Applications Development Specialist

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023

Applications Development Specialist

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Posting Details

Position Information
Working Title Applications Development Specialist
Position Number 617435
Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time
Tenure Track No
FTE 1 = 40 hours/week, 12 months
If time limited, duration date
Position Overview
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
North Carolina Central University’s Information Technology Services (ITS) provides information technology services to schools and departments, administrators, staff, students and the growing population of on-line and distance education students. The objectives of ITS are to improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the administrators, faculty and staff at NCCU through the use of technology, enhance the teaching, learning and research process through the use of technology and to provide adequate support of the technology that is deployed.
Primary Purpose of Position
The primary purpose of the position is to support the mission of North Carolina Central University through the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of enterprise-level applications, interfaces, automation, and integrations. This position will serve as an active member of a highly collaborative team and work closely with other members of the Enterprise Applications and Development Services department, the Information Technology Services division, campus constituents, and vendors.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Minimum of five years of experience in applications programming utilizing complex database queries.

Working knowledge of SQL, Oracle PL/SQL required. Working knowledge of Unix and Java is preferred but not required. Working knowledge of Higher Education is preferred but not required. Experience with enterprise-level applications that include, but not limited to: Ellucian Banner 8 and 9, Argos, NextGen, AppWorx, N2N Illumnate, Windows, Git/GitHub, and Subversion.

Must possess the ability to learn new technologies and participate as a contributing team member in the implementation of new and/or enhancement of existing technological solutions that support the business, strategic goals, and mission of the university.

Must have excellent research, analysis, and critical thinking skills; must be well versed in complex database queries, system administration, system development, process efficiencies, problem analysis, and problem resolution.

Good project management skills and/or substantial exposure to project-based work structures, project lifecycle models, and agile methodologies.

Must possess and demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills. Excellent listening and interpersonal skills.

Must be able to collaborate with various university constituents in both technical and non-technical terms to achieve optimal implementation results; research, analyze, and implement solutions to resolve issues. Strong customer-service orientation.

Highly self-motivated and directed. Keen attention to detail. Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment. Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Must be able to interpret internal and external customer technologies effectively, analyze complex problems, and respond effectively, providing constructive feedback and customer interaction for technical solutions that promote business process improvement and efficiency and resolve complex business problems.
Minimum Education/Experience
Four-year college diploma or university degree in computer systems design or computer science and/or four years of equivalent technical work experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation
Equal Opportunity Employer
North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Function Information Technology
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Develop and automate necessary outbound and inbound data feeds from and to the ERP system and perform other programming tasks using complex database queries, coding of database triggers, use of PL/SQL programs and vendor-supplied Application Program Interfaces (APIs), and other software technologies as required.

Successful completion of technical tasks related to the implementation, development, maintenance, enhancement, automation, and support of ERP systems, ancillaries, integrations, and interface solutions that support the strategic direction of the university, with an emphasis on business process improvement and efficiencies.
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Ensure appropriate testing is performed and validated before implementing new and/or enhanced technology solutions in production. Create or update documentation of technical processes, procedures, and solutions relative to new and existing administrative technologies and systems.
Function Information Technology
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Serve as a technical resource and support for other members of the Enterprise Applications and Development Services department, the Information Technology Services division, and campus constituents. Conduct research and troubleshooting to help resolve technical issues submitted through the helpdesk system.
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Other duties as assigned.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number EPA03019P
Open Date 10/19/2023
Date desired for closing or initial review
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Position Available 11/13/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)
Optional Documents
  1. DD-214 (Veterans Only)
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3
  5. List of References

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