Programmer Analyst VI

Posted on8/24/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector of Applications Development
Reports in officeInformation Solutions and Services
Application due dateSeptember 22, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.
Job start dateOctober 2017
InstitutionTexas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Institution descriptionThe Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's mission is to provide leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system and to promote access, affordability, quality, success, and cost efficiency through the state's higher education plan, 60x30TX, resulting in a globally competitive workforce that positions Texas as an international leader.
Job dutiesGeneral Description:
Performs highly advance computer programming and systems analysis work in an application development environment. Work involves developing, testing, analyzing, and debugging agency .NET applications following industry best practices while meeting business requirements. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position reports to the Director of Applications Development.

General Duties and Responsibilities:
• Designs, develops, updates and maintains .NET applications.
• Serves as lead programmer for .NET applications used by the agency.
• Performs advanced technical analysis work for proposed projects, new development or modifications/enhancements to existing systems.
• Conducts testing to verify logic and ensure compliance with development standards and system/business requirements.
• Completes complex support tickets, including troubleshooting and correcting coding errors/issues.
• Participates in scoping/feasibility discussions and proposes solutions using the .NET framework.
• Provides status updates on work assignments and any technical issues that present risk to project timeline as required by selected project framework.
• Recommends and promotes secure coding practices for .NET based applications to reduce vulnerabilities.
• Assists in coaching and monitoring performance of .NET programmers while providing advice and guidance on tasks and assignments, as needed.
• Develops and maintains expertise in programing tools, including staying current on the latest technology updates and development techniques.
• Analyzes system development life cycle (SDLC) processes.
• Works closely with the Information Security team to perform periodic risk assessments on agency applications and initiates risk control strategies accordingly.
• Collaborates with the project team and provides realistic development effort estimates to successfully complete work assignments and assist with planning of go live activities.
• Ensures compliance with federal, state and agency Web Accessibility policies and procedures.
• Applies appropriate Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) standards at all times.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
QualificationsRequired Minimum Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
• Five years of relevant full-time work experience with .NET application development; including:
• Two years working Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL).
• Object Oriented Programming experience.
• Six additional months of relevant full-time work experience may substitute for 15 semester hours of required education, up to four years.
• Master’s degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of the required experience.

• Bachelor’s degree or above with major college course work in computer science, information technology, business, or related field.
• Knowledge of .NET or similar web scripting language (PHP, Java, Python, etc.)
• Knowledge of database design concepts to include relational databases (OLTP) and data warehouses (preferably in MS SQL).
• Experience in applications system design, development, implementation, testing, and maintenance.
• Experience with Agile and Waterfall methodologies to deliver on time, high quality solutions.
• Experience in ensuring Web accessibility compliance for new and pre-existing technology solutions, including 508 and WCAG 2.0AA.
Salary range$60,000 - $80,000
Salary benefits$6250 - $7083 Monthly
Application procedureIn compliance with the state-wide hiring freeze on state agencies, the projected hire date for this position will begin after September 1, 2017.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer. A State of Texas application is required to apply. For more information on how to apply for this position, go to the Coordinating Board’s employment opportunities website. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board participates in E-Verify for each new employees’ Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For questions please call the HR Department at 512-427-6190. For vocal and/or hearing assistance call 7-1-1, (512) 427-6190.

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