* 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/
HOW TO APPLY:
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
- 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.
Legal Notices and Important Information
Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)
Note: Criminal Background Check – The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applications should relate to the duties of the job.
UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.
In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available here. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.
Transcripts will be required upon hire.