Systems Programmer II

San Marcos
Sep 08, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Analysts & Programming
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Systems Programmer II

Job Number: 2018001

Location: San Marcos

Department: Learning Applications Solutions

Recruitment Type: Open to All

Job Type: Full-Time

Monthly Salary: $5,416.67 + commensurate with experience

Job Category: Exempt

Required Qualifications:
  • Strong linux server administration skills
  • Strong back end web development skills
  • Strong programming skills related to data integrations
  • Understanding of databases as they apply to mobile and web applications
  • Understanding of Web Services, RESTful APIs, etc.
  • Ability to analyze and develop software in multiple languages/environments
  • Ability to read, evaluate, and criticize code changes made by others
  • Ability to translate non-technical user requests into technical requirements
  • Ability to follow complex written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to present complex material to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to contribute to design and strategy discussions

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Some experience with Windows/IIS administration
  • Understanding of modular/layered software engineering practices
  • Experience with container systems such as Docker
  • Experience with configuration management systems such as Ansible
  • Experience working with and contributing to open source projects
  • Experience with common open source software (Linux, Apache, Tomcat, MySQL, Jenkins, etc)
  • Experience with common programming languages (Java, Perl, Go, Ruby, Node, Python, Rust, Haskell, etc)
  • Experience in a higher education environment

Job Description:

We are looking for a DevOps engineer to manage software installations, create integrations, build tools for internal use, and generally push our infrastructure to be more reliable.

About Us

We are a team of developers supporting major creative systems like the CMS, LMS, and Video CMS. We work in a lot of different technology stacks and try to expand into new ones as the opportunity arises. We work to keep our configurations in source control with tools like Ansible and Docker. We like open source, open APIs, and open-mindedness. Our work has the potential to have a positive impact on a great number of students, faculty, and staff.

About You

We're looking for someone who can analyze, organize, and improve our software configurations. Someone with the motivation to stay on top of new trends, update best practices, and figure out the best way to help the most people. Most of all we need a great developer who can get comfortable in any technical environment.

  • 100% paid medical insurance, plus 50% dependent coverage
  • 12 vacation days per year, increasing with years of service
  • 12 sick days per year
  • 13-14 days of paid holiday per year
  • pension plan with 6.8% employer contribution
  • enroll in courses with some fees paid, during paid work time (with approval)
  • support for pursuing professional development opportunities

Job Duties:
  • Support third-party software installations and updates, especially when hosted on-campus
  • Create integrations between software systems to enable or improve workflows
  • Create tools for internal use, especially use by our customer engagement teams
  • Create and maintain documentation for our software environments and routine tasks
  • Contribute to software projects as needed
  • Work closely with our customer engagement teams to prioritize projects
  • Ensure services are redundant, available, and secure
  • Stay up to date on best practices, advise others with what you learn
  • Occasionally present or suggest topics to improve our team awareness and practices

Additional Information to Applicants:
Cover letter and resume are required to be attached to application.

If selected for an interview, applicants will be required to complete written skill-based interview questions.

We will not sponsor or transfer visa sponsorship for this position.

Job Open Date: 09/01/2017

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Normal Work Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal Work Hours Start: 8:00AM

Normal Work Hours End: 5:00PM

Posting Notices:

Legal and Required Notices:
Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

For a detailed description of this position and to apply, visit or call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340.

About Texas State and San Marcos:
Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff

Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon a criminal history background check.

Texas State University is a tobacco free campus.

Texas State University is an EOE and a member of the Texas State University System.

Related links:
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San Marcos, Texas Chamber of Commerce