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Job Reference ID:  59078 
Grade:  29 
Posted Date:  10/06/2020 
Close Date:  10/26/2020 
Job Description


Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona 

DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in Arizona will be safe and economically secure.

Our Mission is to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need, and care for the vulnerable.

Applications Architect 

Division of Technology Services  (DTS) 

3443 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85012

Would you like to be part of an amazing culture that helps Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance? The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) is looking for individuals that are committed to service, community, and teamwork.

The Department of Economic Security, Division of Technology Services (DTS), is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as an Applications Architect. This position is responsible for:

  • Develop and maintain/improve the Applications Architecture framework. Develop and present recommendations that best fits business and IT objectives and aligns with a strategic road map. Creates technical architecture artifacts to document current and future architecture patterns and related conceptual architectures to be used by the development teams. 

  • Leads enterprise initiatives and provides guidance to other architects in their assigned job responsibilities, as needed. Provides architectural support for application development , enhancements and migrations. Using current standards, create and maintain documentation for system architecture.

  • Drive the creation and implementation of architecture standards and artifacts in a complex environment. Provides architecture design recommendations based on organizations strategy, developing technical architecture and establishing standards and guidelines for the design of technology solutions.

  • Identify and communicate risks (business, application, technical) associated with component or application implementation. Determine where all software components will be deployed relative to an application. Prepare solution architecture deliverables in accordance with enterprise standards and methodologies and consistent with the target business architecture.

  • Provide input to the development of project initiation documents, including the definition of objectives, scope, approach and deliverables. Provide strong architect expertise to ensure that the application architecture supports and aligns with business initiatives and technology strategy.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge in the development of high volume, mission critical applications in heterogeneous environments/architectures for multi-user systems.

  • Knowledge in defining architectures that satisfy security, scalability, high availability and, network management/monitoring requirements.

  • Knowledge in Systems engineering techniques such as architecture modeling, alternatives analysis,trade-off analysis, and portfolio analysis.

  • Knowledge in various architecture disciplines like Application, Data, Security and Infrastructure.

  • Knowledge in specifying system performance requirements, network utilization targets, system resource budgets and creating flexible APIs (Application Programming Interfaces).

  • Knowledge of Multi-platform development languages and databases.

  • Skills in Salesforce, Microsoft AZURE, MuleSoft, or Hybrid mobile development 

  • Skills with Robotics Process Automation (RPA).

  • Skills in working in an agile development environment.

  • Skills in developing device oriented and microservices applications .

  • Skills in middleware integration tools (e.g. MuleSoft).

  • Skills in PowerPoint and presentation skills.

  • Ability to develop technical specifications, designs, and architecture artifacts. 

  • Ability to take ownership of an assignment through to completion and work effectively.  

  • Ability to communicate technical information in an appropriate manner for widely varied audiences (from senior management to individual contributors on software development teams).

  • Ability to influence strategic direction in partnership with key decision-makers and highly technical resources. 

  • Ability to evaluate and test emerging technologies.

  • Ability to define logical and physical architecture and document the architecture using UML diagrams 


  • Bachelor's degree plus 10 or more years of programming and analysis experience (or equivalent experience). 


  • Master's Degree preferred. Experience with Enterprise Architecture frameworks and concepts (e.g. TOGAF).

  • Experience in Enterprise  or Solution Architecture.

  • Experience with Cloud development.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all

newly hired State employees.

  • Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the

above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.

  • ARS 41-1969 Each employee or contractor of the department of economic security who is employed in an information technology position shall have a valid fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to section ARS 41-1758.07.

  • Travel may be required for State business. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record for the last 39 months including no DUI, suspension or revocations and less than 8 points on your license. If an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months, a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required prior to driving for State Business. Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed. 

Why Should You Apply?

We offer a competitive benefits package that is unmatched by the private sector and a culture that encourages team success and advocates for personal advancement.

  • Affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Life and Disability Insurance

  • 10 holidays per year

  • Paid Vacation and Sick time off - start earning it your 1st day

  • Eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)

  • Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System

  • Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy

  • Career Advancement Opportunities

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Opportunity to work remotely (home office) on an ad-hoc basis


Apply through For questions about this career opportunity, please call Frank Topor at (480) 536-3791 or email [email protected] 

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602 771-2909. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and VII), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008; the Department prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities, or employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics and retaliation. To request this document in alternative format or for further information about this policy, contact your local office; TTY/TDD Services: 7-1-1. Free language assistance for DES services is available upon request.

Position Requirements
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Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $92,000.00-100,000.00 


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