Utah State University

Programmer/Analyst III

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/14/2022 2:27 PM)
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
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Analysis Assessment & Accreditation
Advertised Salary
Minimum $75,000 commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Programmer/Analyst III for the Office of Analysis, Assessment & Accreditation is the programming lead for business intelligence and analysis in the unit. They develop and administer the system configuration and development plan. They function independently to analyze, evaluate, specify, and maintain information systems (both hardware and software) to meet unit objectives. They design, manage, and lead independent programming solutions for complex problems according to technical specifications and AAA system implementation. They also provide input to the executive director and lead programming discussions, as needed.


The position requires solid leadership skills and the ability to work with others in a way that strengthens their work and skills development. Very strong self-management, team management, and time management skills are essential. Organizational skills and attention to detail are fundamental to the success of this position.

50% time on the following:

  • Act as Team Lead to design, manage, and complete independent programming solutions for complex problems according to technical specifications and AAA system implementation.
  • Organize, set priorities, schedule and review work as needed to complete team goals.
  • Manage and integrate cloud-based data structures (Digital Measures, Campus/Labs) into the AAA data lake.
  • Work with external partners and design custom integrations, ETLs, etc. as needed.

30% time on the following:

  • Provide input to the executive director and schedule and lead programming discussions, as needed.
  • Work with internal business partners (unit partner leads in IT, Registrar’s Office, etc.) to design programming solutions to meet USU mission goals and unit targets.
  • Manage the technical delivery of projects, including design, build, test, implementation, and integration stages.
  • Manage data management plan and ensure data security and integrity.

20% time on the following:

  • Develop and administer the system configuration and development plan for AAA.
  • Design and maintain the AAA website.

Typical Functions:

  • Transform functional requirements into detailed technical specifics that represent actionable development tasks.
  • Provide programming and maintenance for existing websites, including database development and design.
  • Routinely write, test, and troubleshoot code.
  • Design in-house data processing systems or subsystems, program the systems or subsystems, and establish documentation to support the new systems.
  • Develop, prepare, and distribute evaluative data for analysis, studies, periodic, and ad hoc reports, and publications, both printed and digital.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by department.

This position description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • 4+ Years of experience in programming, business information and/or data analysis.
  • Fluency with MS SQL Server (SSIS, SSRS, SSAS), Oracle, Excel, PostgreSQL, and comprehension of BI tools.
  • Extensive programming experience (breadth of languages preferred); SQL, PHP, Python, and some type of ETL/scripting/procedure language fluency required.
  • Cloud-based data management skills (Rest API and ELT experience).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Banner (Ellucian).
  • Demonstrated project management and leadership skills.
  • Experience working with external data partners, problem solving experience and relationship management skills.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to implement and troubleshoot programming changes and modifications of basic and advanced complexity.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
  • Skilled at planning and organization.
  • Ability to listen to client needs and formulate an overall analysis and effective project plan.
  • Ability to define and solve practical problems and create accurate, validated reporting for business making decisions.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once and meet overlapping deadlines.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please include the following:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Contact information for three professional references
  3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

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

Advertised Salary

Minimum $75,000 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 & 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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 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 114 undergraduate majors, 132 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 discrimination@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 visit https://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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