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At USC Auxiliary Services, our mission is to create the best USC experience for our students, faculty, staff, visitors and community members, as we provide services across our six business units (Hospitality, Housing, Transportation, Bookstores, Radisson Hotel and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum). Auxiliary Services works diligently to welcome all visitors into the Trojan family and we are driven to succeed by our commitment to USC’s core values. Our team is comprised of some of the very best people in our industries, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, who come together to provide the best products and best service for all Trojans.

Programmer Analyst III

USC Auxiliary Services - Central IT Los Angeles, California

USC Auxiliary Services, one of the largest divisions at The University of Southern California, is focused on making a difference for over 65,000 students, athletes, faculty, staff, and guests who visit our campuses each day. Through our innovative services, our six central business units (USC Bookstores, USC Hospitality, USC Housing, USC Transportation, the Radisson Hotel and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena) collectively create the best USC experience for future leaders, scientists, filmmakers, engineers, and doctors alike. Auxiliary Services works tirelessly to welcome all visitors into the Trojan family and we are driven to succeed by our commitment to USC’s core values.

USC Auxiliary Services is focused on applying and maintaining new technologies that change how our Trojans work, learn, and go about their day-to-day lives. Information Technology keeps our business units on both campuses secure and on the cutting edge of technology. The team provides server and operations management, IT governance and project management services, business unit and enterprise web development services, and technical support. Whenever a staff member is in need, Central IT is here to help and tackle new problems with innovative solutions. 

We are seeking a Programmer Analyst III to join our rapidly growing team.

The Opportunity:

As a Programmer Analyst III, you will be in the forefront of the design, coding, and installation of all of our software applications. You will join a team of knowledgeable, dedicated professionals who are intent on making University technology cutting-edge and effective. You will help us to develop and test new programs that meet the changing needs of our business units, as well as analyzing and refining our current applications. First and foremost, our team is here to ensure that our business units can operate successfully, and we take pride in providing exceptional customer service and state-of-the-art applications to help them do so.

The Accountabilities:

  • Design, code, test, debug, install, document, and maintain moderately complex software applications.

  • Interact with users to determine their software application objectives, scope, and requirements.

  • Produce the required analysis and application design, either individually or by actively participating in development process. Produce design specification documents.

  • Translate design specifications into programming languages.

  • Develop test data and routines required to test and revise application(s). Ensure application(s) is thoroughly tested before release. Write reports of test results.

  • Detect, define, and debug programs whenever problems are reported or encountered.

  • Prepare developer and end-user documentation for other programmers and users in accordance with internal and external standards.

  • Train users and programmers as required.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The Qualifiers:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Experience: 3 years.

  • Expertise:

    • Sound knowledge of programming and documentation procedures, programming methods, program flow charts, and operator instructions.

    • Competent to work independently on complex programming activities.

    • Experience with Media Queries/Responsive Web Development, Git, and Object Oriented Programming.

    • Familiarity with Wordpress, WP Query, and hooks and filters.

    • Comfortable creating Wordpress theme from mockup.

    • Experience consuming RESTful api’s.

    • Experience with PHP/Javascript/HTML and CSS (LESS or SASS experience preferred).

    • Excellent SQL/MySQL knowledge.

    • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated customer service skills.

What We Prefer:

  • 5 years of experience.

  • Ability to oversee student, temporary, and/or resource workers.

The Trojan Family Rewards:

We pride ourselves in creating the BESTUSCEXPERIENCE, and that begins with our employees! We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs that support our staff and their families including:

  • Benefits: dental and vision plans, tuition assistance for our employees and their families, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, 2:1 retirement plan contributions, child care centers and up to $50,000 housing subsidy. And because we are a qualifying public service organization, you may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) for educational loans. Don’t believe us? Visit benefits.usc.edu.

  • Perks: discounts to USC sporting events, USC Bookstores, wireless plans, travel, accommodations, and local entertainment. 

  • Career Growth: We are the largest private employer in Los Angeles offering tremendous development opportunities in multiple fields and industries. The Trojan Network connects current and previous members of the Trojan family to create an endless professional network.

This support advocates work-life balance and employee well-being. As members of the Trojan family, employees are connected by the traditions and history that make us proud to be Trojans!

As an equal opportunity employer, USC values and promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The work culture thrives on mutual respect, trust, and synergy amongst all of its members.

USC has great minds that transform the world with their talents and research. Will you be one? Join us!

FIGHT ON!


Bachelor’s degree Combined work experience and education as equivalent
Minimum Experience

3 years Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
Minimum Field of Expertise

Sound knowledge of programming and documentation procedures, programming methods, program flow charts and operator instructions. Knowledge of one or more appropriate computer languages. Competent to work independently on complex programming activities.


REQ20040107 Posted Date: 02/23/2017

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