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St. Cloud, MN 56304

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Shoreview, MN 55126

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Customer Support III-SMART Systems Implementation Specialist

This is a full-time position that assists in the PK-12 Public School environment by implementing new features in the SMART Systems Application, also includes testing of SMART Systems

Responsibilities: This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: implementing and training new features in the SMART Systems Application, testing of SMART Systems and general SMART System Software support.


  • Work with regional clients to implement new features in the software system
  • Train clients on new features and how to maintain data going forward
  • Ensure member districts understand and use features of the software to make their office more efficient
  • Provide feedback and assist in development of new features in SMART Systems
  • Test any new features and enhancements in SMART Systems
  • Test software releases (releases are done semiannually
  • Schedule and host webinars which will inform member districts of changes in the system to coincide with semiannual releases
  • Create training videos to be featured on our support site for common support questions
  • Provide helpdesk support for SMART

  • Important Notice: This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that a team member in this position may be asked to perform. Duties and responsibilities can be changed, expanded, reduced or delegated by management to meet the business needs of the organization.

Job Qualifications: 

  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment; must include Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Some travel required - Must have valid driver's license
  • PK-12 Finance, HR, or Payroll experience required
  • SMART Finance/HR Software experience desirable

Educational Experience: 

  • Minimum two-year post-secondary training in business field.

Salary:

  • DOQ

Benefits:

  • Health, Dental, Life, Long-Term Disability, PERA Retirement
  • Paid Vacation Leave, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Holidays

Start Date:

  • January, 2019

If you desire a challenging opportunity to contribute to our organization, please send or email your resume with cover letter to:

cmERDC
Attn: Kelsie Herzog
570 1st Street SE
St. Cloud, MN 56304

kherzog@erdc.k12.mn.us

cmERDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apprentice Software Developer

We are currently seeking an Apprentice Software Developer to join our software development team, working on web and database development of our K-12 software solutions. The Apprentice Software Developer position is a Registered Apprenticeship with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. This position combines job-related technical instruction, mentoring, and on-the-job learning experiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Coding and testing software programs

  • Assisting in debugging software application issues

  • Maintaining, tuning and repairing software applications

  • Documenting software changes/improvements

  • Participating in execution and documentation of software testing

  • Executing software application conversions/upgrades

  • Assisting in the integration of data into software applications

  • Assisting in design of software changes and enhancements

  • Participating in the analysis of technical application requirements

  • Providing user support

     
  • Important Notice: This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that a team member in this position may be asked to perform. Duties and responsibilities can be changed, expanded, reduced or delegated by management to meet the business needs of the organization.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • High School degree or greater

  • Some programming experience desirable

  • Experience working with Javascript, Microsoft.NET (C#) and HTML desirable

  • Experience working with MS SQL, stored procedures, and relational databases desirable

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Good problem-solving and a strong customer service orientation

  • Ability to manage multiple competing tasks at the same time

 

If you desire a challenging opportunity to contribute to our software development efforts and become a Software Developer, please send or email your resume with cover letter to:

Learning Solutions − Apprentice Software Developer
c/o cmERDC
Attn: Kelsie Herzog
570 1st Street SE
St. Cloud, MN 56304

kherzog@erdc.k12.mn.us

cmERDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer



SMART Systems Software Developer

SMART Systems Development, a Cooperative Project between MN Regions 1-5, has a Full-Time opening for a Software Developer.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with assigned Business Systems Analyst and Advisory Committee to understand user requirements and project priorities.

  • Provide program coding, debugging, testing and maintenance of applications.

  • Provide recommendations to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new technology standards.

  • Provide time and cost estimates for projects/task as assigned.

  • Provide user support of application issues when needed.

  • Prepare beta and final release for development staff and users.

  • Provide necessary documentation as needed.

  • Update and maintain programming standards documents for each SMART application.

  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Business Systems Analyst.

 Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree or working toward BS in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field or equivalent experience.

  • One to five years (or more) of programming and analysis. Experience with Powerbuilder/.NET and SQL development tools desirable.

  • Knowledge of Database structure, Client Server Architecture, Structured Systems and Software Development Methodologies and Network technology.

  • Good oral, written and presentation skills.

  • Ability to provide rough estimates of development time and cost.

  • Strong problem-solving ability.

  • Ability to organize, set priorities, handle multiple tasks, identify importance and maintain flexibility.

  • High level of attention to detail and analytical skills required.

  • Awareness of current and future trends in computer software development.

  • Display a high level of professionalism.

  • Exhibit courtesy and tact toward staff and customers.

  • Ability to maintain an absolute level of confidentiality.

  • Critical to meet cost and time estimates.

  • Ability to handle details with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Some travel may be required. Driver's license is required.


  • If you desire a challenging opportunity to contribute to strategic development efforts and have personal flexibility, send or email your resume and cover letter to:

SMART Systems Software Developer
c/o cmERDC
Attn: Kelsie Herzog
570 1st Street SE
St. Cloud, MN 56304

kherzog@erdc.k12.mn.us

cmERDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Data Warehouse Specialist/Developer

We are currently seeking a Data Warehouse Specialist/Developer to design, develop, implement and support Viewpoint®, our K-12 data warehouse solution, and data integration utilities. This position will work with Product Specialists, our customers and other software developers to maintain and enhance our products and services.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, implement and maintain ETL (extract, transform, load) processes to extract data from Student Information Systems, assessment systems and other customer data sources and convert extracted data into formats required by data warehouse solution.

  • Ensure data accuracy.

  • Conduct root cause analysis and resolve production problems and data issues.

  • Write stored procedures for loading data and generating reports.

  • Design, develop, implement, and maintain web (and desktop) based solutions to enhance and monitor the ETL processes for collecting data, staging data, cleansing data, standardizing data, and publishing data into our data warehouse solution.

  • Provide regular written and verbal communications to management, team and customers concerning projects and efforts. Provide input into team planning and direction.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in MIS or related field required. Additional technology related experience may be used in lieu of higher education (two years of experience in lieu of each year of higher education).

  • Experience working with data stored in a relational database environment. Minimum of four years' experience or equivalent proficiency with SQL database technology.

  • Solid understanding of data, database structures, data warehousing concepts and data modeling.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with school district data.

  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition including Microsoft SSIS.

  • Experience working with spreadsheet applications to assist in importing data.

  • Programming experience using C# and Microsoft Visual Studio.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple competing tasks at the same time.

 

If you desire a challenging opportunity to contribute to our integration efforts, please send or email your resume with cover letter to:

Learning Solutions − Data Warehouse Specialist/Developer
c/o cmERDC
Attn: Kelsie Herzog
570 1st Street SE
St. Cloud, MN 56304

kherzog@erdc.k12.mn.us

Job Application −

cmERDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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