Web Programmer IV (C#)

Texas Health & Human Services Commission Austin , TX 78719

Posted 2 months ago

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) seeks highly qualified candidates to fill the Programmer IV position within the Access and Eligibility Services (AES), Data Management & Reporting Division. AES is driven by its mission to connect Texans to services by helping individuals and families in need of food, medical care, cash assistance and other social services. The ideal candidate will thrive in an environment that emphasizes: innovation through new ideas, striving for excellence by taking pride in your work, embracing our differences as a source of strength, accomplishing more through partnership, leading by example, and learning for continuous improvement.

Functions as a highly experienced .NET full stack programmer that designs, develops, enhances, and maintains advanced multi-user web, database, and reporting applications that effectively meet business needs for the Eligibility Operations (EO). Develops, tests, debugs and documents highly complex program code to implement functional and design requirements for information systems. Participates in code reviews.

Oversees application analysis and design projects that require coordination, planning, documentation and scheduling during project development, implementation and test stages. This position works under minimal direction with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Essential Job Functions:

(35%) Designs, codes and modifies complex computer programs and database architectures, subroutines, triggers, stored procedures, objects, classes and scripts. Performs necessary testing of assigned programs, including the generation of test data, writing test scripts/execution sequences, examining test results, debugging detected errors, etc.

Uses current software development methods/techniques and established development standards (which include programming standards, documentation standards and testing standards) to ensure the quality and maintainability of applications. Participates in code reviews to ensure compliance with development standards and system/business requirements.

(15%) Oversees the project development lifecycle and coordinates with business analysts and testers on all creation or modification to applications or reports. Oversees the planning, verifies design proposals, and perform in-depth research and analysis, when needed, on project proposals. Reviews programming work for consistency with team standards, code efficiency, project requirement compliance, and quality.

(15%) Identifies, investigates and resolves production problems. This may include analyzing problems, coding, testing, implementing and training of other technical staff and/or customers.

Monitors the applications, reports, and databases for exception or performance issues. Handles any exceptions or performance problems as they occur.

(15%) Analyze, design, develop, and maintain automation solutions using programming languages to improve software process efficiency.

(10%) Designs, codes and modifies complex data extracts and automated reports.

(10%) Performs other tasks as assigned, such as but no limited to, technical documentation or assistance on a complex level to staff or customers on hardware, software, or applications. Knowledge Skills Abilities:

Skill in developing C# ASP.NET web applications.

Skill in mining and analyzing data.

Skill in developing reports using reporting tools.

Knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, and Cascading Style Sheets.

Knowledge of object-oriented programming.

Knowledge of C# programming language.

Knowledge of web accessibility standards.

Knowledge of Relational Database Management Systems to include the use of the management tools.

Knowledge of industry best practices for design, analysis, development, validation and implementation.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of methods and procedures analysis, work simplification, forms and records design and control, and staff and equipment utilization.

Ability to analyze complex business problems and provide web related solutions using .NET framework.

Ability to perform detailed work accurately.

Ability to handle multiple projects.

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Ability to participate in projects against established timelines with limited supervision.

Ability to work independently or in a team environment.

Ability to participate in requirements gathering sessions. Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Initial Selection Criteria:

1.Two or more years of professional experience in designing, developing, and maintaining complex web-based or client/server applications.

2.Experience designing and developing database applications using relational database management software.

3.Experience designing and developing reports using report development tools.

4.Prefer experience with Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Report Designer software.

5.Prefer experience developing applications using a .NET front end with a SQL Server back end.

6.Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or a related field. May substitute direct work experience on a year-for-year basis. Additional Information:

Requisition Number 511631

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is committed to hiring veterans and creating a work environment that values and retains the skills that service members bring to the job.

A veteran is an individual who has served in:

  • the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps of the United States or the United States Public Health Service under 42 U.S.C. Section 201 et seq., as amended;
  • the Texas military forces as defined by Section 437.001 of Texas Government Code; or
  • an auxiliary service of one of those branches of the armed forces; and
  • has been honorably discharged from the branch of the service in which the person served.

Please Note that Military Occupations that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include 25C, IC, 275, 0619, 3D1X1. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

VETERANS: Use your military skills to qualify for this position or other jobs!

Go to www.texasskillstowork.com to translate your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications and skill sets. Also, you can compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor's Office by pasting this link into your browser: http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx. For more information on military occupational specialty codes, see the Military Crosswalk Guide at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/compensation/militarycrosswalk/militarycrosswalkguide.pdf.

Applicants may not have a history of substantiated fraudulent activity against HHSC or any programs it administers. Applicants who have a non-fraud overpayment with an outstanding balance must agree to repay the overpayment balance as a condition of employment.

This position will have the option to telework

MOS Code:

25B, IT, 3D0X4, ISM, 8846

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.


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Web Programmer IV (C#)

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