• OST
  • $79,920.00 -170,900.00/year*
  • Troy , NY
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time
  • 196 Town Office Rd


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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, defense, 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 5:00 PM

Where is the physical work office located?

49 4th Street Troy, NY

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

  • The Child Care Facility System (CCFS) will continue to meet the needs of the Division of Child Care Services (DCCS) throughout 2019, 2020 and 2021. The Division seems to be moving in some new directions due to changing priorities as well as the dictates of changing statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Modifications and new features within CCFS to support the new CCDBG regulations. Some of the anticipated areas affected are serious injury reporting, background checks, safety assessments, and inspections for Legally Exempt programs.
  • Changes within CCFS to support integration with the Child Care Facility Application and Management project.
  • Potentially will be developing an integrated public child care web search incorporating both CCFS facilities and NYC Group Day Care programs
  • Development of an Enforcement component of the system
  • Development of a Pre-K indicator and potentially a web service with NYS DOE
  • Redesigning the renewal training component of CCFS, including the creation of a web service to interface with the Aspire system operated by CUNY.
  • Continuing the re-write of the application into .Net from PowerBuilder. This effort has been ongoing, but is a multi-phased project that is expected to span multiple fiscal years. The current projected completion date is 2024.
  • The Legally Exempt portion of CCFS will need to undergo rather extensive enhancements, to accommodate issues identified from user experience and Federal mandates coming to bear on the NYS subsidy program.
  • This position is for a 24-month period and will provide OCFS-IT support with skilled resource needed as well as follow the structure and standards to ensure better quality of service to the user community. Due to the ever changing Legal Mandates the system continues to require enhancements and updates. Without this resource the units ability to respond to the users needs would be compromised and the quality of the solutions would be affected.
  • Work in coordination with a team of developers to expand the current system.
  • Work with Business Analyst on analysis and logical design.
  • Perform unit testing and correct all identified bugs.
  • Assist with responding to Day Care data requests.
  • The individual in this position will work under the direction of a Technical Lead & Project Manager.


Position Requirements:

  • 84 months experience using PowerBuilder 8.0 or higher.
  • 84 months experience developing large complex 3 tier distributed client-server applications.
  • 72 months experience utilizing COM/COM
  • 84 months experience developing N-Tier applications.
  • 48 months experience designing and implementing Vs.Net solutions utilizing web services and XML.
  • 72 months experience with PL/SQL writing packages, stored procedures and triggers.
  • 36 months experience with Team Foundation Server.
  • 48 months experience design & deployment of complex SQL objects and relational databases design.
  • Bachelor Degree.


OST is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, religion, gender, native origin, age, disability, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.


Associated topics: application, back end, developer, devops, matlab, sde, sdet, software developer, software programmer, sw

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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