Job Details

Requisition Number 20-0013
Post Date 1/28/2020
Title Sr Software Engineer/IT Business Consultant
Organization The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod
Job Grade 9
City St Louis
State MO
FT/PT Full Time

Organization Profile

The Operations Support Services Department provides services to support the mission and ministry of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod at the LCMS International Center.  These services include: Building Services, Reception and Meeting Services, Mail and Print Services, Information Technology Desktop and Infrastructure Support Services, Technology Application Services, and Overall Service Coordination.  The Technology Application Group is dedicated to the Application of Technology solutions that enable Ministry and Business functions of LCMS, Inc to operate in the most innovative and cost-effective manner possible.  The Technology Applications Group provides technical support to the major LCMS Business Application as well as many other department specific tools.  As prioritized by the LCMS Technology Steering Committee and OPS Team, provides technical expertise to approved projects.

Reporting Relationships

This position:

  • Reports to the Director, Technology Application.
  • Participates on project teams as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

Repsonsibilities include:

  • Development and maintenance of mission critical and ancillary applications, websites, and databases within departmental guidelines and standards as assigned.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems related to mission critical and ancillary applications, websites, and databases as assigned.
  • Promote interaction with client organizations to define and deliver IT application solutions including, but not limited to: business analysis, process analysis, and technical project managment within defined service levels/metrics and standards as assigned.
  • Coordination, leadership and mentoring of IT technical staff.
  • Prepare and maintain the technical portion of project plans, schedules, and estimates on assigned projects.
  • Contribute to the definition of IT project, policy, and vendor management, training and user group standards.
  • Work to continually improve the services delivered by the entire LCMS Technology Application Group.

Performance expectations:

  • Manage workload with minimal guidance from supervisor.
  • Demonstrate outstanding problem solving ability.
  • Demonstrate a strong desire to learn new things.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in business, information technology, computer science or equivalent experience.
  • Seven years IT experience preferably including some combination of experiences with business analysis, business intelligence, project managment, and vendor interaction.
  • Experience with the following is desired:
    • JSON,, CSS, jQuery
    • MEAN Stack (MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, Node.js)
    • WordPress, PHP, Apache, Nginx
    • SQL Server
    • Git, GitLab

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • Outstanding communications skills including the ability to communicate complex technical information both verbally and in writing.
  • Company-provided specialized equipment needed.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Mentor software developers
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