The Applications Developer III is responsible for supporting software systems by analyzing problems and solutions, developing new code, modifying existing code, implementing delivered and custom applications, and documenting systems; consulting with users to identify current business processes and to clarify program objectives and actively advising departments as to areas in which applications may be used to enhance efficiency; developing project and implementation plans; providing expertise in a specific area of software development.
Duties & Essential Job Functions:
Provides systems development engineering assistance by analyzing, designing, and Programming viable solutions for complex business problems according to user specifications and develop detailed program specifications; providing leadership as a communications liaison between the business customer and the technology development and support groups; managing resolution of problems and escalate as required; working across projects to synchronize data analysis efforts and deliverables; identifying process or system enhancements for business customers; researching and recommending alternative actions for problem resolution; reviewing and making recommendations to improve and streamline processes; evaluating and recommending emerging technologies, and influence technical designs; partnering communicating and negotiating the interests of Technology Resources and other departmental interests; developing cost analysis estimates; support the organization’s project management policy, practice, and methodology.
Supports productions by responding to and solving production program problems; mentoring and coaching others to prevent problems from reoccurring.
Lead testing of upgrades, patches and changes to systems by providing leadership for system and acceptance testing; ensuring that systems are functionally appropriate, technically sound, and well integrated; developing plans in coordination with functional departments for and testing and implementing systems and enhancements using techniques that preserve system integrity.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in experience.
3 years experience in programming and working with application systems.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge to troubleshoot software processes and related issues.
Knowledge of software development, practice, concepts, and technology obtained through formal training and/or work experience.
Knowledge of at least one DBMS.
Knowledge of customer service techniques.
Knowledge of a programming language, applications, or enterprise toolset required by the department.
Knowledge of communication and negotiation techniques.
Skill in programming.
Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing.
Ability to work independently and on a team.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
This is an on-campus and in-person position.
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