IT Senior Engineer


State of Arkansas
Department of Human Services
Announces Job Search for Candidates for
IT Senior Engineer
Position No. 22163454
Little Rock, Arkansas

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is Arkansas' largest state agency, with more than 7,400 employees and at least one local DHS office in each of the state’s 75 counties. The agency’s skilled and passionate staff cares for Arkansans of all ages working to ensure citizens are healthy, safe and enjoying a high quality of life. Learn more about DHS here:

Job Title: IT Senior Engineer
The Department of Human Services (DHS) IT Senior Engineer is responsible for reviewing, designing and developing solutions to solve complex application problems, system administration issues, and network concerns.

Typical Functions:
Defines systems requirements based on agency user needs, cost, and integration with existing applications and systems. Determines technical standards and functionality tests for DHS applications and systems. Delivers technical assistance services to customers directly and manages the acquisition and deployment of other resources in response to the customer needs. Develops and implements procedures designed to ensure that all systems support the department's business and meets the requirements of the end-users. Verifies stability, interoperability, portability, security, and scalability of system architecture. Provides technical guidance and support for the development and troubleshooting of systems and monitors system operations to detect potential problems. Collaborates with engineers and software developers to select appropriate design solutions and to ensure the compatibility of system components. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science, data processing, or a related field; plus four years of experience in systems engineering, systems administration, or a related field. OR Completion of technical training in computer science, data processing, or a related field acquired from a vocational, military, or industrial setting; plus four years of experience in systems engineering, systems administration, or a related field.

Preferred Requirements:
Technology related experience or certifications such as CCNA/CCNP, CCAr, MCSA/MCSE, MCITP, MCTS, Cloud or security related experience/certifications such as AWS, Azure, Google CISSP, CISM, CEH, ITIL etc. Knowledge/experience with databases, scripting and coding languages such as SQL Server, MySQL, DB2, Powershell, Perl, Python, Java, C, etc. Knowledge/experience with the system development lifecycle and approaches such as Agile, Scrum and Kanban.

This position provides a competitive starting salary of $80,242.00 and excellent benefits including group health and life insurance, state retirement plan, and a tax deferred compensation plan, holidays and annual leave time off.

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Closing Date: 3/25/20

“The Arkansas Department of Human Services is an equal opportunity employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or political affiliation.”

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