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Applications Developer

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Work Type: Staff/Unclassified
Location: Kent Campus
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Process Evaluation and Improvement - Kent Campus [101007]

Job Title:

Applications Developer

Physical Location:

 Kent, OH

Salary:

 55387-73671

Basic Function:

Responsible for the basic design, development and ongoing modification of software applications, and implementation of work products in a moderately complex production environment. Design, develop and maintain software applications and provide application-specific user support. Develop application requirements based on business requirements from clients and technical requirements from IS support specialties. Implement prescribed security policies. Reports to Designated Administrator.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:

 

Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Responsibilities include working with clients, business analysts, and team members to understand fairly complex business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions. These solutions must be aligned with business and IT strategies and comply with the organization's architectural and security standards.

Involved in the systems life cycle and responsible for designing, coding, testing, implementing, maintaining and supporting applications software.

May supervise students and/or provide functional guidance of support staff or other employees who work on a project or assignment on a temporary or intermittent basis.

JOB COMPETENCIES:

Design, develop and/or maintain multiple moderately complex applications, programs, application functions, databases, or application / user interfaces.

Implement applications based on system life-cycle standards and IS Architectural and Security protocols.

Perform analysis and judgment outside established protocols.

Provide user support for multiple applications.

Develop application requirements based on business requirements from clients and technical requirements from IS support specialties.

Work effectively with some oversight.

Take responsibility for the relationship with a client for a specific application with limited scope (department, center, single large application).

Provide timely status updates to supervisor and client management highlighting potential issues/problems.

Work effectively with multiple client contacts; initiates interaction to clarify and improve relationship with client.

Work effectively with co-workers.

Translate broad project scope and goals into detailed work plan with tasks, accountabilities, dependencies, milestones and deadlines; monitors project plans to ensure progress.

Balance multiple priorities and respond to day-to-day problems while maintaining progress on regularly scheduled project work.

Take personal responsibility for quality and timeliness of results for projects and tasks.

Consistently proposes original solutions, proposals, and recommendations within context of a discrete project or objective.

Effectively assesses feasibility of solutions in terms of client need and available resources.

Understand work unit, IS and client goals and priorities.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:

 

This position will be working with the Application Rationalization (Systems Development & Innovation) team to help support a variety of student and administrative applications.  These applications are largely written in ASP.Net and require support for bug fixes and minor enhancements.  Responsibilities include:

Troubleshoot reported application issues and propose solutions to application development team

Deploy and test bug fixes and enhancements; dev/QA to production

Anticipate issues and risks and escalate appropriately

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

A baccalaureate degree in computer science, technology, business administration, computer information systems or an appropriate field and two or more years of relevant professional experience. Or a combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to an Associate degree in IS/CS plus four years of experience including; developing application requirements; design, development and /or maintaining and providing support for multiple moderately complex applications, programs, application functions, databases, or application / user interfaces; implementing applications based on system life-cycle standards and IS Architectural and Security protocols; performing analysis and judgment outside established protocols; developing application requirements based on business requirements from clients and technical requirements from IS support specialties; and working effectively with some oversight.

 

 

Knowledge Of:

Several appropriate development language(s), operating system(s), and reporting tool(s) Relational database design. Remote processing and virtual systems concepts
Programming concepts; server capabilities; principles and techniques of studying business processes related to new or modified applications; principles of systems design; technical report writing; and application of algorithms and mathematical modeling and record selection
Computer system analysis, design, testing, debugging and maintenance techniques and practices

 

Ability To:

Develop complex programs and detailed program specifications
Analyze complex data and processes, reason logically; identify problems; draw valid conclusions; and develop effective complex solutions
Prepare and interpret complex structured and/or computerized diagramming techniques

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:

 At least 2 years’ experience of design and development in ASP.NET, MVC, C#, .Net, PHP, or Java

 Solid understanding of all parts of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

 Experience in working with Relational Databases, particularly: SQL Server, Oracle.

 Experience in source control  (SVN, Git)

 Strong interpersonal skills

 Experience working in agile or iterative SDLCs

Assessments:

Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Working Schedule:

 

Additional Information:

 

Disclaimer:

The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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