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Applications Developer III

KPERS isn't about pensions. We're about people. Consider joining our KPERS family as a Applications Developer III.

KPERS provides disability and death benefits to protect public employees while they are still working, and guarantees them lifetime benefits when they retire. Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common - serving Kansans. The fiduciary standard is our guiding principle and driving force. That means we put the interest of our members first and foremost and are committed to providing them the best possible service.

KPERS offers competitive benefits and salary range of $68,893 to $84,149, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position Duties

The Application Developer III is a high-level application developer. This position provides support for KPERS online business applications and systems. This work involves advanced level data reporting and application coding. Responds to issues documented in the KPERS Problem Incident Reports (PIR’s) systems. The Applications Developer III has frequent contact with KPERS staff, other State agency staff, KPERS’ vendors and consultants. Provides mentoring and support for lower-level developers.

Essential Responsibilities

Provides KPERS application maintenance support by resolving Problem Incident Reports (PIR’s) and other development as logged by KPERS business units. Works closely with the user community and the KPERS business analyst to determine application development enhancements.

Works to develop new features and functionality within the KPERS online systems. Performs technical troubleshooting of the existing system code. Research issues in order to manipulate data and rewrite objects, applying knowledge of computer capabilities and subject matter. Performs unit/system testing of the programs and software applications to ensure they will produce the desired information and that the instructions are correct. Documents code produced to ensure capacity for other developers to quickly understand and work on projects.

Provides technical assistance to users by resolving problems associated with application functionality and data issues. Respond to problems within the user community to assist them in resolving issues disrupting production work. Provide help desk support for the KPERS network by such things as troubleshooting and fixing/configuring hardware/software issues for the staff at KPERS and assisting employers/members that are having issues with connectivity to the KPERS applications.

Monitors daily Job Scheduler activities, batch and server processing. Ensure successful jobs and respond to and assist in any ad-hoc activities, including running KPERS benefit jobs on a weekly and monthly basis. Produces adhoc and routine reports to support the KPERS business units with the end goal of only manually creating a report once. Reports created should repeatable without developer intervention, where possible.

Participates in new module development to the KITS application via project teams including Joint Application Design sessions to define business requirements from the users or present new designs/functionality.

Work with Information Technology Division and agency management in developing tactical and strategic plans in support of the agency’s mission and business plans. Plans will include the 3-year Information Technology plan and participates in the KPERS continuity of operations (COOP) events as required.

Perform other duties and special projects as assigned in order to meet the objectives of the Information Technology Division and KPERS.

Benefits

  • Health, Dental, & Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Holidays & Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Covered Parking
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Infants at Work Program

Education Required

A bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.

Experience Required

Four years of experience coding, testing, and debugging application programs is required. KPERS prefers candidates that have experience using C#, “.Net”, Visual Studio or other object oriented programming such as JAVA. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency in C# “.Net”, Visual Studio or other object oriented programming such as JAVA, coding, testing and debugging application programs.
  • Working knowledge of relational database technologies including a basic understanding of SQL, primary key and foreign key relationships, data normalization, table joins and stored procedures.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Integration Services (SSIS) and Microsoft SQL Reporting Services (SSRS).
  • Ability to keep technical operations running daily which includes ftp, batch jobs, helpdesk support and vouchers.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical language to users in an understandable manner.
  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Commitment to excellent customer service.

To Apply

Submt a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, three references and Kansas Tax Clearance     

  • Name: Julie Baker
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone:785-296-1476
  • Fax: 785-380-2103
  • Mail: 611 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. More Info

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process. KPERS is an ADA/EEO employer.

KPERS does not offer employment visa sponsorships.

Deputy Chief Information Officer

Information powers our business. We are looking for a strong technology leader who will protect our data, contribute to its accuracy and support business innovations. Consider joining KPERS as a Deputy Chief Information Officer.

The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, provides retirement and other benefits to most Kansas public employees. Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common – serving Kansas. We put the interest of our members first and are committed to providing them the best possible service.

We are governed by a Board of Trustees that makes technology resources a high priority. KPERS needs a dynamic Deputy Chief Information Officer who can tackle major projects on the horizon, such as cyber security enhancements, cloud migration and updating the pension administration system.

KPERS offers competitive benefits and salary range of $103,109 to $128,887, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position Duties

The Deputy Chief Information Officer serves as the second-in-command and the chief operating officer of the IT organization. The Deputy CIO is responsible for the design, development, release and maintenance of technology systems and services for all KPERS business functions. This technical, operations-centered senior IT executive role is seen as the most trusted partner of the Chief Information Officer in leading IT to become a business-oriented organization. With the deputy role focusing on the "run" aspect of IT, this enables the Chief Information Officer to focus on the "grow" and "transform" aspects of IT, through working with customers, building strong relationships with senior management and key stakeholders, driving innovation and differentiated IT strategy, and improving the business value of IT. In the absence of the Chief Information Officer, the deputy Chief Information Officer is typically serving in the full capacity of the Chief Information Officer role.

Essential Responsibilities

In partnership with the Chief Information Officer, this position will communicate and support the Information Technology mission and vision to meet the organizational technology needs.

Works with the Chief Information Officer and business leadership team, providing in-depth technical expertise supporting business decisions.

Assists the Chief Information Officer with planning and managing IT products and service development.

Oversees the effective delivery of infrastructure operations and support, network operations, and PC/desktop support.

