Systems Analyst Senior

Location
Houston, TX
Posted
Aug 15, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

Be a part of a dynamic community dedicated to providing the resources, guidance and inspiration needed to create the ultimate student experience: from registration and financial aid applications to the first time they arrive at one of our Centers of Excellence or log in to their first class, from academic success planning to providing a safe environment, and from connecting them with community networks to launching them into the career of their dreams. Make their student experience exceptional.

We are currently seeking a Senior Systems Analyst who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity
You: You're a focused, results- and team-oriented systems analyst who thrives on the challenge of planning and executing large projects.

Your mission: As a project leader, we'll rely on you to oversee the planning, development, troubleshooting, testing and implementation of enhancements to application software systems.

Your work: In this role, you'll be using application development project management methodologies on all projects, large and small. You'll formulate logical descriptions of issues, devise solutions and diagram the costs, processes and schedules associated with the solutions you propose. When upgrades are necessary, you'll evaluate and recommend action on their testing and implementation. Monitoring system interfaces, subsystems and software applications will also be within your scope, as will recommending and providing specifications for requirement gaps, enhancements and workflow.

Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you're a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, apply today!

Location

Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  • Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
  • 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

    If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

    It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565.
    HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

    EDUCATION Bachelor's degree in MIS, Computer Science or Engineering required. Eight (8) years of directly related work experience may be substituted in lieu of the degree requirement. EXPERIENCE PeopleSoft Applicants: Experience with PeopleSoft version 8 and above online applications for any of the following modules - Finance, HRs, and Student Administration. Extensive experience with PeopleCode, PeopleTools and SQR & SQL; familiarity with Crystal Reporting, PeopleSoft portal, Oracle, LDAP & Solaris preferred. Web Focused Applicants: Proficiency in HTML, SQL, XML and Oracle with emphasis on Web related software system design, implementation and support in various genres; Data Wareshousing design, implementation and support experience preferred. Experience with business productivity applications, applying continuous business process improvement techniques preferred. Experience in coding and design of web based solutions required. Experience working in a team environment required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Off-hour support may be required. Knowledge of the limitations and capabilities of computer systems and of the techniques used in the design of automated and non-automated systems. Skills in the use of quantitative methods. Ability to analyze systems and procedures and to explain abstract concepts terms; plan, coordinate and solve complex problems; schedule, test, install and implements programs, write and revise standards and procedures. Possess excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills. Possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Possess excellent organizational skills. Ability to work with a diverse population. Ability to work under pressure. Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments. Willingness to work additional hours and maintain a flexible work schedule preferred.

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