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Software Test Analyst (824)

All work regarding this project includes all activities necessary to support the successful completion of all deliverables required within the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Public Health Application (PHA) services for IT Infrastructure Services and IT System Services for the redesign of the Texas Health Safety Network (TxHSN) system. DSHS had originally planned to update the current Maven based reporting system, however, due to ongoing quality issues with the system, DSHS will need to develop and implement a replacement system that meets new business requirements for the program. The replacement system will allow DSHS to improve reporting and tracking of Health Associated Infections (HAI's) and enhance infection prevention activities that may prevent transmission of communicable diseases such as COVID-19 in healthcare facilities. The new system will also be augmented to track infection control assessment and response activities in response to COVID-19 pandemic or other infection prevention emergencies. Staff augmentation contractor will provide support for all testing efforts for the TxHSN system redesign.
Duties:
• As a member of the Quality Assurance Team, the Test Lead, follows directions from the Manager of the Product Development & Delivery Team, Leads the development of quality assurance (QA) test project strategies, methodologies, and standard processes for all QA domains by analyzing business and technology requirements to ensure testability, traceability and determining testing scope and approach.
• Develops quality assurance (QA) Test plan for project by identifying project scope, work plans, schedules, milestones, and critical paths, and ensuring proper staffing.
• Oversees and addresses critical issues, dependencies, and risks related to testing.
• Reviews testing scope and approach, and partners with cross-functional IT and business stakeholders to review and approve the overall testing approach.
• Manages/Develops test scenarios and execution of test cases across all testing phases (e.g., SIT, Performance, UAT, Automation, Production, Validation).
• Ensures quality metrics are tracked across testing phases (e.g., SIT, Performance, UAT, Automation, Production, Validation).
• Manages the review and validation of testable business processes, test data, and test environment requirements.
• Develops guidelines and best practices to ensure test plans and timelines are aligned with project/program milestones.
• Assists program/business testers during User Acceptance Testing.
• Defines and ensures adherence with entry and exit criteria according to testing standards.
• Generates scheduled reports (e.g., test execution, defects, ad hoc reports) and provides daily test execution metrics to IT teams and management, as appropriate using ALM.
• Participates in story and sprint definition and scoping
• Responsible for defining acceptance criteria for each sprint and related test cases and automation opportunities.
• Architect the test automation framework.
• Writes and maintains test automation using UFT, Lean FT.
• Utilizes agency’s testing tools and standards and follows usage guidelines and procedures for those tools.
• Drive greater automation test coverage throughout the product including GUI, API layers, services and database driven scripts.
• Support defining Performance Testing Strategy.
• Identifies metrics for monitoring increased performance and scalability.
• Provides guidance for performance test initiatives that take a true end-to-end focus on ensuring client side, server tiers, database and data integration jobs are performing as expected.
• Troubleshoots performance, load, and stress testing through analysis of system design/coding.
• Provides training/mentoring/educating of team members

Software Developer (823)

All work regarding this project includes all activities necessary to support the successful completion of all deliverables required within the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Public Health Application (PHA) services for IT Infrastructure Services and IT System Services for the redesign of the Texas Health Safety Network (TxHSN) system. DSHS had originally planned to update the current Maven based reporting system, however, due to ongoing quality issues with the system, DSHS will need to develop and implement a replacement system that meets new business requirements for the program. The replacement system will allow DSHS to improve reporting and tracking of Health Associated Infections (HAI's) and enhance infection prevention activities that may prevent transmission of communicable diseases such as COVID-19 in healthcare facilities. The new system will also be augmented to track infection control assessment and response activities in response to COVID-19 pandemic or other infection prevention emergencies.
Duties:
• Build, implement and maintain software solutions/products to meet business needs utilizing industry standard tools and Agile methodology best practices.
• Develops analysis and design strategies, testing strategies, technical designs.
• Work with infrastructure teams to setup continuous deployment (CI/CD pipelines) and delivery models.
• Code with Test-driven-development, clean code practices and design patterns.
• Code with event driven architecture and micro services-oriented architecture.
• Assist in the development of user stories, estimates, and work plans.
• Prepare reports, manuals and other documentation on the status, operation, and maintenance of software.
• Writes documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, and corrections. Writes manual for users to describe installation and operating procedures.
• Assists users to solve operating problems and defects.
• Applies Object oriented programming principles, Single responsibility, Open-closed, Liskov substitution, Dependency inversion (SOLID) principles during development.
• Applies domain-driven design principles to development.
• Applies test driven development approach for development and focuses on high test coverage.
• Able to work both in team and independently with minimal guidance.
• Finds ways to improve solutions, systems, and processes.
• Helps in building and maintaining continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) infrastructure.
• Develops designs and oversees the implementation of .Net applications and REST services with SQL back end. Establishes software best practices, designs and analyzes requirements and specifications and develops production migration procedures. Provides specifications for the acquisition of tools as required.
• Works with application development team to solve technical challenges with industry best practices.
• Takes accountability and drives project to the completion
• Develops and maintains precise system documentation, guidelines and presentations for management review.
• Initiates and creates enterprise strategies and plans for systems administration and security. Prepares and maintains storage management plans, including routine backups, long-term archives, and disaster recovery support. Collaborates in the development and deployment of the Disaster Recovery Plan.
• Analyzes enterprise system performance. Develops and implements system performance improvements.
• Participates in development activities including code reviews, as well as coding and testing of new enhancements.

