Systems Team Leader

Augusta, Maine, United States | Office of Information Technology | Full-time | Partially remote


Office of Information Technology (MaineIT)

Systems Team Leader – DAFS Application Team


OPENS: January 23, 2023

CLOSING: February 17, 2023


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).


MaineIT is seeking a highly talented individual who will represent our C.A.R.E. values in all that they do.  At MaineIT we:  

  • Practice Customer-focus, ensuring that our customers are heard, and their needs are met.
  • Hold ourselves to a high level of Accountability by being transparent with our stakeholders.
  • Maintain an effective level of Responsiveness by providing timely updates in a proactive manner.
  • Strive to provide Empathy driven, people-focused services by applying emotional intelligence skills and behaviors.


Hybrid Work Opportunity – The employee in this position currently has the opportunity to work from home as much as 90% of the time.



We are seeking a highly-motivated individual to work closely with business partners, vendors, and IT staff to help the department 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 Salesforce, MS Dynamics, MS PowerApps, 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 timelines 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.
  • Manage and coordinate small projects that involve multiple stakeholders.
  • Practical experience with test planning, execution, and acceptance criteria.
  • Facilitate meetings and requirements-gathering sessions with business users and managers.
  • Work closely with various functional areas of an IT organization.
  • Agility and foresight to escalate issues in a professional manner.
  • Provide 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.
  • Experience in generating, publishing, reviewing, awarding Requests For Proposals (RFPs), moving them through contracting, then overseeing the ensuing project would be a plus.



(Entry level knowledges, skills, and/or abilities may be acquired through, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO the following coursework/training and/or experience).

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 -OR- a Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of progressively responsible experience in application system analysis including a minimum of one (1) year in a working supervisor role -OR- a Master’s Degree and 1 year of progressively responsible experience in application systems analysis in a working supervisor role.



Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter and current resume.


Resume’ and Cover Letter must be submitted in order to be considered for an interview.   Application deadline: February 17, 2023


All current MaineIT Job postings can be found here: « Openings at State of Maine Office of Information Technology



JOB CLASS CODE: 0868 POSITION: 083301441 PAY GRADE: 29 - ($66,851.20 - $90,958.40/yr.)*

   *Includes a 10% recruitment and retention salary adjustment.



  • Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave. 
  • Health Insurance Coverage– The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,996.70-$12,937.34 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.   
  • Health Insurance Premium Credit– Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.  
  • Dental Insurance– The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($379.60 annual value).  
  • Retirement Plan– The State of Maine contributes 13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.   
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement– Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.  
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts– Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.  
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness– The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.  
  • Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program. 
  • Parental leaveis one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.   
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation– Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.  
  • Learn aboutadditional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.  


*Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are  committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.