The Sr. Programmer Analyst is responsible for the creation, implementation, maintenance, performance, production support and documentation of various departmental and enterprise-wide application systems. This includes but is not limited to the installation, modification, and testing of new and/or upgraded applications (packages or home grown), operating systems, file structures, hardware, communication devices, and productivity tools. This position applies analysis techniques and procedures to gather and then translate business requirements into functional/technical specifications and designs. Using functional specifications and designs, The Sr. Programmer Analyst produces all or part of the deliverables. This position maintains databases and application system code. As part of the Student and Administrative Solutions (SAS) team, this position supports the Integrated Student Information System (ISIS), implementation of the financial aid system (PowerFAIDS), Astra scheduling system support, and other systems that are integrated with ISIS.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
ANALYSIS AND REQUIREMENTS GATHERING (30%):
Define moderately complex business/clinical/education problems by meeting with clients to observe and understand current processes and the issues related to those processes. Provide written documentation of findings to share with the client and other IT colleagues.
Gather moderately complex system requirements by meeting with clients and researching existing technology to understand the business requirements and possible solutions for new applications.
DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT (30%):
Develop detailed tasks and project plans by analyzing project scope and milestones for moderately complex projects in order to ensure product is delivered in a timely fashion according to software lifecycle standards.
Write functional/technical specifications by taking the provided moderately complex system requirements and putting them into functional and technical descriptions for use by programmers and business analysts to develop
Develop/change data input, files/database structures, data transformation, algorithms, and data output by using appropriate computer language/tools to provide technical solutions for moderately complex application development tasks.
Document code and associated processes by adhering to development methodologies, adding code comments and appropriate documentation to various knowledge-base system(s) to simplify code maintenance and to improve support.
TESTING AND DOCUMENTATION (30%):
Create and document moderately complex test scenarios using the appropriate testing tools to validate and verify application functionality.
Test all changes by using the appropriate moderately complex test scenarios to ensure all delivered solutions work as expected and errors are handling in a meaningful way.
Author and maintain documentation by writing audience-appropriate materials to serve as technical and/or end-user references.
IMPLEMENTATION AND MAINTENANCE (10%):
Implement changes by adhering to the change management policies and procedures for any given project to communicate to all parties the nature, significance, and risk factors of the solution.
Monitor changes and resolve moderately complex problems by responding as they occur, by reviewing all processing and output of the newly implemented solution, and by proactively ensuring the solution works successfully in order to satisfy the customer requirements and to provide a smooth transition to the new solution.
Provide support by triaging and resolving moderately complex issues to ensure prompt, effective service.
Bachelor’s degree required and three years of related work experience with computer systems and applications. Additional experience may be substituted for education and additional education may substitute for experience.
Thorough knowledge of, and demonstrable experience with, Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005 (including T-SQL, views, stored procedures, user defined functions, etc.), Visual Basic/VB.NET, Active Server Pages (ASP)/ASP.NET, COM/COM+, XML/XSL; report development experience with Crystal Reports/Crystal Enterprise or SQL Reporting Services (preferred). Experience with student information systems or university administrative systems is highly desirable. Experience with Java, PHP, or other web technologies is a plus.
Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits = 1 year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college coursework may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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