2016-2017 Systems Development Manager

Location: FirstLine Network


FirstLine Schools: Systems Development Manager

Creating and inspiring great open admissions public schools in New Orleans

About FirstLine Schools

In 1998, FirstLine Schools started the first charter school in New Orleans.  FirstLine now operates four K-8th grade schools and a high school.  Our mission is to create and inspire great open admissions public schools in New Orleans. We do this by:

Our faculty is a diverse and talented group dedicated to our students’ success and to their own growth as teachers.  Our schools are led by leaders who hold themselves accountable for student achievement and teacher development.

Position Summary

The Systems Development Manager is a key part of the Data team at FirstLine Schools. Reporting to the Director of Information Systems, the Systems Development Manager will support the design, development and deployment of reports, business processes to streamline workflows, and analyses to help inform strategic decision making across the organization. The Systems Development Manager will provide support to select operational and academic information systems across the organization. The Systems Development Manager will also provide support for key operational functions led by the information systems department including but not limited to supporting state and federal compliance reporting, grant reporting and preparation of internal management reports.

Key Responsibilities

New systems development

  • Build and maintain data warehouse and data integrations across multiple information systems.
  • Assist with overall system design, architecture and maintenance of business intelligence tool(s).
  • Support documentation of business requirements to inform solution engineering.
  • Design and build customized data reports.
  • Design and implement QA testing to ensure accuracy and usability of data reporting tools.
  • Create highly customized reports tailored to specific  audiences based on job function and reporting needs.
  • Collaborate with end users to improve design and accessibility of data reports.
  • Support comprehensive documentation of code and system architecture.

Systems Support

  • Assist with configuration, maintenance and support of select academic and operational information systems.
  • Provide seasonal assistance with training and end user support of teacher facing student information system (SchoolRunner).
  • Assist with diagnosing and troubleshooting system errors and develop and manage corrective action plans.

Operational Support

  • Run ad hoc analysis in support of program evaluation and grant reporting as needed.
  • Provide seasonal support to meet state and federal compliance reporting deadlines.
  • Consult on improving data collection and workflows to improve speed and accuracy compliance reporting.
  • Work with leads of various functional areas to engineer solutions to data storage and reporting needs.
  • Assist with new systems implementation as needed.

Other duties as assigned

Required Technical Skills

  • SQL
  • Python
  • Javascript
  • Expert in MS Excel

Preferred Technical Skills

  • d3.js
  • Database Administration
  • Code testing and quality assurance
  • Git
  • Backend Web Dev Framework (Python’s Flask)

Additional Qualifications & Characteristics: 

  • Commitment to the mission and vision of FirstLine Schools
  • Models the FirstLine values of Service, Learning, Collaboration, Results and Fun
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding schools for all students
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical background with experience managing and analyzing large volumes of data and demonstrated ability to deliver data reports utilizing aforementioned technical skills.
  • Experience working in a school setting, including  experience as a teacher preferred
  • Experience working with student information or similar systems; experience with PowerSchool and SchoolRunner a plus.
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on MS Excel.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree

How to Apply : Please apply online via: http://www.firstlineschools.org/careers 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. FirstLine Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package with a generous 403b plan. 

FirstLine Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.



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