Associate Programmer

OP CENTER
Department
PROGRAMMING
Ogden
1344 West 4675 South
Position Status
40 HR
Schedule
Mon- Fri

Overview

Responsible for writing new application programs and updating existing ones.  Works closely with Programmer Analysts/Engineers and other Programmers to receive training, guidance, technical directions, and design specifications.  Participates in the design, testing, documentation, and implementation of application programs.  Provides application support to end users and ensures that written programs are run efficiently.  Works closely with end users and Quality Control to ensure program product meets end user needs.

Responsibilities

1. Assumes responsibility for producing, testing, and implementing assigned program requests under the leadership of an experienced programmer.

 

a. Develops new mainframe programming skills mainly focused on COBOL programming.

b. Codes and tests programs.

c. Analyzes, researches, and resolves current operating problems.

d. Tests program performance and assesses user acceptance of it. Obtains user approval on changes. Recommends application improvements.

e. Ensures that data accuracy and integrity are maintained.

f. Formulates and recommends programming-related procedures and changes which increase operating efficiency. Designs programs.

g. Maintains program documentation.

h. Implements update procedures.

i. Learns and follows all AFCU Programming standards.

 


2. Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining good communication and coordination with users.

 

a. Responds to users' requests and problems, gathers information, and follows through promptly. Keeps users well informed. Ensures that programs meet user's needs and are completed on schedule.

b. Communicates as much information as possible to users, including reasons for problems, project status, and deadlines.

c. Ensures that interactions with users are courteous, clear, and understandable.

d. Maintains good relations with users and earns their confidence.

e. Trains users as required.

 

 

3. Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective communication and coordination with area staff and with management.

 

a. Assists other Programmers and Information Systems personnel as needed and shares programming techniques.

b. Keeps management informed of significant problems, and of progress attained in reaching established objectives.

c. Completes and properly submits all reports and related paperwork.

4. Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.

a. Stays informed regarding current technologies and emerging business trends and developments.

b. Keeps work area clean, secure, and well maintained.

 

 

4. Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.

 

a. Stays informed regarding current technologies and emerging business trends and developments.

b. Keeps work area clean, secure, and well maintained.

Qualifications

Training/Education/Certification:

 

  • S. degree in CS or related field or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
    • Can also be currently enrolled and nearing completion of stated degree

 

Preferred/Required Knowledge:

 

  • Knowledge of business applications.
  • Other MS Office
  • Database SQL experience

                                                                               

Skills/Abilities:

 

  • Solid organizational and logic skills and attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to assist and support others. 

              Ability to:

  • Work well with and communicate with people. Work well in a team oriented environment, helping others to succeed.
  • Be self-motivated and creative
  • Be flexible, responsive and work effectively under pressure.
  • Understand complex issues and solve problems
  • Work nights/weekends/Holidays as needed

 

 

Experience:

 

  • Preferred experience developing applications in COBOL (Although not required)
  • Experience in other programming languages.
  • Experience using MS Office

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