Developer I - Security (Manager 180)

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Aug 14, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Academic & Enterprise System team invites applicants for the position of Developer I- Security Architect.

The Security Architect is a hands-on, technical member of the Academic & Enterprise Systems team responsible for implementing and maintaining information systems and/or related interfaces to the PeopleSoft Campus Solutions system, OnBase Document Management Systems, CRMS, and other enterprise applications to meet the business needs of the university.

The Security Architect provides leadership for developing a comprehensive approach to defining and managing user roles and access within enterprise systems. Responsibilities include the design of access groups based on departmental and operational needs in enterprise-level systems, such as PeopleSoft Campus Solutions. Developing clear documentation regarding what access is available for each group and what users are members of each group. Performing annual assessment of user access and provide recommendations for improvement. Development and maintenance of an access request process that includes appropriate review and approval. Designing development guidelines and security testing strategies as it pertains to application development. Continual development of security/access initiatives that properly align system access with university privacy policies. As a developer, this person will also manage security requests submitted to the Academic & Enterprise System team. The Developer may work on multiple projects or serve as a subject matter expert, participating in projects that require data and/or application integrations. This position will also be responsible for operational support and maintenance of various integrations currently enabling University processes and systems. Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Application Development, the Architect is responsible for implementing new features within existing systems.

The System Architect should possess strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills. This position requires an individual who can exercise sound judgment, think strategically, and work collaboratively with staff, faculty, and administrators. The candidate should also be detail-oriented and self-motivated, with the ability to implement policy and work independently.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of 3 years’ system utilization experience with increasing responsibilities
  • Expert functional system experience
  • Experience implementing new systems and expertise in problem-solving within software systems
  • Strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, think strategically, and work collaboratively with staff, faculty, and administrators
  • Ability to implement policy and work independently with attention to detail and self-motivation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience specific to PeopleSoft student information system, 25Live, LeepFrog, OnBase, and Slate;
  • Applicants should demonstrate their understanding and knowledge of computer technology specifically related to student information systems with a preference for PeopleSoft experience

Special Instructions: 

Salary range is $63,198-$72,226 annually. Excellent benefits package including undergraduate tuition fee waiver for self and dependents.

Candidates should apply online at

Electronic application allows for cover letter and resume (required).

Applications will be reviewed once received; therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early. References with contact information will be required prior to interview. Applicants must successfully complete interview process to be considered as a finalist.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.