The Division of Innovation and Applied Research is currently accepting applications for a Programmer IV to perform work at the technical expert level. This position conceptualizes, plans, writes, and tests complex application programs. Work is performed with considerable independence and is reviewed through reports, conferences, and system effectiveness.
Participates in a multi-functional development project in software analysis, design, development, and implementation for a new system or product, or major enhancement to an existing system. Evaluates hardware and software alternatives and systems design strategies based on need and availability. Identifies resource requirements; reports results to Project Manager and Lead Programmer. Analyzes existing systems capabilities, compatibility, and interoperability. Prepares technical specifications; drafts project plans; and submits results to Project Manager and Lead Programmer. Assigns tasks to project team members. Monitors development and regularly reports on progress. Involves client and management throughout the software development process. Supports resolution of critical issues that affect the configuration of the IT infrastructure. Coordinates demonstration of new and enhanced applications to customers and management. Provides Lead Programmer with information needed to implement project management tasks and evaluate the overall project progress from a technical perspective. Provides guidance and trains subordinate staff in project-specific programming activities and serves as a technical advisor to other staff. Reviews deliverables and outcomes to ensure quality and integrity. Recommends best practices guides for use by other applications software specialists. Implements standards, methods, and procedures for software testing. Advises Lead Programmer of any issues with new or supplemental guidance intended to improve the quality of the testing process and the reliability and predictability of test results. Implements metrics and benchmarks intended to evaluate the adequacy of test plans and test data; and advises Lead Programmer of any issues. Establishes and employs troubleshooting procedures. Documents solutions to common problems for reference by other specialists. Prepares and reviews documentation and program code, including technical content for user manuals.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and BenefitsCompetitive salary and a contract that offers annual leave, holidays, and sick days. Contractual employees scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage. The position is contingent on funds being available at time of hire. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
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