Programmer Analyst

Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

Position Purpose: The Programmer Analyst supports the ERP and applications that interface with the ERP. Our current administrative system is the Ellucian Colleague ERP. The requirements of this position include providing business and system analysis, computer programming support, training, testing, and documentation.

Core Competencies:

  1. Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  2. Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  3. Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
  4. Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Work closely with the users to analyze, design, and develop processes and procedures to fulfill user and system requirements. This includes writing detailed and accurate requirements, programming, testing, training, and documenting.
  2. Take ownership and responsibility of functional areas where you are the primary support, becoming extremely knowledgeable of the associated processes and procedures.
  3. Provide support and training to end users of the administrative computing system and applications that interface with it.
  4. Continuously evaluate workflows and processes to provide more efficient and automated processes and procedures.
  5. Troubleshoot, analyze, and resolve system and software problems.
  6. Support the implementation of software updates in a timely manner.
  7. Evaluate and perform internal system process improvements and system cleanup.
  8. Provide complete and accurate documentation for internal use and for end users.
  9. Actively participate as a member of the team in project initiatives and decision-making.

Essential Job Requirements:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required. A degree in computer science, information systems, or a related field preferred.

Experience:

  • Minimum of one year of experience programming in a high-level computer language
  • Experience working in a higher education environment preferred.

Skills:

  • REQUIRED SKILLS:
  • Aptitude for programming in a high-level computer language possessing strong analytical and logic skills. Code efficiently adhering to established programming standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills including the ability to convey technical information in a meaningful and understandable way.
  • Well organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to work independently and to handle multiple priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Quick learner who can adapt to programming in multiple platforms and technologies.
  • Expertise with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Active interest in professional development and skill enhancement to stay up-to-date with new technologies.
  • PREFERRED SKILLS:
  • Experience with reporting tools such as the Entrinsik Informer report writer.
  • Knowledge and experience with client server applications.
  • Experience with C#, Visual Studio, ASP.NET, JAVA, HTML/XML/XSLT, CSS, Javascript, SQL, NoSQL, Python.
  • Experience in data integration and API programming. – REST SOAP experience.
  • Knowledge of version control methods and technologies such as Git.
  • Familiarity with Linux and Windows command line tools and editors.
  • Knowledge of Active Directory.
  • Web authentication familiarity including SAML or OAUTH.
  • Familiarity with internet browsers and security settings and also with application security methodologies.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to move about campus
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time

Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

Apply to:

Aurora University
Human Resources
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax
jobs@aurora.edu - email

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.