Programmer/Systems Analyst job – Denison University – United States

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Provide analysis, design, and programming support for enterprise applications including but not limited to Oracle-based Ellucian Banner ERP ( SIS , Finance, HR, Financial Aid and Advancement) and a Business Intelligence (BI) reporting environment (Cognos/Tableau).

Essential Job Functions

Analysis: Analyze and identify user needs and develop and implement effective solutions to meet user requirements. Maintain current knowledge of the features of the Banner software and Denison modifications, and evaluate user needs in relationship to the features provided in the current Denison software set to be able to recommend Banner features and identify gaps requiring other software. Identify techniques which will improve productivity for the user community

Software Development and Maintenance: Responsible for designing effective solutions that may be based on either purchased software or Denison developed software. Develop administrative applications and identify areas amenable for system enhancements; design, write, test, and document new applications and features; develop database triggers, functions, and procedures as needed, and implement purchased solutions where appropriate. Maintain software functionality: provide database maintenance; install, test, and implement vendor upgrades and patches in conjunction with the supported user community; maintain Denison modifications.

Reporting: Develop and maintain the back-end processes to support the continuous development of reports and dashboards for a Cognos reporting environment. Support products using business intelligence concepts of data models (Ellucian’s ODS ), enhanced query capabilities, dash boards, and performance metrics.

Troubleshooting: Troubleshoot user issues with Banner and other related enterprise software, reconcile users’ data and processing problems and coordinate inter-office projects and data dependency issues. Resolve issues to the satisfaction of the requestor.

Performs related work as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree and two years of work related experience. Must be familiar with database concepts, SQL , and online software applications.

Experience and conceptual understanding of the project life-cycle process. Ability to handle multiple tasks under the pressure of tight deadlines; ability to work and learn independently; good communication skills; apply sound project management processes toward all tasks; display initiative and self- motivation.

Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move various objects.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Experience with higher-ed ERP solutions: (Ellucian’s Banner, Datatel or PowerCampus; PeopleSoft, or WorkDay). Two years of work related experience with SQL and PL/ SQL . Experience with IBM Cognos, Ellucian/Banner software, data warehousing, Linux, and Oracle technologies. (Individuals with deep functional Banner experience that lack the preferred technical skills will also be considered.)

Physical Demands

Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move various objects.


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Additional Information

Applicants applying by March 31, 2017, will be assured full consideration. Position open until filled.

Hired candidate must provide proof of academic degrees.

Denison University Background Check Statement

The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.

Denison University EEO Statement

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide . Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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