Business Application Developer Adv.

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Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: Provide support to all phases of the application development process to include business analysis, application, architecture, design, development, integration and delivery for those business applications that support the administrative or operational functions of the company or the business applications needed to serve customers effectively.&nbsp; Provide business application maintenance and support.&nbsp;<br /> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><u><strong>Department Highly preferred skills:</strong></u></span></p> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-size: small;">SSIS package development</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Advanced SQL Query language skills</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: small;">C# application development experience</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Experience with developing end-user applications and interfaces</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Experience in documenting user requirements, developing conceptual and detail design</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><u><strong>Department Preferences:</strong></u></span></p> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database development and support.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Background with developing and supporting&nbsp;Microsoft SQL Server Integrated Services (SSIS) packages.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Experience with SQL Server Management Studio.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Excel macros, MS Office suite, Visio, SharePoint, DB2 databases, other PC database tools, other PC development languages.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Experience with other reporting and data analysis tools such as SSRS.</span></p> </li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Work closely with clients, business analysts and team members on moderately complex to complex programming projects. Define business processes and gather project requirements.&nbsp;Write software code, test, debug, and document and maintain computer applications. Identify coding errors through informal and formal testing methods.&nbsp; Ensure application integrity by applying SDLC concepts.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Provide ongoing maintenance of applications.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Document functions and changes to new or modified modules and test activities/results.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Identify technical requirements, as needed. Create technical design specifications and assist in sizing technical requirements, as needed.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Participate in project planning processes, as needed.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Support identification of sources of data feeds and interfaces, as needed.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Design new reports and interfaces using advance queries and software solutions. Maintain ex</span><span style="font-size: small;">isting reports and process automation tools.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Adhere to standards and procedures. Review modules for quality assurance.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Evaluate existing applications and platforms and provides recommendations for improving application performance by conducting gap analysis, identifying feasible alternative solutions, and assisting in the scope of modifications.&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Evaluate new application packages and tools and perform research on best practices and provi</span><span style="font-size: small;">de recommendations for solutions, as needed.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Provide technical coaching and mentoring to less-experienced team members.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Other duties may be assigned.</span></li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.</span></li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <li>Three (3) years of advanced programming techniques and application design required.</li> <li>Experience in systems design and have a solid understanding of development, database development, testing, and integration methodologies required.</li> <li>Project management experience preferred.</li> <li>Analytical and systems thinking.</li> <li>Accuracy and attention to detail.</li> <li>Written and verbal communication skills.</li> <li>Ability to work independently, or within a team environment.</li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Additional department job specific duties:</span></strong></p> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-size: small;">This position, under the Operational Performance Management (OPM) department, is primarily responsible for:</span></p> </li> <li> <p>Business application and SQL Server development and support.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Business analysis, application architecture, design, development, integration and delivery.&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Application maintenance and support.</span></p> </li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Conducts analysis of organizational needs and goals for the development and implementation of application systems. <br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">With general guidance and coaching, performs technical design and development of applications using existing and emerging technology platforms. <br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Designs, codes, tests, debugs, documents, and maintains those applications. <br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Ensures SDLC methodology is followed, conducts inspections and post implementation reviews. <br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Competent to work at a high technical level for the entire application development life-cycle. <br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Partners with business personnel to conduct analysis of organizational needs. <br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Acts as a primary liaison with the user area for development and modifications to existing applications.&nbsp; <br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Significant creativity is required.<br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">This position has frequent customer interaction and the successful candidate must have proven abilities to extract and analyze requirements from customers at all levels of the organization.&nbsp;<br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">With general guidance and coaching, performs technical design&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small;">and development of automation solutions using existing and emerging technology platforms.&nbsp; <br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Other job requirements include testing, debugging, documentation, end-user training, and maintenance of those solutions.&nbsp; <br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">3270 TSOB or Nasco transactions knowledge is a plus.&nbsp;</span></li> </ul>