Programmer Analyst

Luther College

Are you looking to use your programming and analytical skills in a beautiful area with an engaging college community? Luther College is seeking a self-motivated, detail-oriented programmer analyst to provide software development and support for information systems serving students, faculty, staff and alumni. The successful applicant will join our Software Development team within Information Technology Services. Visit the Human Resources for complete details of this position at Luther and the Decorah area. Knowledge of procedural computer languages and experience using SQL databases is required. Bachelor or Associate’s degree in a computer related field or equivalent combination of education and related experience is preferred. The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills and analytical skills. Technical knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, structured or object oriented programming languages, and security is desired. Our campus workplace is a mix of Windows, Linux, and Mac. This full-time, benefits-eligible position is within Information Technology Services (ITS), delivering systems and support to the faculty, students, and administration of Luther College. We seek creative, innovative, and forward-thinking individuals who challenge themselves in a rapidly changing information environment. Luther College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the rolling river bluff country of Northeast Iowa. With 2,050 undergraduates and offering more than 60 majors and programs of study, Luther partners with the city of Decorah to build a vibrant community that values sustainability and a sense of place. Review of applications will begin immediately, and those received by Monday, April 30th will receive full consideration. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results from a background check and verification of professional credentials. Luther College seeks to build a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students and is an equal opportunity employer. Principal Duties and Responsibilities The Programmer Analyst develops software applications, creates reports, supports the database, web servers, and network infrastructure for vendor-supplied and in-house developed systems. Responsibilities include developing web-based software applications and system interfaces for a variety of databases, Active Directory, and openLDAP. Agile project management is used to coordinate work within Information Technology Services to provide technical support for vendor supplied and internally developed software systems. Provides support for the student information software, data structures, and Business Objects Reporting Services for data transfers and integration with auxiliary systems. Assists users in querying and reporting information from database systems using Business Objects Reporting Services and other reporting tools to query vendor-supplied databases. Prepares instructional documentation, training, and consultation on business processes and software application use. Prepares internal technical documentation for ITS on software and system installation, annual maintenance, troubleshooting problems, and ongoing support. Assists in the enhancement and maintenance of existing databases and of appropriate security measures for user setup and access to sensitive data. Assists in research and system development for web applications and interfaces to database systems, Active Directory, Google Apps, and OpenLDAP . Participates with the Director of Software Development and the Software Development team in the establishment of priorities of software development projects. Participates with the Director of Software Development, Network and Systems team, and the Software Development team in long and short range planning for systems and network infrastructure needs, services, and procedures. Position Qualifications Education and knowledge: Bachelor or Associate’s degree in computer science or equivalent combination of education and related experience is preferred. Experience: System analysis, web-based application programming, report creation, and systems programming. Should have knowledge of SQL relational databases and web or structured programming languages. Should have advanced analytical and problem solving skills. Requires considerable judgment to work independently toward general results, devising methods, modifying or adapting standard procedures to meet different conditions. Requires working with confidential data, checking for accuracy of data that is critical to the business of the college, and attention to detail in testing applications before placing an application in production use. Requires organization, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work independently and project management. While performing the duties of this job, this employee is sitting most of the time, but duties may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time; includes exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or the ability to lift, carry, push or pull or otherwise move objects with a negligible amount of force. Atmosphere or environment provide pleasant, smoke free, air conditioned in summer and comfortably warm in winter. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results from a background check and verification of professional credentials. How to Apply Applications for Programmer Analyst are accepted online on the Human Resources website Note: When sending documents electronically, please attach only the following file types:.txt, .doc, .rtf, or .pdf. If your document is a web page, include the URL in your email. We will be grateful if you mention in your letter how this position first came to your attention. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by April 30th will be guaranteed full consideration.

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