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Application Developer, Intermediate

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
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Putting technology to work at Georgia State University. Are you passionate about technology, your clients’ success, and looking to make a difference? Ranked the #2 Most Innovative National University by US News and World Report, Georgia State is a leading force in the digital transformation of higher education. Georgia State's central technology services group, Instructional Innovation and Technology (IIT), seeks to inspire, support, and enable innovative solutions to advance learning, research and economic enterprise. IIT is leading the pursuit to find solutions to the unique challenges associated with information technology and serve as leaders in a global network of knowledge creation and sharing by earning the role of valued partners and trusted advisors for evolving technology solutions, discovering, creating, and implementing new models of higher education for a community of diverse learners, creating and supporting innovative solutions that improve the lives of our students, our city and our state, attracting, developing and retaining talented and capable professionals and fostering an innovative culture of leaders where collaboration, ownership, creativity, and efficiency are key.

Georgia State University’s Instructional Innovation and Technology Department – Applications Solutions / Student Applications Division is looking for a skilled Application Developer, Intermediate to join our vibrant and growing team. This position will receive general supervision from management and will operate at a moderate level of independence. Day to day duties will require significant interaction with internal University customers, moderate interaction with external vendors, independent judgment, and limited decision making. The incumbent of this position will be responsible for application support, requirements and systems analysis, application programming, software testing, and project management for projects to which assigned. Possesses sufficient knowledge, expertise, and to work independently through each of the phases of the software development lifecycle on small to medium-sized projects. This position will also be expected to serve in the role of Project Manager for small projects. Responsible for project plans, time, estimates, design specifications, and/or other documentation associated with projects, tasks, or applications to which they are assigned. Consults and collaborates with personnel in other technical departments to coordinate activities. Possesses general knowledge and demonstrated proficiency with relevant software development tools. Prepares activity and status reports regarding the activities to which they are assigned.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Application Support:

  • Responds to customer reports of problems, system performance anomalies, and/or general inquiries.    
  • Includes application code troubleshooting and design, programming, testing, and debugging of application patches/fixes, etc.
Business and Systems Analysis:

  • Formulates and defines systems scope and objectives through research and fact-finding.
  • Includes analysis and documentation of business processes and functional requirements.
  • Considers the business implications of the application of technology to the business environment.
  • Translates functional requirements and prepares detailed program specifications from which programs will be written.
Project Management:

  • Responsible for identifying appropriate resources needed.
  • Developing project plan/schedule.  
  • Scheduling and facilitating small project meetings.
  • Coordinating activities of project team.
  • Reporting project status to both management and customer.

  • Participates in meetings and communicates regularly with both management and customer regarding project and/or application support activity status.
  • Some moderate interaction with external vendors.
Application Programming:

  • Responsible for program design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation.

Bachelor's degree and two years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

College/Business Unit
06/30/21, 10:59:00 PM

College/Business Unit: Instructional Innovation & Technology
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 06/10/21, 11:00:00 PM


Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is the second-largest and one of four research institutions in the University System of Georgia. The University serves one-fourth of the graduate students in the university system; it is within a one-hour commute of more than one-third of the state’s population. Approximately 80 percent of all Georgia State alumni live and work in Georgia.georgia_state_university1.jpg

Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

The university’s innovative Touch the Earth program brings outdoor recreation ranging from backpacking, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and water-skiing to out-of-state snow-skiing and snorkeling trips. And WRAS, Georgia State’s popular 100,000-watt radio voice, is the most powerful student-run radio station in the United States.


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