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6 Mar 2023

Full-Time Senior Systems Engineer

Oregon Health Authority – Posted by Oregon Health Authority Remote, Oregon, United States

Job Description

­This position is open to sponsorship of visa candidates. This position can work 100 % remote but MUST be located in the United States.

The Oregon Health Authority has a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Systems Engineer to join an excellent team and work to advance their IT career.

The Office of Information Service’s mission is to deliver technology solutions and services that support Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Health Services in helping Oregonians achieve health, well-being, and independence.

More information about the Office of Information Services and current job opportunities can be found here

This is a full-time permanent opportunity for anyone to apply. This is a classified position and is represented by a union.


What you will do!

This position serves as a Senior Systems Engineer for multiple client server applications and systems. The Senior Systems Engineer works with customers to define and translate business requirements into technical requirements in the creation of application systems. The Senior Systems Engineer analyzes, designs, develops, tests, and implements application systems, as well as maintaining existing systems. The Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for adherence to current documentation requirements as applicable.

The Senior Systems Engineer directs and coordinates all levels of the data and process modeling, work process, user interface design, and technological infrastructure design. The Senior Systems Engineer mentors and supports the other members of the team in their various roles and responsibilities. If the team includes contract staff or temporary staff, the Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for providing quality assurance and oversight for contractors or temporary staff.

This position requires excellent leadership and communications skills, including good listening skills: effective communications to senior or executive management levels in specific customer and public situations; facilitation skills for customer groups at the middle to senior management level.

The Senior Systems Engineer provides expert consultation to management, professional IS staff and other jurisdictions, and in a leadership role, conducts comprehensive analysis, planning, development, implementation and coordination for the operations, maintenance, installation, and construction of information systems. This is the Principal Professional level for the series.

A key focus for this position is to play a technical leadership role for the mainframe system applications while supporting modernization efforts to transition away from mainframe to object-oriented applications. The Senior Systems Engineer also plays a role as a subject matter expert role leveraged to support the OregONEligibility (ONE) system.

This position will also provide leadership and help execute and implement consistent repeatable coding and testing practices within the team that are part of a robust System Development Lifecycle (SDLC).

The Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for coordinating one or more projects while developing teamwork schedules and priorities for multiple assignments. Other duties may include participating in hiring of team members and identifying team member’s training needs.

What’s in it for you?

  • Medical, vision, and dental benefits
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 8 hours of vacation per month, eligible to be used after 6 months of service
  • 8 hours of sick leave per month, eligible to be used as accrued
  • 24 hours of personal business leave per fiscal year, eligible to be used after 6 months of service
  • Pension and retirement programs
  • Opportunity to potentially receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
  • Continuous growth and development opportunities
  • Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work
  • A healthy work/life balance, including flexible schedules and remote/hybrid work options for many positions

What we are looking for:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Please clearly outline how you meet the minimum requirements and special qualifications in your application/resume/cover letter. Failure to do so might disqualify you from consideration)

(a) Seven (7) years of information systems experience in Mainframe Applications


(b) An Associate’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, OR completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in information technology or related field;
AND 5 years of information systems experience in Mainframe Applications


(c) A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field AND three (3) years of information systems experience in Mainframe Applications


(d) Master’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field
AND one (1) year of information systems experience in Mainframe Applications


  • Significant knowledge of mainframe applications and processes is required. Experience using web services (and associated tools) and object-orientated analysis, design and programming techniques is highly desired. Senior-level knowledge of relational database techniques related to application development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Senior-level expertise usage of PCs.
  • A senior-level knowledge of mainframe environments, using COBOL and structured programming techniques, is required. Education, training, and experience for business application using CICS, TSO, Easytrieve, VSAM, and DB2.
  • Web service experience is desirable.
  • Ability to use DB2 at an application analyst level for efficiency. Good understanding of the usage of tables, indexes, constraints, triggers, stored procedures in DB2 is highly desired.
  • Customer service skills including the ability to meet goals in a timely manner, be action-oriented, take ownership, manage time and work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and listening skills must complement product knowledge, and enable the applicant to provide clear instruction and assistance in person, over the phone, and via email.


The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity.


How to Apply

To view the announcement and apply, please visit the following link:   Close Date: 4/3/2023

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 65 days.

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