Utah State University

Programmer/Analyst III

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(4/7/2020 1:50 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Information Technology
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Analysis Assessment & Accreditation
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Program Analyst for the Analysis, Assessment, & Accreditation department performs simultaneous and interconnecting activities in support of information technologies within the department.  This includes organizing and leading in the development, design, and maintenance of solutions for complex applications across multiple critical systems and ensuring that all projects are completed within time and cost constraints. 


  • Analyze, design, develop, test and maintain technical solutions to solve various data problems.
  • Propose and implement solutions as appropriate and assist management in organizational planning.
  • Collaborate in multi-discipline teams to research, analyze and propose solution alternatives that address specific needs and administrator requests.
  • Solicit and document system requirements.
  • Contribute strategically and determine how existing and new applications, legacy systems, databases and web services work together, providing the underlying infrastructure for critical business intelligence.
  • Manage development of resulting projects with high quality standards.
  • Work collaboratively and negotiate as needed to ensure the effective identification and resolution of issues with very complex systemic impact without jeopardizing other established priorities.
  • Contribute to and influence decisions regarding AAA policies and procedures and organizational planning.
  • Provide hands-on development and support for critical databases and business applications.
  • Maintain all server hardware and software and develop, test, maintain and document third-party, web-based software tools that interface with critical USU business systems.
  • Manage web-based, mission critical software including Digital Measures, IDEA Student Responses to Instruction, and Canvas (LMS) using APIs and other import/export tools.
  • Develop and maintain the AAA website and all related data resources.
  • Miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, programming, systems engineering, MIS or related field, with at least four years of relevant post-graduate experience
  • Strong MS SQL background (administration and development)
  • Experience creating and managing database tables, views, stored procedures, and common table expressions
  • Experience doing query optimization on SQL servers
  • SQL Server Integration Services experience
  • Experience with PowerShell scripting language or similar scripting tools
  • Experience using RESTful API’s or other data query tools
  • Web programming experience (HTML, CSS, and Javascript)
  • Ability to quickly create complex ad-hoc queries based on business needs
  • Demonstrated experience with data ETL processes in SQL environment
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize independently
  • Ability to work with various stakeholders across an organization
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to learn and deploy new skills and knowledge

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a related field (see minimum qualifications)
  • 3-5 Years post-graduate programming experience
  • Experience with USU databases (e.g. Oracle, Banner SIS)
  • Experience with Tableau or other BI analysis and reporting concepts
  • Experience conducting data quality analysis
  • Experience with data pipeline optimization
  • Experience in data vault/data warehouse development
  • Experience with database server administration/optimization
  • Knowledge of disaster recovery policies and procedures
  • Understanding of statistical analysis core concepts
  • Experience in survey analysis and administration
  • Experience working with sensitive data
  • Cold Fusion web programming experience

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:


1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under "Resume/CV"

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The Office of Analysis, Assessment and Accreditation is a reporting unit to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.  For more information, please visit our website at http://www.usu.edu/aaa/

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination).

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, hilary.renshaw@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov.

Learn more at: https://equity.usu.edu/.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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