Programmer / Web Developer

Kckps (Center AL, USA) 11 days ago

TITLE:          Programmer / Web Developer

LOCATION:  North Central Office

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is a nationally recognized urban school district that serves approximately 23,000 students. With a Head Start program, three preschools, 29 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, and 5 college and career academies/high schools, the district serves a wonderfully diverse mixture of students. A remarkable 62 different languages are spoken in the homes of our students and 51% of our students are Latino and 29% are African American. To serve our students, the district employs approximately 4,000 staff, including more than 1,600 teachers. 

We are in the process of opening two new elementary and one middle school. Sumner Academy is the #1 Rated High School in Kansas from the US News and World Report. The vision of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is to be one of the Top 10 School Districts in the Nation. Our goal is that "Each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society, and at every level, performance is on track and on time for success." To help our students achieve this goal, the district is implementing a district-wide initiative called Diploma+.

JOB GOAL:

  • Responsible for the development, installation, service, and support of administrative and instructional software used in the school district
  • The candidate should also be highly motivated with strong organizational and prioritization abilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop custom administrative and instructional software to specifications provided by the district, including dynamic data-driven Windows forms and web applications
  • Ensure that applications are coded, documented, and tested in compliance with ISO industry standards
  • Develop integration pathways and applications between existing interdepartmental software packages
  • Assist schools and departments with their website application development
  • Review proposed software purchases (including upgrades to existing software) to ensure district hardware meets the minimum hardware requirements
  • Maintain current backups of source code
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of TIS

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 3 years experience developing custom Windows and web-applications, preferably in the K-12 education environment, using the following technologies
    • NET and/or C#.NET
    • NET 3.5 or later
    • JavaScript
    • AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML)
    • ATLAS
    • XML
    • PHP desired
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or later
  • Understanding of object-oriented development and n-tier software design
  • Understanding of SQL concepts and language fundamentals
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or greater and T-SQL in particular
  • Good understanding of network protocols and web technologies (TCP/IP, HTTP, JavaScript, AJAX)
  • Demonstrated experience in front-end and JavaScript development tools (HTML5, CSS, Node JS, Angular JS, Backbone JS, and jQuery Mobile etc.)
  • Knowledge of XML, JSON and other data transport protocols
  • Understanding of full software development life cycle
  • Must be able to analyze user requirements to derive technical software design and performance requirements
  • Ability to interact professionally with others on the phone and in-person
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service in a professional manner
  • Ability to operate in a flexible team environment with minimal supervision
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including, but not limited to procedures, testing and technical documentation
  • Experience in an educational environment is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required or working towards bachelor’s degree

COMMUNICATION / ORGANIZATION:

  • Maintains communication with District Staff
  • Utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties
  • Performs other related work as required

REASONING ABILITY:

  • Ability is required to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings, and/or events; routinely gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment
  • Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing a variety of complex processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods
  • Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment
  • Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  • Able to perform multiple, technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions
  • Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: planning and managing projects; preparing and maintaining accurate records including developing and maintaining time estimates and schedules; reading entity-relationship diagrams; supervising staff and project groups; and using pertinent software applications
  • Specific Knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: current generation and legacy application programming languages; system design; process and data modeling techniques; database theory; technologies and tools, benefits and limitations of technology; and project management

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, stand and talk or hear
  • The usual and customary methods of performing the jobs functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing, balancing, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity
  • Generally, the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking, and 20% standing
  • The job is performed in a generally hazard free environments

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:

  • Participates in meetings, workshops and/or trainings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit
  • Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources (e.g. staff, administrators, school site personnel, outside vendors and service providers, etc.) for the purpose of providing technical assistance, advice and support

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:     261 Days

SALARY:                               Salary and benefits established by the Board of Education

FLSA STATUS:                      Exempt

REPORT TO:                         Assistant Director of Technology & Information Systems

EVALUATION:                       Performance will be evaluated by the immediate supervisor in accordance with Board Policy

Signatures

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  The individual currently holding this position performs additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.  

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  KCKPS does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities as required by all applicable laws and regulations.

This job description has been approved by all levels of management:

Manager _______________________________________________

HR ___________________________________________________

Employee signature below constitutes employee’s understanding of the requirements, essential functions and duties of the position.

Employee _____________________________ Date ____________

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