Fort Bend County

Senior Programmer/Analyst - Information Technology

Job Locations US-TX-Richmond
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/9/2023 1:18 PM)
Job Code
# of Openings
Min Start Salary
USD $80,912.00/Yr.
Information Technology
Max Start Salary
USD $101,129.60/Yr.


Located just southwest of the City of Houston, Fort Bend has a long history, which began when a small log fort was built on the banks of the Brazos River to help protect the settlers moving onto Stephen F. Austin's original Mexican land grants.  Today, Fort Bend is one of the fastest growing counties in Texas and most diverse counties in the United States with a current population exceeding 800,000.  Live Here/Work Here!     



Responsible for all aspects of application design, development, and implementation.  Analyzes customer needs and determines impact and feasibility of computerizing procedures and processes.  Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.



  • Conducts research, analysis and evaluation to determine project feasibility. 
  • Works with Programming Supervisor to develop project cost and benefits estimates to establish project worth and resource requirements. 
  • Evaluates customer requirements, determines solutions, and makes recommendations to customers. 
  • Designs and develops new computer applications, and maintains and modifies existing applications to meet customer needs. 
  • Determines specifications, then plans, designs and develops highly complex and critical software solutions, utilizing the appropriate, established software engineering processes. 
  • Utilizes a variety of platforms and utilities in order to deliver applications. 
  • Tests applications and recommends and/or implements modifications as applicable. 
  • Develops enterprise level custom integration solutions between multiple applications by developing programming solutions and/or by utilizing complex middleware products. 
  • Develops custom interface solutions to provide extracted data and electronic data interchange between local and/or external entities. 
  • Develops a working knowledge of assigned vendor application development environments to adequately apply and support any patches, upgrades, customizations, etc. 
  • Applies vendor application patches and upgrades, establishes regression testing, coordinates with relevant parties and communicates with vendor to ensure highest level of integrity. 
  • Develops component and data architecture design, and performance monitoring standards. 
  • Develops custom reports, as required, to provide necessary reports not provided by baseline vendor applications. 
  • Utilize vendor development/reporting environment or department standardized reporting tool. 
  • Analyzes and resolves complex application support problems. 
  • Recreates problems to identify areas of concern and plans the full range of actions necessary to formulate a solution. 
  • Resolves the problem either programmatically or by talking the customer through a viable process change, whichever is appropriate, to accomplish the desired results. 
  • Creates and maintains program documentation, operations and run documentation, customer documentation, and online help for supported applications. 
  • Plans, prepares, and implements data conversions as needed, based on new application implementation or changing county, state, or federal regulations. 
  • Provides analysis and programming effort for data cleansing and extraction of data. 
  • Supports multiple computer applications and acts as primary contact for customer questions, problems, and requests for change. 
  • Provides backup support for multiple applications and is responsible for all problem resolution and/or modifications when primary support person is unavailable. 
  • Develops and implements priorities for self and team members during application development, modifications, or problem resolution. 
  • Prepares reports and project charts as required for own and team activities, meetings, projects in progress and/or completed. 
  • Coordinates activities and reviews/tests work of team members during application development, implementation, modification, or problem resolutions, recommending modifications as necessary and ensuring that the customer’s requirements are satisfied. 
  • Ensures that department standards and data integrity are maintained during application development, implementation, modification, or problem resolution. 
  • Participates in training of customers and IT personnel for new and revised applications, or other software as needed. 
  • Provides demos of supported systems and/or other software for customers and IT personnel. 
  • Participates in evaluating the effectiveness of proposed vendor software products. 
  • Participates in developing programming and development standards and procedures based on long-term IT organization strategy.  Researches and maintains knowledge in emerging technologies, applicable to the organization environment. 
  • On-call 24/7 for all supported applications. 
  • Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or related field preferred.  (High School Diploma/GED and four years of relevant professional experience in addition to five years required experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.) 
  • Five years of relevant programming experience, including one year of management, supervisory or team lead experience.  Experience in computer programming and systems design.  
  • Thorough knowledge of programming and development standards and procedures as well as programming architectures. 
  • Thorough knowledge of state-of-the-art programming languages and object-oriented approaches to designing, coding, testing and debugging programs. 
  • Thorough knowledge of integration methodologies. 
  • Proficient skill in translating highly complex concepts for peers and customers. 
  • Ability to design, debug and maintain complex code, modules or applications. 
  • Ability to complete work within specified project time schedules.  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees, employees in other departments, and elected officials. 
  • Excellent verbal communication, written communication and organization skills required. 
  • Requires successful CJIS background check prior to hire date.

SALARY RANGE: $80,912.00 - $101,129.60 annually based on qualifications

CLOSING DATE:  Upon filling position


To be considered for employment, all interested candidates must complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at



All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.


Fort Bend County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy status (including childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected military and veteran status, political affiliation or beliefs, or any other classification protected by state, federal  and local  laws, unless  such classification is a bona fide occupational qualification.


For more information on Fort Bend County's Title VI / Nondiscrimination Statement, visit


Fort Bend County is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. FBC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state and local laws regarding disability discrimination and accommodation.



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