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Kansas State University is committed to the growth and excellence of the CIS department. The department offers a stimulating environment for research and teaching, and has several ongoing collaborative projects involving researchers in different areas of computer science as well as other engineering and science departments. The department has a faculty of nineteen, more than 100 graduate students, and 300 undergraduate students and offers BS, MS, MSE, and PhD degrees. Computing facilities include a large network of servers, workstations and PCs with more than 300 machines and a Beowulf cluster with 100+ processors. The department building has a wireless network and state-of-the-art media-equipped classrooms. The department hosts several laboratories for embedded systems, software analysis, robotics, computational engineering and science, and data-mining. Details of the CIS Department can be found at the URL [www.cis.ksu.edu].

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Systems Programmer - Kansas State University Department of Communication and Agriculture Education

April 3, 2014

Overview of position The Department of Communications and Agricultural Education is recruiting for a systems programmer. The position will provide support for K-State Research & Extension and College of Agriculture professionals in the adoption & use of information technology.

The incumbent in this position will determine the scope and objectives of projects through consultation with clientele; develop and modify applications, including organizational databases, dynamic web pages, mobile web applications, and other delivery technologies; prepare detailed project specifications; design, code, test, debug and analyze applications; and, collaborate with other programming staff within the unit, college and university. The incumbent will apply effective project management techniques, provide expert advice to other internal project leaders and may supervise student programmers as needed.

All duties require knowledge, skills, and abilities in application development in a networked environment including information architecture of web-based systems using cascading style sheets, relational databases (Oracle and SQL), project management systems, and development life cycle. Microsoft Server 2008, ASP, ASP.NET, SQL, XML, XSL, XSLT, C#, SOAP, JavaScript, Perl, and Visual Basic are the programming languages and technologies used to maintain current applications. Knowledge of PHP, JSON, JQuery, PhoneGap, HTML5 and other mobile application development technologies will be required for new development. All employees are expected to create an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality and ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.

Location The Department of Communications and Agricultural Education is located on the Kansas State University – Manhattan campus. To learn more about the Manhattan community and the K-State campus, please visit the following web sites: http://www.manhattancvb.org/
http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/ http://www.k-state.edu/

Required Qualifications:

 Bachelor's degree or an associate degree in CIS or closely related field requiring a high degree of software design and programming expertise.

 One year of experience required if candidate has a bachelor’s degree; three years of experience required if the candidate holds an associate degree.  Experience must be with software development in a networked environment including information architecture of web-based systems; with SQL and relational database management systems.

 A strong commitment to expanding and fostering diversity is required. Preferred Qualifications:

 Demonstrated ability designing web-based applications using cascading style sheets, Microsoft ASP.NET, SQL, XML, XSL, XSLT, C#, JavaScript, Perl and Visual Basic.

 Candidate should possess a strong working knowledge of relational databases, designing database models, and knowledge of systems development life cycle and accessibility standards.

 Experience with dynamic websites and familiarity with Internet Information Services (lIS) and Microsoft Active Directory is preferred.

 Experience with mobile web development is highly preferred.

 Candidates should possess strong written and oral communication skills and a proven track record of completing projects on time.

 Experience with LAN’s, particularly Microsoft server operating systems.

 Experience in supervising and leading diverse teams.

Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000 annually

To apply, send:
- Cover letter addressing your qualifications and skills related to the position
- Resume or curriculum vita listing education and employment history
- Three professional references including name, address, phone number (cell number if appropriate) and e-mail address

Send via e-mail to: Debbie Webb, debwebb@k-state.edu
Send via postal mail: Debbie Webb Department of Communications and Agricultural Education 301 Umberger Hall Manhattan KS 66506-3402

Screening of applicants will begin April 18, 2014 and will continue until position is filled. Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. A background check is required.