Texas Tech University Programmer Analyst IV in Lubbock, Texas

Position Description

The Programmer Analyst IV's role is to assist with the development of project plans to test, analyze, and maintain software applications in support of business requirements. This position is also responsible for supervising and/or leading the development of new systems, directing changes to existing systems, controlling the interfaces between the systems, initiating complex feasibility studies, and making recommendations of the action to be taken. The position is also expected to assist senior departmental management in determining the strategic IT direction for the area and/or unit and, as such, may interface with key IT leadership. Discretion and sound judgment is expected.

Major/Essential Functions

Assists with:

  • Development of project plans for application design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance.
  • Evaluation of application solutions that support strategic initiatives and goals. Supervises and/or leads:

  • Teams that analyze departmental needs in order to design, develop, implement, and support applications.

  • Efforts to analyze, review, and modify existing software to increase operating efficiency, adapt to new requirements, and repair application errors.
  • Works independently to perform systems analysis, develop, and review programming code defined in project plans to meet design specifications, customer requirements, and/or applies vendor supplied upgrades.
  • May interface with key IT leadership.
  • Adheres to all appropriate Institutional policies (including IT OPs) and other relevant internal departmental policies.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Ability to:

  • Exercise judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Plan and organize effectively, prioritize goals, use time efficiently, and stay on task.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships.
  • Advanced level analytical and design skills, including process description, logic, problem diagnostics, and problem solving.
  • Advanced level understanding of programming languages, syntax structures, and data management techniques.
  • Advanced level understanding of application and database design and development concepts and standards.
  • Training in computer programming through education or experience.
  • Specific or specialized technical skills, as appropriate to the area and/or team.
Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with coursework in computer science, MIS, IT, or other related area plus five (5) years related full-time paid experience OR a combination of related education and/or experience. Applicants for this Security Sensitive Level II position will be subject to a criminal background check and must pass a drug and alcohol test after a conditional offer of employment has been extended, but before employment can be confirmed.

Preferred Qualifications
  • The position supervises a Programmer/Analyst II, guides the programming tasks, verifies the data, and assures project schedules are on time.
  • The position requires experience developing web application languages and frameworks, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work independently as well as on a team.
  • Expert level capability in applications to be used in this position, including SQL, Oracle Database Server and Developer Suite, Java, Web Application Programming, Ellucian Banner, ODS, Cognos Query-Report Studio, SAS, and MS Office.
  • Because the work involves access to export-controlled technology, the individual filling this position must be a US citizen or have permanent residency status. See https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/deemed-exports
  • Working experience in higher education and experience with Cayuse are preferred.
EEO Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Extended Job Title: Programmer Analyst IV

Work Location: Lubbock

Org Level 1: Texas Tech University

Campus: Texas Tech University

Department: VP Research

Does this position work in a research laboratory?: No

Required Attachments: Professional/Personal References Recommendation/Referral Resume / CV Cover Letter

Job Type: Full Time

Job Group: Computer/IT/Communications

Pay Basis: Monthly

Travel Required: None

Shift: Day

Grant Funded?: No

Requisition ID: 9032BR