Programmer (Programmer IV)

Job #: 2024-64

  • TWC Job #: 16572420
  • Opening Date: 5/06/2024
  • Travel Required: N/A
  • Monthly Salary: $8,333.34 - $8,750.00
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B26
  • Class: 0244
  • Status: Open

Programmer – Austin, Texas

The Office of the Governor is looking for a Programmer (Programmer IV) to work in the Information Services Division.

Who We Are

The Office of the Governor works to build a healthier, safer, freer, and more prosperous future for all Texans. We are located primarily within the Texas State Capitol Complex in Austin.

What You’ll Earn

The salary is $8,333.34 - $8,750.00 a month ($100,000.08 - $105,000.00 a year).

Benefits include medical insurance, sick leave, and vacation leave. Also, State of Texas employees are eligible for a defined retirement plan. Learn more:

What You’ll Do

This is a job that performs advanced (senior-level) computer programming work. Work involves the development and maintenance of various database systems and ensuring the coordination and integration of systems design in accordance with division policies, procedures, and operations. Plans, schedules, assigns, and coordinates programming projects. Effectively manages web environment design from concept to implementation, deployment, development, and all related maintenance activities. Administers efficient storage, retrieval, customization, and archiving of data to ensure integrated database systems.

  • Codes, tests, and debugs programs and prepares test data. 
  • Consults with staff members to schedule work and coordinate programming projects necessary to ensure efficient operations within online environments. 
  • Analyzes, reviews, and revises programs to increase operating efficiency or to adapt new procedures. 
  • Prepares instructions for use during production runs and assists in preparing and developing instructions or manuals to guide end users. 
  • Develops and implements specialized programs to supplement and enhance systems software. 
  • Manages, implements, and maintains software solutions and systems integration projects to enhance Internet, Intranet, and external portal communities. 
  • Develops and maintains web applications. 
  • Tracks usage of system, confers with management, and advises on the status and progress of projects and processes. 
  • Analyzes, evaluates, and makes recommendations concerning existing information technology/systems processes and the development of new procedures, standards, tools, and techniques. 
  • Designs and implements new or revised methods that effectively meet the needs of the agency. 
  • Determines operational, technical, and support requirements for the operation and maintenance of databases, text, and graphics. 
  • Designs, analyzes, and maintains database structures, and assists in developing policies and procedures designed to ensure the integrity of the database environment. 
  • Performs database monitoring, implements efficiency improvements, and assists in modifying existing databases and database management systems. 
  • May oversees and/or performs work on programming projects including those that are highly complex in nature and/or large in scale.
  • May work as a member of a team on joint software development projects, lead functional parts of said projects (testing, code review, coding specialty areas and/or peer programming), and collaborate as a co-lead or co-team member on group projects.

How You’ll Qualify                                           

Eight (8) years of professional programming/system development experience. 

Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis. Non-traditional work experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

You’re a Great Fit with

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in management information systems, computer science, data processing, programming, or a related field; and
  • Experience and knowledge in Web software development and architecture, including the following capabilities:
  •  Internet browsers and security guidelines experience 
  • MS Edge  
  • Google Chrome 
  • Mozilla Firefox 
  • Microsoft .Net Framework 
  • MS C# 
  • VS.NET- & ASP.NET- & ASP.NET environments
  • VB, legacy code with VB and Access 
  • MS SQL (or any other SQL based DB) 
  • Entity framework 
  • MVC 
  • Razor pages 

 Other Things to Know and When You Should Apply

It’s a great job for a professional who likes to work with computers and computer programming. Apply now by submitting a state of Texas application. Applications are reviewed daily.

Telework opportunities are available upon request. Reliable internet is required. Alternate work schedules and telework may be discussed with the hiring manager during the interview process.


Veterans, Reservists, or members of the Guard can compare this position to Military Occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor's Office.

How to Apply

Applications are received only through Work In Texas. The OOG requires all sections of the state application to be completed. Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application. Requests for accommodation should be made to the Human Resources office as early as possible in the application/employment process. 

Apply Online at Work in Texas

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit View a copy of the Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report.

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process

Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should email the OOG’s Reasonable Accommodation Program Manager or call 512-463-8315 in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.

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(512) 463-5873

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