Summary: The Senior Programmer Analyst, reporting to the Director of Administrative Applications, is responsible for coordinating the successful launch and implementation of projects for the University by analyzing requests, developing solutions and enforcing Best Practice processes during the scope of each project. The position is to take on a lead/senior role on a variety of projects such as business process improvements, management of workshop offerings, analysis of complex requests from college community and identifying resolutions to such problems. In addition, the position will maintain the University's system of record (Colleague) and any associated Administrative Applications systems.
Department: Information Technology (OIT)
Education/Experience: Bachelors degree plus 5 years application development programming with proficiency in Unidata/Universe RDBMS and the associated programming language or equivalent combination of education and experience.Valid driver license with good driving record: must be insurable.
Knowledge/Skills/Ability: Excellent skills in programming, research methods, program and project analysis, problem definition and identification, problem isolation, and effective resolutionsExcellent customer service, training, communication, and documentation skillsDemonstrable expertise in Colleague, Envision Tool Kit, Colleague Studio, and associated software product offeringsExcellent knowledge of relational database best practices, modeling, and design principlesSQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) is a plusProven ability to work effectively as a part of a team as well as independently with minimal supervisionAbility to interact effectively with members of the Colleges administrative communityExperience with Unidata and Unibasic required, and Unix preferredExperience with any of the following is preferred: ASP.NET, data storage, data backup, Informer Reporting, Ellucian Portal, DataOrchestrator ODS, Unidata updates and upgrades, Ellucian patch upload, integration of LDAP, or BlackBoardAbility to identify and recommend new processes or best practices for the purpose of streamlining business processesAbility to see the big picture of causes and effects in system developmentMust have ability to work over-time and be on call 24/7 in a fast paced environmentGeneral web application experience preferred
Physical Requirements: Medium work: exerting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Keyboarding, standing and/or sitting, walking, talking and hearing. Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as viewing a computer terminal. Subject to both environmental conditions, activities occur inside and outside.
Essential Functions: Improve business processes and tactfully challenge status-quo to better serve the universitys vision, mission, and valuesProactively work with the universitys internal and external customers to identify their system needs, project requirements, and design appropriate programs to suffice those needs within the planned time-frameServe as an IT liaison to departmental staff and facultyAccountable for the several phases of software development life-cycle, develop project plans for both programming and implementation, and adhere to Project Management best practicesDevelop global implementation and high level plans for the selected projectsConduct organizational needs assessments through interview and analysis; Prepare detailed written reports and recommendationsPerform application/functional needs analysisPlanning, communication and customer service skillsAssist customers in problem resolution and provide technical consulting and training as neededEnsure effective testing, system documentation, and implementation of programsAssist with coordinating testing functions related to vendor software releases and document customizationsResponsible for the infrastructure for Ellucian Colleague environmentPerform routine maintenance as needed to include managing security class definition and assignment for system accessSupport WebAdvisor registry and related LDAP integration
Reports To: Director, Administrative Applications
Work Location: Greenspring (00)
Position Category: Staff
Position Type: Full-Time (2080 hours, 500500)
Open Until Filled: Yes
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Stevenson University is the third-largest independent university in Maryland. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University serves than 3,400 students pursuing undergraduate, master's, and adult accelerated degrees at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills. Stevenson is recognized as a national leader in career education with a distinctive process called Career ArchitectureSM, whereby st...udents align their career goals with their personal interests and values. U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges has singled out Stevenson as an innovator in higher education and as one of the most affordable independent universities in the nation.