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Developer I, LSC Online

Lone Star College

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Job Title: Developer I, LSC Online
Location: LSC-Online
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 41182
Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Foster Belonging
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning

The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For®" is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College has been recognized in multiple categories.

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-Online

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 80,000+ students each semester. LSC has been named a 2023 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College.

LSC-Online, the newest LSC campus, features dedicated instructors and offers courses for students who are enrolling in a 100% fully online program. The LSC-Online Campus is an independent campus led by the Executive Vice Chancellor/ CEO, Online Campus. LSC-Online will provide a guaranteed schedule so that students can complete the programs in a two-year period if they so desire.

Location address is 20515 SH 249 (SH 249 and Louetta Road) Houston, Texas 77070.

Job Description


The Developer I, LSC Online assists with designing, developing, implementing, and testing application software and related integrations. Updates and enhances existing client-server security frameworks within delivered applications based on predetermined requirements. Works closely with customers, business analysts, and team members to understand business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions, and works on elements of large, complex implementations. Under supervision, applies system solutions to LSC-Online business problems through the design and programming of automated systems. Assists in all aspects of custom programming assignments and overall design of delivered services. Often replicating existing software solutions to expand coverage or increase code uniformity. A member of a 24/7/365 global department and the availability of on-call and after-hour support.


  1. Performs problem analysis to propose resolutions to system or application issues. Tests and debugs applications in conjunction with supervisor, business analyst, and users. Assist in developing programs for automatic correction of erroneous data
  2. Assist with designing, writing, testing, implementing, and maintaining software. Including interface applications, task scheduled server side applets, and tools for testing and delivery of distributed applications
  3. Develops interface programs based on existing designs or direction
  4. Provides technical support for LSC-Online's software implementations. Particular emphasis will be on programming languages and developing knowledge of programming transactions. Works with the College staff to ensure adherence to prevailing programming standards when performing analysis, writing documentation, and testing components. Works with business and operations personnel to ensure business requirements and system needs are met (including technical and operational documentation)
  5. Analyzes current and continuing information systems requirements. Adheres to internal procedures to supplement the development of tools and documents to provide a high level of application integrity and availability
  6. Maintains and modifies complex systems and integrated subsystems. Enhances or develops programs to address requirements for data conversions
  7. Participates in system upgrades and other support activities as needed, and participates in development of improvements to help implement change when needed. Responsible for On-Call and After-hour support
  8. Stays current with technological developments in systems and application support, best practices.
  9. Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned


  • Strong analytical, and problem solving skills, and ability to learn and apply technology
  • Ability to communicate effectively, and to work in a team environment
  • Requires working knowledge, basic skills, and the ability to understand and follow simple written or oral instructions
  • Ability to choose from established alternative approaches to find a solution; Makes suggestions to improve work methods and procedures
  • Collaborates with team; shares relevant information with those who may be affected by decisions
  • Participates in formal or informal group problem solving for immediate issues
  • Ability to interact with others, employing a communication style appropriate to the person or audience
  • Ability to initiate and compose various types of basic business communication
  • Ability to complete duties and activities covered by specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures
  • Ability to seek opportunities and sets some goals for own development
  • Ability to identify and learn from mentors/developmental advisors
  • Knowledge that work affects own work unit. Established departmental methods are followed; works within job specific deadlines and schedules set by supervisor; Escalates more complex issues
  • Ability to know and follow standard operating procedures


The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.


  • Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
  • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards
  • May regularly travel to different LSC locations
  • May be fully reassigned to other LSC locations if necessary
  • May need to work weekends and outside of core business hours if necessary


  • Associate's degree and at least 3 years of directly related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Object-oriented Programming
  • Web development
  • Experience working with Learning Management Systems
  • Experience working with the Learning Tools Interoperability standard

Hiring salary range is $60,295 to $69,339

Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

  1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
  2. If the position was full time or part time
  3. If the position was paid or unpaid
  4. Level of degree completed including date earned.
  5. Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree

Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

Special Instructions Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

How to Apply


We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.


Working at Lone Star College

Lone Star College continues to be a leader in higher education while experiencing unpreceded growth. Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation and is always seeking qualified and dedicated people to join our team. Our employees take advantage of state of the art learning and technology centers that focus on student success. It’s no wonder LSC continues to be recognized as a Top 10 degree producer by Community College Week.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Lone Star College. We’re redefining the community college experience for our students, and our community. LSC created the Honors College for high achieving students in 2013 to push beyond just offering a limited number of honors courses. The Center for Civic Engagement launched in 2015 to increase student civic responsibility and help make our community a better place to live. We continue to expand and refine our workforce education and career training programs in partnership with regional and global employers and a rigorous alignment to their needs. LSC leads statewide reverse transfer, student success and pathway projects to increase student completion rates and improve learning outcomes.

And we’re increasing our international focus to support the increasingly global nature of our workforce.

At Lone Star College, tomorrow starts today.  LSC is building the community college of tomorrow by taking action today.

Visit to learn more about how LSC is changing the way people think about community colleges.

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