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Application Developer / Information Technologist I

Employer
Michigan State University
Location
East Lansing

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Job Details

Job no: 899138
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 12
Major Administrative Unit / College: Information Technology Services
Department: Msu It Enterprise Services 40000482
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Information Technology, Administrative Professionals- AP, Full Time (90-100%), Union, Remote-Friendly
Working/Functional Title

Application Developer

Position Summary

The Office of Financial Aid provides access, aid, and advisory services for the MSU Community to facilitate student recruitment, enrollment, and retention at Michigan State University. The position will report to the Financial Aid Development Manager and will primarily perform the following duties:

• Supports business office information technology, websites, and content for a large, dynamic office.

• Builds and maintains web applications utilizing scripting, enterprise databases, operational data stores, and customized data queries to provide specialized reports often with a short turnaround time.

• Prepares and sends client communications to identified populations.

• Meets with customers independently and in partnership with business and technical analysts and technologists determining business functional technology needs to build, test, and deploy successful solutions.

• Provides first and second level diagnostic support to customers for technical issues. Resolves routine problems independently and with minimal guidance, effectively escalating complex issues.

• Identifies, designs, tests, and implements approved process functional and technical enhancements.

Michigan State University (MSU) is a top 100 global university located in East Lansing, three miles east of the state’s capitol. The MSU community includes more than 12,000 faculty, academic and support staff, as well as 50,000 students. MSU offers an extensive benefits package to its employees including health care, prescription, and dental coverage, and a base retirement program with a University matching contribution, as well as basic life insurance. In addition, MSU offers educational benefits including a course fee courtesy program and educational assistance.

MSU Information Technology provides the primary leadership for strategic, financial, and policy initiatives affecting information technology (IT) across MSU. MSU IT offers technology resources that support MSU’s mission of providing education, conducting research, and advancing engagement.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are essential elements, vital to the culture MSU Information Technology endeavors to cultivate. This includes providing opportunities and access for all people which incorporate differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status, and socioeconomic background.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in an information technology area related to the duties to be performed; experience with web application development in a cross-platform environment; experience in obtaining and understanding business requests; ability to explain technical details to non-technical customers; experience in analysis, design, creation, test and implementation of business systems; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications
  • Web design/support experience in a multi-coder environment.
  • Experience with SQL or Oracle enterprise- level databases.
  • Experience with object-oriented languages, C#/Java/Groovy, source control.
  • Ability to interact and manage expectations.
  • Analytical experience of complex application and data relationships.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality and project timing.
  • Demonstrated ability to document complex systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, analytical, problem-solving skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Resume and cover letter.

Special Instructions

Three professional references knowledgeable of your work.

Work Hours

STANDARD 8-5

Website

https://tech.msu.edu

Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

Bidding eligibility ends on 9/26/2023 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Sep 20, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 10, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

Company

Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.

 

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