Works with the Chief Information Officer and Security Coordinator to review KPERS IT Security Policies on an annual basis.

Responsible for the coordination and execution of the bi-annual Disaster Recovery tabletop exercises. Makes sure all documentation is updated and stored in a central location. Creates a report for the Chief Information Officer to present to the Executive that highlights the test's outcomes and lessons learned.

Assists in testing the COOP plan, updating the plan, and making certain the documentation is stored centrally with KPERS and KDEM.

Identifies and implements best practices for optimizing infrastructure and operations costs, improving system performance, and ensuring service-level requirements are met. Stays informed of new and emerging technologies.

Plans, implements, directs, and monitors the integration of new technologies into the infrastructure.

Manages the Infrastructure team in the successful fulfillment of IT service delivery commitments.

Works with the Chief Information Officer to create and update IT policies, procedures, and performance management processes and measures.

Assists the Chief Information Officer with preparing and reviewing IT business plans and the budget.

May assume full Chief Information Officer responsibilities (or those responsibilities as directed) during the Chief Information Officer's absence.

Benefits

  • Health, Dental, & Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Holidays & Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Covered Parking
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Infants at Work Program

Education Required

Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field; or equivalent work experience.

Experience Required

Five (5) years of management responsibilities providing Infrastructure, security, and disaster recovery for information technology systems.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong leadership capability, executing as appropriate in the areas of responsibility.
  • Extensive knowledge of infrastructure planning and operations, design, and deployment, as well as system life cycle management.
  • Broad knowledge of current and emerging technologies, technology directions and strategic application to business needs.
  • Strong knowledge of Project Management process and execution.
  • Strong business acumen and business planning skills.
  • Ability to improve operational efficiency, service delivery and information management across all lines of business and technology platforms.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technology solutions in business terms, establish rapport and persuade others.
  • Commitment to excellent internal and external customer service.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, three references and Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:

EEO/ADA

KPERS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the recruiter.

KPERS does not offer employment visa sponsorships.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. More Info

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process. KPERS is an ADA/EEO employer.

Project Manager

Information and technology powers our business. We are embarking on a large modernization project that will affect all areas of the organization as well as KPERS members and employers. This project will take multiple years to complete.

We are looking for a dynamic Project Manager to join the KPERS Project Management Office. We need a stong candidate who can support business innovations and lead multiple projects.

The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System provides retirement and other benefits to most Kansas public employees. Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common – serving Kansas. We put the interest of our members first and are committed to providing them the best possible service. We are governed by a Board of Trustees that makes technology resources a high priority.

This position is full-time and will last a minimum of three years. It is eligible for all State benefits. The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $90,000. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position Duties

The Project Manager will join the Project Management Office (PMO) as a critical team member and will support and backfill others based on resource availability. The Project Manager will manage multiple projects of varying sizes simultaneously. Some projects repeat on an annual basis, others are one offs. All projects will include analysis, design, development, implementation, and execution phases. The Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing the work breakdown structure, critical path, and change control while ensuring required resources are available. The Project Manager must work closely with staff from all divisions and with contracted vendors throughout the scope of each project to ensure effective and efficient teamwork throughout the project team. While many of the projects will be software-related, some will be hardware-related, and others may be soft-skills focused.

Intial projects will include:

  • Research and implement resource management tools that would integrate with our systems. Help us estimate and manage current and forcasted resource demands for all Modernization and Legacy projects
  • Research and implement project managment tools that would integrate with our systems. Automate exisiting project management documentation, and design dashboards
  • Create and implement workflows for application requests in our Help Desk tool, Vivantio
Essential Responsibilities

Using standardized project management templates, develop full-scale project plans and coordinate project activites with staff from all divisions.

Engage with the System's Executive Steering Committee to define project scope, goals, deliverables and timelines that support KPERS' mission, goals and core values.

Estimate the resources needed to achieve project goals.

Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout projects.

Plan and schedule project timelines and track progress and milestones ensuring effective communication with team members, senior management team, Trustees and other stakeholders in a timely and clear method.

Set and continually manage project expectations with team members, senior management team and other stakeholders. Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results and troubleshoot problem areas.

Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations to high-level stakeholders.

Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.

Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contigency plans.

Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors. Facilitate an effective and efficient team environment. Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.

Perform other duties and special projects as assigned in order to meet the objectives of KPERS.

Benefits

  • Health, Dental, & Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Holidays & Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Covered Parking
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Infants at Work Program

Education Required

Bachelor’s degree in management, business, information technology, management information systems, computer science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. An advanced degree in business or related field is preferred. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Experience Required

Five years of previous project management experience is required. A Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-paced repidly changing team environment.
  • Abiliy to critically analyze project status based on numerous measures and indicators.
  • Ability identify issues and potential issues that could adversely affect project scope, schedule and cost.
  • Ability to create and/or adhere to standard Software Development Lifecycle processes.
  • Effective, concise, and clear oral and written communication skills.
  • Advanced group facilitation and team building capabilities.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including senior management, vendors and staff from each division.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences including agency staff, senior management, Trustees and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to explain complex information to others in an understandable manner.
  • Ability to “roll up” information for an executive audience.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and to maintain positive working relationships with a diverse group of people.
  • Excellent work ethic.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Commitment to excellent customer service.

To Apply

Submit the following to [email protected]:

EEO/ADA

KPERS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a quailfied person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the recruiter.

KPERS does not offer employment via sponsorships.

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611 S. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603
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