Programmer Analyst

Job description

Programmer Analyst

Pasadena City College


Under general supervision, the position's primary responsibilities are in the areas of application development and support. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Enterprise Applications in the ITS Department. This includes providing advanced programmatic support in gathering requirements for designing, migrating, coding, debugging, testing, optimizing and implementing programmatic solutions.

Examples Of Duties

  • Provides advanced technical support to the Director and Assistant Director of Enterprise Applications and to different departments in translating business needs into the development of functionality for multiplatform applications.
  • Provides advanced technical support in the testing, debugging, and tracking of developed application modules. 
  • Provides advanced technical support by developing and testing system queries for application modules. 
  • Assists in the development, testing, and maintenance of interface functionality between systems. 
  • Assists in developing and maintaining application documentation including, but not limited to, release notes and flow diagrams. 
  • Assists in developing and testing system queries. 
  • Migrates and translates code between programming languages. 
  • Optimizes code to minimize the use of computing resources. 
  • Learns and applies new technologies related to module development.

  • This job description does not state or signify that these are the only duties that will be performed by the incumbent in this position. The incumbent will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties related to a Programmer Analyst as requested by his or her supervisor.

    Typical Qualifications



  • Principals of multi-platform application and program development.
  • Standard programming languages. 
  • Principles, methods and techniques of computerized data processing, computer applications, including hardware and software.  
  • General office software.

  • SKILL TO: 

  • Apply knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of multi-platform application, program development, data processing, computer applications, hardware, software, and standard programming languages to manipulate and extract data from District software, information systems, and third party information systems. 
  • Use general office software to communicate with district staff, vendors, third party administrators, and develop reports. 


  • Work on a variety of application development efforts with competing deadlines. 
  • Stay current in the field of programming and application development.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Provide employee trainings. 
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to communicate with district staff, vendors, third-party administrators, and complete various projects.
  • Interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Develop and maintain collegiate relationships with District staff, students, and members of the community to develop multiplatform applications and methods to manipulate and extract data. 


  • An Associate's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, Information Systems Analysis and Design, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering; AND 
  • One year of increasingly responsible experience in applications development and application security.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Previous experience programming with SQL and any of the following: Java, Javascript, PHP, PL/SQL, and shell scripting.


  • Able to continuously (5.6 hours to 8 hours per shift) exhibit the ability to operate a computer 
  • Able to frequently) exhibit mobility and the ability to communicate with District staff, vendors, and third-party companies to complete projects. 


    The position will continuously (5.6 hours to 8 hours per shift) work in an indoor office environment with moderate temperature moderate noise exposure. The position will frequently (2.6 hours to 5.5 hours per shift) work with members of the campus community, vendors, and third-party companies. 

    Supplemental Information

    APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process. Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. All materials are submitted electronically through PCC's Applicant Tracking System (ATS) at Please keep in mind the following:

    If you do not follow the process or your application/resume is incomplete, your information will not be processed.The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. After a review of applications received, the District may require the completion and submission of supplemental documents prior to the interview process. A teaching demonstration may be required at the interview stage. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed.While the acceptance of the application packet is done through PCC's Applicant Tracking System (ATS), all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete. If you require assistance, please contact the Human Resources office at [email protected]
     All materials listed below are required for your application packet to be considered complete:Resume or Curriculum VitaeCover LetterAfter a review of applications received, the District may require the completion and submission of supplemental documents prior to the interview process. A teaching demonstration may be required at the interview stage.ABOUT USEstablished in 1924, Pasadena City College, (PCC), has been serving the West San Gabriel Valley for 96 years. PCC enrolls more than 29,500 students each semester and offers 107 academic degree programs and 72 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to its students. PCC serves one of the most culturally diverse student populations in the nation. The College sets the stage for preparing students to meet the demands of a changing world. Building relationships with community partners provides opportunities for PCC faculty and its students to engage in opportunities not often available to students in other areas.The main college campus occupies a 53-acre site, while the Foothill Community Education Center and Child Development Center are located in separate nearby off-campus facilities. Due to the geographic size of the District, PCC has two additional satellite sites - the Rosemead Center and its newest site, PCC Northwest at John Muir High School. For more information, go to STRENGTHSPCC has many institutional strengths that distinguish it among its peers, both in the state and across the nation.  Among them are:A highly multicultural student body:47% Latino/a/x 4% Black/African American27% Asian 4% Two of More Races15% White 3% Unknown/OtherAnnually, at 49%, the College achieves recognition for one of the highest rates for transfer degrees to baccalaureate level institutions, both in California and across the nation. Additionally, PCC boasts a 52% bachelor's degree attainment rate for Pasadena graduates who transfer to a four-year university, compared to 42% nationally. The College is well known for national mathematics and forensic honors, as well as its extensive study abroad opportunities.PCC was once again named one of ten national finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, widely recognized as the nation's premier honor for two-year colleges. The Aspen Prize recognizes institutions for their outstanding outcomes in four areas: student learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.PCC is ranked by the Military Times as the top community college in California for military veterans, and the College is similarly ranked among the top community colleges in the nation. The PCC Courier, the student newspaper, is a perennial award winnerTwelve students are elected annually by the PCC Associated Students to represent and advocate on behalf of the student body. There are 80 student clubs and organizations representing the interests of a culturally diverse student population.In February 2017, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of School and Colleges reaffirmed PCC's status as a fully accredited institution. For more information, go to www.pasadena.eduOUR MISSION Pasadena City College is an equity-minded learning community dedicated to enriching students' academic, personal, and professional lives through an array of degree and certificate programs, campus engagement, and customized student support.A Passion for Learning — We recognize that each one of us will always be a member of the community of learners.A Commitment to Integrity — We recognize that ethical behavior is a personal, institutional and societal responsibility.An Appreciation for Diversity — We recognize that a diverse community of learners enriches our educational environment.A Respect for Collegiality — We recognize that it takes the talents, skills and efforts of the entire campus community, as well as the participation of the broader community, to support our students in their pursuit of learning.A Recognition of Our Heritage — We recognize that we draw upon the College's long-standing tradition of excellence to offer innovative services to our students and communities.
     ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONSuccessful applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.Successful completion of background check including Live Scan and Tuberculosis (TB) assessment/screening.Pasadena Area Community College District will not sponsor any visa applications.Applicants must be available for interviews at Pasadena City College at no cost to the District.Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting the Office of Human Resources directly at (626) 585-7388.The Pasadena Area Community College District does not discriminate in the educational programs and activities operated by the District or in employment procedures and practices of the District. The Policies of Title IX as developed to date are available for inspection during normal business hours at the District office at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.Crime awareness and campus security information are available from Campus Police. (Public Law 101-542).The Pasadena Area Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. The District encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and the disabled.An applicant, who attempts to contact individual Board members or members of the screening committee with the intent of influencing the decision of the committee or the Board, will be disqualified. General inquiries regarding the position and/or District employment should be directed to the Office of Human Resources.PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer

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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/12/2021
    Application Due: 4/12/2033
    Work Type: Full Time