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Date:  Apr 5, 2024
Req ID:  38035

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  89541.30

Position Information

Class Code: D006N

Grade: IT10


Salary Range: $89,541.00 - $129,835.00


The State Systems Architect is responsible for designing and developing solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, and network concerns. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Defines systems requirements based on state agency user needs, cost, and integration with existing applications and systems. Determines technical standards and functionality tests for state applications and systems. Develops and implements procedures designed to ensure that all systems support the state'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.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of system architecture concepts, designs, and practices. Knowledge of computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, and coordination of people and resources. Ability to diagnose system problems, determine solutions and initiate necessary procedures. Ability to communicate project goals and problem solutions to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates in written or verbal form.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in computer science, data processing or related field plus six years of work related experience including two years supervisory experience OR Completion of technical training in computer science, data processing, or a related field acquired from a vocational, military, or industrial setting; plus six years experience in computer support plus two years of supervisory experience. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



Nearest Major Market: Little Rock