Senior Business Analyst/Software Developer

Job Details

Category:: Staff
Department:: Information Technology
Locations:: Des Plaines, IL
Posted:: May 11, 2023
Closes:: Apr 10, 2024 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type:: Full Time Staff
Position ID:: 162304

About Oakton College :

For 50 years, Oakton College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

We offer:

Continuing education

Great benefits

Paid winter break

FRIDAYS OFF during the summer

Hybrid Work Schedules

Job Description:

Basic Function and Responsibilities:

The Senior Business Analyst/Software Developer completes all phases of enterprise systems development including business case justification, requirements definition, system design through prototyping, code development and testing, documentation, user training, and software evaluation.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collect, analyze, and document business and user requirements related to the new development or enhancement of critical business systems.
  • Design, build and modify applications (including analysis and coding), using the appropriate programming language and tool set.
  • Design and develop user-friendly interfaces to systems, applications, and databases.
  • Recommend and develop modifications to third party software to meet user needs.
  • Verify (test) programs and applications utilizing appropriate test plans, data, and procedures.
  • Prepare and maintain system and user documentation and procedures.
  • Provide ongoing support for production systems and assist with the resolution of production problems.
  • Work with User Services and Networking & Operations personnel in understanding the functions and procedures of the supported systems; support user and technical staff training on developed applications.
  • Develop and maintain documentation, including program operating procedures, program changes and other relevant information to accompany designs and changes to codes developed or modified.
  • Complete work according to project plans and time frames.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.



  • Three years Oracle database programming experience, preferably with PL/SQL, or an alternate report development tool, Oracle Reports C, C++, or Java.
  • Two years analysis and design experience, with exposure to data modeling and full system life cycle activities.
  • Bachelor's degree with specific coursework in computer science or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
  • Experience working with functional user offices.
  • Relational/object-oriented programming, web development experience, and GUI development desirable.
  • Ability to interpret file record layout.
  • Excellent interpersonal, listening, written and oral communication skills. Highly self-motivated and directed.

Working Conditions:

Ability to work standard shift with potential irregular hours to serve customer service needs.
This position is seldom or never exposed to physical danger or unpleasant working conditions.

Physical Demands:

This position requires moderate physical effort and the ability to lifting up to 15 lbs. and light carrying up to 15 lbs. Periods of time spent sitting, standing, walking kneeling, bending and stooping. Mobility to move from one building to building on-campus and to visit off-campus entities. Work is performed in a general office environment and may involve walking and standing for extended periods of time. Requires sustained computer use, requiring close vision and keyboard, mouse and other related equipment usage.

Additional Information:

Supervision Received:

The Senior Business Analyst/Software Developer is under the general supervision of either the Manager of Applications Software or the Manager of Applications Architecture.

Supervision Exercised:


SALARY: $65,958

HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:15 pm

Based on the needs of the college and with Administrator approval, some positions at the college may have hybrid schedule options available after 30 working days. .

Oakton is accessible by public transportation.

Application Instructions:

For further details, visit our website at and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application.

Oakton College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.



With more than 2,500 course offerings each term, Oakton Community College offers a wealth of educational options in the heart of Chicago’s northern suburbs. From degree programs to non-credit career enhancement and personal enrichment courses, Oakton has something for everyone. 

Founded in 1969, Oakton is a two-year community college offering associate's degree programs and non-credit courses in northern Cook County, Illinois.

Oakton's 147-acre main campus sits in a forest preserve in Des Plaines, Illinois. A second campus in Skokie serves residents on the eastern side of the District and is home to the Art, Science, and Technology Pavilion. The College also offers continuing education classes at off-campus locations throughout the region, and many students pursue studies at home through our distance learning program.

Programs of Study
Associate's degrees in 80 areas of study prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions or to step directly into rewarding careers. Continuing education programs offer personal enrichment and career advancement opportunities through courses ranging from art to home improvement to English as a Second Language.

Oakton's 700 full- and part-time faculty members boast top academic credentials, and their true passion is teaching. In small classes, our faculty engage students as individuals and guide their learning experience.

Oakton's 46,000 credit and non-credit students represent all ages, 55 nations, and a wide range of experience. More than half come from a minority background, bringing a wealth of perspectives to campus.

Student Life
Students at Oakton participate in 50 clubs and organizations, from the Ceramics Club to Students for Social Justice, and they take a role in college governance and more through the Student Government Association and other leadership groups. A rich activities calendar offers lectures, social events, service opportunities, and more.

With a full performing arts season and a museum dedicated to the work of Chicago-area artists, Oakton Community College fosters a creative environment where the arts flourish. For students, that means opportunities to learn, create, and perform. For the community, the College offers a wide array of cultural events and opportunities to experience creativity.

Find Us
1600 E Golf Rd
Des Plaines

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