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Senior applications developer

City Of Sacramento

This is a Full-time position in Sacramento, CA posted August 13, 2019.

JOB IDEAL CANDIDATEThis position is located within the IT Enterprise Applications Division of the Department of Information Technology and is responsible for the applications development, technical management and support of enterprise applications using various technologies.

This position requires specialized skills and technical knowledge of object-oriented programming, as well as database and programming.

The incumbent is expected to work closely with end users and business stakeholders and be able to drive projects independently with minimal supervision/direction.

In addition, the ideal candidate is expected to work on very tight timelines and with competing priorities. This is a highly technical position that provides a wide range of applications development related duties, technical support and day-to-day operational oversight for division responsibilities.

This position manages system stabilization efforts, system enhancements/upgrades, and integration initiatives for supporting City business processes.

In addition, this position leads system change control efforts with City stakeholders and business experts in coordinating system enhancements and configuration requests.

This position will also recommend and/or implement technical solutions to improve and streamline business processes and procedures that support City priorities and initiatives. DEFINITIONUnder general supervision, the Senior Applications Developer performs a variety of professional, technical, and analytical duties involving requirements analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, administration and support of new and existing small and large scale systems and databases in a multi-platform environment that includes mainframe, client server, distributed and web based systems.DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICSThis is an advanced journey-professional classification populated with multiple incumbents.

The Senior Applications Developer’s work involves advanced concepts in the performance of their duties.

The incumbents in this classification may provide oversight to other Applications Developers.

The Senior Applications Developer is distinguished from that of the Applications Developer classification by the increased degree of difficulty of the work assignments, the greater level of business and technical knowledge required to perform the tasks and the potential consequences of errors by the incumbent.

The work of this classification is distinguished from that of the Principal Applications Developer classification in that the latter classification is the highest level technical expert.SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISEDGeneral supervision is provided by an Information Technology Supervisor or other high-level manager.

The Senior Applications Developer does not supervise.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES TYPICAL DUTIES Plans and manages information technology related projects involving critical applications, large systems and sophisticated processes.

Provides team leadership, guidance, business, and technical expertise on assigned projects involving citywide computer systems.

Designs and/or creates database structures, data migration/conversion techniques for system(s) conversions or upgrades.

Monitors and tunes databases in order to obtain optimum performance.

Applies analytical and advanced design techniques in developing new programs or systems or modifying existing ones.

Codes and/or tests programs and resolve related problems in large, complex systems.

Provides technical guidance to lower-level IT personnel and contractors through training, mentoring, and coaching.

Performs other or related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Principals and concepts of business process and software design; relational and distributed database technology; networks and communications; and project management.

Software development methodologies and life cycles.

Current trends in information technology software, business systems, hardware, networks, and communications.

Commonly used programming languages, databases, and operating systems on multiple hardware platforms.

Commercially available software, and application evaluation techniques.

Applications development and structured analysis methods; data modeling theory and methods; disaster planning and recovery techniques; debugging and error detection.

Software applications such as finance, human resources, utility billing, geographical information systems, and permitting.

Advanced level form, screen, and report design techniques.Skill in: The use of design and testing tools and methodologies Project Management and planning tools The use of various desktop tools A variety of complex programming languages, databases and operating systems on multiple hardware platforms The appropriate use of relational and distributed database technology Maintaining good working relationships with a variety of city staff at all levelsAbility to: Communicate effectively orally and in written format in a variety of situations and formats; make group presentations Analyze and develop logical solutions and alternatives to problems Train others; coordinate and facilitate work with others Carry out multiple tasks, projects, and various other resources simultaneouslyEXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONEducation:Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Information Technology or a related degree.ANDExperience:Five years professional experience in information technology in a multi-platform environment doing one or more of the following: application development, database management, GIS programming, system analysis/development, and website design/development, project management.PROOF OF EDUCATION Proof of education such as college transcripts and degrees must be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office in person, as an attachment(s) to the online application, faxed to (916) 596-1556, or emailed to by the final filing deadline.

If submitting in person or via fax/email, please include your name and Job # 001812-19-IT on your documents.

Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.

Important note: Applications will be rejected without proof of education. An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service.

This evaluation must be submitted by the final filing deadline.SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONSDriver License:Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment.

Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Please note, the City of Sacramento’s preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail.

As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the applicant inbox.1.

Application: (Pass/Fail) – All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application to the Employment Office by the final filing deadline: Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.

Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified: If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the “Work Experience” section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).

If “see resume” is noted in the “Work Experience” section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the “Work Experience” section.

Proof of required education and/or degree equivalency must be submitted online with your application, emailed to, delivered in person, or sent to the Employment Office by fax or mail by the final filing deadline.2.

Supplemental Questionnaire: (Pass/Fail) – In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire: Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted.

Incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.

A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.

Possession of the minimum qualifications is not necessarily a guarantee of further advancement in the selection process.3. Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail)– Human Resources will evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications stated on the job announcement.4.

Interview Process: Human Resources will forward qualified applications to the hiring department.

Those determined to be the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process.

The Director will review the results, if necessary conduct additional interviews, and forward the recommendation to the City Manager’s Office for final action.5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan/fingerprinting.

If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department.

Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.QUESTIONS:For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process: Please a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the application process.

For technical support between 6 AM 5 PM PT, contact Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627.

Visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website Send an email to; Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726; or Visit the Human Resources Department at Historic City Hall, 915 I Street, Plaza Level, Sacramento, CA 95814.