University at Albany — Applications Developer Analyst

About University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:
The Applications Programmer Analyst in Information Technology Services (ITS) is responsible for employing technical and functional skills and experience to ensure the reliability, availability and maintainability of one or more enterprise applications including PeopleSoft, the University’s ERP. The Applications Programmer Analyst is involved with the design, build/configuration, and operational maintenance of systems in this portfolio. The successful candidate acts as a subject matter lead for the systems, solutions and related services used at UAlbany. The position reports to the Associate Director of Academic Administrative Services.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work on items within a defined queue of requests, incidents, and problems for assigned service areas
  • Work as a team member in the development, analysis, and support of enterprise applications including PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
  • Use customer requirements and build solutions using new and/or existing technology/application systems in the process
  • Actively collaborate with Senior Application Developer Analysts and Architects to develop solutions to complex problems including solutions that may require integration between disparate systems running on a variety of technical platforms
  • Design, develop, configure, test, maintain, and document solutions created for the application
  • Collaborate with Senior Application Developer Analysts to build customizations and configurations that ensure propagation to upgraded environments
  • Work closely with various technical and functional departments in implementing proposed solutions
  • Provide day-to-day applications operational support including performing quality assurance activities and completing all necessary documentation for tasks performed
  • Monitor enterprise applications, troubleshoot application incidents, and work closely with team members and technical departments to maintain service availability
  • Continually improve personal knowledge and skills relevant to current enterprise applications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education (DOE) or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • At least one year of development experience with SQL, plus one or more of the following languages: PeopleCode, Java, JavaScript, Perl, or PHP
  • Demonstrated experience in writing, reviewing and executing SQL statements with relational databases
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in higher education with the installation, operation, and integration of academic administrative applications
  • Ability to formulate programming code in multiple programming languages
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot complex, cross-team applications and integrations
  • Experience working in UNIX/Linux environment Experience developing in PeopleSoft, Banner, or any ERP environment

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Lead Programmer/Analyst, SL-3

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Application Instructions:
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • List of references

Note: After submitting your resume, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

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