Senior Applications Software Programmer/Analyst-District

Peralta Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 19, 2022

College Information

Peralta/College Information

District Office

The Peralta Community College District is a two-year college system, dedicated to providing comprehensive educational and community services to the communities it serves, including the cities of Albany, Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont California. The District enrolls over 25,000 students in a broad range of transfer and occupational curricula. The colleges in the District include College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College and Berkeley City College, which operate under the governance of a seven- member Board of Trustees and are administered by a Chancellor/Superintendent.

Benefits Information


The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%. Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

• Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*

• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.

• Long-term disability coverage.

• Employee Assistance Program.

In addition to your own contribution, Peralta also contributes 25.36% of your salary to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect.

Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalPERS. A summary of those changes is available at For further up to date information on CalPERS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at The CalPERS member handbook is available at, please visit the website at After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65.

Other voluntary benefits include:

• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)

• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)

• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans

• Credit union membership

• Prepaid legal plan participation

• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children

* Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District. Other plans require employee contribution. Subject to change.

Position Information

Job Title
Senior Applications Software Programmer/Analyst-District

Time Base
40 Hours/Week 12 Months/Year

Salary Range: $8,774.33 - $11,096.80/Month Hiring Range: $8,774.33 - $10,014.61. The maximum initial placement is Step 3 depending on experience.

Position Type

Information Technology(DP) (115)



Job Description Summary

The Senior Applications Software Programmer/Analyst is responsible for the development and
maintenance of mission-critical, district-wide administrative software systems. Duties may involve
the supervision of programming staff and student workers.

Duties & Responsibilities

Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.

 Proactively seeks to identify institutional needs for electronic delivery of services/data, and for
business process reengineering. Identifies and convenes user groups.
 Develops project plans, goals, and budgets; identifies resources needed and develops schedules
and methods for measuring results.
 Identifies the most appropriate technologies for projects. Creates functional specifications for
new or modified systems and obtains user buy-in.
 Works in coordination and collaboration with other information technology staff at the colleges
and district office, as needed.
 Organizes and manages all phases of the project to ensure on-time completion.
 Provides work scope, task decomposition and effort estimates so that projects can be prioritized
and scheduled.
 Effectively manages scope and customer expectations on individual assignments.
 Ability to work on all project phases: Project Preview, Fit/Gap Analysis, Setup and Testing.
 Designs and implements applications, separately or as part of a team. Respects coding and
documentation standards, and develops standards for new technologies. Trains team members on
 Creates and executes test plans.
 Writes code for complex processes and programs in PeopleCode, PeopleTools, SQR and other
programming languages
 Configures systems based on user requirements.
 Manages product delivery schedules and ensures deadline satisfaction
 Trains users in the use of new or existing applications. Encourages technological competence
and confidence throughout the institution.
 Communicates clearly and effectively with clients, account managers, and management.
 Consistently produces clear, concise status reports.
 Builds confidence and trust with clients.
 Displays effective analytical skills.
 Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Completion of a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university in
computer information systems or a related field and five years of experience in the development
of mission-critical applications.
A master’s degree (or equivalent) and three years of experience in the development of
mission-critical applications.
2. Examples of relevant experience:

Knowledge of:
o Principles and methods of systems analysis
o SQR, Java and at least one object-oriented language
o Knowledge of information technology applications, processes, software and
o PeopleSoft (v 9.1 experience preferred)
o Upgrade and implementation

Skill in:
o Analyzing systems and problems and developing new or modified programs to meet
user needs
o Preparing clear and concise program documentation, user problems, reports of work
performed, and other written material
o Planning and preparing written communication
o Technical planning of information technology projects
o Working with groups to build consensus
o Effectively serving a divergent customer base

Ability to:
o Analyze, design, code, test and document programs
o Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written
o Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the
course of work
o Ability to synthesize project information and establish the appropriate scope of a
o Ability to communicate effectively with senior management
o Must be good in written and oral communication; proficient in creating and
maintaining very detail timeline
3. Understanding of, sensitivity to and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,
disability and ethnic backgrounds of Peralta Colleges’ students, faculty, staff and community.

Desirable Qualifications

 Five (5) years of experience with application development, preferably in an educational
 Experience with relational database systems (e.g., Oracle, DB/2, Sybase, etc.)
 Experience with web development tools and/or products, such as HTML, JavaScript, XML,
Windows, Java, etc.
 Experience with Peoplesoft
 Experience with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition ( OBIEE )

Environmental Demands

 Occasional work performed alone
 Constant work around and with people

Other Requirements

 Occasional standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and climbing stairs
 Occasional lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs.
 Occasional pushing and pulling up to 40 lbs.
 Occasional twisting of body
 Occasional use of manual dexterity
 Occasional use of tactile acuity
 Occasional use of visual acuity from a distance, with depth, and for color
 Frequent work at a rapid pace
Frequent reaching, high, low, and level
 Frequent audio acuity at all ranges, including speech
 Frequent visual acuity for reading
 Constant sitting
 Constant use of clear oral communication

Tools & Equipment Used

 Computers and appropriate peripheral equipment
 Standard office machines and equipment
 Telephone

Application Deadline Date

Open Date

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