IT Programmer/ System Analyst

Boulder, CO
Jul 12, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Analysts & Programming
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary:

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a dynamic, world-renowned research facility that is a notable contributor to many NASA programs.

LASP is located at the University of Colorado-Boulder East Research Park. LASP is looking for a strong, self-motivated and experienced developer to work in an IT Programmer Analyst role. As an IT Programmer Analyst, you will be responsible for the design, implementation and management of enterprise workflow applications as well as the development of accompanying back end systems. You will collaborate with colleagues within LASP IT and with our customers to continuously improve the service experience. The primary goal is to automate the many services that we provide our internal customers to ensure efficiency and expediency.

Job Duties:

  • Work with internal customers to understand their workflow and data needs and design and implement appropriate application solutions to meet those requirements

    Function as a subject matter expert in updating and automating traditional analytical techniques through scripting and automation.
  • Identify, develop, and implement synergistic application solutions that generate performance and cost efficiencies.
  • Work with leadership to develop a long term application strategy to communicate and prioritize improvements
  • Collaborate with CU systems to influence and ensure LASP applications are integrated and collectively meet LASP, CU, and research sponsor requirements for policy and regulatory compliance, business analysis, work process flows, and reporting requirements.
  • Work with leadership to establish and document specifications to measure process/workflow efficiency
  • Work with network and system architects to insure hardware system supports application requirements appropriately
  • Work with customer to verify and test designed solution including error handling and reporting
  • Develop and provide documentation and initial training for solution users
  • Provide ongoing support as agreed to maintain and update designed application solutions

Due to ITAR requirements on NASA programs, only US citizens and Permanent Residents need apply. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. The University of Colorado at Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.


Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of experience in customer facing application development and support

  • Experience in process design, business reporting or requirements gathering

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

  • Ability to work with variety of data sources (SQL, Excel, APIs, etc)

    Desired qualifications

  • Experience in IT process management, business reporting or requirements gathering

  • Familiarity with ITIL or lean methodologies

  • Familiarity with OpenText MBPM a plus

  • Familiarity with basic Microsoft SharePoint site development to support team collaboration

  • Strong track record in developing and delivering organizational systems

  • Experience with source control systems and change management processes

Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act require that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment admissions, and educational programs. Inquires may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter 2 - Curriculum Vitae This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10060 - Lab Atmos/Space Physics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 11, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson

Posting Contact Email: hrads@lasp.colorado

Position Number: 00749955


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