State Comptroller of Public Accounts Systems Analyst Middleware in Austin, Texas

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) computer systems analysis work. Work involves planning, estimating, and budgeting, as well as, analyzing user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate system processing or to improve existing systems. Oversees production maintenance support, reviews and approves system design change requests, coordinates issue resolution, and coordinates maintenance activities across statewide systems. Work includes coordinating testing, supporting, implementation effort, creating test scripts, securing transfers of input/output files, and determining the appropriate programming changes required to solve problems. Tasks involve integrating systems, completing configuration reviews, providing interface support, coordinating code changes and ensuring migration standards are applied. Assists in coordination of vendor services. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Schedule/attend meetings with Financial/Treasury/Middleware Business to gather requirements for enhancements
  • Work with technical developers to facilitate changes to Oracle Forms and the Banner software
  • Perform testing activities related to software/hardware modifications
  • Coordinate/attend and document monthly status meetings with the Financial/Treasury/Middleware Business
  • Facilitate the implementation and monitoring of Foglight on the application servers
  • Research and provide specifications for interfaces between Financial/Treasury/Middleware and other statewide systems such as USAS
  • Compile architectural documentation regarding test and production environments
  • Review proposed legislation, new agency policies and procedures that could impact application systems and provide estimates regarding proposed changes
  • Ensure that agency security best practices are followed and that security measures are routinely evaluated and any risks discovered are mitigated
  • Estimates, accuracy, completeness, necessary systems changes, impacts, and risk to state wide system and applications
  • Research and interpret system requirements to identify, support, and document system interfaces, architectural modifications, and implementation activities.
  • Coordinates troubleshooting of external & internal agency issues, re-sending files/reports/jobs, researching issues, and/or providing other options to mitigate production issues
  • Communicates production issues corrective status and actions to management
  • Performs environmental readiness and implementation activities with third party application
  • Infrastructure tools: Foglight (performance monitoring systems), Control M (or other batch scheduling systems), STAT (or other software migration systems), Tripwire (file monitoring), Fleet
  • Monitors and coordinates vendor support of application tools
  • Coordinates troubleshooting of third party application tools
  • Performs testing activities and completes documentation of application tools
  • Participates in business processes, systems, and interface changes related to deployment and maintenance support of new application tools
  • Transitions statewide system processes, jobs, & interfaces into third party application tools
  • Evaluates state wide system processes, interfaces, and tools to meet agency objectives.
  • Provides 24 x 7 on call production support for maintenance related to the Financial/Treasury/Middleware Systems
  • Performs other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications Requirements: Education:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree.

  • Complete copies of college transcripts must be furnished at the time of the interview. *Preferred Education: * Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or Management Information Systems.


  • Five (5) years of work experience in integrated information technology.
  • Three (3) years of work experience with implementing large scale systems including financials, human resources, and/or treasury functionality. Preferred Experience: Managing and/or implementing any of the following:

  • Texas State Government financials, human resources, payroll and/or treasury systems. (USAS, USPS, SPRS, HRIS, EPAY/TOU Payment Portal)

  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Transport Layer Security (TLS), Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Secure Shell Protocol (SSH), & Virtual Private network (VPN)
  • Foglight Performance Analysis for Oracle, Foglight Management Systems (FMS), Foglight Transaction Recorder (FTR), Foglight for SQL Server, Foglight Experience Viewer, Tripwire
  • Change Control Tools, Quest STAT. and other third party application infrastructure tools
  • PeopleSoft PS Query and Crystal Reports, XML Publisher
  • Control M and/or other batch scheduling systems
  • Oracle Forms
  • Banner Software Substitution: One (1) additional year of the full-time minimum experience as stated above may substitute for each year (30 semester hours) of the required education with a maximum of 120 semester hours (four years).

Licenses / Certifications: N/A


  • Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 25B, IT, 275, 0171, 3D0X2 or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications. Please call Human Resources, CPA Veterans Liaison at 512-475-3560/800-531-5441 for more information or assistance.
  • Additional Military Crosswalk information can be found at: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of:

  • Software Development Life Cycle

  • Batch Scheduling (Control M)
  • File Monitoring (Tripwire)
  • Performance & System Monitoring (Foglight)
  • Object Migration Review & Approval (STAT)
  • Report Administration ( Mobius INFOPAC/INFOSGA)
  • SAP Business Objects
  • Visual Source Safe
  • .NET
  • Natural/DB2
  • Secure FTP Software (BlueZone/Hummingbird)
  • PeopleSoft (PS)
  • JCL
  • ENDEVOR (Generational management of program modules/code)
  • JAVA
  • SQL
  • COBOL Skill in:

  • Fostering collaborative relationships across organizational lines

  • Resourcefulness
  • Multi-tasking, organization, and planning skills
  • Conflict management and resolution skills
  • Analytical problem solving
  • using effective written and verbal communication to convey information in a clear, concise manner (Communication)
  • identifying and resolving problems by using strong analytical techniques, innovative approaches and taking initiative in preventing and solving problems (Problem Solving) Ability to:

  • Demonstrates appropriate level of confidence and urgency in taking action

  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail/accuracy
  • establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, agency staff and management to achieve common goals (Teamwork)
  • plan, organize, and prioritize multiple assignments to effectively manage a fast paced and changing work environment without compromising accuracy (Adaptability)
  • consistently meet internal and external customer needs and expectations in a professional manner (Customer Service)
  • act in the best interest of the agency, maintain confidentiality and continually strive to improve self and job performance (Professional Conduct and Development)
  • maintain confidentiality and protect the privacy of state employees, taxpayers and other members of the public (Privacy and Information Security) Works Hours: The position works an eight-hour schedule between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm, 40-hour week, Monday - Friday with occasional work schedule variance as necessary. Occasionally work additional hours. Hours may change based on business needs.

Travel: 5%

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are represented of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires the incumbent to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (standing and walking) is routinely required to carry out some duties. It requires extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact. The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. Marginal or corrected visual and auditory requirements are required for reading printed materials and computer screens and communicating with internal and external customers. Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds.

Job #: 2Q8001.17

Job Title: Systems Analyst Middleware

State Classification #: 0257

State Classification Title: Systems Analyst VI

Salary Group: B26

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 10/28/16 11:59 PM Central Time

Salary: $6,000.00 - $7,500.00 Monthly $72,000.00 - $90,000.00 Annually

Location: Austin, TX (LBJ)

Department: Information Technology

Vacancies: 1