Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 23342
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Classification Title Computer Sftwr Eng/Appl II
Working Title Software Engineer (2 Vacancies)
Brief Position Overview
In support of the Montana State University mission, University Information Technology ( UIT ) promotes, develops, delivers, and facilitates the use of information technology services and resources.
This full-time position is located in the Enterprise Services Group ( ESG ). ESG is responsible for technical support of all major computer-based administrative applications for the four-campus MSU system. MSU utilizes many hosted applications and third-party applications as well as Ellucian Banner software, running on an Oracle database. Modules include Human Resources (HR), Finance, Student, and Financial Aid. All modules are supported by a database/systems administration team. The Computer Software Engineer fills a vital role performing professional level work analyzing business needs and user requirements and designing and developing computer programs and user interfaces to meet those requirements.
This position provides technical support in testing, troubleshooting, and problem resolution for enterprise systems used by MSU . This position works closely with technical peers in the UIT ESG , and throughout UIT and MSU . This position is located in Bozeman and requires a limited amount of travel.
Position Number 4M0586 & 4M1603
Department UIT Enterprise Services Group
Division VP for Information Technology
Appointment Type Classified
Contract Term Fiscal Year
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Union Affiliation FOCUS-MFPE
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary Starting pay rate of $34.875/hour commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
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Recruitment Type Open
This full-time position provides programming development, maintenance and support for modules (Finance, Student Services, Human Resources), and manages the software life-cycle of enterprise applications. Duties include: develop and maintain integrations and interfaces with third-party software while preserving data security and system integrity; troubleshoot complex enterprise-level technical issues; analyze and research business needs, user requirements, and derive technical specifications for design and development of system solutions. The incumbent will work with a complex stack of interacting information architecture including the Banner Enterprise Resource Planning ( ERP ) software adapted to a multi-campus architecture as well as an underlying Oracle database structure and interactive tools.
Knowledge of a wide variety of toolsets, including programming shells, database query languages, scripts, and operating systems must be developed and maintained with new tools, standards, and techniques emerging continuously. The responsibilities associated with this position are higher than that of similar programmer/analyst positions within other groups of the University. The individual in this position must troubleshoot problems, understand business processes, and support IT personnel and functional staff on all four campuses, working remotely and effectively communicating with a wide range of constituents and knowledge bases. The individual in this position must work with extreme care and competence, rigorously adhere to test and backup procedures, and be prepared to work under pressure for extended periods of time during business hours and occasional nights and weekends as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities
Software Management and Analysis: Apply software analysis techniques across the Enterprise Resource Planning ( ERP ) System.
Third-Party Software Management: Provide interfacing and integration for Banner, third-party systems, and/or hosted systems.
Systems Analysis and Design: Provide long-range planning, design, evaluation, and implementation of data processing systems.
Customer Support, Troubleshooting, and Problem Resolution.
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Education in computer science, information technology, or a similar field plus recent computer programming experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated successful experience performing analysis of system specifications and developing software to meet requirements.
Experience with relational databases and SQL .
Demonstrated experience programming with a procedural or object-oriented language.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Demonstrated experience working with Oracle databases and/or PL/ SQL .
Experience with source control management software such as GIT .
Experience using a Linux or Unix based operating system.
Experience working at a higher education institution.
The Successful Candidate Will
Ability to complete assigned tasks, both individually and as part of a project team.
Ability to communicate professionally and effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relations with varied constituents.
Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment.
Ability to provide exceptional customer service.
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
A flexible remote telework arrangement may be negotiable for qualified candidates living in the Billings, Havre, and Great Falls areas.
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
This position has supervisory duties? No
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies 2
Desired Start Date Upon a successful search
Position End Date (if temporary)
Applications will be:
Screening of applications will begin on May 3, 2023; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.
MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: https://www.montana.edu/hr/recruitment/dualcareer.html