Software Analyst in New York, NY

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Optimal Solutions And Technologies   •  

New York, NY 10001

Industry: Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 53 days ago

Optimal Solutions & Technologies (OST, Inc.) is focused on excellence. We specialize in providing Management Consulting, Information Technology, and Research Development and Engineering services. OST is one of an elite set of companies worldwide to be externally appraised CMMI Level 5.

The fundamental distinction of the OST team is its business knowledge in both the public and private sectors. We serve the aerospace & transportation, association & nonprofit, defence, education, energy, financial, healthcare, and technology & telecommunications industries. OST is successful because we listen to our clients, we learn from our clients, and we know our clients.

Engagement Length in Months:

24 months

What are the daily work hours?

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where is the physical work office located?

150 William Street 12th floor, NYC, NY, 10038

Description of specific Duties in a typical workday for this position:

  • The Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) Juvenile Justice Information System's Close to Home module (JJIS-CTH) is a web-based application using .Net technology. As an adjunct to the state's child welfare system, JJIS-CTH tracks juvenile justice youth placed with NYC Administration for Children's Services (and potentially other local district social services departments) under the Close to Home initiative. The system allows for tracking facility movements and placement information not included in the child welfare system.
  • Juvenile Detention Automated System (JDAS) is a New York State application built specifically to accommodate youth under the care and supervision in detention. Through the collaboration of ACS and the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and Information Technology Services (ITS), the existing JDAS application will be enhanced to make it more robust and if deemed necessary, a subset of functions will be built to specifically to accommodate NYC youth under the care and supervision of DYFJ for information that pertains only to NYC.
  • JDAS is the system of record for detention population for New York State, and NYC is required to use JDAS. NYC ACS would like to implement enhancements to JDAS that would help them interface with local systems and/or eliminate other stand-alone systems. This Charter requests approval to move forward with development/testing and implementation.
  • Phase 4 of the expansion effort for JJIS-CTH and JDAS for 2019 to 2021 includes but is not limited to:
  • Reports - Expand the existing reports functionality in JDAS specifically dealing with data related to the Juvenile Justice System. Examples: criminogenic scores; cases past expiration date not yet closed; anticipated release by youth; along with census count, space availability for each location both Non-Secure Detention (NSD) and Secure Detention (SD)
  • Incidents &Restraints - Provide read-only interface with GOALS and Artificial Restraints Tracking System (ARTS) to display youth-specific incidents and restraints. This feature will display real-time information from GOALS (eventually to be sunset) and ARTS in JDAS. Eventually, all incidents will be reported in JJJS-CTH and JDAS directly.
  • Court Appearances - Provide read-only interface with Legal Tracking System (LTS). Case managers and Movement Control need access to the latest court appearance information. This feature will provide that information in JDAS from LTS. This will be a 1-way interface.
  • Documentation from LTS - Provide automated link/feed of actual court documents into Electronic Document Storage. This willeliminate multiple application usage. This will be a 1-way interface.
  • Integration of data from External Databases - Eventual elimination of existing standalone databases such as GOALS by creating the necessary screens and tables to accept data for incidents, movements and census data.
  • Warrants and Warrant History - Accessing only warrant information created in JJIS-CTH so that detention staff can see a warrant history on youth without accessing any of the placement information (as placement youth are considered Foster Care and their information is restricted from detention).
  • Youth Level of Service (YLS) (DRIA) - Data interface from a separate application dealing with specific questions and scoring todetermine if the youth is high risk, moderate risk or low risk. This will be a 1-way interface.
  • E-document Uploading/Storage- The ability to create a centralized repository for the storage of all youth-specific documents
  • Summer Youth Employment (SYEP) (JDAS and JJIS-CTH) - Screen creation to track youth from application to completion including tracking dates of each step
  • Phase 4 of the expansion effort for JJIS-CTH and JDAS for 2019 to 2021 includes but is not limited to:
  • This request is for a 24-month period. The impact of not approving this request is a lack of resources dedicated to the full-timeeffort of enhancing JJIS-CTH and JDAS applications.

Position Requirements:

  • 60 months experience facilitating meeting with users to identify & gather business requirements
  • 60 months experience documenting functional requirement, business rules & complex security requirements
  • 48 months experience in writing test plans & cases and performing unit & regression testing.
  • 48 months of SQL coding experience writing SQL data queries for extraction and/or validation of application data.
  • 12 months of experience with SharePoint writing and maintaining team/project documentation.
  • Bachelor's Degree.

Valid Through: 2019-10-17