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  Information Technology > Applications Development > Professional
101904 - Applications Programmer/Analyst Senior - IT210 - Plans, conducts, and coordinates the application of information system techniques to existing and future needs. Performs complex systems analysis and programming tasks requiring advanced techniques. Provides technical advice and consultation on difficult analysis and programming problems requiring advanced techniques. Participates in systems development and maintenance. Conducts analysis of complex data processing applications and prepares feasibility studies to evaluate user needs for new or revised systems. Coordinates the interfaces between major systems and programs. Activities include the conceptualization, development and implementation of complex program designs. Often responsible for achieving operational status within required time parameters and with acceptable operating performance. Defines system objectives and prepares systems design specifications to meet user requirements and satisfy interface problems. Investigates available hardware and software configurations and capabilities; recommends optimal system to meet applications objectives. Aids in developing programming, systems analysis and documentation standards. Prepares cost analysis and justification of data processing systems. Presents recommendations to management. Prepares and conducts comprehensive system and programming tests. Debugs malfunctions and modifies programs accordingly. Recommends system software modifications or changes to hardware configurations. May provide project leadership to lower level staff. Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience. 5 to 7 years of systems analysis/programming in a business environment. Employees in this classification typically analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action and have the authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of their responsibilities. Primary activities and decision making authority are predominantly performed independently affecting business operations to a substantial degree. Employees are not involved in the operation, repair, or maintenance of computer hardware, networks, or equipment. Under FLSA, this is the exempt job classification for this title. Incumbents in this position must meet the full criteria for exempt status: salary level, salary basis, and duties tests.