William Rainey Harper College - Palatine, IL

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Responsible for analysis, design, development, testing, documentation and maintenance of application systems, programs, reports and Web pages to meet the business requirements of the College. Must be capable of working independently on projects doing significant research, design, and analysis. Design will often need to account for the impact on other systems. May be responsible for making technology decisions and/or recommendations regarding tools, platforms, etc. Provide technical leadership and mentoring to other members of the department.

Duties of Position

Analyzes, designs, develops, configures, extends, tests, debugs, supports and maintains applications, programs, interfaces, Web pages, and reports to enhance access and services provided to the Harper Community using "best in class" methodologies, development languages, and operating environments with a focus on self-service applications. Utilizes SQL, PL/SQL, HTML, Perl, XML, J2EE, OC4J, Java, Struts, Java Script, ASP with development tools such as TOAD, Oracle SQL Developer, jDeveloper. Maintains a working knowledge of operating systems and hardware as it relates to development work, currently HP-UX and LINUX operating environments and including Solaris and Windows servers. Performs business analysis and requirements gathering. Prepares specifications, flow charts, and process diagrams. Performs planning and coordination activities. Researches and develops methodologies to apply systems' resources to meet business needs. "Debug," or eliminate, errors from the system. Provide end-user support. Installs, configures, adapts and supports software purchased in line with the strategy of the department and division in support of the Harper College Community. Develops test plans. Tests each solution to ensure business requirements and performance guidelines are met. Perform application patching/upgrade testing. May include application, load, stress, usability, performance, and security testing. Provides application support to meet the needs of the students, staff and faculty at Harper College. Supports development methodology utilized by organizational divisions and departments. Works with colleagues to specify customer's requirements in software terms. Trains colleagues on departmental documentation standards and procedures. Documents specifications and programs in accordance with Harper IT development standards and procedures. Keeps documentation current. Prepares project investigation reports, time and cost estimates, and other documentation required by Harper IT and the Project Management Office for input to project schedules. Researches and resolves incidents submitted to Service Center. Participates in team discussions and decisions on development strategies in regards to design, development languages, operating system(s), infrastructure, architecture, process improvement and development methodologies. Provides technical leadership and mentoring to other members of the department. Suggests and implements improvements to streamline College business processes and improve service to the College community. Participates in after hours "on-call" support on a rotation-basis with other members of the Team. Works within standard operating procedures established by the College and the department, including the Request for Change process, Service Center incident management, the PMO project management process, Service Requests, acquisitions, and other processes established by the department. Participates and leads project teams under the leadership of the project manager and working with business analysts, functional users, and members of technical services. Researches and recommends development tools to increase efficiency and quality of development work. Follows Harper guidelines for data security. Complies with state and federal regulatory requirements for higher education institutions. Follows best practices and Harper guidelines for Web standards & usability. Performs related duties as assigned.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree in a computer related discipline required.

Experience Requirements

Years of experience in application development dependent upon grade level. Advanced working knowledge of Windows HP-UX, Linux and WEB environments. Advanced working knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, J2EE, Java, Struts, and Perl. Advanced working knowledge of SQL and working knowledge of PL/SQL. Background in use of development methodologies and source code management. Java Certification desirable. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work with end users to meet appropriate deadlines. Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with users, attention to detail, ability to handle multiple tasks, good organizational skills, and courteous and positive attitude.

Special Requirements

***Please attach a cover letter and resume directly to your application*** Official Transcripts Required Upon Hire Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before March 18, 2013. *Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check. Employment Sponsorship is not available.

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Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick, Vacation, and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense

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