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Application Developer

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Individuals working in an Application Developer I role are responsible for coding, testing, debugging, documenting and maintaining applications based on defined business requirements. They work as a member of a team on small to moderately complex projects.

Individuals must be able to adjust to constant business change and as needed to proactively plan for changes that are likely to occur. Common types of changes include introduction of new organizations through mergers and acquisitions, the separation of parts of organization (as subsidiaries, or when the business changes direction), evolving goals and strategies and emerging technologies. These changes require integration of solutions that can impact the overall system development activity. Application Developers also provide client support, consultation and subject matter expertise for system development, maintenance and support.

Individuals within the Application Development job family work closely with clients, business analysts and team members to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions. These solutions must be aligned with business and IT strategies and are in compliance with the organization’s architectural standards. Application Developers are involved in the full systems life cycle and therefore are responsible for designing, coding, testing, implementing and supporting application software that is delivered on time and within budget. Responsibilities beyond development of software may include participation in component and data architecture design, technology planning, product evaluation, advanced testing processes and buy vs. build recommendations. Individuals also provide input to project plans related to the Application Development initiative. Application Developers have a strong knowledge of programming languages used by the organization. They have experience in systems design and have a solid understanding of development, database development, testing, and integration methodologies. Knowledge of current and emerging IT products, services and processes is required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Planning:

  • Participates in project planning process with team members.

Code and Test:

  • Codes applications using a disciplined development process and in accord with the company’s standard development process (SDLC).

  • Creates data extracts and reports from system based requirements.

  • Develops, executes and documents test plans.

Deployment:

  • Assists in the deployment of new modules, upgrades and fixes to the production environment.

  • Makes modules production-ready by moving them to libraries, completing forms, following procedures, completing version control documents, etc.

Maintenance (Break/Fix):

  • Provides ongoing maintenance of applications.

Production Support:

  • Assists in Providing Level 2 production support.

  • Troubleshoots existing information systems to identify errors or deficiencies and develops solutions.

Documentation/User Guides:

  • Documents functions and changes to new or modified modules and test activities/results.

Standards/Quality:

  • Adheres to standards and procedures.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Associate’s degree in Programming/Systems, Computer Science or other related field, specialized training or certification. Or equivalent work experience.

  • Requires working knowledge in one programming language.

  • Typically requires 0 – 3 years of programming experience.

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.

Preferred:

  • Experience in on Microsoft .Net application development using C#.

  • Experience in Database Application Development.