Database Programmer Analyst

Job description

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.

Mizzou is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 320 degree programs — including more than 75 online degree options.

Mizzou receives top rankings for its programs in many areas, including journalism, dispute resolution, family and community medicine, campus writing program and Freshman Interest Groups. It is one of only six public universities in the country with medicine, veterinary medicine and law all on one campus, and has a diverse enrollment with more than 34,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. 

Missourians connect with Mizzou by participating in Extension programs, visiting MU Health Care specialists, competing in state competitions in MU facilities and cheering on the Missouri Tigers at athletic events. A member of the Southeastern Conference, Mizzou features the state’s only division I-A athletic program, where student-athletes in 20 sports compete at the highest level nationally.

The University of Missouri - Columbia is seeking a Database Programmer Analyst to:

Provide support for users in the administrative offices (Registrar, Cashiers, Financial Aid, Admissions, and Residential Life) at the four University of Missouri campuses.  Software supported includes the enterprise Student Administration System (the student life cycle from recruiting to graduation) and multiple vended applications.  A few of the current applications in use are PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, College Source u.achieve and, Adirondack Housing Director and Conduct Coordinator, Technosolution Slate, College Scheduler Schedule Planner, CBORD, Nelnet QuikPay, and Instructure Canvas.

Operational duties include break/fix, maintenance, and service requests submitted by the four campus functional user groups.  Projects include implementation of internally and externally hosted software, internal initiatives, upgrades, vendor bug fixes and critical releases.  Assignments require advanced technical skills and include requirements analysis; data analysis; and design activities for enhancements, reports, interfaces and data conversions.  Prepare technical specifications for modifications to applications. Ability to independently analyze complex problems; identify critical elements and alternatives; design, code and implement appropriate solutions, and coordinate end user testing. Conducting end user training may be required. 

Must be able to communicate clearly with non-technical users, ensuring an understanding of the scope of issues, solution options, and consequence of decisions.  A willingness and ability for collaboration with teammates and other technical teams is essential. 

Understanding of basic project management practice is desired.  Adherence to deadlines is important. Must be able to handle multiple assignments and easily change focus when priorities shift.  A positive attitude, ability to learn new technologies, willingness to engage with people, and energy for a multi-faceted and quick-paced job are required!

Preferred Qualifications:  Two years of programming experience, knowledge and experience using SQL, experience supporting PeopleSoft Campus Solutions.

For additional information and to apply, see Job Opening ID #25633 online at and Click on the link for Prospective Employees.
University of Missouri AA/EOE ADA accommodations call (573) 882-7976. 

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Job No: Job ID 25633
Posted: 2/6/2018
Application Due: 3/6/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $47,476 - $55,000 plus benefits, commensurate with experience