Systems Analyst VII (Technology Innovation Systems Specialist)

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Systems Analyst VII (Technology Innovation Systems Specialist)
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Open Until Filled

Position Title:

Systems Analyst VII (Technology Innovation Systems Specialist) 



Military Occupation Specialty Code:

Army 25B, 26B; Coast Guard CYB10, CYB11, CYB12; Navy IT; Coast Guard IT, ISM; Marine Corps 8848; Space Force 62E

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Number of Vacancies:



Chief Technology Office/Strategic Digital Services

Salary Range:

$9,167 - 10,250/monthly              



Hours Worked Weekly:


Work Schedule:

This position may be eligible for flexible work hours and/or a hybrid work schedule if certain program guidelines are met; working arrangements may change at any time at the sole discretion of the agency.



Work Location:

300 West 15th Street, #1300 / Austin, Texas 78701

Web site:

Refer Inquiries to:

People and Culture Office


(512) 475-4957 or (512) 463-5920

How To Apply:

Special Instructions:

  • Applicants must provide in-depth information in the EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS section to demonstrate how they meet the position qualifications. Incomplete applications may result in disqualification.
  • Resumes may be uploaded as an attachment but are not accepted in lieu of the information required in the EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS section of the application.

Interview Place/Time:

Candidates will be notified for appointments as determined by the selection committee.

Selective Service Registration:

Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25 years, to provide proof of their Selective Service registration or proof of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment.

H-1B Visa Sponsorship:

We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Department of Information Resources does not exclude anyone from consideration for recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention, or any other personnel action, or deny any benefits or participation in programs or activities, which it sponsors on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability.  Please call 512-463-5920 to request reasonable accommodation.

Position Description

What We Do

The Texas Department of Information Resources is the state agency charged with protecting the state’s data and critical technology infrastructure, managing a multi-billion-dollar cooperative contracts program, and providing strategic technology leadership, solutions, and innovation to all levels of Texas government.  DIR is a fast-paced and collaborative environment with highly motivated and engaged employees dedicated to achieving the best value for the state.

Position Summary

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) computer systems analysis work to support the Chief Technology Office and Texas Innovation and Education Center (TIEC). Work involves analyzing and identifying user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate processing or to improve existing systems. Serves as a technical resource to validate solutions and propose appropriate tools and approaches to technical problems. This position works with external state agencies and supports their digital transformation. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Employees at this level may independently perform the most complex systems analysis work and may:  

  • Develops and implements emerging technology plans, strategic actions, and policy decisions related to the agency’s systems; makes recommendations concerning the direction of the agency’s computer and management information systems; emerging technology initiatives and identifies trending technologies to determine potential opportunities for strategic impact. 
  • Bridges the gap between agency pain points and digital transformation goals by proposing appropriate tools and approaches to technical solutions; explores technology opportunities through targeted experimentation. 
  • Analyzes new or existing procedures, information systems, or utility programs for efficiency and effectiveness. 
  • Reviews and validates technical approaches emergent from Innovation Center engagements; formulates emerging technology strategies that will set the foundation to solve complex business strategic goals and leads medium and long-term strategies for Texas by Texas (Txt) enhancements.
  • Communicates with innovation program manager to develop a “test, learn, iterate” approach to emerging technology adoption. 
  • Serves as technical evaluator of responses to request for proposals and requests for offers as needed; serves as technical resource and topic generator for centers of excellence. 
  • Prepares charts, diagrams, tables, and flowcharts to assist in problem analysis and submits recommendations for solution; tests and diagnoses systems to ensure that critical requirements are met; Designs, modifies, and implements new or revised systems to serve new purposes or improve workflow. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in MIS, computer science, math, or a related field. 
  • Additional work-related experience may be substituted for each year of formal education (High School diploma or equivalent certificate required). 

Experience and Training Required

  • Minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in the IT industry.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience systems analysis experience
  • Experience with Software Development Life Cycles (SDLCs)

Experience and Training Preferred

  • Experience in cloud technology 
  • Experience as a liaison between business and IT sectors 
  • Experience in reviewing technical solutions

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of business practices and approaches.
  • Knowledge of the limitations and capabilities of computer systems, the techniques used in the design of non-automated systems, information technology equipment, applicable programming languages, computer hardware and software, computer operating systems, writing program code, and automated mapping. 
  • Skilled in influencing, negotiation, and problem resolution. 
  • Skilled in quantitative and qualitative analysis. 
  • Skill in solving problems; in scheduling, testing, installing, and implementing programs; and in troubleshooting computer systems. 
  • Ability to work on concurrent tasks while effectively prioritizing and coordinating work assignments. 
  • Ability to think strategically and focus on results. 
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, monitor and evaluate multiple priorities. 
  • Ability to analyze systems and procedures, to write and revise standards and procedures, and to communicate effectively. 
  • Ability to lead, inspire, and build trust among stakeholders. 
  • Ability to identify and resolve technology and business risks. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cordial working relationships at all organizational levels, including agency management, direct supervisors, co-workers, internal and external customers. 
  • Ability to understand, follow and convey brief oral and/or written instructions. 
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to support and contribute to a cohesive team environment. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and exacting schedules to complete assigned tasks. 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet required deadlines. 
  • Ability to comply with all agency policy and applicable laws. 
  • Ability to comply with all applicable safety rules, regulations, and standards. 

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency in the use of a computer and applicable software necessary to perform work assignments e.g., word processing, spreadsheets (Microsoft Office preferred).

Other Requirements

  • Regular and punctual attendance at the workplace.
  • Criminal background check.
  • Occasional travel.

Working Conditions

  • Frequent use of computers, copiers, printers, and telephones.
  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting, listening, and talking.
  • Frequent work under stress, as a team member, and in direct contact with others.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, lifting, and climbing.

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