How to Hire a Programmer Analyst

Does your growing business a programmer analyst? A programmer analyst is responsible for offering support to the team across all locations for all critical software applications. They also develop customized applications as per the priority list of projects.

Here are some tips to help you find great programmer analyst candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $47.24 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $13.00$73.00 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Programmer Analyst?

An efficient Programmer Analyst helps in regular application testing and performing routine maintenance of all systems applications.

• Create and distribute support documentation for all software patches and applications
• Responsible for responding to all support ticket requests as per the IT support policies and time-frames
• Regularly update and maintain the intranet site and the company website

Skills to look for in a great Programmer Analyst

Programmer Analysts are an essential part of an IT team. It is crucial to note which qualifications and skills are vital for hiring a suitable Programmer Analyst.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or similar field
• Application development experience of more than three years
• Function as part of an IT Team which offers 24-hour support and work as per the job rotation schedule
• Expertise in working in HTML, SQL Server, SSRS, ASP and.NET
• Past experience creating useful support documentation
• Effective oral and written communication skills

Writing a Programmer Analyst job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Programmer Analyst candidates. A Programmer Analyst job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Programmer Analyst jobs, such as:

• Programmer Analyst (with SQL proficiency)
• Programmer Analyst (Part-Time)
• Systems Analyst Programmer

Interviewing Programmer Analyst candidates

To hire a suitable Programmer Analyst, take the time to vet candidates and asking detailed interview questions to understand their knowledge and skills.

• Experience in creating and distributing support documentation for software applications
• Experience in acting as part of the IT support team to support the executive team
• How they’ve contributed to achieving smooth business operations by efficiently managing all intranet and website related needs to help achieve current and future project goals

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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