Velocity Staff

Application Programmer - Analyst III

US-MO-Kansas City
2 weeks ago
# Positions


Velocity Staff is working with our client located in Downtown Kansas City to find an Application Programmer / Analyst III to join their team for a 5+ month contract opportunity


This position typically provides application expertise and support for a limited number of system applications/business functions. This position plays a key role in designing, encoding, testing and documenting the development and modification of applications. In addition, this position assumes a leadership role on medium-size projects.


  • Interfaces with users to determine the use of and requirements/specifications for development and/or modification to assigned business system/system application.
  • Leads the design, development (encoding) and implementation of applications and application modifications. 
  • Leads the testing and debugging of applications prior to implementation.
  • Develops and maintain documentation of applications and system integration.
  • Consistently uses courtesy while providing application support to end users. Asks questions to gather information about the problem and listens carefully. Guides the user through diagnostic and resolution procedures, using clear and concise directions.
  • Uses personal initiative and knowledge of application development to resolve a variety of moderately complex to highly complex applications problems. Uses good judgment, attention to detail, persistence, and resolves issue in a timely manner.
  • Monitors applications to ensure maximum performance.
  • Maintains and enhances applications to address newly discovered problems or new requirements.
  • Runs backup and recovery procedures and processes as directed by organization and IT standards and policies.
  • Follows policies and procedures to ensure corporate data security and change control.
  • Freely shares information and technical guidance to application programmers who have less experience and expertise.



  • Understands and considers standard concepts, best practices and procedures related to application development. 
  • Expertise in a limited number of programming languages/application systems while becoming increasingly familiar with additional programming languages and/or application systems.
  • Working knowledge of multiple application systems/business functions with expertise in selected systems/functions.
  • Working knowledge of business goals, corporate IT standards, strategy and service level agreements.
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of employees, both technical and non-technical.
  • Establishes cooperative relationships with departments.
  • Guides small to medium project teams effectively, accurately and timely.
  • Searches for and identifies alternative and/or innovative solutions to technical problems.
  • Uses planning skills to manage and complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Exercises sound judgment when making decisions.
  • Quickly adapts to multiple demands and rapidly changing priorities.


Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related field and 4 years of applications programming experience OR 6 years of applications programming experience.


Ideal Candidate:

• SQL development and support experience. • ETL development experience using Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) 11g or higher. • Experience developing solutions with Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE) at all levels within the Repository. • Data modeling experience. • Oracle BI Publisher experience is a plus. • Oracle Utility Analytics experience is a plus.


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