Employment Opportunities at AQHA

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In addition to the positions listed below we also have several entry level positions open in a variety of departments.  These positions range from data entry and customer service to administrative functions.  Please fill out an online application here and AQHA will contact you if we are able to find you a good fit.  These jobs are all located at AQHA's international headquarters in Amarillo, Texas and may require several appointments. 

In the meantime, be sure to check out the rest of the website to learn more about The American Quarter Horse Association.

 

MANAGER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS

AQHA is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the Manager of Information Technology Projects position with the American Quarter Horse Association. The candidate will work out of the International headquarters located in Amarillo, Texas.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Manager of Information Technology Projects is responsible for planning, executing, and finalizing projects according to AQHA’s needs and budget. The position will be responsible for acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of the team to deliver projects according to plan.  He or she will also define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.  The Project Manager helps translate business requirements into technology requirements for inclusion in contracts and/or statements of work (SOW).

JOB DUTIES:

  • Create, maintain, and execute project plans to meet changing needs and requirements.

  • Effectively applies our methodology and enforces project standards.

  • Prepares for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures.

  • Minimizes our exposure and risk on project.

  • Ensures project documents are complete and current.

  • Tracks and reports team hours and expenses on a weekly basis.

  • Maintains awareness of new and emerging technologies and the potential application on client engagements.

  • Sets and manages client expectations.

  • Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.

  • Builds a knowledge base of AQHA’s business, organization and objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a four-year degree (MIS or Technical degree preferred).

  • Have demonstrated corporate project management experience.

  • PMP certification is preferred.

  • Candidates must have excellent organization, communication, Project Management, negotiation and problem solving skills, and a proven understanding of corporate business needs.

  • The role requires both deep project management experience and broad technology knowledge with the ability to facilitate the architecting of solutions by mapping common customer business problems to reusable end-to-end technology solutions.

  • Have demonstrated the ability to engage in senior level business and technology decision maker discussions related to agility, business value, and end to end technology projects.

  • Experience using Agile methodology, and an understanding of software development and quality assurance methodologies.

 

Interested candidates should send your resume and cover letter to jobs@aqha.org

 

PROGRAMMER/ANALYST

AQHA is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the Programmer/Analyst position with the American Quarter Horse Association. The candidate will work out of the International headquarters located in Amarillo, Texas.

POSITION SUMMARY

Provide AQHA software development skills to both create and maintain existing systems primarily for C#/.Net, but can include other technologies.  Develop software across the full stack, including architecture and design.  Work with other teams to understand end-user requirements, formulate use cases, and then translate that into pragmatic and effective technical solutions.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Identify opportunities where software can improve efficiency of business processes

  • Design, code, unit test, debug, document and support software applications.

  • Formulate and define application scope and objectives

  • Define and implement unit tests as systems are developed

  • Prepare specifications from which programs will be written, coded, and tested

  • Monitor and report to management on the status of project efforts, anticipating/identifying issues that inhibit the attainment of project goals and implementing corrective actions

  • Troubleshooting software application issues

  • Assist network administrator with application installation and testing

  • Assist in managing relationships for 3rd party application development and programming consultants

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to independently work through tough problems without clear solutions

  • Proficient in current technology, tools, and software

  • Proven experience in improving production applications. 

  • Solid understanding of OO concepts, design decisions, and coding for robustness

  • Proven experience in modern web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)

  • Proficient with standard IT development techniques and methods such as prototyping, continuous-integration, and Agile/SCRUM

  • Project management skills with the ability to provide leadership to a team in organizing, planning, and executing projects from vision through implementation

  • Ability to quickly digest new technologies, patterns, and techniques and rapidly turn them into production-worthy applications

  • Understanding of development best-practices and ability to recognize and follow established design patterns

  • Ability to provide direction and mentoring to junior team members in a productive manner

  • 3 years of experience in C#/.Net or similar programming technologies in a modern environment. 

Interested candidates should send your resume and cover letter to jobs@aqha.org

 

 

Internships

Looking for an AQHA internship? We have paid internship opportunities each semester in Amarillo.

Online Application

If you'd like to submit an online employment application, AQHA will retain it for 90 days and will contact you if we find a job for which you are suited and wish to apply.