Texas Tech University Programmer Analyst III in Lubbock, Texas

Programmer Analyst III

Requisition ID 13775BR

Work Location Lubbock

Org Level 1 Texas Tech University

Campus Texas Tech University

Department Undergraduate Admissions

Position Description The Programmer Analyst III's role is to develop, test, analyze, and maintain software applications in support of business requirements. This position will also research, design, document, and modify software specifications throughout the production life cycle. Additionally, the Programmer Analyst III is also responsible for supervising and/or leading the development of new systems, directing changes to existing systems and controlling the interfaces between the systems, initiating complex feasibility studies and making recommendations of the action to be taken.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Determines operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats.

  • Designs new computer programs by analyzing requirements; constructing workflow charts and diagrams; studying system capabilities.

  • Improves systems by studying current practices; designing modifications.

  • Monitors project progress by tracking activity; resolving problems; publishing progress reports; recommending actions.

  • Maintains system protocols by writing and updating procedures.

  • Provides references for users by writing and maintaining user documentation; providing help desk support; training users.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

While limited management oversight may be expected for specific projects, this position is expected to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of the following duties:

  • Performs systems analysis, develops, and reviews programming code defined in project plans to meet design specifications, customer requirements, and/or applies vendor supplied upgrades.

  • Design, development, documentation, analysis, creation, testing, or modification of computer systems or programs, including prototypes, based on user or system design specifications.

  • Completes application modifications to enhance functionality, adapt to technology changes, and to correct application errors.

  • Supervises and/or leads programming projects and initiatives, as assigned by management.

  • Completes other programming tasks, as assigned by management.

  • 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 three (3) 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

  • Knowledge of relational databases and SQL.

  • Knowledge .Net, C#, JavaScript, HTML, CSS Programming, Apex, Database Querying Languages.

  • Demonstrated experience in Salesforce.

  • Knowledge and experience working in higher education enterprise systems specifically related to higher education.

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.

Does this position work in a research laboratory? No

Required Attachments Cover Letter


Resume / CV

Job Type Full Time

Pay Basis Monthly

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.

Travel Required Up to 25%

Shift Day

Schedule Details M-F/ 8-5

Grant Funded? No

Job Group Computer/IT/Communications

Removal Date 10/13/2018