Los Angeles Community College District

Team Leader, Applications Development and Programming (#1090)

$63.58-$78.77 hourly / $11,020.53-$13,652.50 monthly / $132,246.36-$163,830.00 annual


Coordinates, supervises, and reviews systems analysis, design, and programming work of an assigned team on assigned projects in areas such as business management, accounting, payroll, personnel, budgetary, and educational systems; personally performs the most difficult systems analysis and solution design of the unit.

Typical Duties

Supervises an assigned team of programming staff engaged in analyzing, designing, coding, implementing, maintaining, and modifying information technology systems and applications.

Plans, organizes, schedules, and assigns analysis, design, and programming projects in accordance with project priorities and deadlines.

Reviews work in progress to assure completeness, accuracy, capability among subsystems, and adherence to established project plans and requirements.

Confers with management to define the scope of business problems and to determine the feasibility of using information systems services and resources in their resolution.

Advises management of the overall cost, efficiency considerations, operating advantages and disadvantages, and material and personnel resources associated with the conversion of a specific work function to a computer-based system.

Formulates overall system plans and specifications detailing workflow, manpower distribution, information sources, machine runs, documentation systems, and management controls and reports.

Consults with database, software systems, and operation specialists to identify and resolve unique problems and to assure the integration among systems.

Assists in defining project scopes; gathers estimates for activities and tasks and updates the project plan accordingly.

Defines highly complex technical requirements for ongoing systems maintenance and future functionality to meet District requirements and improve system efficiency.

Communicates with users as necessary to respond to requests for assistance or to explain proper use of highly complex programs.

Provides on-the-job training to assigned staff in systems analysis, systems design, and programming.

Develops training programs for users of information systems and equipment.

Performs the more difficult systems analysis and solution design of the team.

Prepares and maintains program documentation.

Responsible for leading projects or collaborating with the Projects Management Office.

Follow software development lifecycle (SDLC) processes in executing application development projects.

Monitors the maintenance, correction, and improvement of systems and programs.

Ensures data security under the guidelines of District policies and regulations.

Participates in the selection of computer-related hardware, software, and commercial applications programs and services.

Maintains effective and cooperative working relationships with administrators, staff, project consultants, and vendors

Performs related duties as assigned. 

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Team Leader, Applications Development and Programming is responsible for supervising the work of an assigned team of programming staff, provides liaison with operating units affected by studies, and personally performs the most difficult systems analysis, design, and programming work of the team.

A Systems and Programming Manager is responsible for managing the work of project teams engaged in systems analysis, design, programming development, integration, documentation, testing, and training.

A Senior Applications Developer/Programmer performs systems analysis, design, and programming duties involving highly complex computer applications and programs; provides technical direction to programming staff on a project-by-project basis.


General supervision is received from the Systems and Programming Manager. General supervision is exercised over assigned programming staff.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Concepts and techniques of project management including project control, planning, estimating, resource management, and quality assurance

Foundational principles of ITIL

Highly complex computer programming principles and techniques

Programming languages such as C, C++, C#, .NET, Visual Basic, Java, COBOL, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), PeopleCode, PHP, PL/SQL, Python, etc.

Script languages such as Vbscript, Javascript, Jscript, PERL, PowerShell, Python, etc.

Reporting tools such as MS Access, Crystal Reports, and other analytics and business intelligence tools

Database systems such as Rdb, Oracle, Access, SQL Server, MtSQL, etc.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems such as SAP, Peoplesoft, Oracle, etc.

Capabilities of computer, application, database, and web servers, and other equipment

Web page design and development using tools such as SAP portals, .ASP, Dreamweaver, Visual Studio, etc.

Principles and techniques of highly complex systems analysis, design, and testing

Principles of the Software Development Lifecyle (SDLC)

Concepts and techniques of project management including project control, planning, estimating, resource management, and quality assurance

Principles of program documentation

Principles of reports, forms, and screen design techniques

Information technology concepts and capabilities

New trends in the field of information technology

Principles, procedures, and methods used in data acquisition, storage, structuring, and retrieval

Business procedures and methods

Accessible technologies and universal design principles

Principles of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Principles of Cloud Computing

Principles and practices of business and public administration

Principles of supervision and training

English usage, punctuation, and spelling

Ability to:

Supervise an assigned team of technical staff engaged in the study, design, analysis, and implementation of complex information systems and applications

Conduct surveys and feasibility studies

Analyze highly complex problems in information systems

Write and code highly difficult and complex programs

Develop test data and analyze problems in highly complex programs

Adapt business methods and procedures to information technology

Fully utilize the commands, functions, and operations commonly used in mainframe, server-based, client-based, and other related software

Prepare clear and logical system designs

Estimates needs for staff and maintain work schedules

Work effectively and cooperatively with District administrators, staff, project consultants, and vendors

Consistently use and promote professional standards and practices related to assignments

Maintain a focus on details, quality, and precision in the performance of duties

Actively contribute to a culture of constructive collaboration and innovation with colleagues

Build rapport with clients and maintain a professional demeanor while handling complex user issues

Maintain high levels of customer service and satisfaction

Maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials

Meet project schedules and deadlines

Provide technical assistance to users and staff members with lower-level technical skills

Makes presentations on information technology topics

Communicate highly complex technical concepts both orally and in writing

Write clear and comprehensive reports, program documentation, and instructions

Respond to highly complex programming needs/problems accurately and take appropriate action

Train and evaluate the work of assigned staff

Learn and apply new concepts in information technology

Learn the characteristics of new systems and update skills to adapt to changing technology

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university preferably with a major in computer information systems, management information systems, computer science, computer engineering or a related field AND four years of recent, full-time, paid experience in business applications analysis, design, and programming for medium or large scale, multi-programmed computers. One year of the required experience must have been in a supervisory or project leader capacity. Experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is desirable.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 1090; EST: ; REV: 10/21/2020;