Software Applications Developer I

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Software Applications Developer I


Texas A&M University


Technology Services

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities. Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

Who We Are

Technology Services provides reliable and accessible IT services to elevate and enhance Texas A&M University. We provide IT leadership to the campus community while serving the mission of Texas A&M. With trusted services and innovative solutions, we are changing the technology landscape on campus. To learn more about IT at Texas A&M University visit us at:

What We Want

The Software Applications Developer I designs, develops, modifies, and enhances software applications and databases for many departments at Texas A&M University and provides consulting and technical support to users of application software. 

What You Need To Know

Salary: Salary will be commensurate based on the selected candidate's experience.

Other Requirements and Factors: Position is required to occasionally work outside regularly scheduled hours as determined by supervisor (in cases of critical system upgrades, critical system support, and/or the timely completion of major information technology projects).

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Four months (1 semester) of student worker and/or customer service experience.

  • Hiring restrictions in compliance with System Policy 15.02 Export Controls: Must be a United States citizen, permanent resident, or a person granted asylum or refugee status in accordance with 15 CFR, Part 762; 22 CFR §§122.5, 123.22 and 123.26; and 31 CFR § 501.601

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skill and knowledge in applying solutions to problems through the design and development of computer programs, software, and applications. 

  • Ability to meet deadlines and maintain a high level of accuracy, professionalism, and customer service orientation. 

  • Must be able to work well in a collaborative team environment. 

  • Must be detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal skills. 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field. 

  • Experience in Software Development & Maintenance, Requirements & Design, and Testing & Deployment.

  • Experience with Customer & Technology Support. Experience with Laserfiche forms and workflows.

  • Experience with ASP.Net Visual Studio, C#, VB.Net, SQL, HTML/CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, Version Control, Development Libraries & API’s, and Front-End Frameworks. 

  • Experience with Responsive Web Design.


  • Software Development and Maintenance: Develops, modifies, and enhances routine software applications that automate business processes, streamline business operations and improve efficiencies for departments at Texas A&M University using Microsoft Visual Studio IDE, Microsoft ASP.Net Forms & MVC, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Integration Services and Microsoft Reporting Services, Development Libraries & API’s, front-end frameworks, and Microsoft TFS version control software. Writes and modifies object-oriented code in programming languages such as Microsoft Visual C# and VB.Net, and other programming languages applicable for project at hand. Writes and modifies Java Script, Structured Query Language (SQL), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and Responsive Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), and other scripting languages. Stores, retrieves, and manipulates data from application databases. Assists with troubleshooting, debugging code, and correcting errors in software applications. Cultivates and maintains a high level of understanding of existing software applications used by staff and students of Texas A&M University.

  • Software Requirements and Design: Accompanies a team lead to consult with customers from departments at Texas A&M University to collect software requirements and understand business processes. Confers with other team members to analyze users’ needs based on input from the customer and assist with developing specifications. Creates design documents for review, such as mockup diagrams and flowcharts using Microsoft Visio. Alters designs for programs, program modifications, or applications to meet customer requirements. 

  • Software Testing and Deployment: Tests programs or applications to find software bugs (errors or other defects), and verifies that the program or application is fit for use. Assists with testing complex programs. Ensures that programs continue to function normally after modifications through software testing and provides statuses to supervisor. Develops user acceptance test cases, secures approval of test results from customers, and discusses problems or concerns.

  • Customer and Technology Support: Answers questions and provides technical guidance, technical support, and/or training to users from departments at Texas A&M University to ensure the success of software applications. Monitors and responds to support requests using Service Desk software.

  • Procedures, Professional Development, and Reports: Utilizes established procedures for coding, software security, software testing, software methodology, deployment of software, and change documentation throughout the software development process. Learns new programming languages, software development techniques, and work processes as directed by supervisor. Completes reports and summaries for supervisor and/or users including status reports, problem reports, progress summaries, and system utilization reports. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University , must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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