The City of San José is creating the civic technology foundation that helps our community thrive!

As the Capital of Silicon Valley and 10th largest city in the nation, the City of San José manages a large array of services and assets. The City operates on a budget of $4.3 billion with close to 6,700 employees, all serving one million residents and businesses across 180 square miles. 

The City aspires to be as innovative as the community we serve. In that quest, the Information Technology (IT) Team makes its impact through smart uses of technology by our employees and community. IT enables vital services through business solutions, cybersecurity, productivity and collaboration tools, the City Customer Contact Center, and expert planning. Services are powered by truly great people, an expansive municipal area network, and a robust technology infrastructure environment.  

We promote a healthy work-life balance that will bring out the best in you as you improve the delivery of critical systems for the City of San José. Come join us realize San José’s Smart City Vision!

The City of San José, Information Technology Department, seeks a Senior Budgeting Systems Developer (EPTA). This senior technical lead is responsible for working with the City Manager’s Budget Office and ERP technical teams on continued deployment, configuration, and upgrades of our Hyperion Planning and Essbase, as well as ancillary budgeting, solutions to support City-wide budget planning and management. This is a hands-on position that performs the bulk of the work and at times will oversee work performed by other team members. 

Skills and responsibilities

  • Creates complex reports to support business users and management requests.
  • Troubleshoots data anomalies and discrepancies.
  • Performs system testing to ensure results meet functional specifications.
  • Collaborates with ERP teams to develop integrations.
  • Supports existing interfaces with current in-house systems.
  • Develops automation of a series of manual processes to calculate the city’s personal services costs.
  • Supports operationalization for all phases of budget development, monitoring, and adjustment.
  • Supports modification / reconfiguration of delivered functionality to meet business needs.
  • Writes complex business rules to calculate, manipulate, transform, and move data within and between cubes to achieve client goals for how data is managed and maintained.
If you are looking for an exciting opportunity that presents important challenges, want to help a City thrive through technology, and have an excellent track record of serving as a Senior Budgeting Systems Developer, this is the role for you!


  • Location:
    San Jose
  • Salary:
    , The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Enterprise Principal Technology Analyst (EPTA) classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.
  • Deadline:


Minimum qualifications

Education and Experience
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field AND five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional/ level experience in computer applications, systems, networks, or telecommunications work, of which at least two (2) years include responsibility in the development, implementation, and maintenance of electronic business systems/solutions, or application development and/or support.

Acceptable Substitution
Additional years of increasingly responsible directly related work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis up to two (2) years.  Completion of a Master's Degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required two (2) years of experience in the development, implementation, and maintenance of electronic business systems/solutions, or application development and/or support.

Employment Eligibility
Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

Preferred qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history.  Desirable competencies for these positions may include:

Job Expertise
– Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices including: 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in developing and working with the Hyperion Planning (release 11 preferably), Hyperion Essbase (ASO/BSO) applications including functional design, configuration, and Financial Reporting.
  • Experience with the Hyperion suite (Planning, Essbase, SmartView, Financial Reporting) is required. 
  • Experience in Excel VBA, c#, ASP.NET, and RDBMS is desirable.
  • Experience in implementation and budgeting in the Public Sector is a plus.
  • Experience in writing complex business rules to calculate, manipulate, transform, and move data within and between cubes to achieve client goals for how data is managed and maintained.

Project Management – Ensures support for projects and implements agency goals and strategic objectives.

– Leads by example; demonstrates high ethical standards; remains visible and approachable and interacts with others on a regular basis; promotes a cooperative work environment, allowing others to learn from mistakes; provides motivational supports and direction.

Problem Solving – Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem; collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.

Planning – Acts to align own unit's goals with the strategic direction of the organization; defines tasks and milestones to achieve objectives, while ensuring the optimal use of resources to meet those objectives.

Communication Skills – Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.