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Applications Programmer II (Contract position)

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Job Description:

Applications Programmer II (Contract position)

Job Category:

Computing/Information Technology


Center for Educational Partnerships - Fresno, CA

Position Code:




Closing Date:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.


$24.90 - $31.13 Hourly



Background check:

Background check is required


The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities for highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

Applies professional programming concepts for small to medium-sized projects or portions of larger projects. Resolves a variety of programming design and implementation issues. Works on programming assignments of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or related area and one year of progressively responsible related experience or equivalent experience/training required.

Intermediate knowledge of applications programming function required.

Knowledge of database theory and systems, specifically: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or later required.

Intermediate knowledge relating to the design and development of applications programs across the organization required.

Knowledge of other related areas of IT required.

Knowledge of department processes and procedures required.

Knowledge of PCs and demonstrated experience administering and maintaining servers required.

Knowledge of replication technology and graphics formats required.

Ability to assist with modern client/server applications development infrastructure and project management required.

Ability to assist with standard programming techniques including analysis, flowcharting, design, work measurement, data collection, and workflow processing required.

Systems analysis and data processing skills are required to translate manual operations to automated processes required.

Intermediate skills associated with programming design, modification and implementation required.

Intermediate knowledge of web development and programming language specifically: Adobe ColdFusion, C# (.NET Core), SQL and JavaScript required.

Requires interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization required.

Must be able to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner required.

Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and nontechnical personnel at various levels in the organization required.

Has ability to interface with management on a regular basis required.

Has skills needed to develop conversion and system implementation plans required.

Requires ability to understand business needs and how business systems can support those needs required.

Knowledge and skills in web applications, we programming language and object oriented programming concepts required.

Knowledge and skills in systems analysis and design for various applications including statistical analysis application required.

Working knowledge of, and experience with information system of K-12 Schools, UC Doorways, California Standards Test, Transcript Evaluation Services, ASSIST, California High School Exit Exam data, California English Language Development Test data, and K-12 information systems such as Eagle XP, PowerSchool, and SASI/XP preferred.

Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team required.

Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines required.

To Apply:

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If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy:

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
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