University at Albany — Senior Applications Developer Analyst (3 positions)

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:
Information Technology Services (ITS) at the University at Albany is seeking applications for three Senior Applications Developer Analyst openings. The position will report to an Associate Director managing IT services and systems in support of the University’s administrative functions.  The successful candidate(s) will act as a subject matter lead for the systems, solutions and related services used at UAlbany.  This position 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 Senior Applications Developer Analyst is involved with the design, build/configuration, and operational maintenance of systems in this portfolio.

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
  • Gather customer requirements and build solutions using new and/or existing technology/application systems in the process
  • Develop unique approaches to complicated problems and create solutions that may require the integration of disparate systems running on a variety of technical platforms
  • Design, develop, test, maintain and document solutions created for the application
  • Build customizations and configurations that ensure propagation to upgraded environments
  • Work closely with various technical and functional departments in implementing recommendations and/or negotiating 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, apply appropriate triage skills to application failures and take appropriate action 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 five years of development experience in PeopleSoft, Banner, or any ERP environment
  • Demonstrated programming experience in application development with one or more of the following areas: PeopleTools development tools (PeopleCode, Application Engine, SQR), Banner development tools, Java, PERL, PHP
  • Demonstrated experience in writing and reviewing/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 with academic administrative applications within scope or similar applications
  • Ability to formulate programming code in more than one programming language
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot complex, cross-team applications and integrations
  • Experience working in UNIX/Linux environment

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Senior Programmer/Analyst, SL-4

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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.).

This search will remain open until filled.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.