Utah State University

Programmer Analyst

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 week ago(9/11/2020 4:31 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Information Technology
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Business & Finance
Information Technology
Advertised Salary
Commensurate based on experience and assigned Banner title plus excellent benefits


The Office of the CIO is seeking a Programmer/Analyst to join the Enterprise Integrations Team in central IT. This team leads enterprise-level API development and integration, manages application extension efforts, and builds/maintains a group of software projects that augment the student and employee experience at USU.

Utah State University is northern Utah's premier agricultural, engineering, and research educational institution. With 30,000 students (and growing) enrolled each semester, software support and development needs are expanding.


Based on experience we will hire this position at a Programmer Analyst I, II or III level. 


Integrations is a small team (6 members) operating in a very collaborative open office environment on multiple projects that span teams within IT, and multiple departments across the university.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must, interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationship with both technical and non-technical personnel is critical.


Primary responsibilities will include design, development, implementation, and support of integrations and software solutions/extensions for USU's enterprise systems. Depending on experience and need, this position may also provide the opportunity to occasionally oversee, train, and lead student and peer engineers on projects.

  • You will be expected to automate where possible, build when necessary, and test always.
  • You will be expected to work closely with other IT professionals in accomplishing project objectives.
  • You will assist with various development projects as assigned, and may be project lead for many solutions which require systems integration.
  • You will assist and support the USU IT Service Desk with incidents escalated to the team.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution, or proven equivalent professional experience, in a relevant field.
    • II Level- Also requires 2 additional years of related experience
    • III Level- Requires 4 years additional experience from the level I
  • You must have a basic understanding of all the following concepts and technologies:
    • Overall Web Software Architecture
    • Relational Database Models
    • Version Control Systems (github is a primary tool)
    • Data Security 
  • You must be willing and able to effectively read, comprehend, and utilize technical documentation.
  • You must have the ability to tackle steep learning curves as required.
  • You must be able to work in a highly autonomous environment with limited supervision.
  • You must be a team player and willing to work in an open environment.
  • You must have excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • You must adhere to the USU IT Core Competencies:
    • Adaptability
    • Dependability
    • Ethics
    • Motivation
    • Professionalism
    • Teamwork
    • Technical Skills
    • Creative Problem Solving
    • Time Management
    • Dealing with Paradox
      See https://it.usu.edu/files/ITCoreCompetencies.pdf
  • You must be willing to adhere to the Business and Finance Vision Statement. See https://it.usu.edu/files/BFVision.pdf
  • You must be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident.


Bonus Qualifications:

  • Professional experience with any of the following (semi-priority listed):
    • JavaScript/ES6+
    • RESTful JSON APIs
    • Java, JVM, and JDK
    • NodeJS
    • ReactJS
    • Python
    • Groovy and Grails
    • Spring and Spring Boot
    • Hibernate ORM
    • React Native
    • Oracle SQL and PL/SQL or another RDBMS
  • Professional experience with Ellucian Banner (our higher-ed HR/finance/student ERP system).
  • Working knowledge of the higher education environment and culture.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted in a text box at the end of the application


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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate based on experience and assigned Banner title plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. 
This position requires sitting for extended periods of time, the use of hands, and the ability see and read computer screens.

College/Department Highlights

Benefits and Perks:
Salary determined on experience and qualification, but note that this position will likely be filled at either F, G, or H on the university salary grade table found at https://hr.usu.edu/compensation/salary_grade_table.
In addition:
   1. 14.2% of annual earnings are deposited into a 401(a) account, (in addition to pay, no matching required)
   2. Health and Dental insurance coverage for the whole family
   3. Life and Disability Insurance
   4. Significant Paid time off
      a. 22 days per year of paid annual leave
      b. 12 days per year of paid sick leave
      c. 12 paid holidays per year
   5. Free access to an on-campus exercise facility for both employee and family
   6. Opportunity for 50% off tuition for both employee and immediate family members
   7. Substantial individual equipment budget, refreshed every three years, to purchase hardware and tools of your choosing to enhance your efficiency
   8. An open office environment with large windows and mountain views (new IT building underway expected in Fall 2021 with even better views overlooking the university and cemetery grounds)
   9. Modern equipment and furniture



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.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or 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, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


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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