We are looking for Applications Developers to provide support for the agency business applications system known as the KPERS Integrated Technology System (KITS). KITS involves online and web based modules and objects as well as database access. This is a full time position with competitive benefits and an annualized salary range of $61,000 to $82,500 commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position will be open until filled.
Provides KITS application maintenance support by resolving low and medium complexity Problem Incident Reports (PIR’s) logged by staff. Works closely with the user community to determine the agency’s needs.
Works to develop new features and functionality within the KITS system. Performs technical troubleshooting of the existing system code. Research issues in order to manipulate data and rewrite objects, applying knowledge of computer capabilities and subject matter. Performs unit/system testing of the programs and software applications to ensure they will produce the desired information and that the instructions are correct.
Provides technical assistance to users by resolving problems associated with KITS functionality and data issues. Respond to problems within the KITS user community to assist them in resolving issues disrupting production work. Provide help desk support for the KPERS network by such things as troubleshooting and fixing/configuring hardware/software issues for the staff at KPERS and assisting employers/members that are having issues with connectivity to the KPERS websites.
Monitors daily batch and server processing. Run batch jobs and assist in any ad-hoc activities, including running KPERS benefit jobs on a weekly and monthly basis.
Participate in KPERS’ information technology planning effort. Work with Information Technology Division and agency management in developing tactical and strategic plans in support of the agency’s mission and business plans. Plans will include the 3-year Information Technology plan and the business continuity plan.
Perform other duties and special projects as assigned in order to meet the objectives of the Information Technology Division and KPERS.
- Health, Dental & Life Insurance
- Paid Holidays & Leave
- Paid Parental Leave
- Tuition Assistance
- Professional Development
- Covered Parking
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
Successful completion of 12 hours in computer science coursework is required. A bachelor’s degree in computer science is preferred. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.
Four years of experience coding, testing, and debugging application programs is required. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.
KPERS prefers candidates that have experience using C# ,“.Net”, Visual Studio or other object oriented programming such as JAVA, coding, testing and debugging application programs.
Skills and Abilities
- Proficiency in “.Net”, Visual Studio, C# or other object oriented programming such as JAVA, coding, testing and debugging application programs.
- Working knowledge of relational database technologies including a basic understanding of SQL, primary key and foreign key relationships, data normalization, table joins and stored procedures.
- Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Integration Services (SSIS) and Microsoft SQL Reporting Services (SSRS).
- Ability to keep technical operations running daily which includes ftp, batch jobs, helpdesk support and vouchers
- Ability to communicate complex technical language to users in an understandable manner.
- Ability to maintain positive working relationships.
- Ability to work effectively within a team.
- Commitment to excellent customer service.
Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
Why Work Here?KPERS provides disability and death benefits to protect public employees while they are still working, and guarantees them lifetime benefits when they retire. Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common - serving Kansans. The fiduciary standard is our guiding principle and driving force. That means we put the interest of our members first and foremost and are committed to providing them the best possible service.
We have a meaningful mission and awesome workplace culture. We offer great benefits and competitive compensation package.