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Systems Consultant (Banner Finance/Accounts Receivable ERP
Ellucian | Newark, New Jersey
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Job Description

Ellucian is the world’s leading provider of software, services and insight to higher education. Ellucian helps the higher education community—students, faculty, and staff—achieve their goals more efficiently, effectively, and with reduced risk. Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of software solutions includes student information systems (SIS), finance and HR systems, recruiting and retention systems, among other offerings. With more than 1,500 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services, such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries rely on Ellucian to help enable the mission of higher education.
The Banner Systems Consultant is responsible for successful delivery of high quality application support services for customers working with the Ellucian Banner. This individual is responsible for providing functional support of installed Ellucian Banner Finance and/or Banner Accounts Receivables module.

The successful candidate will add value by:

* Collaborating successfully with the end users to understand business processes and then working to help end users become more efficient and effective utilizing the Ellucian ERP especially Banner Finance
* Demonstrating knowledge of the Ellucian Banner tables data structures related to Finance  modules
* Evaluating and adjusting where appropriate, the Ellucian Banner setup tables relative to the client business practices
* Convert functional design specifications into programing code according to the specifications
* Writing programs, extracts and reports according to the specifications and requirements
* Providing guidance in the formulation and coordination of an end-user training strategy, and when appropriate, developing and delivering such training
* Providing direction in developing testing methodology and test scripts for utilization during upgrades and patch application; confirming program meets specifications, obtaining client signoff of efforts
* Demonstrating strong problem solving skills and self-starter with a can-do attitude
* Potentially converting designs and specifications into computer code and managing project efforts.
* Analyzing and troubleshooting code to find causes of errors and revising programs
* Writing and maintaining documentation of changes to computer code, programs and specifications
* Designing and coding layouts for onscreen user interfaces, printed outputs and interfaces with other systems.
* Reviewing user and technical documentation written by others to confirm consistency with program operations.
* Providing functional/technical assistance by responding to inquiries regarding errors, problems or questions with programs
* Revising program for corrections, enhancements or system environment changes through accepted project management processes
* Training end users or technical support staff to use and support programs
* Coordinating with other programmers about program revisions and providing project leadership
* Modifying and maintaining software programs written by others leveraging change management policies and procedures
* This position requires enthusiasm and energy, willingness to learn and adapt quickly and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to multi task and ability to manage priorities effectively. The successful candidate must be a disciplined self-starter as well as a positive team player with professional attitude in addition to having demonstrated strong problem solving skills.
Required Skills/Knowledge/Experience:

* Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University; or at least 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
* Strong Banner Finance/Accounts Receivable ERP experience
* Business Process Analysis and Improvement experience
* Knowledge of data warehouse concepts
* Strong understanding of scripting language skills (PL/SQL, C, C+, SQR, etc.)
* ARGOS Reporting tool; creation of data blocks knowledge preferred but not required
* Familiarity with Luminis Portal and Luminis portlets
* Good customer relationship skills
* Good communication skills; verbal and written

Desired Skills:
* Workflow, Job Scheduler, Eprint experience preferred
* Knowledge of Ellucian’s Operational Data Store is desirable
* Knowledge of Java and experience with any Integrated Development Environment would be a huge plus
* Working knowledge of source code version control system like Git etc.
* Experience with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
* Familiarity with Banner Document Imaging preferred
* Familiarity with a eProcurement system


We, as Ellucian Technology
Management, are dedicated to assisting our customers achieve their strategic
goals in pursuit of the institutional mission. We are committed to continuous
improvement of our skills and performance, and we hold ourselves and one another
to a higher standard in all we do.

If you like serving the community by innovating
technology in the Higher Education industry, Ellucian’s Technology Management
Team is the place for you then. Our culture fosters opportunities for
individual impact and advancement – YOU are the change agent! We are rapidly
growing and are always seeking passionate people who collaborate with our
clients as subject matter experts to transform cutting edge technology.

We provide the higher education software, services,
and analytics you need to manage your day-to-day campus business faster,
easier, and more effectively. It’s been our total focus for more than 40 years.
That passion speaks for itself: today we serve 2,400 institutions in 40
countries across the globe.

About Ellucian

Ellucian helps education institutions thrive in a dynamic world. We deliver a broad portfolio of technology solutions, developed in collaboration with a global education community, and provide strategic guidance to help education institutions of all kinds navigate change, achieve greater transparency, and drive efficiencies. More than 2,300 institutions in 40 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.

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