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Applications Programmer

Houston, Texas 77027-3282 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 01/30/2018 Job ID: 15504 Function: IT Pay Rate: $70,000 - $73,000

Seeking an Applications Support Specialist

Salary: $70,000 – $73,000

Location: Houston, TX


  • Project Tracking and Reporting – Measure & monitor the status of ship and fleet projects to ensure alignment to goals and adherence to budgets, scope and time.
  • Business Needs Definition - Assist in defining and gathering the business entity’s needs in the area of information system solutions
  • Solution Design - Create the detailed IT solution/service design, based on the functional specifications, to meet quality & performance requirements and technical constraints. Ensure designs produced adhere to architectural roadmap and support the development, execution and operations of service
  • Solution Development – Assist in develop, build, configure, customise, integrate and unit test solutions based on the functional and technical specifications to meet quality & performance requirements
  • Solution Testing - Perform testing, debugging and documenting application. Validate that the solutions meet quality, performance, architectural and functional requirements
  • Solution Deployment -  Assist in the implementation of application by analysing the current system environment, using technical tools and utilities, performing complex product customization, and developing implementation and verification procedures to ensure successful installation of systems hardware/software
  • Solution Maintenance – Perform all activities associated with implementation and maintenance of the application. Develop and recommend technical strategies and solutions to management
  • Asset & Configuration Management – Manage configurations and ensure other IT components needed  to deliver IT Services are identified, accounted, reported, verified and audited
  • Relationship Management - Build and maintain strong partnerships with the business and application owners and other IT managers. Work with business users to identify and prioritise application support needs, issues and development projects
  • Supplier Management – Assist the Manager on sourcing to ensure best possible


  • Education:  Any Bachelor's Degree preferably Engineering or Computer Science
  • Experience: 3+ years of proven solution design experience within a complex, growing, multi-site, multi system/application  environment
  • Experience of IT applications and systems used in the shipping industry required
  • Hands on experience with software development process.
  • Working knowledge and experience in supporting business applications (example SAP, Oracle, etc.)
  • Familiarity with programming languages like .Net, HTML, XML, PHP and Java
  • Working knowledge and experience in supporting databases such as MS SQL and Oracle.
  • Specialized knowledge: Strong knowledge on shipping business domain
  • Strong and up to date technical/functional understanding of Application Architecture best practices
  • Knowledge of end-to-end solution development process primarily in an enterprise custom applications environment
  • Knowledge of business processes and their linkage to technology; Knowledge of project management concepts
  • Knowledge of testing methodologies and standards; Understanding of automated test tools
  • Hands on experience with software development and documentation
  • Understanding of Project Management lifecycle
  • Understanding of database concepts like RDBMS and ETL
  • Working knowledge of business software applications (example SAP, Oracle, etc.)
  • Familiarity with programming languages like .Net, HTML, XML, PHP and Java
  • Ability to explain technical details
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in conducting business requirement gathering
  • Experience in System Integration Testing and User Acceptance Testing
  • Experience in providing end user application support
  • Experience in writing business and function documentation

Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application.





Robert Fragoso
Recruiter - Murray Technical

Specializing in placing talent in Engineering, IT, Manufacturing, Operations, and Sales roles.

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