Job: Application Developer/BI (DoTS)

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Posted: 07/07/2017

Job Reference #: 2016-1918

Job Description

Job Number:2016-1918

Application Developer/BI (DoTS)
ERAC-Technology Services

FTE: 0.000
Hours Per Day: 8.00
Position Type: Continuing

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $38.01 - $42.39

Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
this date.

Additional Information: The Applications/BI Developer is responsible for development and support of
district applications in conjunction with district data teams. Assist various
departments in development and administration of comprehensive and
innovative systems/applications.


GROUP: Professional Technical (Non-represented) LEVEL: 26

: Exempt

: 247 HOLIDAYS: 13

SUMMARY: Along with Department of Technology Services (DoTS) leadership, the Application/BI Developer

provides a key role by leveraging district and technology innovation through the use of current and cutting edge

tools in support of staff and students at Highline Public Schools. The Application/BI Developer supports the IT

operations team through the development of websites, mobile/desktop applications and other tools while

creating interfaces with existing district and third-party applications. This team member will be given the

opportunity to grow with the position through training and coaching as the district develops and implements

initiatives that focus on aiding staff and students in facilitating student educational growth. This team member

must demonstrate strong problem solving and analytical skills. In this position she or he will be expected to create

technical specifications, build application code, test and implement strategic and complex applications that meet

department and district goals. The Application/BI Developer is also expected to provide first-level support for

district applications.

CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of

Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center in Washington State. Starting in

the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining the

community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline Public

Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.

The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline

students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.

The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and

organizational practices:

- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.

- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-tune
their craft and grow in their profession.

- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.

- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not

exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also

be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the

essential functions.

1. Major Programmatic Responsibilities (Oversight, Leadership, and Policy-level Decision-Making):

- In conjunction with the Chief Technology Officer and/or designee, the Application/BI Developer may lead
and direct meetings and/or develop policy level components of business systems as they relate to
software development and business intelligence.


- The Application/BI Developer works with schools and central office personnel to implement business
applications for use in day-to-day work within the district.

- Tasks completed by this team member are used to assess the successful implementation and support of
enterprise systems.

2. Major Operational Responsibilities (Day-to-Day tasks, Planning, Judgment):

- Build mobile and desktop applications using common enterprise platforms such as SharePoint as well as
HTML, CSS, JavaScript and related web technologies (JQuery, Ajax, etc.)

- Actively participates in continuing education to maintain and increase professional competence,
knowledge and skill necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.

- Participates in the design and implementation phases of any new district software development projects
where the IT department is involved.

- Troubleshoot technical issues and identify modifications needed in existing applications to meet changing
user requirements.

- Assist with functional requirements gathering and documentation creation.

- Assists in planning and scheduling application project timelines

- Communicates with district personnel and external organizations (e.g. new practices, methods, solutions,
reports, etc.) for the purpose of increasing knowledge and sharing information.

- Maintains confidentiality of information processed through the district.

- Plans, organizes and supports the use of application software related to problem resolution, training and

- Tracks project management tasks and resources using a Project Management System

- Provides technical assistance to less experienced personnel in the resolution of system related problems.

- Documents, tracks and monitors problems to ensure a timely resolution.

3. Legal & Safety Compliance (Federal, State, District, Collective Bargaining Agreements):

- Supports the District’s policies for appropriate web and e-mail use as defined by CIPA (Children’s Internet
Protection Act) and COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) compliance regulations.

- Supports the secure use of district electronic records for HIPPA (Health Insurance Privacy Protection Act)
and FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act) compliance.

- Designs, builds and supports systems in compliance with ADA (Americans with Disability Act) rules and
regulations as well as guidelines for website, application and mobile device display and interaction.

4. Supervision

- None.

5. Training:

Training Provided to Others

- Provides specific use and technical training to district personnel on the intricacies of application software;
participates in and conducts technical training programs.

- Schedules appropriate on-going training opportunities for district staff.

- Creates and updates troubleshooting documentation and installation/support procedures.

- Trains IT staff on new procedures and functions.

- Trains district staff on the use of new enterprise software enhancements.

Training Received

- As referenced in the professional development section Attends training, conferences, vendor
presentations, district meetings and other activities as needed for professional development.

- Researches and participates in training opportunities to increase role specific skillset.


