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Systems Analyst
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Job Description

About the Position: The Systems Analyst manages, coordinates, and is the primary developer for one or more of the computer application systems that provide central administrative services to Western Washington University, most of which use Banner Ellucian software.
About the Department: Administrative Computing Services (ADMCS) is responsible for supporting the mission critical administrative information processing needs of Western Washington University. ADMCS performs the following functions in supporting WWU administrative applications:
User consultation and project analysis to define administrative needs
Application system design
Database design
Application development and testing
Application problem identification and resolution
Application systems performance monitoring and tuning
Computer server and services monitoring and status reporting
Administrative systems user assistance
Primary administrative applications supported by ADMCS are:
The SunGard SCT Banner Suite of administrative applications including:
Student Admissions, Registration, Records, and Degree Audit
Human Resources including Payroll
Accounts Receivables
Student Financial Aid
Student, Faculty, Employee, and Finance Self-Service
Alumni Housing Reservation System
Woodring College of Education Administrative System
Web E-sign Forms which provides Web data entry, electronic signature, and e-mail routing to replace paper forms; more than 40,000 forms are processed each year instead of paper forms
BullsEye targeted messaging provides administrators and faculty the ability to send a message via e-mail or portal announcements to a select group of individuals (all majors, a class, etc.)
Faculty Evaluations
End-user data warehouses for Student, Human Resources, Alumni, College of Education, Housing, Computer Account Management, etc.
MyWWU faculty/staff portal based on uPortal product
The applications supported by ADMCS are written using the following tools:
Oracle Forms, PL/SQL, Java
VB.Net, C#.Net
Oracle and SQL*Server databases
Millennium FAST data warehouse
Hummingbird Bi-Query End-user query/reporting tool
Nolij Web imaging (all University paper transcripts have been imaged)
Nolij Transfer admission applicant loading
Staff consists of:
2 application development managers and 9 analyst/programmers
1.5 database administrators
1 desktop / web technician
Administrative Computing Services strives to further Westerns identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity, and encourages applications from diverse candidates.
Position Responsibilities: Independently manage, develop and maintain the computer application system(s) assigned
Analyst, design, develop, implement and test new applications, and local application system modifications
Design database objects, data entry forms, processes, reports, data warehouse stores
Develop and code interfaces to third party applications
Create processes and reports for state and federal mandates to fulfill legal statutes
Assess the overall performance of applications and individual routines
Work with users, other Systems Analysts, IT managers, technical project leaders to coordinate and schedule application changes; develop impact statements of proposed application system changes
Independently work with the application areas primary user contact and others to understand business needs, assess and correct problems and evaluate how user applications can be improved in functionality and performance
Evaluate new versions of vendor provided application system software for applicability to the Western environment and decide which features to install; review and support the installation of vendor upgrades
Develop testing procedures and protocols to isolate and define user problems; work with both the vendor and the users to identify application system malfunctions and develop corrective actions
Develop documentation of application system-related changes and procedures
Provide technical support to other system analysts, managers and users
Make recommendations for improvements in application development guidelines and Administrative Computing Services support procedures Required Qualifications: Baccalaureate degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related field or at least six years experience developing and maintaining central administrative computer applications, or equivalent combination of education and experience
One year experience programming with SQL, Oracle, PL/SQL and the Unix environment
Three years experience in analysis, design, development, and maintenance of computer applications
Three years experience working with users in the development and maintenance of applications
Ability to develop applications using SQL, Oracle Tools, Unix shell scripts, and Unix utilities
Effective written and verbal communication skills with technical support and non-technical users on highly technical and complex application issues
Demonstrated ability to work collegially and with diverse staff Preferred Qualifications: Experience programming with one or more of the following: Java, C#, C++, Groovy/Grails, Ruby/Rails or Python Experience with ASP.Net Experience with Ellucian Banner university administrative applicationGeneral knowledge of a wide variety of programming languages, application development methodologies, administrative applications, operating systems, operating system tools and workstation environments Academic Emphasis: N/A
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: Application Instructions and Requested Documents: All applications should be submitted online through Western's online application system, EASE: www.wwu.edu/jobs. Applications must include a cover letter addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, a resume, and the names and contact information for three references.
Other Information: Follow Western Employment on Facebook and WWU Employment on Twitter
Job Posted: 3/12/2013Closing Date Notes: Review of applications begins April 10, 2013; position is open until filledRecruitment #: 130148Western 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, 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 Providing Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination.

EO/AA inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX 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); EOO.

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).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.

About Western Washington University

With an enrollment of 13,000 students, Western Washington University (WWU) is one of the nation's top ranked leaders in undergraduate education. U.S. News and World Report has ranked WWU second among regional public master's degree-granting institutions for 11 consecutive years.