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Senior Systems Analyst

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Academic Affairs, Information Technology

Position Title Senior Systems Analyst
About the University Western Washington University is an energized campus community with nearly 16,000 students and over 160 academic programs.  Western offers focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college with the academic choice, opportunities for research, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university.  Not so big that you feel like a number; not so mall that you have to conform to a mold.  Large enough for you to define yourself and small enough that you make a difference.
About the Department Enterprise Application Services (EAS) supports Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position

As our Senior Systems Analyst, you will independently lead, manage, coordinate, and provide technical support for several enterprise software applications used at Western Washington University.  The applications, many of this mission-critical, may be SaaS (Software as a Service, living in the cloud) or hosted on campus.  Ellucian's Banner running on the Oracle platform is the primary application, with document management, data warehouses and reporting other significant applications.  You will report to an Assistant Director within the Enterprise Application Services department of ITS and will partner with other IT staff and functional end users across campus to provide analysis, development, maintenance and integration of enterprise software applications.

This is a project-employment position ending December 2020.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field plus four (4) years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above
  • Strong programming knowledge of modern object oriented languages (e.g. Java, C++, .NET)
  • Strong programming knowledge of PL/SQL or T-SQL
  • Strong knowledge of the database environments and tools
  • Working knowledge of Javascript
  • Working knowledge of Unix OS and scripting
  • Three (3) years of experience developing, managing, maintaining and upgrading software systems
  • Three (3) years of experience in technical or process analysis
  • Two (2) years of experience supporting functional end users
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with one or more of the following: PL/SQL, SQL Server, Javascript, Oracle Tools, Groovy/Grails, C, .NET, Angular
  • Experience with Ellucian Banner; experience in a higher education insitution
  • Experience writing technical documentation
  • Curiosity, creativity, flexibility
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes Application review begins September 10, 2018; position is open until filled

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

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All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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