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Senior Application Developer / Analyst

University at Albany   Albany, NY   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on May 3, 2024
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Senior Application 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 17,000 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 seeks applicants for a Senior Application Developer/Analyst. The successful candidate serves as a subject matter expert in managing, developing, and supporting enterprise applications, including PeopleSoft, the University's ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning). They are responsible for designing, configuring, and maintaining systems and solutions by creating, enhancing, and optimizing capabilities across a wide range of applications and systems. The Senior Application Developer/Analyst will play a critical role in the University's process to identify and implement a new ERP strategy focused on improving the student experience.

The Senior Application Developer/Analyst has excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to cultivate relationships with constituents from front-line staff to campus leadership. They enjoy solving complex problems, identifying creative solutions, and interacting with stakeholders to turn business requirements into technical specifications. The Senior Application Developer/Analyst is expected to work under limited supervision and within a team environment.

Primary Responsibilities:
Programming and Development:

  • 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 University.
  • Build customizations and configurations that ensure propagation to upgraded environments.
  • Review of existing system and software design and code; make recommendations for developing and integrating new requirements and improving system, code, and maintenance.
  • Apply and observe configuration management practices and established development standards.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Gather customer requirements and build solutions using new and/or existing technology/application systems.
  • Work as a team member in the development, analysis, and support of enterprise applications including PeopleSoft Campus Solutions.
  • Work closely with various technical and functional departments in implementing recommendations and/or negotiating proposed solutions.

Projects and Operational Activities:

  • Work on items within a defined queue of requests, incidents, problems, and projects for assigned service areas.
  • Provide day-to-day applications operational support, including quality assurance activities and necessary documentation for tasks performed.
  • Monitor enterprise applications, apply appropriate triage skills to application failures, and take appropriate action to maintain service availability.
  • Actively participate, as needed, in ITS projects.
  • Be available to provide scheduled support and consultation outside normal business hours, including occasional evenings, holidays, or weekends, within reasonable professional obligation and expectation.

Requirements:
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 three years of development experience in large relational database systems such as PeopleSoft, Banner, or another ERP environment.
  • At least one year of demonstrated programming experience in application development with one or more of the following: Java, JavaScript, PERL, PHP, Python, or ERP development tools.
  • Experience effectively translating functional business requirements into relevant technical specifications.
  • Experience conducting technical design walk-throughs and peer reviews.
  • Experience in organizing work, prioritizing tasks, and managing multiple and changing priorities independently.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to develop inclusive and equitable relationships within our diverse campus community.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to support diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and belonging relative to their role.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Proficient in designing, developing, testing, debugging, and deploying user applications/solutions using PeopleSoft PeopleTools-related components.
  • Experience with analyzing and troubleshooting complex, cross-team applications and integrations.
  • Fluency in more than one programming language.
  • RESTful API (Application Programming Interface) development experience.
  • Experience working in UNIX/Linux environments.

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Grade: Senior Programmer/Analyst, SL4; $90,000-95,000.

Special Notes: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This position has the potential for telecommuting up to 50%.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml

Pursuant to NYS Labor Law 194-A, no State entity, as defined by the Law, is permitted to rely on, orally or in writing seek, request, or require in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current wage, or salary history as a condition to be interviewed, or as a condition of continuing to be considered for an offer of employment, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation, and for the purpose of verifying information, may such requests be made. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY IS AN EO/AA/IRCA/ADA EMPLOYER

Please apply online via https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=174480

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 3 professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers

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

Closing date for receipt of applications: This position will remain open until it is filled.

Senior Application 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 17,000 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 seeks applicants for a Senior Application Developer/Analyst. The successful candidate serves as a subject matter expert in managing, developing, and supporting enterprise applications, including PeopleSoft, the University's ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning). They are responsible for designing, configuring, and maintaining systems and solutions by creating, enhancing, and optimizing capabilities across a wide range of applications and systems. The Senior Application Developer/Analyst will play a critical role in the University's process to identify and implement a new ERP strategy focused on improving the student experience.

The Senior Application Developer/Analyst has excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to cultivate relationships with constituents from front-line staff to campus leadership. They enjoy solving complex problems, identifying creative solutions, and interacting with stakeholders to turn business requirements into technical specifications. The Senior Application Developer/Analyst is expected to work under limited supervision and within a team environment.

Primary Responsibilities:
Programming and Development:

  • 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 University.
  • Build customizations and configurations that ensure propagation to upgraded environments.
  • Review of existing system and software design and code; make recommendations for developing and integrating new requirements and improving system, code, and maintenance.
  • Apply and observe configuration management practices and established development standards.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Gather customer requirements and build solutions using new and/or existing technology/application systems.
  • Work as a team member in the development, analysis, and support of enterprise applications including PeopleSoft Campus Solutions.
  • Work closely with various technical and functional departments in implementing recommendations and/or negotiating proposed solutions.

Projects and Operational Activities:

  • Work on items within a defined queue of requests, incidents, problems, and projects for assigned service areas.
  • Provide day-to-day applications operational support, including quality assurance activities and necessary documentation for tasks performed.
  • Monitor enterprise applications, apply appropriate triage skills to application failures, and take appropriate action to maintain service availability.
  • Actively participate, as needed, in ITS projects.
  • Be available to provide scheduled support and consultation outside normal business hours, including occasional evenings, holidays, or weekends, within reasonable professional obligation and expectation.

Requirements:
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 three years of development experience in large relational database systems such as PeopleSoft, Banner, or another ERP environment.
  • At least one year of demonstrated programming experience in application development with one or more of the following: Java, JavaScript, PERL, PHP, Python, or ERP development tools.
  • Experience effectively translating functional business requirements into relevant technical specifications.
  • Experience conducting technical design walk-throughs and peer reviews.
  • Experience in organizing work, prioritizing tasks, and managing multiple and changing priorities independently.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to develop inclusive and equitable relationships within our diverse campus community.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to support diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and belonging relative to their role.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Proficient in designing, developing, testing, debugging, and deploying user applications/solutions using PeopleSoft PeopleTools-related components.
  • Experience with analyzing and troubleshooting complex, cross-team applications and integrations.
  • Fluency in more than one programming language.
  • RESTful API (Application Programming Interface) development experience.
  • Experience working in UNIX/Linux environments.

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Grade: Senior Programmer/Analyst, SL4; $90,000-95,000.

Special Notes: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This position has the potential for telecommuting up to 50%.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml

Pursuant to NYS Labor Law 194-A, no State entity, as defined by the Law, is permitted to rely on, orally or in writing seek, request, or require in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current wage, or salary history as a condition to be interviewed, or as a condition of continuing to be considered for an offer of employment, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation, and for the purpose of verifying information, may such requests be made. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY IS AN EO/AA/IRCA/ADA EMPLOYER

Please apply online via https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=174480

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 3 professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers

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

Closing date for receipt of applications: This position will remain open until it is filled.