6. Communications/District Representation:

- Establishes and maintains relationships with district staff related to job responsibility.

- Improves staff and community communication in the area of technology.

- Communicates status of systems to principals, directors, and tech contacts.

- Represents district at various state-wide meetings and participates in state-wide decisions.

7. Budgetary Authority:

- None.

8. Technology:

- Current web application creation technologies including but not limited to HTML, CSS, Javascript and
related libraries, .Net, SharePoint 2013, XML.

- Expected to be an avid technology user in the district.

- Moderate to intermediate knowledge of Microsoft, Macintosh, UNIX, Linux, iOS, Android, SQL, Postgres,
Oracle and Open Source Internet technologies.

- Understands and uses common office and enterprise applications regularly.

9. Support:

- Supports in-house and third-party enterprise applications.

- Creates trouble tickets and initiates end-user follow-up tasks in conjunction with the help desk.

- Supports implementation of enterprise services as assigned by the Chief Technology Officer and/or

- Assists Enterprise Applications team in third-party enterprise application support.

- Assists district representatives in the research and implementation of enterprise software.

- Assists Department of Technology Services staff in troubleshooting enterprise systems.

10. Professional Development:

- Attends training, conferences, vendor presentations, district meetings and other activities as needed for
professional development.

Other Functions

- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective
functioning of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.


- Three (3) years of experience in technology/system development

- Three (3) years web front end and backend development using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, ASPX,

MySQL, Photoshop and other standard development technologies


- Prior experience working within a K-12 service and support organization

- Solid background in Database design in Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and Access

Experience with Business Intelligence & Data Analytics

- Knowledge of application programming using native tools/languages such as Microsoft .NET, JAVA, iOS,

Android, C++, C#, Visual Basic and Microsoft Office products.

- Knowledge of API Modelling languages and annotation

- Experienced in Adobe products including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Adobe XD

- Experience developing, testing and deploying reports in multiple platforms including Excel, Access


- Experienced in customer support and service.

- Experienced in application development using the iOS Development kit and associated development

technologies (Objective C, XCode)

- Experienced in application development using the Android Framework

- Experienced in UI/EX design methodologies

- Experience in Active Directory/LDAP management and security.

- Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities;

- Experience supporting enterprise environments and solutions.

- Project management experience

- Experience using and applying Internet technologies

Criminal Background clearance
Valid Washington State driver’s license and proof of insurance

Database design in Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and Access
Microsoft Office Products including; but not limited to, Microsoft Visio and Project
School board policies and procedures
Enterprise operations; technology; communication and process skills; people skills; planning skills; problem solving



- Visual Studio 2008 and later

- ASP.Net

- C++, C#, Ado.Net





- Web Forms

- Web Services


- JavaScript


- Objective C

- XCode



- SQL Server 2008R2, 2012

- PostGresSQL


- Stored Procedures

- XML in SQL

- Replication



Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Maintain effective working relationships with other people

Operate a PC and related software

Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities

Maintain effective working relationships with management, customers and vendors

See the big picture, conceptualize and document creative solutions

Use good judgment in evaluation and decision-making

Execute software or system releases as requested

Write, execute and peer review code

Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Chief Technology Officer or designee

EVALUATION: This position will be evaluated by the Chief Technology Officer or designee based on performance
of duties and responsibilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is

required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is

occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and

occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,

and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Office environment with prolonged exposure to electronic equipment and visual display screens. Requires District

travel; work independently; minimal supervision. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include,

and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

Updated by Human Resources with input from Exec. Director of Digital Info. & Management, 2017.01.20
Updated by Human Resources with input from DoTS administrators, 2014.04.15
Transferred to newest format by Human Resources, 2013.01.22
Updated to include district introduction, 2013.10.01
Created by Human Resources, 2013/09


Highline Public Schools, District #401, complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in

admission, access, treatment, or employment in education programs or hiring practices on the basis of race,

creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital

status, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical

disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. This holds true for all

students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Any person

having inquiries should contact: Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, Civil

Rights Act (employees), and Title IX: Chief Talent Officer, 206.631.3121,; Civil

Rights Act: Executive Director of Student Support and Family Engagement, 206.631.3100, 206.631.3100,; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and Social

Services, 206.631.3011,

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