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Dallas ISD Food Services is looking for a full-time, in-house developer


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The Food and Child Nutrition Services department of the Dallas Independent School District is looking for a full time, in-house FileMaker developer. You can apply for this position here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Principal Analyst (226 Days)

Position Type: Central Staff/Analyst

Closing Date: Until Filled

Date Posted: 1/17/2016

Location: Food & Child Nutrition Services

Position Purpose: Manage, develop and support Food & Child Nutrition Services technology systems.


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Eight years experience including designing and modifying software applications based upon analysis of user requirements and programming
  • Demonstrated background with software systems such as FileMaker, Microsoft SQL Server and Business Analytics software such as RStudio, Tableau or Qlikview
  • Demonstrated experience in inerface design and strong understanding of data analysis
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of relational database design
  • Demonstrated experience with gathering requirements, cost estimating and scope preparation for application development projects
  • Demonstrated endeavor to continue to learn and understand the customer's business, taking a proactive course in forecasting and planning for their future needs
  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing statistical reports, graphs and dashboards
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently; on a team and in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrated excellent troubleshooting and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to change through the lifecycle of a project
  • Demonstrated orgnizational, prioritization, communication and interpersonal skills required to achieve the goals of this position
  • Ability to communicate in English by speaking, reading and writing

Basic Functions:

  • Provide database development and management for FileMaker Pro and Microsoft SQL
  • Design, develop, service and tune FileMaker databases
  • Provide database development and management for Business Analytics software
  • Develop user friendly and intuitive applications with Business Analytics software to display reports, graphs and metrics
  • Document operational configurations, processes and procedures
  • Establish and maintain security and integrity controls
  • Address full range of programming and database problems and solve those problems with minimal supervision
  • Investigate and resolve database alerts and events, escalating issues as appropriate
  • Identify reasurements and methods for gauging database performance
  • Ensure availability of database systems
  • Create and maintain documentation and standard operating procedures in relation to database usage and management
  • Must ocassionally travel to other facilities within the district
  • Frequently required to lift or exert force of 25 to 100 pounds
  • Perform all other duties as assigned
  • All federally funded incumbents of this position must comply with time and effort reporting requirements through personnel activity reports or periodic certification, as appropriate

Minimum Salary:

  • Salary will be determined according to experience
  • Selected individuals for Dallas Independent School District positions will be placed according to compensation guidelines.  A campus-based professional employee may not assume a new position for which he/she was selected based upon the posting process until the end of the current semester, unless approved by the Executive Director - Human Capital Management.

A security check and disclosure of family relationship information is required for all positions.  No telephone calls please.


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