Dowagiac, MI
Jun 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary
Southwestern Michigan College, a two-year college located approximately 30 minutes north of South Bend, Indiana, and approximately 30 minutes from Lake Michigan’s eastern shore is seeking a full-time Programmer.

The experienced Programmer must have the knowledge and capabilities to write and maintain programming code, test, and document according to standards and peer review. Must have excellent communication and problem solving skills and the ability to work individually or with a team, clients, and vendors. This is an exempt position that will report directly to the Executive Director of Computing Services. The Programmer duties include, but are not limited to the following:

• Design, develop, update and test applications using design methodologies and tool sets;
• Debug existing program code by designing testing criteria, testing and fixing errors
• Confirm and/or write project requirements by reviewing program objective(s), input data and output requirements with analyst, vendor and end-users.
• Provide end-user training and support of current and future software
• Write and update documentation within code, in a wiki, and for end-user clients.
• Maintain up to-date technical knowledge
• Provide project and work-order status, issues, concerns roadblocks or challenges.

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Programming or related field.

Preferred Qualifications
• 3+ year’s software development experience – preferably with Java

Other Information
Knowledge Of:
• Basic technical understanding of application operations/functionality, development, testing, support and troubleshooting.
• Languages: Experience with Java a plus, Groovy, PHP, PL/SQL, Javascript
• Frameworks: Gradles, Grails
• Databases: Oracle and MySQL databases
• Experience with RedHat Linux and Source Code Management software (Git)
• Administrative software experience a plus (Banner, Evisions, Touchnet, Moodle, Document Management, Enterprise Scheduler)
• Strong analytical and problem resolution skills, ability to work individually or as a team player. Highly self-motivated and directed.
• Strong interpersonal, verbal, and communication skills. The ability to communicate in both technical and non-technical language.
• Able to multi-task, prioritize under pressure, and have good organizational and time management skills.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.

• Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard as well as seeing to review material for accuracy.
• Hearing and speaking to exchange information with students, staff and public.
• Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.

Relocation Assistance Available

Position Information

Posting Number 20110561

Job Category Staff

Reference Requests

Reference Request Details

Accept References Yes

Minimum Requests 3

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Craigslist
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Facebook
    • MI Talent
    • Newspaper
    • MCCA Website
    • The Ladders
    • Michigan Center for Nursing
    • Indiana Career Connect
    • Employee Referral
    • SMC Website
    • RecruitMilitary
    • Indeed/SimplyHired
    • SMC Job Alert Email
    • HigherEdJobs
  2. * Do you have at least a Bachelor's degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Academic Transcripts
  3. Optional Documents