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Computer Information Tech Specialist I (Application Development Team Lead)
James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center
600 West Main St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101
An individual in this position oversees a multidisciplinary team responsible for design, development and installation of software applications. This position is responsible for providing development, configuration, installation, and administration of software applications and database management systems; maintenance and enhancements of software; software support, evaluation of new software products, testing of applications, deployment of applications, capacity planning; and creation and maintenance of technical documentation.
The general responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following job functions.
- Team Management
Assign, assist, coordinate and monitor of Application Services Team
- Application Development
Analyze, plan, and develop application solutions
- Development Standards Enforcement
Establish, document, and monitor use of GUI, Programming, and Database Development Standards in cooperation with Assistant IT Director for Applications.
- Solution/Software Support
Evaluate new software products, maintain, and enhance of existing applications and web pages, and provide customer support for solutions/software.
An individual in this position will be able to perform the following types of work tasks. Duties include, but are not limited to, these examples.
- Oversee Application Services Team to include:
- Provide team guidance.
- Assist the Assistant IT Director for Applications with employee performance evaluations.
- Provide informal training and assistance to team members and co-workers where appropriate.
- Identify and assign appropriate Team members for particular projects and tasks. Adjust assignments as priorities change.
- Monitor and track team members’ progress and provide help and guidance as needed.
- Respond to questions from customers needing assistance; identification of problem source and resolution of problems; referring and discussing problems with Assistant I.T. Director-Applications or other designated contacts as appropriate.
- Assist and guide the design and development of software applications.
- Serve as the Code Librarian
- Ensure that software is thoroughly tested and necessary corrections are made so that it will promote to the next level bug-free.
- Ensure the use of object-oriented architectural concepts in developing code.
- Update standards, policies, procedures, guidelines and technical manuals.
- Respond to emergency situations to resolve problems, as required.
- Develop efficient and effective software modules from higher-level design documents.
- Provide database development support.
- Provide reasonable estimates of upcoming tasks assigned.
- Comfortably use design, development, and source-control tools.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management of Information Systems, or closely related field from an accredited college, or university.
- Minimum of five years full-time experience performing application development or support utilizing tools, languages, and operating environment equivalent to that used by the Secretary of State’s office.
- Thorough knowledge of project management methodologies.
- Thorough knowledge of business analysis principles and processes.
- Thorough knowledge of application analysis, design, and testing methodologies.
- Thorough knowledge of State accessibility and assistive technology requirements
- Working knowledge of database management systems.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Development tool.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio tool.
- Working knowledge of the principles of object-oriented program development.
- Working knowledge of computer hardware and software capabilities.
- Working knowledge of stateless web development and web services.
- Working knowledge of the Microsoft .NET framework.
- Working knowledge of computer security systems and procedures.
- Working knowledge of computer networking.
- Working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating principles.
- Some knowledge of Secretary of State's automated information systems.
- Knowledge of:
- MS SQL Server RDBMS
- Oracle RDBMS
- MS Reporting Services
- MS Analysis Services
- Visual Studio
- Visual Source Safe
Skills and Abilities:
- Must be able to provide significant productivity of high-quality work.
- Must have the ability to independently perform work and accomplish tasks.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
- Ability to effectively determine and communicate assignments to team members.
- Ability to guide, mentor, and provide assistance to team members.
- Ability to contribute significantly to the analysis of policies, procedures and operations, the organizing of their component parts into system specifications, databases, and programs, and the adaptation of them to an automated system.
- Ability to prepare and maintain standards, policies, procedures, guidelines, and technical manuals.
- Ability to multi-task concurrent projects, requests, and/or problems.
- Skilled in a logical approach to problem-solving and troubleshooting.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment.
- Ability to create and execute sound application test plans.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and internal and external customers.
- Ability to understand Use Cases and other UML products.
- Ability to interact with and obtain requirements and information from end-users.
- Ability to grasp and use new technologies and tools.
- Ability to prepare and interpret program documentation.
- Ability to adhere to SOS Application Services development standards.
- Ability to create bug-free programs, enhancements, and corrections quickly and in accordance with reasonable schedules established by supervisor or project manager.
Position posted June 3, 2013. The minimum posting period will end June 30, 2013. After the minimum posting period, the position may be closed to new applicants and filled at any time.
Application materials (cover letter, resume, completed application) may be mailed to: Attention: Computer Information Tech Specialist I, Human Resources, Office of the Secretary of State, P.O. Box 1767, Jefferson City, MO 65101. EOE.