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20 Jul 2021


Denver Public Schools – Posted by Denver Public Schools Denver, Colorado, United States

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Traditional 235 work days  

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $82,605-$103,257


Essential Functions and Objectives:


Applies engineering principles, techniques and scientific methods in a specific area of expertise (building, construction, technology, etc.). Responsible for solving technical problems and discovering new ways to improve the district’s systems, infrastructures, processes and operations.


Develops and maintains software per business requirements. Develops technical design and technical and functional specifications, produces deliverables related to assigned project(s) and assists in post implementation support and system enhancement. Gathers, compiles and synthesizes information regarding technology processes or systems. Performs role of technical lead on large sized projects. Mentors software developers and junior software developers, leads code reviews, learns about new technology and develops methods of sharing knowledge with no prompting. Demonstrates DPS’s Core Values: Students First, Accountability, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity, and Fun.


– Determine the most effective utilization of assets and services (capital, equipment, facilities, and systems) to maximize product and output. Improve efficiencies by planning, studying requirements, researching, and producing.

– Reviews business needs, defines problems or opportunities, examines materials (charts, blueprints, drawings, technical specifications, etc.), formulate ideas, and selects solution approach. Plans and conducts research, devises studies, and keeps abreast of industry changes, new developments and technologies through publications. Defines and considers key scoping variables, such as: costs, resources, time, limitations, economic factors, etc.

– Reviews specifications and evaluates effectiveness of cost, reliability and safety by in-depth analysis of workflow, utilization, causation, quality output, risks, and production. 

 ensures efficient implementation of solutions, systems, and processes according to functional specification. Produces final designs, builds and maintains new solutions, monitors upgrades and modifications.

– Provides ongoing opportunities to help improve daily work skills; educates new team members, hosts meetings, mentors, and allows a showcase of strengths. Ensures compliance with the district by implementing and enforcing standard practices and procedures. 

– Maintains a close relationship and regularly discusses workload and deadlines with the team. Report status to team members and managers, including cost, scope, quality, time, performance, and output to create a positive team atmosphere and keep everyone informed. 

– Possess the ability to learn and understand the function for which the applications are designed.

– Develops software within architecture guidelines to meet the needs of business customers.

– Specify and implement code quality and development procedure best practices.

– Ability to adapt to dynamic business goals and organizational change.

– Document system issues and resolutions for future reference.

– Demonstrate passion and commitment to delivering high quality software applications.

– Serve as a technical expert applying comprehensive technical skills to unique projects or production issues.

– Must be able to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.

– Ability to make continuous improvements to systems.

– Perform other duties as assigned. 


Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

– Typically has more than (6) years of IT and business work experience in systems analysis and/or programming functions. Skillful attention to detail and accuracy. Advanced knowledge about programming.

– Knowledge of Google Suite products including Docs, Sheets, Gmail, Slides, Forms, and App Scripts.

– Effective communication skills.

– Strong attention to detail.

– Effectively handle multiple demands and competing deadlines.

– The ability to take responsibility for one’s own performance.

– Work collaboratively with others on a team.

– High degree of integrity in handling confidential information.

– Aptitude for variety and changing expectations and a fast-paced environment.

– Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multicultural environment with district and school leaders, faculty, staff and students.

– Effective time management and organizational skills.

– Knowledge in object oriented programming, user interface development, database design and other development skills, preferred.

– Has demonstrated expertise in at least three of the following and experience in at least five of the following technologies: An object oriented programming language such as C#, .NET, Java or other Website Design utilizing CSS and HTML Client side programming (ie. Javascript, Jquery, Angular, etc) Database design Service Oriented Architecture (SOAP or REST) Visual Studio Database skills, such as SSRS, SSIS, SQL Query, Transact DML Specialized skills utilized in the district such as Lawson toolsets, GIS, Infinite Campus, Cobol etc. Other valuable programming skills such as Entity Framework, Model View Controller, Big Data, Cloud, etc, preferred.

– Has demonstrated experience as a team lead or customer relationship management, preferred.

– Understands and can explain and teach one or more solutions architecture concepts such as OO concepts, design patterns, database, normalization, etc, preferred.

– Ability to converse in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills, preferred. 

– Ability to discuss issues at a technical or non-technical level, depending on the audience, preferred. 

– Ability to work effectively with staff at all levels, in all departments, preferred.

– Ability to contribute to a positive and cohesive DoTS team, preferred.

– Ability to read and interpret relevant manuals and information and to understand and troubleshoot a variety of programming techniques, preferred.

– Ability to interpret, adapt and occasionally deviate from established practices and procedures for new situations and problems, preferred.

– Ability to work independently, make decisions and complete assignments, preferred.

– Ability to plan, prioritize and organize project work, at times with interruptions, preferred.

– Ability to promote and foster two-way communication and debate, preferred.

– Ability to mentor developers, preferred.

– Possesses a “can do” attitude, preferred.

– Has a thirst to learn new technologies and increase skill set through various mechanisms such as online learning, peer-to-peer knowledge transfer, etc, preferred.

– Technical experience and skills to quickly learn new systems and applications, preferred.


Education Requirements:


– Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field or an additional 4 years of technical experience.

– Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, preferred. 



Additional Information:

Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off):

– Benefits (including DPS contributions):

– Compensation Structures:

– Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.  


About Denver Public Schools:


Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.  


DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at  


Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.


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