Application Developer / Information Technologist I
Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing, Michigan
Internal Number: 801203
Reporting to the Senior Manager of Financial Aid Services, the Application Developer will contribute to the university’s Financial Aid Program success by developing essential business systems and leveraging Oracle Vocado Student Financial Planning Cloud Services. Responsibilities of the position include: specifying, developing, testing, deploying and troubleshooting web applications; processing automation and product integrations. In addition, the Application Developer independently meets with functional analysts to determine business needs and query enterprise databases to model data and deliver custom reporting solutions.
Successful candidates are critical thinkers in a fast-paced, flexible environment with experience developing C#, Java, and scripting solutions using Oracle and SQL databases. A self-starter, the person in the Application Developer position is effective in building relationships and delivering personalized support for Financial Aid Office technical operations across a diverse landscape of vended and university-built applications and websites.
Michigan State University (MSU) is a top 100 global university located in East Lansing, three miles east of the state’s capitol. The MSU community includes more than 12,000 faculty, academic and support staff, as well as 49,695 students. MSU offers an extensive benefits package to its employees including health care, prescription, and dental coverage, and a base retirement program with a University matching contribution, as well as basic life insurance. In addition, MSU offers educational benefits including a course fee courtesy program and educational assistance.
MSU Information Technology provides the primary leadership for strategic, financial, and policy initiatives affecting information technology (IT) across MSU. MSU IT offers technology resources that support MSU’s mission of providing education, conducting research, and advancing engagement.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are essential elements, vital to the culture MSU Information Technology endeavors to cultivate. This includes providing opportunities and access for all people which incorporate differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status and socioeconomic background.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Experience with an object-oriented programming language such as C# or Java; experience with a scripting language such as Python; experience with Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases; experience with version control software such as Git; excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written); excellent analytical and organizational skills across all levels of technical and functional units; ability to work independently on complex work assignments; ability to effectively manage projects to completion using resources within and outside direct lines of influence; practical knowledge of web application analysis and design, integration design and data interoperability; achieves results and demonstrates resiliency under challenging circumstances (e.g., outages, limited resources, shifting business directions, cultural diversity); experience managing software development lifecycle processes, procedures and roles with engineering methods and processes from traditional to agile approaches; experience in data integration and analysis; experience with web services and APIs; experience integrating data and applications with Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and Vocado Student Financial Planning Cloud Service; experience with web development with client- and server-side frameworks is appreciated, but applicants must be very familiar with the basics and be able to develop web applications with or without a framework; ability to thoroughly test the functionality and security of one’s own code; willingness to learn the advising and processing side of financial aid, which drives the need for IT solutions and automation.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
Resume, cover letter
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Provide 3 professional references
Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
Bidding eligibility ends August 9, 2022 at 11:55 P.M.
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