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Apply now Job no: 492441
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Information Technology, Staff

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Programmer/Analyst
Posting Location Abilene Christian University - Abilene Campus
Department Computing Services
Employee Class Non-exempt/Full-time
Basic Responsibilities A. Administer and support software applications used by the university.
B. Develop, maintain and integrate software used by the university.
C. Provide customer support.
Essential Duties

A. Administer and support software applications used by the university.
1. Install new software and required upgrades.
2. Test new software and changes to existing software to ensure applications meet ACU’s quality standards and conform to industry practices.
3. Document software systems.
4. Participate in teams to maximize use of software.

B. Develop, maintain and integrate software used by the university.
1. Write and maintain software to meet program specifications.
2. Integrate and modify third-party software with the ACU environment.
3. Modify software to accommodate the ACU environment.
4. Test new software and changes to existing software to ensure applications meet ACU’s quality standards and conform to industry practices.
5. Document software systems, including program development and revisions in a
source code repository.

C. Provide customer support.
1. Support business areas in their use of software.
2. Analyze business requirements and recommend software to fill business needs.
3. Research and respond to questions and problems related to software systems.
4. Document issues identified in software systems.
5. Create a path to resolution for issues identified in software systems.

Professional Development Requirements

A. Skills
1. Programming experience in languages such as Java, PHP, Groovy, .NET Framework, C#, Objective-C, and Python.
2. Programming experience with frameworks like Vaadin and Spring.
3. Programming experience using a database management system such as Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, or NoSQL databases like MongoDB.
4. Knowledge of client and server operating systems like Windows, Unix (Red Hat), and Mac OS.
5. Web and application server setup and administration, including Apache HTTP Server, Apache Tomcat, and Nginx.
6. A thorough knowledge of the differences in web browsers, operating systems, and current web technologies.
7. An understanding of usability and accessibility issues.
8. Adept interpersonal and communications skills. This includes the ability to translate computer-related jargon into terms understandable to the end-user.
9. Strong organizational skills.
10. Ability to keep current with information technology and its application to Higher Education. This includes participating in conferences and training classes on Higher Education application software or computing systems.

B. Training Modules Required
1. Software development seminars or training.
2. Applications training.
3. Operating systems training.
4. Database Management Systems training or courses.
5. Interpersonal and communications classes and workshops.
6. Time and multiple priorities management workshops.

Qualifications

A. Professional
1. BS or BBA Degree, preferably in Computer Science or Management Information Systems, or equivalent experience.
2. Programming, database support, and systems support duties for at least two years.
3. Applications support responsibilities for at least two years.

B. Personal
1. Work as a team member.
2. Good communications skills: oral and written.
3. Strong people skills: interact with students, faculty, staff, contractors, and
vendors.

Physical Demands A. Must be able to work with a computer for extended periods of time (88% of the time).
B. Must be able to work occasional extended work hours. This includes responding to telephone calls outside of business hours while maintaining normal work hours.
Additional Information

ACU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

 

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