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IT Software Developer, Department of Technology Solutions with UT System

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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IT Software Developer, Department of Technology Solutions with UT System
Seeking 2 positions – one for HCM Workflow and one for Financial Workflow
Market Range 11

About the UT System
The University of Tennessee System is comprised of campuses at Knoxville, Chattanooga, Pulaski and Martin; the Health Science Center at Memphis; the Space Institute at Tullahoma; and the statewide Institute of Agriculture and Institute for Public Service. The UT System enrolls about 54,000 undergraduate and graduate students statewide, and more than 13,000 students graduate from UT campuses each year with bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees.

The UT System has a presence in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties. Through the combined force of education, research and outreach, the University serves students, business and industry, schools, governments, organizations and citizens statewide.

The University of Tennessee System, through its multiple campuses and institutes, serves the people of Tennessee and beyond through the discovery, communication, and application of knowledge. The System is committed to providing undergraduate, graduate, and professional education programs in a diverse learning environment that prepares students to be leaders in a global society. The UT System’s delivery of education, discovery, outreach, and public service contributes to the economic, social, and environmental well-being of all Tennesseans. 

The Opportunity
This position leads technical design, modification, development, testing, and documentation of complex software solutions (purchased software, internally developed software, software modifications, and software interfaces/integrations) that execute independently or as part of a larger information system. Performs business process/workflow programming, innovative, complex data conversion, report programming, design, testing, and debugging work related to the implementation, enhancement, and support of ERP modules. These modules include Human Resources, Payroll, Financial, Materials Management, Real Estate, Business Warehouse, and related Workflows/business processes. 

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Modifies and implements business process designs, oversees development of test plans and testing of software (in-house, purchased, or enhanced purchased software) solutions of high complexity.
  • Builds interfaces/integrations between various software packages and/or applications.
  • Develops reports using data from multiple sources, ensuring all data is synchronized and accurate.
  • Analyzes business processes and prioritizes user development requirements to achieve maximum efficiency in software for projects committed.
  • Develops technical documentation of development projects.
  • Performs moderate- to-advanced-level problem analysis and debugging on software applications.
  • Accomplishes these development activities systems with a significant level of independence.
  • Communicates with functional team members and users to gather requirements and convey progress on tasks to facilitate an iterative business process development life cycle.
  • Stays abreast of changes to UT policy and state and federal regulatory changes to determine effects on software systems.
  • Researches, trains, and leads new technology initiatives as requested.
  • Coaches and collaborates with other programming staff on development techniques and practices.


The successful candidate will hold a high school diploma or GED and 2 years of programming experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Logic/programming skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; customer-service oriented
  • An ability to translate user-requirements into a deliverable product independently with minimal technical supervision.

 The preferred candidate will hold a vocational / technical training or Associate’s degree.

 The preferred candidate will have:

  • Related Oracle certifications
  • Business process/workflow programming and report development skills with Oracle software and SQL.
  • Expert understanding and usage of Oracle business process design tools, SQL and/or Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI), BI Publisher, or Microsoft Power BI
  • Capable of interacting with multiple user groups to understand and identify requirements for software enhancements
  • Coordinate with teams for report specifications and translate user requirements
  • Implementation and usage of enhancement framework possibilities
  • Understanding of interface/integration tools and techniques such as Oracle OIC, FTP, ALE, EDI, API, XML and web services
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to use debug and trace analysis techniques to troubleshoot
  • Good communication skills, creative, and self-motivated
  • Able to work productively and collaboratively in a team environment.

Application Process
Applications MUST be accompanied by a resume, references, and a cover letter addressing interest in and qualifications for the role.

Compensation for the position will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience within the market range.

The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits and much more. Additionally, Tennessee residents do not pay a state income tax. Please visit our website to learn more about the generous benefits offered.

Job: Information Technology Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Ut Department Of Technology Solutions
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Apr 5, 2024, 11:43:07 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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