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Information Services
Applications Programmer (7300U) #19536
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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: April 7, 2015.

Departmental Overview

The Student Affairs - Information Technologies (SAIT) department provides, manages, and supports all information and computing services and technology for the Student Affairs Cluster, with the exception of the Lawrence Hall of Science. This includes support for the Student Affairs Divisional Offices, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Office of the Registrar, the Financial Aid Office, the Dean of Students Office, Associated Students of the University of California, the Career Center, and Residential and Student Service Programs [RSSP].

Student Affairs IT is seeking an experienced Applications Programmer for a 2-year contract position.


- Analyzes existing programs or works to formulate logic for new systems, devises logic procedures, prepares flowcharting, performs coding, data analysis, and tests/debugs programs through the application of professional programming concepts. May be primarily responsible for maintaining a specific module, such as Work study, Scholarship, Summer Session, Check Tracking, Cancel Withdraw, ImageNow, Direct Loan, Cal Grant, DSAS, ELM, ACG/SMART, Sigma programs for Financial Aid, CARS, PAYROLL and REG interface, Quality Assurance, Scholarships, Summer Session, Bulk Email, Student Aid Management reports.
- Designs, develops, modifies, debugs and evaluates complex programs for functional areas. Develop and execute moderately complex test plans.
- Provides analysis for the design and use complex relational databases
- Gathers, analyzes, prepares, and summarizes business and user needs, documenting requirements, and revising existing system logic difficulties as necessary. Creates complex specifications for systems to meet user requirements. Participates in cross-functional teams to solve complex business or systems issues.
- Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes recommendations for approval of system and programming documentation.
- Recommends and implements changes in development, maintenance and system standards.
- Develops a professional development plan and participates in development activities, such as attending classes, joining organizations, working on special projects, and serving on departmental or campus-wide committees, in order to enhance expertise in job areas.

Required Qualifications

- Requires thorough knowledge of applications programming function.
- Knowledge relating to installation, modification, and support of networked systems, databases, servers, and security systems.
- 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.
- Ability to understand business needs and how business systems can support those needs. Knowledge of business analysis function.
- 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.
- Background check required.
- Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

Preferred Qualifications

Driving is preferred. If driving, a DMV background check for driving record and valid driver's license is required.

Salary & Benefits

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.

Criminal Background Check

This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal 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 the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please 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.