Data Processing Programmer I

Job description

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 February 16, 2018

Position Title Data Processing Programmer I

Vacancy # IT - 020218B

Department Information Technology

Division Information Technology

Job Description

The Data Processing Programmer I is responsible for developing programs, command procedures, and scripts to enhance the functionality and manageability of supported systems; consulting 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; evaluating program goals, operations and performance as required; developing and implementing alternative procedures to improve performance and meet program objectives. The Data Processing Programmer I is also responsible for consulting with the Director, Applications Management on the most unusual problems or policy matters; maintaining integrity and appropriate confidentiality in Institutional and program operations; contributing 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 ensure 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 the Director of Applications Management. Possesses a demonstrated technical understanding of the business process mandated by administrative systems and their interfaces; possesses knowledge of principles and concepts behind applications analysis, design analysis, project planning, resource estimates, thorough testing and debugging, implementation and documentation. Is proficient in programming and database techniques for complicated and extensive applications which interface with multiple other administrative systems; displays ability to handle multiple assignments with critical deadlines and changing priorities. Able to translate advanced technical issues into understandable terms for non-technical functional users. Ability to think clearly and accurately resolve processing problems under pressure and understands underlying dynamics of a situation and adapts communication accordingly.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field from an accredited institution is required.

Experience Requirements:

Five years of experience required in systems programming. Two years of experience required in SQL, PL/SQL.

Salary Range
$91,310.78 to $98,336.96 per annum

35 hrs/week

1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

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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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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 3/20/2018
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