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Wiki Applications Programmer & Administrator (7300U)...
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University of California | Berkeley, CA
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Job Description

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance-academic and artistic, political and cultural-make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: January 3rd, 2018

Departmental Overview

The Haas School Business ("Berkeley Haas") is one of the pre-eminent business schools in the world. The school employs ~ 80 FTE ladder faculty, 130 professional faculty and 230 FTE staff serving 2,200 students in six degree programs - three of which are "self-supporting." In addition, the school is home to a strong and growing Executive Education unit which serves both domestic and international executives. BerkeleyHaas supports a multitude of research, teaching and public service institutes as well as two research laboratories, the Long Business Library, and an on-site café. Staff is organized across many functions including admissions, career services, computing, financial aid, student affairs, payroll, business services and facilities. The school provides business and financial leadership/expertise to the campus and is served by an international advisory board of business and industry leaders.

The school's annual budget is in excess of $150 million and boasts an endowment of more than $300 million. The complexities of the school's finances include non-state funded faculty FTE, self-funded degree programs (and corresponding independent fee approval and registration processes), over 300 funds of all types (central, student fees, recharge, gifts, endowments (held at both the Regents and Berkeley Foundation) contracts and grants), and multiple loan programs some of which are self-funded and insured. Further, the Berkeley Haas senior staff, Dean, faculty and advisory board demand robust year-end financial statements. In short, the school has the highest standards for financial management AND it has an incredibly complex professional school financial system given the unique activities of the school.

The MBA Career Management Group (CMG) serves the entire MBA student population (approximately 1400 students) and thousands of alumni. MBA CMG has 2 roles: 1) To prepare students for their job searches by offering workshops, advising and training programs and 2) To solicit and support employers for on-campus and off-campus recruiting of our students and to increase the quality and quantity of relationships recruiters have with Berkeley Haas.


The incumbent will lead, design, and drive the Career Management Group's (CMG) transition to a knowledge management (KM) system using Atlassian's Confluence Wiki andJira system. This will require automating our processes (and transitions) with scripts and programs that will accelerate and facilitate the group's transfer of knowledge from the old systems to our KM system. The applicant will also write web applications to collect and format data into a variety of dashboards to aide students and staff in the goal of pursuing meaningful work.

This will also require some customization work on the Wiki to integrate into CMG processes and tools. This applicant will also need a basic understanding of data collection and manipulation to integrate into the dashboards, providing basic statistics about our student's success in an automated and programmatic way.

* Designs, develops, modifies, debugs and evaluates complex programs for integrating data from CMG's student platforms - 12Twenty (BEARS), GradLeaders (CareerNet) and Canvas (BCourses) into the wiki to create dashboards that update automatically via server-side chron jobs.
* Analyzes current systems and processes for data collection and processing then redesign, develop, and execute a new system centered around the Wiki. Introduce Knowledge Management concepts an practices to the organizations using the Wiki as the base to increase collaboration with staff and students.
* Provides analysis for the design and access of existing third party and internal databases. Work with the Haas Technology team to develop a flexible and workable schema for ease of use.
* Develops conversion and system implementation plans to move existing content from flat file and hierarchical network and local drives into the Wiki content management system. Guide the CMG group on a transition plan from existing content platforms (CareerCenter..edu, web, bCourses) to the Wiki
* Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes recommendations for the transition of the content as well as the design of the informational dashboards. Understands the types of data and statistics that would help drive meaningful feedback and improvement.
* Recommends and implements changes in development, maintenance and system standards.
* Trains users in how to add, edit and organize content in the wiki, and how link content to other content. Users are considered to be staff as well as students.
* Interacts with senior level internal managers to understand their needs and requirements for data. they will also interact with student leadership and club leadership to evangelize the wiki for wider acceptance and usage.
* Performs complex data manipulation to derive statistical measures, performance and integration testing and builds screens for a variety of internal and external constituents.

Required Qualifications

* Requires thorough knowledge of applications programming function.
* Must have knowledge relating to the design and development of applications programs across the organization.
* Requires knowledge of other related areas of IT.
* Knowledge of department processes and procedures.
* Requires advanced skills associated with programming design, modification and implementation.
* Requires interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
* Has skills needed to develop conversion and system implementation plans.
* Must be able to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner.
* Requires ability to understand business needs and how business systems can support those needs.
* Has ability to interface with management on a regular basis.
* Must be self motivated, work independently or as part of a team, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills.
* Must have advanced skills in web applications, web programming language and object oriented programming concepts.
* Should have a deep understanding of Atlassian's Confluence Wiki system, API, and Data Structures
* Proven experience of extending and integrating other data systems into Wiki Pages - SQL databases, Excel, text files
* Demonstrable expertise of writing browser code and Wiki code to programmatically create pages and content for insertion into the system
* Experience in writing cron jobs to automate fucntions on a daily. Weekly and monthly basis
* Understanding and practical experience in using JIRA to manage projects
* Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

Salary & Benefits

Salary range: $61,600 - 93,900 annually.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:


How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a one year contract.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:


About University of California

UCSF is a leading university that consistently defines health care worldwide by conducting advanced biomedical research, educating graduate students in the life sciences, and providing complex patient care.