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Technical Architect Expert High
Ref No.: 18-00683
Location: Menands
Start Date: 06/25/2018
Agency: Department of Health
 Is this a Project or Program specific request (e.g., Connections, SFS)?
If yes, please list the Project or Program Name:
Please provide a short description of the project:
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Division of Epidemiology's Statistical Unit is charged to maintain and enhance the statewide Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS), the Communicable Disease Electronic Surveillance System (CDESS), and the Electronic Syndromic Surveillance System (ESSS). These are mission critical electronic systems to effectively monitor and respond to over 75 reportable diseases and to other public health emergencies and inform statewide policy decisions.
The Technical Architect position will oversee the design, development, testing, and implementation of various modules added to ECLRS and ESSS, and will be responsible for the oversight of daily activities associated with the project's programmers.

Please provide a full listing of the day to day tasks to be performed by the Consultant (be descriptive and specific):
Provide technical leadership to the project team in order to ensure that system support is maintained during the Software Development Life Cycle.
Develop system design for improving ECLRS performance; receiving non-human results (eg. mosquito, mammal, and tick) from labs and populating to CDESS vector surveillance system; archive ECLRS database to improve performance; add a new drug overdose syndrome to ESSS; designing a new database for accepting urgent care canter data.
Provide system technical specification documents.
Participate in testing, evaluation, and implementation of related software products in order to ensure the software used in the project is compatible from end to end.
Manage code promotions for ECLRS and ESSS through each stage of testing.
Manage tasks assigned to programmers within the project team.
Which Service Group is required?
What is the number of staff being requested?
(maximum of 5)
Which Job Title Category is required?
Technical Architect
Which Skill Level is required?
Which Skill Demand is required?
How many Candidate Response Forms are being requested per Contractor per position?     (1 or 2)
When is the Target Start Date?
(30 Business Days minimum from date of request)
How long is the engagement? (in months)
When is the estimated completion date?
Is this a Full or Part-Time Position (Full time is considered 40 Hours Per Week)?
Part Time (37.5 hours per week)
If Part-Time, enter approximate number of hours per week:
What are the daily work hours? (note if negotiable or list preferred start and end time):
8-4:30 (negotiable) 1-hour lunch
Where is the Home Base Region?
Where is the work office located?  Enter Building Name (if known) Full Street Address, City, and ZIP
ESP, Corning Tower Room 754 Albany, NY, or
800 N Pearl St, Menands, NY 12204
What type of software is typically used by the Agency?  (e.g., Agency is an "IBM shop.”)
What type of hardware is typically used by the Agency? (e.g., Agency is a "Client shop.”)
Position Mandatory Qualifications
Technical Architect
 - Technical expert centered around a technology, technologies or a portfolio of applications
- Designing and implementing Information Technology solutions
- Expert (84 + months)
 Candidate is able to provide leadership of large teams and/or extensive industry experience and is considered at the top of his/her field
Requested Qualifications
84+ months experience in using WebLogic application server
84 + months experience in designing complex web applications on various development platform
84 + months experience in the design, implementation and deployment of Java SE, JDBC, Java Servlets and JavaScript with relational database model applications
84 + months experience working with java-based service-oriented architecture
84 + months experience in SQL object-relational mapping framework
84+ months experience in application testing including design and implementation of test plans
84+ months experience in working with HL7 messages
60+ months experience in designing interfaces with SAS server environment

Additional Information Requests:
Are there additional security requirements for the Authorized User?
Will additional training possibly be required during the Engagement?
If Yes, provide description of anticipated training.
HIV confidentiality training & Division of Epidemiology confidentiality training
What type, or manner, of Knowledge Transfer is requested during the engagement?
Consultant will work closely with State staff and provide training and written documentation on all process and procedures
Is travel anticipated during the Engagement?
If Yes, please list anticipated frequency and locations for travel: