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Programmer / Technical Support Analyst
Ref No.: 17-03713
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Programmer Analyst
Rockville, MD
7 Month Contract to Hire

Job Description
  • The Programmer / Technical Support Analyst will work within the Client's Enterprise Shared Services' (ESS) Application Solutions organization supporting the application portfolios for a variety of customers covering their various functional areas (e.g. Finance, Human Resources, Audit, Procurement, Legal, and Business Development).
  • This position, under general supervision, will be responsible for new or enhanced development of applications, system to system data interfaces, Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) integrations, and their Operations and Maintenance (O&M) support as well as user support, system monitoring, troubleshooting, resolution identification and testing, compliance and adherence to incident, change, and configuration processes, and producing / maintaining documentation.
  • This position will have interaction with customers and technologists at all levels including management.
  • Programmer Analyst Role Designs and develops new systems as well as changes and enhancements to supported systems to meet functional needs and improve efficiency and effectiveness of the business in coordination with customers.
  • Integrates knowledge and skills from a range of technologies to address work assignments and problems of moderate complexity.
  • Contributes to database design, development, and enhancement within either the Oracle DBMS or the MS SQL Server DBMS.
  • Contributes to systems architecture analysis, design, development, and enhancement.
  • Is responsible for and assists in the development of high level design documents, detailed system design specifications, O&M guides, release notes, user guides and other technical documents as required.
  • Designs/implements solutions to help improve O&M administrative oversight.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Technical Support Analyst Role Resolves routine user and system issues and problems, resolves most incident tickets escalated to them.
  • Troubleshoots and provides diagnostics and maintenance of supported systems
  • Observes system processes to note problem execution or errors and initiates corrective actions
  • Reviews, analyzes, evaluates and modifies current systems to determine improvements and make recommendations.
  • Assists with testing of new releases of software, vendor modifications, upgrades and patches.
  • May serve as system/tool administrator.
  • Communicates and coordinates with vendors to resolve technical issues.
  • Assist in the development of user guides and manuals for system users.
  • Assist in training users as needed.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Applied knowledge of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) - Experience in detailed software design, coding, unit testing, integration, release, documentation, and build management following a structured development methodology
  • Experience with XML, XSL, XSLT, CSS, JavaScript, HTML and Web Services
  • Understanding and working knowledge of basic Internet protocols such as HTTP, SMTP, SOAP, POP, SSL, TLS
  • Experience with relational database development using Oracle server (PL SQL), stored procedures and competencies in data modeling and database design
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to adopt and learn new technologies quickly.
  • Ability to interact with the end user.
  • Ability to multi-task; multiple tasks, projects and re-prioritizations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Motivated individual with proven track record of quality delivery; on time, on budget, and within scope
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong team collaboration skills
  • Contribute to a strong team environment by upholding high work standards and contributing to ongoing initiatives to reduce costs and maintain/improve service levels.
  • A track record of learning and professional development
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • 2+ years of increasing responsibilities in software development and/or software operations and maintenance.
  • Minimum of one year of developing with Oracle APEX.
  • Minimum of one year of developing web-based applications.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in the design and implementation of database applications.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in information systems, computer science or other related field.
  • An additional 3-5 years of related work experience may be substituted for the minimum educational experience.