued.
  • 24 hours of personal business leave per fiscal year, eligible to be used after 6 months of service.
  • Pension and retirement programs
  • Opportunity to potentially receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
  • Continuous growth and development opportunities
  • Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work.
  • A healthy work/life balance, including fulltime remote options as well.

Working Conditions:

Staff working remote shall:

  • Meet all responsibilities and perform all duties as if their role was performed in a traditional work setting.
  • Comply with all agency policies, guidelines, and management directives.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor in the performance of all duties.
  • Meet and maintain performance expectations.
  • Be available each week during traditional business hours, as determined by the business need.
  • There may be times that a position or an individual must be located full-time, on-site, within traditional business hours.  Times when on-site presence can be required include but are not limited to training, performance, business alignment, accommodations, or resource availability. To be eligible for remote work, staff must have a home workspace that meets all applicable technology, security and safety requirements including the ability to provide protection of confidential information.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application.
  • Complete questionnaire
  • Attach a resume.
  • Attach a cover letter of no more than two pages addressing the “What we are looking for?” section including required and preferred skills.

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Questions/Need Help?

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Voice: [503-509-3589]


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Additional Information

  • Please monitor your Workday account for communication regarding your application. You must have a valid e-mail address to apply.
  • PERS rate: The salary listed is the non-PERS qualifying salary range. If the successful candidate is PERS qualifying, the salary range will reflect an additional 6.95%. Please review the Classification and Compensation page for more details click here.
  • Veterans: If you are a veteran, you may receive veteran’s preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. To receive veterans' preference points, please submit the following required documentation when you apply:
    • A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; OR a letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating you receive a non-service-connected pension for the five (5) point preference.
    • A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; AND a copy of your veterans' disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.
  • Visa Sponsorship: Oregon Health Authority (OHA) does not offer VISA sponsorship. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. OHA is an E-Verify employer and will use E-Verify to confirm that hires are authorized to work in the United States.
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Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

The Oregon Health Authority is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or any other protected class under state or federal law. In addition, we do not discriminate, or screen applicants based on current or past compensation. To learn more about OHA’s mission, vision, and core values, click here.

The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity.

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