Operating Systems Programmer/Analyst 1 (UCP 4)

Storrs, CT
May 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Operating Systems Programmer/Analyst 1 (UCP 4)
Job ID: 2017553
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month position of Operating Systems Programmer/Analyst 1 (UCP 4). Under the direction a Systems Manager, assists with troubleshooting, problem solving, monitoring and management of mainframe and minicomputer operating systems to ensure reliability, efficiency and effectiveness of the University's central operating systems.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assists senior technical personnel in troubleshooting and analyzing errors or degradations in operating systems or software problems and in recommending and implementing effective solutions to correct errors and to improve performance.
  • Assists senior technical personnel with installation, upgrade and maintenance of operating systems and related software.
  • Write computer programs and procedures to assist with managing computer resources, using at least one major language (e.g., COBOL, PL/I, EASYTRIEVE, FOCUS, SAS, Assembler, FORTRAN, PASCAL).
  • Documents modifications made to the hardware, software or procedures related to the computer systems (e.g., change logs, configurations, user mod descriptions, operational instructions); writes limited user oriented descriptions of procedures and technology (e.g., newsletter articles, memos, help screens).
  • Uses JCL, CMS or TSO, and various software tools and hardware, including hardware peripherals as necessary to solve problems, install software, create resource management tools and write documentation.
  • Uses standard diagnostic techniques to analyze, identify and solve problems; employs standard (or established) procedures to generate error, performance and usage information and reports (e.g., FDR Reports, EREP, catalog listings, data entry statistics, MICS reports).
  • Works with complex systems integration issues including activities associated with data warehouse technology and server technology.
  • Assists with the development of plans and processes, which ensure the minimum risk to services or systems due to errors.
  • Create and run routine and ad-hoc reports and queries in SA.
  • Participate in revocation process.
  • Participate in system and application development testing.
  • Provide helpdesk and technical support.
  • Participate in decision verification.
  • Participate in data integrity and audit processes including analysis and clean-up.
  • Investigate innovative solutions being used in the industry to address common admissions issues.
  • Participate in duplicate ID clean-up processes.
  • Participate in regular system/application updates (i.e. table updates for start of term).
  • Participate in data loads into multiple systems.
  • Troubleshoot systems/application production issues.
  • As needed, uses and is familiar with some locally developed or commercially acquired utility routines and procedures.
  • Assists with technical projects, as part of a project team.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in computer related field or equivalent combination of training and experience, AND one to two years of highly technical work experience or training in a computer field (e.g., programming, program product installation or consulting).
  • Evidence of good analytical reasoning and problem solving skills.
  • Proficiency in at least one major programming language.
  • Proficiency in JCL and CMS or TSO.
  • Working knowledge of desktop applications such as word processors, spreadsheets and database tools.
  • Working knowledge of web pages, Internet navigation and HTML.
  • Good written and oral communications.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Familiarity with Perceptive Content, PeopleSoft, and a CRM.
  • Prior Admissions experience or related experience.
  • Experience with testing and implementing system/application development.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Capability of working under pressure.
  • Good organizational skills.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time, permanent position slated to begin in July 2017. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

To Apply

For full consideration, please submit cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references via UConn Jobs (jobs.uconn.edu). Applicants not submitting all of the requested documentation will not be considered further in the application process. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017553)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. EST on May 26, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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