Student Systems Developer

Montclair, NJ
Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Montclair State is New Jersey's second largest university. It offers the advantages of a large university - a broad undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a wide variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body - combined with a small college's attention to students.

Posting Date April 24, 2017

Position Title Student Systems Developer

Vacancy # V-1218

Department Enterprise Application Services

Division Information Technology

Job Description

Under the direction of the Director, Applications Management for Information Technology; performs the most complex analytical activities associated with the Enterprise-wide Banner projects, requiring specialized knowledge and skills. Will serve as Office of Information Technology support specialist for student applications. This position may also be asked to assist with any of the third party products that are purchased to interface with and compliment the Ellucian Banner Administrative Systems. Performs requirements analysis and technical planning in the design and implementation of secure applications. Audits and analyzes systems performance, stability, and security measures and makes recommendations for hardware and software upgrades. Performs related duties as assigned, necessary, or requested by management.


A demonstrated technical understanding of the business process mandated by administrative systems and their interfaces is essential

Knowledge of principles and concepts behind applications analysis, design analysis, project planning, resource estimates, thorough testing and debugging, implementation and documentation

Proficiency in programming and database techniques for complicated and extensive applications which interface with multiple other administrative systems

Demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments with critical deadlines and changing priorities.

Ability to think clearly and accurately resolve processing problems under pressure

Able to translate advanced technical issues into understandable terms for non-technical functional users

Understands underlying dynamics of a situation and adapts communication accordingly

Consults with the Director, Applications Management to perform and/or assist the technical support staff in the installation and deployment of applications according to baseline security measures and appropriate operation and functionality practices.

Develops programs, command procedures and scripts to enhance the functionality and manageability of supported systems.

Evaluates program goals, operations and performance as required; develops and implements alternative procedures to improve performance and meet program objectives.

Consults with the Director, Applications Management on the most unusual problems or policy matters.

Maintains integrity and appropriate confidentiality in Institutional and program operations.

Contributes to the preparation of studies and reports containing findings and recommendations for the implementation of application software to meet the needs of the various users.

Establishes and maintains effective communication and cooperative working relationships with the Institutions administrators, faculty and staff, government, and private agencies in order to accomplish the objectives of the Information Technology Division.

Develops appropriate communication with user community to insure transfer of operational, procedural, and policy information.

Works with the project managers and internal clients to develop plans and verify requirements for software applications that generate the need for changes in the information technology infrastructure.

Serves on ad hoc and standing committees as required.

Performs other functions consistent with the job title as necessary and as directed by Associate Vice President, Enterprise Application Services or the Director of Application Management.

Qualifications & Requirements

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or equivalent industry experience.

Five years of professional experience in systems programming.

Two years of experience in SQL, PL/SQL


Ellucian Banner Student

Banner Workflow

Banner Document Management

Automic (Appworx)

Cognos reporting

Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience

Anticipated Start Date June 2017

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Organizational Marketing Statement:

Building on a distinguished 105-year history, Montclair State University is proud to be a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. The university's six colleges and schools serve more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 250-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City, Montclair State combines the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a dynamic, sophisticated, and diverse academic environment.

EEO/AA Statement:

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at



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