Solutions Architect (822)

All work regarding this project includes all activities necessary to support the successful completion of all deliverables required within the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Public Health Application (PHA) services for IT Infrastructure Services and IT System Services for the redesign of the Texas Health Safety Network (TxHSN) system. DSHS had originally planned to update the current Maven based reporting system, however, due to ongoing quality issues with the system, DSHS will need to develop and implement a replacement system that meets new business requirements for the program. The replacement system will allow DSHS to improve reporting and tracking of Health Associated Infections (HAI's) and enhance infection prevention activities that may prevent transmission of communicable diseases such as COVID-19 in healthcare facilities. The new system will also be augmented to track infection control assessment and response activities in response to COVID-19 pandemic or other infection prevention emergencies.
Duties:
• Build, implement and maintain software solutions/products to meet business needs utilizing industry standard tools and Agile methodology best practices.
• Develops analysis and design strategies, testing strategies, technical designs.
• Work with infrastructure teams to setup continuous deployment (CI/CD pipelines) and delivery models.
• Code with Test-driven-development, clean code practices and design patterns.
• Code with event driven architecture and micro services-oriented architecture.
• Assist in the development of user stories, estimates, and work plans.
• Prepare reports, manuals and other documentation on the status, operation, and maintenance of software.
• Writes documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, and corrections. Writes manual for users to describe installation and operating procedures.
• Assists users to solve operating problems and defects.
• Applies Object oriented programming principles, Single responsibility, Open-closed, Liskov substitution, Dependency inversion (SOLID) principles during development.
• Applies domain-driven design principles to development.
• Applies test driven development approach for development and focuses on high test coverage.
• Able to work both in team and independently with minimal guidance.
• Finds ways to improve solutions, systems, and processes.
• Helps in building and maintaining continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) infrastructure.
• Develops designs and oversees the implementation of .Net applications and REST services with SQL back end. Establishes software best practices, designs and analyzes requirements and specifications and develops production migration procedures. Provides specifications for the acquisition of tools as required.
• Works with application development team to solve technical challenges with industry best practices.
• Takes accountability and drives project to the completion
• Develops and maintains precise system documentation, guidelines and presentations for management review.
• Initiates and creates enterprise strategies and plans for systems administration and security. Prepares and maintains storage management plans, including routine backups, long-term archives, and disaster recovery support. Collaborates in the development and deployment of the Disaster Recovery Plan.
• Analyzes enterprise system performance. Develops and implements system performance improvements.
• Participates in development activities including code reviews, as well as coding and testing of new enhancements.

Tableau Developer

EKHP is seeking candidates for a Tableau Developer position. This role is currently remote, but when able to return to work, it will be on-site in Austin, Texas. The pay rate is up to $81.30 PH W2 or $90.55 PH C2C depending on your skill set and experience.

The contractor will provide Developer Analyst support for the implementation of Tableau Dashboards for the IDD-BHS Division in the Office of Decision Support. This position will assist collect business dashboard requirements by establishing themes, epics, user stories, and features that make up the product backlog. This position will develop the complex Tableau dashboard and train the existing internal staff for future work. Dashboard mockup development and user validation. Acquires data from a variety of data sources for use by Tableau dashboards and reports. Connects Tableau data visualization objects to external data sources, including the testing and validation of the Tableau object’s ability to connect. Collaborates with other members of the Team on the design and implementation of optimal data design to support a Tableau reporting system. Testing, validation, and deployment of webpages and Tableau objects into a production environment. Experience with publishing internal and external dashboards to the organization and a demonstrated understanding of the architecture involved. Experience working with all levels of an organization, along with the ability to collaborate and present at the executive level (regarding dashboards). Project management expertise to structure work, timelines, and lead a team along with the soft skills to appropriately set stakeholder expectations. Excellent at quickly teaming with a variety of stakeholders and resources.