Systems Team Leader - DAFS Applications Team

Augusta, Maine, United States | Information Technology | Full-time


Office of Information Technology

Systems Team Leader

DAFS Applications Team


OPEN: March 19, 2020

CLOSES: April 3, 2020


We’re looking for a qualified candidate to take on the exciting role of Systems Team Leader. This position will deal with a variety of technologies and business partners. Some people have great technical skills, while others have terrific leadership abilities. If you’re that rare person that has a combination of both, then you may be just what we’re looking for. Take a look below and see if you have what it takes to be professional team leader.



The Maine Information Technology (MaineIT) group currently has a vacancy for a Systems Team Leader within our Applications Development section.  This position will primarily provide oversight and information technology support for the Department of Administrative and Financial Services (DAFS).


ABOUT THE JOB         

We are seeking a highly-motivated individual to work closely with business partners, vendors, and IT staff to help the DAFS maximize the benefits of its systems, satisfy business objectives, and meet their data and reporting obligations.



This engaging and challenging work will provide the selected candidate an opportunity to become a trusted IT advisor to several DAFS agencies, as well as lead a small development team that is responsible for supporting those agencies’ application needs. Put your skills and experience to the test, while gaining an understanding of complex systems, crafting robust solutions to a variety of IT challenges, and collaborating with a cross-section of users, vendors, and other IT staff.



This position oversees the development, configuration, and maintenance of regulatory and financial systems, using technologies that include Oracle, PowerBuilder, PowerWeb, ASP.NET, SQL Server, and SSIS.   The chosen individual will supervise a team of developers and contractors who support the missions of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services.


The work involves analysis, design, estimating, and budgeting for various systems, as well as supervising personnel and managing vendors. Additional responsibilities include directing projects; developing project time lines and cost estimates; allocating team resources; and ensuring project feasibility, timeliness, and quality. Work is performed under limited supervision.



To be successful, you must be professional, have a passionate vision to lead and influence outcomes, and have a technical background.  The ideal candidate will also possess the attributes and skills listed below:


  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and effectively at a level appropriate to the target audience, which will include business users, senior business managers, project managers, and all levels of IT support and management.
  • Be a highly-organized, self-starter capable of using professional judgement, prioritizing responsiveness, and applying analytical thought for problem resolution.
  • Knowledge of all phases of the software development life cycle, as well as the project development cycle.
  • Managed and coordinated small projects that involve multiple stakeholders.
  • Practical experience with test planning, execution, and acceptance criteria.
  • Facilitated meetings and requirements-gathering sessions with business users and managers.
  • Worked closely with various functional areas of an IT organization.
  • Agility and foresight to escalate issues in a professional manner.
  • Provided oversight for programming staff assigned to projects and tasks.
  • Ability to coach and foster an environment of continuous learning with IT staff.
  • Must be able to accomplish tasks in a timely manner with limited supervision.
  • Desire and commitment to a high level of support to the customer, while establishing and maintaining positive relationships.



To qualify, you must have at least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in application system analysis and programming, including a minimum of one (1) year in a working supervisor role.


The selected candidate will be required to complete an official job application and pass the required background checks as a condition of employment.


We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Only U.S. Citizens or aliens who have a legal right to permanently work in the United States are eligible for employment.   We cannot sponsor applicants requiring work visas.


SALARY:   Job Class Code:  0868                 Pay Grade: 29 – ($60,174.40 -$82,430.40/annually)*

*Includes a 10% recruitment and retention salary.



The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 14.47% of salary for BU positions. The value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $14.31 biweekly. The value* of State-paid Health



  • Level 1: 100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing): $461.75 biweekly
  • Level 2: 95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%): $438.66 biweekly
  • Level 3: 90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%): $415.58 biweekly
  • Level 4: 85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%): $392.49 biweekly


*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.