* Deadline Extended * Senior IS Specialist ( IT Programmer )

Code: 15231 Posted: 02/01/2019

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Senior IS Specialist ( IT Programmer ).

This professional position exists within the UW-Parkside Campus Technology Services Department, and works under general supervision with objectives and priorities established by the overall work unit directives. The individual in this position will be actively involved in new development as well as maintaining/enhancing existing development related to PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, Oracle database, and other systems at UW-Parkside. The individual will work with the functional offices and other campus members in gathering requirements, analyzing business needs, development and coding, testing activities, fit-gap analysis, troubleshooting, maintenance, documentation, and other aspects of the software lifecycle all of varying complexity. This position will also need to be able to learn and adapt other third-party enterprise systems as needed by the campus. This person will do development for these systems as well as provide technical support to end users.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze business requirements for the development and enhancement of application systems, programs, and procedures:
  • Develop and code solutions of varying complexity to fit business needs.
  • Independently design, code, test, and debug programs and subroutines where specifications are not well defined or unavailable.
  • Prepare detailed design specifications, both functional and technical. Prepare and/or update documentation for the customers, programming staff, data administration, applications processing groups, and other constituents as needed.
  • Provide customer assistance and training during acceptance testing and implementation. Perform demonstrations of new and enhanced applications.
  • Coordinate system installations, upgrades, maintenance windows, and testing.
  • Develop individual project plans, including tasks to be performed, task estimates and target task completion dates.

Enhancement and support of installed production systems:

  • Acquire and maintain a working knowledge of the customer’s operational and business needs.
  • Resolve emergency problems and non-emergency system repair and bugs.
  • Provide business procedures advice and expertise regarding data and processes in newly installed and upgraded systems.
  • Assess the feasibility of project requests and determine their impact on the system.
  • Work with both functional and technical staff to assess feasibility of proposed policy/procedure changes and to establish overall project direction and definition.
  • Consult with functional and technical staff during the detailed analysis, design, development, and implementation of enhancement projects.
  • Develop logical data models for extensions to the delivered system to support the data requirements of a business need/problem. Design physical data structures to support the data and processing requirements of the system and define their relationships with the existing databases.
  • Implement customizations to the delivered system.
  • Participate in system testing after maintenance is applied to PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and other systems.
  • Gain knowledge of other enterprise software as needed and provide support for these systems.
  • Working knowledge of SQL and relational database models
  • Working knowledge of Oracle development tools – Application Designer, Integration Broker, Application Engine, PeopleCode, SQR

Project management and quality assurance:

  • Review objectives and priorities as established by the Applications Development Manager.
  • Negotiate priorities and delivery dates when scheduling conflicts arise in accordance with existing departmental project planning and management policies and processes.
  • Develop project plans that define tasks to be performed, task estimates, resource requirements, major milestones and targeted completion dates.
  • Provide project status reports to relevant functional offices, team members, and Applications Development Manager.
  • Be able to manage and work on several projects at a time ranging in complexity, scope, and from various offices.
  • Standards of Performance
  • Timeliness of meeting goals
  • Willingness to make suggestions and soundness of those suggestions
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work while being responsive to University personnel
  • Timely and effective communication of problems and opportunities. This includes the responsibility for identifying and communicating information of importance as soon as possible.
  • Integrity in dealing with faculty, staff, students, external stakeholders, vendors, and university administration
  • Punctuality, attendance, effective use of time, and willingness to work overtime when necessary
  • Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Willingness to assist with projects and other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related field
  • 4 or more years of programming experience
  • 4 or more years of business analysis experience
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications
  • CV/Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Review of Applications

First review of applicants is March 25th, 2019. Position is open until filled.


You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Jessica  Cole

Diversity Jobs Employer Member
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