IT Application Developer Senior

  • Friday, April 09, 2021 8:04 PM
    Message # 10293043
    URISA Texas (Administrator)
    Posting Title IT Application Developer Senior
    Job Requisition Number COA082964
    Position Number 110645
    Job Type Full-Time
    Division Name DSD-Information Technology
    Minimum Qualifications

    Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

    • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to the job, plus three (3) years of related experience.
    • Experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years.

    Licenses or Certifications:

    • None.

    Notes to Applicants

    The Development Services Department (DSD) assists homeowners, business owners, and contractors when they build, demolish, remodel or perform any type of construction to ensure compliance with applicable city and building codes.

    DSD is seeking an IT Application Developer Senior to join the Customer and Employee (CX/EX) division. This is an integral position within the Development and Implementation team, specifically in applications. Uses programming, secure development lifecycle methodology and quality assurance practices to design, create and maintain custom business application solutions.

    DUE TO COVID-19 all interviews for Development Services are being conducted virtually via Microsoft Teams 365.

    Working with the City of Austin provides a number of health and welfare benefits. Please click HERE for more information.

    Employment Application:
    Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure your employment history on the application includes your past job titles, employment dates, and a detailed summary of your job duties, functions and responsibilities. Please take the time to ensure that the application is complete to represent your history and skills/abilities.

    Although there are posting dates listed, Development Services may close the posting any time after seven days from the initial advertisement. Once a position is closed, no additional applications or application changes will be accepted.

    Post Interview Verification:
    If you are selected as the top candidate for a position, we will be contacting your current and former employer, as well as the references listed in your application. Please do your best to ensure that the contact information on the application is accurate. Top candidates will also be required to provide proof of education from an accredited organization, copies of any professional licenses or certificates listed on the application and a copy of your DD-214 if claiming veteran’s preference.

    Candidates selected for interview may undergo a skill/competency based assessment(s).


    Pay Range

    $31.47 – $40.91


    Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm.
    Telework available due to COVID-19.

    Job Close Date
    Type of Posting External
    Department Development Services
    Regular/Temporary Regular
    Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
    Category Professional
    Location 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive - PDC
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Ability to effectively negotiate with customers solutions to resolve complex customer service issues.
    • Ability to balance a number of different tasks and priorities.
    • Demonstrated experience with database design and development
    • Experience managing software development lifecycle and its associated documentation
    • Experience managing teams of application analysts and programmers to create and update programs used for customers and employees
    • Experience developing and administering quality programs while utilizing quality standards
    • Knowledge or Experience with GIS
    Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

    Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

    1. Design, develop, test, debug, modify and implement advanced custom software applications according to technical requirements and specifications for software solutions

    2. Build, check, control, and create outputs and interfaces and integrate highly complex internal and external systems

    3. Establish application development lifecycle and code development standards 

    4. Maintain and improve custom applications and interfaces 

    5. Document application training requirements

    6. Write, maintain, and store documentation

    7. Follow testing and validation policies, standards, processes, and procedures

    8. Analyze business processes and requirements, use cases, wire frames, technical specifications and software/system functionality

    9. Follow and/or assist with the development of custom test plans for software development, integration, upgrades, enhancements, fixes, and operations/maintenance

    10. Design and recommend redesign of business function models

    11. Serve as the point of contact for technical issues on projects, support and maintenance issues.

    12. Participate in architecture planning and strategy sessions

    13. Ensure security and data protection requirements are followed

    Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

    May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Knowledge of principles, quality standards and processes

    • Knowledge of secure data and application techniques

    • Knowledge of current industry standards and best practices in software quality assurance.

    • Knowledge of multiple user coding techniques

    • Knowledge of frameworks and information technology best practices

    • Knowledge of problem sensitivity

    • Skill in application of object oriented programming techniques, languages, software development and engineering frameworks

    • Skill in software debugging and troubleshooting techniques and toolsets

    • Skill in software source code management, change management, and configuration management techniquesand toolsets.

    • Skill in data protection

    • Skill in coding

    • Skill in selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new concepts

    • Ability to document code inline and write effective supporting documentation

    • Ability to test technical solutions

    • Ability to accurately identify/determine customer needs and take appropriate actions and/or steps to address identified needs

    • Ability to recognize, value, and include different perspectives, experiences, approaches, and cultures in achieving organizational goals

    • Ability to gain and maintain the trust and confidence of others and the organization through consistency andreliability
    Criminal Background Investigation This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation

    City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

    Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

    Apply here.

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