Applications systems analysts/programmers are in charge of analyzing and developing programming logic for software packages in their organization. They are responsible for coding specific requirements based on company objectives. Their main duties include testing a variety of computer programs and measuring their performance using advanced tools, as well as creating documentation based on their findings and integrating application components. They also recommend changes to improve systems, analyze business needs and translate them into product design, and write technical specifications for other analysts to use.
Applications systems analysts/programmers create initiatives to streamline processes and follow up after the testing phase. They should also actively participate in the design process and software development, as well as guide other programmers and collaborate in the security model tasks. They provide their expertise in implementing technical solutions to existing software issues, customize workflows, and improve validation and deployment efforts. They assist with capacity planning and follow strict performance standards, conduct planning and analysis activities, and create forecasts based on those projects.
A bachelor's degree in software development, computer science, or a related field is necessary for this position. In addition, experience in a similar position and industry certifications may be preferred. Applications systems analysts/programmers must have an extensive knowledge of programming languages and the ability to troubleshoot and identify memory-consuming processes. They should have excellent interpersonal skills to interact with members of their organization and share important information. Additionally, they need to possess advanced analytical skills to identify efficiency opportunities and improve product performance.
Applications Systems Analyst/Programmer Tasks
- Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
- Design, implement, and test database schemas.
- Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
- Work with with designers and content producers.
- Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.