Principal Data Operations Engineer (Remote from anywhere in Colorado)

Pay$90000.00 - $125000.00 / year
Employment typeFull-Time

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  • Job Description

      Req#: 4546171
      Serving People. Serving Colorado.

      The work of employees at the Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) is challenging and diverse because the needs of agencies, customers and Coloradans constantly evolve. But our focus never changes: improve the lives of all Coloradans through innovation and collaboration. We're building one of the nation's leading government IT organizations by reimagining how we support agencies, building first-of-their-kind applications, and creating an inclusive, collaborative culture, together. Join us in the important work of providing equitable access to services.

      We believe equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. We know it's important to support each other, and that means having a healthy balance of work and personal time, and benefits that allow us all to have fulfilling lives.

      Watch this two-minute video to learn about how OIT's mission, vision, and values inspire us to provide solutions that power the services Coloradans rely on every day.

      IMPORTANT NOTE: Please review your application to ensure completion. For the most equitable applicant experience, OIT’s hiring team considers only the contents of your application to review your qualifications. Please do not include any attachments (such as resume or cover letter) with your application as these items are not used by OIT’s hiring team.

      We are looking for a team player who is passionate about integrations and programming and finding ways to improve solutions for a diverse customer base. As our new Principal Integrations Operations Engineer you will be responsible for implementing the designs and standards provided by the Data and Integrations Architect and providing platform and application administration, configuration management, end user management, security and application level patching and upgrades as well as source code control, deployment and release management; and providing support services as needed.

      The Principal Integrations Operation Engineer will be responsible for crafting, publishing, socializing and overseeing adherence to the standards they establish, and using approved processes for modifying such standards to achieve the strategic goals of OIT, and the tactical needs of the applications deployed to support the needs of customers. In addition, you will drive continuous improvement within the CDO team, as well as lifecycle management and exploration into evolving cloud-based solutions. You will handle the day-to-day interactions with vendors that have been partnered with to help meet work unit and organizational objectives.

      Some of the day to day opportunities include:

      Consulting with Data and Integrations Architects, Principal Developers and other OIT team members, as appropriate to maintain and enhance existing platforms in line with OIT strategies (e.g., API Led Connectivity, Cloud First, Mobile First, Secure Colorado, etc.).

      Performing platform administration and support for applications within the Chief Data Office portfolio, such as Snowflake, Informatica, Azure DevOps CI/CD, ERWIN, Tableau and Socrata / Tyler Tech. Experience with Windows and Linux OS.

      Developing APIs, Web Services or general integrations to integrate with an application or expose data in an application to other applications, partners or vendors. Work with internal staff and/or vendors to assist with data integration for applications.

      Providing Design, Development, Unit Testing, Integration Testing and Functional and User Acceptance Testing and Production Implementation support, Anypoint Platform Administration, Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment support and knowledge transfer for MuleSoft Integrations.

      Establishing automation of manual processes, including code deployment and environment provisioning.

      Organizing, building, and validating all segments of the code and configurations related to a specific build (release) through CI/CD pipelines.

      Ensuring application maintenance and configuration activities are consistent with established service portfolio policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.

      Identifying and recommending changes to application and platform policies, processes, templates and standard operating procedures to improve the overall quality of services being delivered.

      A wide salary range is posted for this position and any job offer is based upon a salary analysis to comply with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. The salary analysis considers relevant experience, education, certifications, and state seniority as compared to others doing substantially similar work. While most salary offers are made within the posted range, occasionally an offer is made below or above the posted range based upon this salary analysis.

      This is a skills-based job announcement. The required minimum qualifications and/or
      education (if substituting for the proven experience, knowledge, and skills), are as follows:

      Minimum Qualifications:

      A minimum of eight (8) years of experience working with development technologies such as C# .Net, SQL Server or MySQL, TFS, Visual Studio, JavaScript/Typescript, .Net, .NETCore, AWS, Server Certificate Management.

      Experience with API lifecycle management platforms and API led connectivity


      Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis, but cannot completely substitute for these qualifications.

      Training or Certification related to the work assigned to the position will be assigned credit towards substitution for experience and/or education, but cannot completely substitute for these qualifications.

      If the minimum qualifications include a degree requirement, additional appropriate paid or unpaid experience will substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      Subject Matter Domain Expertise on the platforms (applications) used for the execution of the State Strategy for Data Sharing and Integrations premised on API led connectivity:

      • Snowflake - enterprise level data lake and data warehouse

      • Ipswitch MOVEit Transfer and MOVEit Automation - MOVEit consolidates all file transfer activity to one system to ensure better management control over core business processes. MOVEit Transfer provides the security, centralized access controls, file encryption and activity tracking needed to ensure operational reliability and compliance with SLA, internal governance and regulatory requirements like PCI, HIPAA, etc.

      • Informatica - enterprise level data catalog, data quality, data governance and data lineage management

      • Tableau – an enterprise level platform used to support data analysis and data visualization needs of the business and technology teams that OIT supports.

      Current MuleSoft certification.

      Experience with relational database technologies such as MS SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL, or others desired.

      Familiarity with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines a plus.

      Experience using Azure DevOps a plus.

      Familiarity with source code management tools such as TFS or Git a plus

      Conditions of Employment:

      OIT candidates and employees must comply with any screening procedures in place at state entity locations where they might be required to perform work.

      A pre-employment background check will be conducted as part of the selection process.

      Positions supporting some agencies such as the Department of Corrections and the Department of Public Safety will also require a pre-employment drug test.

      This position may require travel within the specified geographic area, and to locations across the state as needed.

      This position may require on-call duties as needed by the position.

      If this posting indicates “remote from anywhere in CO” in the title, periodic reporting to the primary state work location designated for the position is required. All remote work must be performed in Colorado.

      While candidates from out of state will be considered for this role, the candidate selected for the position must relocate and reside in Colorado on the first day of their new position. There is no form of relocation assistance, financial or otherwise, available for any position. A reasonable timeframe for relocation will be established on an individual basis, while considering business needs, and determining a start date.

      Our application process and what to expect after you apply are described in the videos found here .

      The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

      The Governor's Office of Information Technology is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADA Coordinator at or call (303) 764-7900.

      This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies based upon business need.

      The Governor's Office of Information Technology does NOT offer sponsored Visas for employment purposes.

  • About the company

      Colorado is a state in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States. It encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains, as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.