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.
Bachelor's 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.
Excellent skills in programming, research methods, program and project analysis, problem definition and identification, problem isolation, and effective resolutions
Excellent customer service, training, communication, and documentation skills
Demonstrable expertise in Colleague, Envision Tool Kit, Colleague Studio, and associated software product offerings
Excellent knowledge of relational database best practices, modeling, and design principles
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) is a plus
Proven ability to work effectively as a part of a team as well as independently with minimal supervision
Ability to interact effectively with members of the College's administrative community
Experience with Unidata and Unibasic required, and Unix preferred
Experience 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 BlackBoard
Ability to identify and recommend new processes or best practices for the purpose of streamlining business processes
Ability to see the big picture of causes and effects in system development
Must have ability to work over-time and be on call 24/7 in a fast paced environment
General web application experience preferred
Improve business processes and tactfully challenge status-quo to better serve the university's vision, mission, and values
Proactively work with the university's internal and external customers to identify their system needs, project requirements, and design appropriate programs to suffice those needs within the planned time-frame
Serve as an IT liaison to departmental staff and faculty
Accountable for the several phases of software development life-cycle, develop project plans for both programming and implementation, and adhere to Project Management best practices
Develop global implementation and high level plans for the selected projects
Conduct organizational needs assessments through interview and analysis; Prepare detailed written reports and recommendations
Perform application/functional needs analysis
Planning, communication and customer service skills
Assist customers in problem resolution and provide technical consulting and training as needed
Ensure effective testing, system documentation, and implementation of programs
Assist with coordinating testing functions related to vendor software releases and document customizations
Responsible for the infrastructure for Ellucian Colleague environment
Perform routine maintenance as needed to include managing security class definition and assignment for system access
Support WebAdvisor registry and related LDAP integration
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.
The U...niversity imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by entering graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.