COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
invites applications for:
Applications Developer 2
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity.
|JOB TYPE:||Civil Service Permanent Full-Time|
|DEPARTMENT:||State Employees' Retirement System|
|CLOSING DATE:||06/28/17 11:59 PM|
|BARGAINING UNIT:||AFSCME Master Agreement|
|WORKSITE ADDRESS:||30 North Third Street|
|CONTACT NAME:||Katie Mathews|
The incumbent of this position serves as an applications developer in support of web based applications, and for projects resulting from the SERS Strategic Technology Plan. The employee may perform all stages of the Systems Development Life Cycle from identification of a systems analysis problem to a completed computer application.
|DESCRIPTION OF WORK:|
Meets with SERS users to determine processing requirements or inefficiencies. Assists in the collection of information on business processing objectives, operational needs, or inefficiencies, and utilization requirements of the request.
Analyzes information to determine if it is technically feasible and if so, prepares computer program design specifications, such as report layouts, screen layouts, input and output file requirements, special processing considerations, database changes and estimated time required to complete.
Analyzes existing program logic of Oracle Tools, PL/SQL, COBOL, Java, VB.NET, C#.NET, Oracle Apex or Unix script for change requests to determine nature of the problem. Once problem is identified, modify the program(s) accordingly to correct the application problem.
Prepares test data to be used to adequately test new programs or program changes and meets with users or user management to describe testing approach and results. Provides guidance to users with user testing and obtains user approval for movement to production processing and trains user on new application implementation.
Documents new program or program changes and unit test plan. Writes or modifies procedures or operating instructions, and updates user instruction manuals.
Performs quality assurance procedures for State Employees' Retirement Information System (SERIS) data on database. These quality assurance activities include: analyze and identify the incorrect or incomplete data in the database working with users when necessary; write programs to perform the cleanup, test programs and acquire user and management approval; ensure that the data cleanup programs run successfully; notify and validate with the users that the data has been corrected.
Coordinates with Technical Services on behalf of users for problems regarding network access to SERIS, output issues, or production processing. Also, coordinates with Database Administration to set up test files, move programs to production, and resolve production problems.
Prepares special on-demand statistics and reports as requested by users or by outside organizations using SQL relational database language against SERS databases.
Assists webmaster with general administration duties and trouble shooting.
Attends meetings with users and outside organizations to represent our division as requested.
Prepares daily batch processing schedules and submits for approval on a rotating basis. Updates schedule in the scheduling tool (AppWorx), generates forecast, and confirms that forecast matches the schedule. Reviews process logs from previous day's batch processing, and resolves any discrepancies.
Performs other job related duties as needed.
|REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY:|
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
You must meet the minimum experience and training for the job title which are:
One year as an Applications Developer 1 or Computer Programmer 3; or Two years of information technology experience in applications development or applications maintenance, and an associate's degree in any information technology field; or Four years of information technology experience that includes two years of experience in applications development or applications maintenance; or A bachelor's degree in any information technology field.
Pennsylvania residency is required.
You must be eligible for selection in accordance with civil service rules. Applicants must meet one of the following methods to be considered for this vacancy:
The next lower classification(s) for promotional purposes in accordance with collective bargaining are:
When the collective bargaining obligation(s) have been met, then the following recruitment methods may be used:
The following materials must be submitted with the online application:
Failure to comply with the above application requirements will eliminate you from consideration for this position. Please use the contact information provided for assistance.
You can track the status of current SERS openings from the Jobs page of the SERS website.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
613 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
An Equal Opportunity Employer
APPLICATIONS DEVELOPER 2