Texas PK-16 Public Education Information Resource (TPEIR) Programmer (Programmer IV)
Austin, TX
Texas PK-16 Public Education Information Resource (TPEIR) Programmer (Programmer IV) (00006698)


Primary Location: Texas-Austin

Work Locations: Texas Education Agency 1701 NORTH CONGRESS AVENUE Austin 78701

Job: Computer and Mathematical

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Travel: No

State Job Code: 0244

Salary Admin Plan: B

Grade: 25

Salary (Pay Basis): 5,258.66 - 8,624.25 (Monthly)

Number of Openings: 1

Overtime Status: Exempt

Job Posting: Sep 5, 2019, 4:01:43 PM

Closing Date: Ongoing


MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Texas PK-16 Public Education Information Resource (TPEIR) Programmer IV position reports to the TPEIR Unit Manager in the Research and Analysis Division. This position contributes to public reporting of Texas education and workforce data that supports measurement of student performance, career and college readiness, college success, and school improvement, providing transparency in school districts and informing policy makers. This role acts as technical team lead for TPEIR data warehouse maintenance, reporting, programming, and web development projects. Specific job responsibilities include performing requirements analysis for data loading and reporting, developing report requirement specifications and prototypes, and designing/developing reports in an iterative development environment. This individual is responsible for complex data analysis; creation of source to target mapping; and writing complex computer programs for use in analysis, data loading, creation of data extracts, and quality assurance. In addition, this role analyzes, designs and develops graphical data and reports for web publication and designs and builds sub-projects for specific reporting purposes. The position works under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative, independent judgment, creative thinking, and planning.

Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Additionally, please be sure to respond to the short answer prompts found in the supplemental questions. These responses should be added in a separate Word or PDF document in the attachments section of the application.

Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.

Performs requirements and data analysis.
Develops and implements programs for data loading and quality assurance.
Develops report requirement specifications and designs, develops, and maintains web reports.
Creates source-to-target maps (STMs) and other technical documentation.
Creates data extracts for information requests and performs quality assurance for data requests.
Analyzes, develops, and publishes website content.


Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Major coursework in data processing, computer science, business administration or a related field is preferred.

Experience: At least four (4) years of experience in performing computer programming, systems analysis, and data analysis work; using SQL, SAS, and business intelligence tools for data analysis, quality assurance, and report creation; and Crystal Reports and Microsoft Office products.

Superior attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic, iterative environment.
Prior experience with and knowledge of database and data warehousing concepts.
Knowledge of state educational data sources including PEIMS, early childhood assessment data, teacher certification, Texas higher education, and TAKS/STAAR data.
Experience with web development tools (.Net, c#, ASP, Microsoft Visual Studio).
An aptitude for designing meaningful formatted educational reports for public use.
Ability to analyze systems and procedures, to solve complex problems, and handle multiple projects.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills enabling effective communications with technical and non-technical end-users.
Self-starter who thrives in a high performing environment.
Ability to engage in a collaborative, results-oriented team environment and to maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals and professional groups across functional units.
A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve.

No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls and cannot reply to all email inquiries. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran’s preference.

Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed here.

This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.