Associate Systems Analyst/Programmer

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Star Tribune Media Company is the upper Midwest’s largest source of news and information in producing and distributing news, information and advertising across multiple print and digital platforms, including newspaper, website, mobile, tablet and video formats.  Star Tribune has been serving the Minneapolis/Saint Paul market for 145 years and is now the 8th largest Sunday and 13th largest daily circulation newspaper in the U.S.  It attracts 6 million unique monthly visitors to and posted 24 straight months of Newspaper circulation growth.  The company was recognized in 2011 by Adweek Magazine as America’s “Hottest Regional Newspaper”.

Job Description

Works closely with all departments in support of current enterprise, in-house developed applications, and reporting tools that provide information and functionality for on-going business operations.


Translates requirements into physical design specifications for major systems.  Revises and updates programs and documentation as required and provides necessary documentation for the end-user.  Participates in the full systems development life cycle on small to mid-sized projects.  Will work closely with other lead system analyst/programmers.


  • Experience and understanding Microsoft.Net Framework 3.5 with Visual Basic programming language (C# will qualify as a substitute as well).


  • Understanding and adherence to application development methods and standards (includes knowledge of related tools and techniques).


  • Understanding of database access programming and trade-offs necessary for performance considerations.


  • Understands/employs human factors techniques in the design of front-end applications using CUI/GUI development tools.


  • Ability to learn tools and technology quickly and effectively.


  • Effective presentation and communication skills at multiple levels of the organization.


  • Works independently and carries responsibility for successful completion of requested initiatives.


  • Experience participating in technical deliverables and milestone reviews.


  • BA in Computer Science or related technology program or about to graduate from a 4 year program.


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