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Salary: $5,561.00 - $7,310.00
Posted: 11/06/2013

Job Description:
**IMPORTANT NOTICE** As required by the department's rules of conduct, all employees of the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) must be in compliance with the California revenue and taxation code. During the background investigation portion of the hiring process, FTB will review return information to verify California state income tax compliance. Any failure to comply with the California revenue and taxation code may prevent you from being hired at FTB. You must verify your filing status by calling 1-800-852-5711 to resolve any potential tax compliance issues, prior to submitting your application and seeking employment with FTB. All applicants not currently employed with the Franchise Tax Board will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. The investigation will consist of completion of a pre-employment questionnaire, fingerprinting, and an inquiry to the Department of Justice to disclose criminal records. We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons with hearing or speech impairments, call TTY/TDD (800) 735-2929.

Under the general direction of the Systems Software Specialist III Supervisor, the incumbent is responsible for those activities relating to building and deploying complex, large-scale software packages in support of the software development lifecycle. The incumbent must have expert knowledge of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) practices including knowledge of system design, development, test, and implementation of large-scale, complex IT systems. The incumbent must have expert knowledge of large scale, complex IT system automated deployment techniques and best practices. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating, configuring, and performing the more complex large-scale software deployments. The incumbent is expected to work cooperatively with bureau and Technology Services Division (TSD) technical staff in support of planning and software implementation activities and promotes an environment and atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation consistent with the department’s values among staff and managers. The incumbent promotes, establishes, and maintains relationships with representatives from across different divisions within the department.

  • Please see the Systems Software Specialist II (Technicial) classification specification for specific required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Experience on a large-scale system development project as a software developer or configuration management team member.
  • Experience with software build automation technologies such as Jenkins, Maven, and Ant.
  • Experience debugging and troubleshooting software compile, build, and release errors and failures and facilitate resolution.
  • Experience using scripting languages such as Perl, Python, and/or Unix Shell Script.
  • Experience managing multiple software source code branches executing tasks such as branching, merging, and continuous integration.
  • Experience with the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Ability to perform detailed analysis, define technical problems, and recommend effective solutions. vExcellent written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and handle multiple project priorities and workloads.
  • Ability to shift priorities and/or workloads in order to achieve project goals.
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, analytical, planning, collaboration, and negotiation skills.

Current state employees with status in the above classification or lateral transfers from an equivalent class, former state employees who can reinstate into this class or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification. A training and development assignment (T & D) may also be considered. All appointments are subject to SROA/Surplus hiring provisions. Surplus candidates must submit an application packet as outlined in this bulletin with a copy of their surplus status letter in order to be considered.

Interested applicants must submit ALL of the following documents:

*A completed application includes the position title, position number and contact person’s name in the job title line, and must be signed. Candidates who do not submit all of the required documents (incomplete application packages) will be eliminated from the selection process. All submitted information will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview. FTB EMPLOYEES MUST HAND DELIVER OR ROUTE TO: Jose Orozco at M/S L-240. Candidates not currently employed by the Franchise Tax Board must send their application package to the address shown below. Multiple positions may exist for this vacancy.

RPA #1314-1879 & 1314-1880

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Software Build & Release Specialist 564 - 794 - 1373 - 002
Location County
Enterprise Services Development SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Exam Unit
P.O. Box 550
Sacramento, CA 95812-0550
Jose Orozco
(916) 845-5462

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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