IT Technical Associate – Application Developer

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The Application Developer participates in analysis, program design, coding, QA, documentation, implementation, support and other development tasks needed to produce web-based applications utilized by both internally and externally. Qualified candidates should demonstrate technical leadership and ability to function as a project resource.

Main duties:

  • Codes/implements/integrates/documents necessary software objects (programs, reports, scripts, etc.) utilizing team's supported language/tools.
  • Collects business requirements and evaluates departmental web/client server application solutions, committed to member server excellence.
  • Implements strategies necessary to reach objectives of the organization through the development and delivery of technology-based applications. Collects business requirements, analyzes/designs solutions, provides excellent member service.
  • Assists both internally and externally in finding solutions as it related to the interfacing of disparate applications throughout SURS.
  • Creates test plans and coordinates QA with end user community.
  • Provides guidance to management and staff in planning, designing and implementing technical solutions.
  • Develops and maintains an advanced technical skill set at a high level for database and web programming.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or Associate's degree with programming courses and an additional three years of web development experience.
  • Five years experience in computers/information technology - software development.
  • Five years experience in Ddatabase management.
  • Two years experience in report writing/development.
  • Five years of experience coding in one or more of the team's programming language.
  • Five years of experience in the design, development, QA, maintenance and implementation of web-based applications in a multi-tier environment.
  • Five years of experience working with relational databases.
  • Two years of experience developing reports using one or more of the team's reporting languages/tools. Specific tools/languages are Net, JavaScript, Python, MS SQL, Apache, IIS, COBOL, RPG, LANSA, Synon, SAP BI Edge and MS Power BI.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to function well in stressful situations.
  • Ability to function well as part of a team.
  • Ability to resolve routine to complex problems by following departmental procedures with minimal guidance and supervision.


  • Insurance benefits, including medical, vision and dental
  • Participation in SURS retirement plan
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and 11 paid holidays
  • Business casual attire

Apply for this Position

Applicants should submit a completed SURS application, current resume, and a dated cover letter to This position is subject to a background check as terms of hire.

SURS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.