The University of Alaska is seeking a full time, on-site Lead Programmer Analyst to join our OIT Enterprise Application Services team. The successful candidate will lead our programming team, mentoring staff, monitoring tasks and maintaining procedures and policies as well as. They will act as a subject matter expert on process improvement and automation projects. We are a dynamic and diverse team looking for another member excited to support the University's mission.
Project Management Identifies the business value the University community will gain from proposed new systemwide application or from the interface to/from the ERP and another application. Analyzes the technical and functional feasibility. Develops a work plan for staffing, tracking, controlling, and directing the project following established project management guidelines. Identifies major milestones, dependencies (technical and staffing), appropriate level of documentation and deliverables along the project lifetime. Gathers requirements and converts them into detailed specifications and designs by collaborating with project stakeholders. Provides documentation for both end users and technical staff as needed. Coordinates resources in order to ensure smooth delivery and ongoing maintenance and enhancement. Is responsible for tracking project progress and communicating status to stakeholders and OIT management. Represents EAS and provides Banner expertise on cross-departmental teams for implementations of purchased software solutions. Transfers knowledge to individuals responsible for maintenence and enhancement of the automated process including OIT staff and end users. Documents and conducts meetings before, during and at the close of a project. Works with other technical staff within OIT and with users across the state to successfully implement new applications and processes.
Operational Analyzes existing functional business procedures, and provides guidance concerning improvements utilizing existing or emerging technologies. Applies communication skills to convey business policies and procedures to technical staff and translate highly technical content to business analysts, managers, and directors. Works with end users on problem resolution and enhancement solutions. Working independently, analyzes, prioritizes and manages multiple assignments to ensure completion within expected timelines. Maintains full knowledge of projects in preparation for detailed discussions with key staff and customers at various levels of expertise and understanding. Conducts clear, correct, concise, and professional presentations to diverse levels of UA administrative and executive staff. Consistently produces solutions that satisfy identified requirements, have been appropriately tested, are functionally correct, and meet University Community, MAU, and/or departmental expectations. Maintains accurate task information in task tracking system. Collaborates and works with others in order to complete a project or a task- uaually as project lead. Consistently meets deadlines and effectively utilizes his/her time. Professionally accepts and provides critiques of work product. Evaluates, selects, and uses the most effective tool for the job. Effectively coordinates activities with the staff so as to meet deadlines and keep multiple assignments progressing forward. Creates, maintains, and improves departmental Standard Operating Procedures and other documentation. Fully prepares for detailed discussions in meetings and conducts clear, correct, concise, professional presentations. Expertly collaborates with external vendors to rapidly resolve issues.
Technical Identifies, recommends, designs and develops, deploys and administers application solutions for University users and departments to address mission critical information resource needs. Researches, recommends, implements and improves technical processes to provide efficient and supportable services. Identifies and assesses alternative solutions for presentation to decision makers. Utilizes departmental software engineering policies and procedures for the creation, support, and/or maintenance of ERP application and interfaces including requirements gathering, design, development, implementation, testing, documentation, and deployment. Creates, maintains, and improves other departmental and system-wide software applications as assigned. Implements and supports non-Banner systemwide application solutions, providing programming, analysis and project management expertise. Acts as EAS project leader for implementing application systems in conjunction with other OIT departments. Integrates academic and administrative application software with Banner and other existing UA enterprise information systems. Creates and maintains Banner Business Rules for interfacing with UA systems. Maintains currency and excellence of technical skills and readily learns emerging technologies. Coordinates and leads in-house and outsourced maintenance and customization of ERP application and interfaces. Accurately and efficiently applies software upgrades following departmental policies and procedures. Creates, maintains, and improves departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Provides technical support for enterprise applications by effectively researching, analyzing, communicating, and resolving issues.
Leadership Leads a project team by assigning tasks and resources. Coordinates timelines and resources with management, assuring uninterrupted work and on time delivery. Effectively passes along accurate and detailed knowledge of technology, processes, and procedures to others. Accepts and conducts stewardship of junior staff and student employees. Conducts him/herself in a professional manner that other staff could emulate. Defines his/her purview and refers issues and people to others, as necessary. Provides input into performance reviews.
- Proficient with collecting, summarizing and articulating technical concepts for strategic and tactical decision-making. - Knowledgeable of software and hardware systems including programming languages, techniques, monitoring and testing tools. - Able to visualize, prioritize and execute to deliver results that add customer value to the University community. - Capable of recognizing the need for change and implementing beneficial changes using continual improvement and Lean methodologies. - Accomplished at structuring and implementing practical processes and workflows. - Familiar with software architectures and articulating business requirements to ensures customer success. - Skilled at handling multiple projects, adapting and reacting quickly to changing situations with minimal supervision. - Adept at written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills to build consensus and achieve results. - Committed to building and maintaining productive relationships with staff at all levels across functional and technical boundaries. - Dedicated to using teamwork and collaboration with a positive attitude to achieve goals.
- 5 years of relevant experience in a broad range of complex software engineering projects and/or assignments using client/server and web technologies. - Experience successfully leading IT projects from initiation through delivery, including oversight of system integration, project communications, work with vendors, and risk management. - Work within OIT's culture of accountability, fully embracing cultural beliefs and working within those to achieve aligned results.
Typical Education or Training:
- A Bachelors/Masters degree in a related discipline or equivalent experience.
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.
It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at: http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/
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