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Programmer Expert High
Ref No.: 18-00831
Location: ALBANY, New York
Start Date: 07/26/2018
Agency: Department of Taxation and Finance
 Is this a Project or Program specific request (e.g., Connections, SFS)?
If yes, please list the Project or Program Name:
NYS Empire Tax Processing System
Please provide a short description of the project:
The NYS e-MPIRE Tax Processing System is a large multi-tiered, very complex processing system which is responsible for billions in state revenue.  Some of the most complex taxes are processed in this system.   Several new systems need to be built this year as a result of legislative changes.

Please provide a full listing of the day to day tasks to be performed by the Consultant (be descriptive and specific):
The selected candidate will be responsible for all phases of the System Development Life Cycle for a multi-tiered complex system.  The responsibilities will include both new development as well as maintenance tasks.  Specific tasks will included:
Responsible for assisting with the technical design for new development and system enhancements.
Responsible for coordinating the technical solutions among various technical support groups.
Presentations of technical solutions to management and technical support areas.
Responsible for implementing technical solutions.
Assisting with requirements gathering sessions. 
Leading the analysis of requirements and system design work.
Development of technical design documents and program specifications.
Coding, unit and integration testing of programming assignments.
Writing and tuning SQL
Technical Support of user testing efforts.
Performance tuning of new and existing applications.
Production support tasks including analysis of issues, propose and implement solutions.
Mentoring of less experienced staff would be required.
Will work in a fast paced environment where legislative changes must be quickly implemented.
Which Service Group is required?
Service Group 1
What is the number of staff being requested?
(maximum of 5)
Which Job Title Category is required?
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)
24 months
When is the estimated completion date?
Is this a Full or Part-Time Position (Full time is considered 40 Hours Per Week)?
Full Time
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):
9am to 5:30pm
Where is the Home Base Region?
Region 1
Where is the work office located?  Enter Building Name (if known) Full Street Address, City, and ZIP
WA Harriman State Campus, Building 8, Albany, NY  12227
What type of software is typically used by the Agency?  (e.g., Agency is an "IBM shop.”)
Agency is an IBM Shop
What type of hardware is typically used by the Agency? (e.g., Agency is a "Client shop.”)
Agency is an IBM shop
Position Mandatory Qualifications
 Analysis, design, coding, component and assembly testing of all application code owned by the Application Team- Maintenance (including production support), enhancement and development work- Write application software, data analysis, data access, data structures, data manipulation, databases, design, programming, testing and implementation, technical and user documentation, software conversions.
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

At least 84 months experience with J2EE technologies including EJB, JDBC, JSP and XML.
At least 84 months demonstrated experience with Java programming in an IBM development environment using IDE of IBM's Rational Application Developer (RAD) that are deployed to Websphere Application Server (WAS).
At least 84 months of IBM DB2 experience working with large DB2 databases and experience with XML schemas (definition, querying and automated generation).
At least 60 months demonstrated experience in performance tuning applications interacting with large scale databases.
At least 60 months of demonstrated experience in IBM MQSeries
At least 60 months experience with a large organization, which includes technical design, development, maintenance and end user support of complex system.

Additional Information Requests:
Are there additional security requirements for the Authorized User?
Secrecy Provision Form – DTF 202 & Federal NT
Will additional training possibly be required during the Engagement?
If Yes, provide description of anticipated training.
What type, or manner, of Knowledge Transfer is requested during the engagement?
System Documentation
Is travel anticipated during the Engagement?
If Yes, please list anticipated frequency and locations for travel: