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Lead Application Analyst

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Lead Application Analyst
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170155
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Enterprise Systems (ES) is a unit within the Division of Information Technology at Virginia Tech. Enterprise Systems supports the mission of the university by developing, coordinating, and managing application software systems that provide critical information services for university constituents. The Finance Applications team within Enterprise Systems is seeking a motivated individual interested in supervising a team of application analysts that use technology to solve business problems within a dynamic evolving technical environment.

The Lead Application Analyst for Accounts Receivable responsibilities include:
• Provide supervision and leadership to team of application analysts ensuring timely delivery and accurate results.
• Elicit functional requirements using a variety of techniques and tools such as interviews, requirements workshops, business process descriptions, use cases, task and workflow analysis. Interpret customer business needs using analytical skills combined with technical expertise to create system requirements and technical specifications.
• Research, analyze, develop, maintain, and modify innovative information system solutions that model complex business processes in a diverse technical environment while ensuring accuracy, efficiency, and maintainability. The technical environment includes database development using SQL and PL/SQL on Oracle/PostgreSQL, application development (web, batch, services, etc.) using Java/Groovy/JavaScript, and reporting/analytics using MicroStrategy.
• Work as part of a team to implement, maintain, support, and enhance integrations between our primary ERP system Ellucian Banner, vendor purchased ancillary systems (both locally hosted and cloud based), locally developed systems, and external entities.
• Provide technical support to campus administrative offices for ES supported systems.
• Strive to understand business processes and be able to apply this understanding to operational improvement initiatives
• Communicate effectively with a broad range of users about information technology issues.
• Create and maintain accurate documentation.

Virginia Tech is unable to sponsor applicants for work visas for this vacancy.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree
• Experience in business process analysis and requirements gathering
• Demonstrated experience in systems analysis
• Demonstrated experience working with a relational database
• Demonstrated experience using a modern object-oriented programming language
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field
• Strong coaching skills. Ability to step outside role confines and help teach and enable other team members.
• Supervisory experience
• Experience with business processes and applications supporting higher education
• Experience working with Ellucian (formerly SunGard HE) Banner systems
• Experience using one or more programming languages to perform database queries, modifications, and database transactions
• Experience with Oracle SQL and PL/SQL development
• Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) and/or Agile Development
• Experience using object-oriented programming (OOP) and/or object-oriented analysis and design (OOAD)
• Experience with Java/J2EE, JavaScript, Groovy, Ruby, Python, PERL, PHP, .NET, JSP, AJAX, HTML, JSON, and/or XML
• Experience using application frameworks such as Spring, Grails, or AngularJS
• Experience using build and dependency management tools such as Maven, Ant, Ivy, or Gradle
• Exposure to working within a Unix/Linux environment including BASH/KORN shell scripting

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, should include a cover letter, CV, and a list of references with contact info. Apply to posting #AP0170155. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Finance Applications
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F 8-5 PM
Job Posting Date: 06/09/2017
Review Begin Date: 06/23/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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