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Analyst Programmer 2 - Archive

Posting:04384
Classification:  C1464
Department:Behavioral Research & Teaching
Opens:2013-01-14
Closes:2013-02-12
Salary:$3822 - $6773 Monthly
Location:Eugene

o University of Oregon College of College of Education invites applications for full-time Analyst Programmer in Behavioral Research and Teaching (BRT). This is a re-posting of an earlier search.
o BRT is a research group that investigates a variety of problems related to teaching and learning. Most research and development is designed for teachers and students in a K-12 school environment. The team works to create educational programs for students in both special and general education with a focus on improving the academic achievement of children and operating as a resource to the community.
o This is a classified position represented by SEIU local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.
o University of Oregon positions that are at least half-time are eligible for excellent benefits, including health and dental, employer-paid retirement, and tuition benefits for employee or an eligible dependent, sick and vacation leave.
o Due to budgetary shortfalls, the person appointed to this position will be required to take unpaid furlough days between date of hire and June 30, 2013.
o This recruitment is open to any applicant who meets the qualifications listed below.
o Closing date extended to 2/12/13.

TO QUALIFY YOU MUST HAVE:

... a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in systems analysis and related programming support functions generally obtained by a bachelor's degree in computer science, or an equivalent amount of training and applied experience.

In addition the position requires:
* Proven track record of success in web application programming and relational database design.
* Professional level proficiency in web development for cross-platform environments. Experience must include: MySQL, PHP, X/HTML, XML, JavaScript, and CSS.
* Fluency with X/HTML, XML, XSLT and CSS.
* Ability to interface to relational database management systems (MySQL, postgres) and XML databases from within a programming language.
* Ability to interface to relational and XML databases from within a programming language.
* Experience in creation and maintenance of relational databases (MySQL based or other).
* Experience in testing for and assuring optimal web user experience, including knowledge of 508 compliant web design standards.
* Experience in configuring and troubleshooting development, staging, and production servers.
* Demonstrable Unix/Linux/Mac/Windows literacy.
* Must work well independently with little supervision.
* Proven skills in writing technical documentation.

Position is subject to criminal background check.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position provides programming support for researchers in creating databases and drawing records from the databases in line with specific sampling plans. Duties include:
... leading the programming and modification of complex Web-based applications, databases, and programs through the entire development lifecycle, including testing and implementation.
... creating interactive and multi-media web-based applications and databases that are used to train individuals and record their responses; designing, analyzing, and coding projects in MySQL, PHP, HTML, Javascript, and other appropriate languages for use in the Web browser based environment.
... creating and administering web applications and ensure that web resources and sites are accurate and readily accessible to the user community.
... ensuring proper maintenance and support of assigned web sites; troubleshooting, resolving problems, and providing updates; researching, identifying, and recommending systems for future needs.
... working within variable timelines and product development trajectories; writing technical specifications, road maps and document development work.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS:

To assist us in making the selection for this position, please respond to the following questions on a separate sheet(s) of paper. Number your responses to correspond to the questions and describe experience and training related to each item. Make sure experience and training described in your responses are included on your application.

1. Describe a project for which you used PHP, HTML, MySQL, CSS, Javascript, and any other tools to design the functionality for a non trivial website. Provide specifics about your role, strategies you used, and highlights of the resulting project.

2. List at least 3 web technologies that you are most proficient in (for example, PHP, Javascript, SQL, Python, Perl, Content Management Systems, etc.) and state what you feel are the strengths and weaknesses of these technologies for web application development.

3. Describe your experience programming with relational databases. Describe your experience working with SQL or variations, including your strategies for efficient SQL queries and database optimization for web delivery. Give an example where a non-relational data model makes more sense.

4. Describe your experience working as a developer in a collaborative environment, including version control, documentation, bug tracking, and communication.

5. What's your favorite php based application framework? Where have you used this in past projects and what do you feel are the strengths and weaknesses?

6. Once your applications materials are received in the UO Human Resources office, a follow-up skills test will be sent to your e-mail address. These questions are designed to give us a better sense of your programming ability and overall fit for the position. Please treat this e-mail as a "test" and do not open it until you are ready to begin.

APPLICATIONS:

Submit all application materials, including Human Resources Job Application form, supplemental questions and other relevant materials by the closing date to:

Human Resources
677 East 12th Ave., Suite 400
5210 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5210

Human Resources Job Application must be filled out completely or it will not be accepted. Make sure to keep a copy of your application packet for job interviews.

This announcement is available in alternate formats upon request. If you are a qualified applicant with a disability and need accommodation with the application process, please contact us for assistance.