Nationwide Application Developer (OpenText Exstream) in Des Moines, Iowa

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This position is within the Output Services team in Document Solutions, located in the Grove City or Des Moines office.

Experienced technical resource that can play the role of Technical Lead on large software development projects. Resource will be expected to design, code, analyze, configure, unit test and maintain OpenText Exstream applications. The candidate should possess proven experience of being a quick learner, someone who has strong analytical skills, can lead other developers through technical solutions and who is very collaborative in their working relationships with their team members.

  • Requires strong analytical, troubleshooting and software design skills

  • Facilitates effort estimates with the team to support the funding process for the supported Business Solution Areas (BSAs)

  • Partners with architecture to create high level designs for the applications

  • Solid communication skills

  • Will be able to provide on call assistance as necessary

Proven application development experience required with the following technologies:

  • OpenText Exstream or other Document composition tools

  • JCL (including utilities such as Syncsort, File Manager, IDCAMS)

  • Cobol

  • XML

  • mainframe and distributed environments

Knowledge of the following technologies preferred:

  • XML and Schemas

  • Web services

  • Linux knowledge

  • Perl scripting

  • Knowledge of Document Solutions output processes / requirements (mrdf, barcodes, etc.)

This role can be filled at a lower level, depending on experience.

JOB SUMMARY: With full competency, devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results. Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents those programs. Competent to work at the highest technical level of all phases of applications programming activities.RELATIONSHIP: Manager/DirectorJOB RESPONSIBILITIES1. Develops cost-effective information technology solutions by creating new and modifying existing software applications that are more complex with full competency.2. Analyzes and validates complex system requirements and existing business processes and information systems. Designs, develops and implements new programs and/or modifications of existing applications. Responsible for the more complex designs, prototypes and other methodologies for new and/or existing systems including the development and implementation of test plans and program specifications with various interfaces.3. Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents and implements complex software applications according to standards.4. Defines and develops specifications and programs complex technical modules, applications, prototypes and computer programs.5. Assists in leading all aspects of applications programming and development including file design, update, storage and retrieval.6. Evaluates and provides technical solutions to complex application development problems.7. May coordinate activities of a project team and assist in monitoring project schedules and costs.8. May act as a technical programming consultant for small-scale projects that include multiple product lines and various interfaces.9. Performs other duties as assigned.JOB REQUIREMENTS:Education: Undergraduate studies in computer science, management information systems, mathematics or related field is preferred.Experience: Six years of experience in programming and systems analysis. Project management experience is preferred.Knowledge: Must have proven knowledge in computer programming language. Must have a thorough understanding in systems and data processing policies, practices and procedures. Must have a thorough understanding in systems analysis and design techniques. Must have extensive knowledge of the systems development life cycle. Understanding of project management concepts and techniques required.Skills/Competencies: Must have the ability to analyze complex applications and systems. Must be able to program complex systems requiring minimal interfaces. Must possess problem-solving skills to determine the programming effects on existing systems. Must have strong decision-making skills for problem identification and solution recommendation. Must have written and oral communication skills to prepare and communicate programming plans and procedures as well as to interact with all levels within the company.Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors.Staffing Exceptions to the above minimum job requirements must be approved by the: Director and HR OfficerJOB CONDITIONS:Overtime Eligibility: Not EligibleWorking Conditions: Normal office environment. Associates may have on-call responsibility after normal working hours and/or on weekends.ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.Credit Check: Not ApplicableSafety Sensitive (SS): Not ApplicableJob Evaluation Activity: Evaluated: MDK (12-22-03)Job Family/Function: MIS/TAP

Job ID: 52578