Educational Technologies Programmer Analyst
Educational Technologies Programmer Analyst
The Educational Technologies Programmer Analyst participates in the integration, operation and maintenance of Educational Technologies in support of the University's core mission: teaching, learning, and research. The incumbent is primarily responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining, and supporting the use of custom code in order to enhance the capabilities of and integrate scholarly systems and tools including the Learning Management System, Rich Media Systems, Lecture Capture Systems.
S/he applies standard programming procedures and knowledge of pertinent functional areas (e.g., LMS, lecture capture, etc.). This position analyzes needs, designs, writes and tests new programs and applications. The incumbent programs developed or modified are often linked to several other programs (i.e., the output of one becomes the input for another). The Educational Technologies Programmer Analyst must be able to leverage product API's in order to integrate across several services/tools. S/he must also build custom extensions to enhance existing toolsets and in that capacity as well as provide technical assistance to users as well as to others within central IT. The incumbent works according to approved requirements and detailed specifications. S/he applies judgment in devising program logic and selecting and adapting standard programming procedures; obtains advice when precedents are unclear or unavailable. As a member of the Educational Technologies team, s/he may also be tasked with other job responsibilities and projects as needed. Duties include but are not limited to:
- Design, develops, modifies and maintains assigned programs.
- Monitors the operation of assigned programs and responds to problems by diagnosing and correcting errors in logic and coding.
- Reviews requirements and needs for new software and performs analysis, design, implementation, installation and training related to new software developed and/or acquired.
- Designs and documents systems based on analysis.
- Develops databases, programs and procedures necessary to integrate and/or implement the system.
- Tests system fully to determine its operational reliability. Documents system conforming to institutional standards.
- Assists user in the operation of tools, systems, and new enhancements. Responsibilities include implementing and supporting system installation, training, and troubleshooting.
- Bachelor's degree in computer science, technology, management information systems, computer engineering or similar degree or equivalent related work experience
- Three to five years of progressively responsible experience developing web applications, working with web frameworks, as well as developing command line tools for the purpose of supporting integrations.
- Significant professional experience working with Java in support of web application delivery as well as command line and batch programs is required.
- Experience deploying and supporting applications in a Linux server environment is required.
- Experience working with Python in support of web application delivery as well as command line and batch programs is desirable.
- Experience with bash shell scripting is desirable.
- Experience with Spring Framework, Spring MVC, Spring Boot and Hibernate/JPA is highly desirable.
- Experience with SQL, Oracle RDBMS as well as familiarity with the design and development of database schemas is desirable.
- Ability and interest in learning additional programming languages, new teaching and learning tools, and application frameworks as required.
- Strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work effectively with a team.
- Ability to troubleshoot and communicate effectively with faculty and staff with varying degrees of technical knowledge/aptitude.
- Ability to be flexible, open-minded, and comfortable with changing responsibilities and duties as new and additional needs become known.
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