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Business Support Systems Developer

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Business Support Systems Developer
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170191
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:

The Business Support Systems Developer participates in the assessment and implementation of information technology and decision support solutions. This position will provide both technical and non-technical expertise in the development and maintenance of data management systems and processes, the development of business intelligence collection and reporting applications, and the development and support of web-based reports. This position will be responsible for assessing the information technology needs of end users, collaboratively developing strategies for meeting identified needs, and designing and implementing agreed upon solutions.

The Business Support Systems Developer will also work in collaboration with other Business and Management Systems (BAMS) team members to identify and secure the proper equipment, applications, systems, and access to data that address the data management and reporting needs of the supported offices. This position will implement and maintain systems in accordance with university, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Business Support Systems, this position will provide highly responsive, effective and courteous services that advance and support the data management and reporting needs of the office. The Business Support Systems Developer must demonstrate a high degree of initiative and self-sufficiency, and the ability to work effectively one-on-one and as part of group projects and teams. The Business Support Systems Developer must be an effective communicator with users and other BAMS team members.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field.
• Experience in latest versions of Microsoft desktop operating systems and server software. Also, experience in the latest versions of Microsoft Office Suite.
• Experience in relational database design, object oriented design concepts, database reporting software, and web design.
• Experience analyzing, designing, and developing business and management information systems and tools for end users.
• Effective communication skills.
• Ability to convert user specifications into functional project requirements.
• Ability to communicate complex concepts at a level appropriate to the intended audience.
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
• Ability to independently prioritize tasks and meet project deadlines.
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.
• Experience working with Microsoft Office SharePoint technologies.
• Experience with a variety of computer languages such as Visual Basic, JAVA, PHP, C#, C++, ASP, .NET, JavaScript and SQL.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Administration or related field.
• Experience with MS SQL Server administration.
• Software project management and project delivery experience.

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

To evaluate the requirements and apply, candidates may review posting AP0170191 in its entirety at

Review of applications will begin August 7, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 professional references to be considered. If you have any questions please contact our Service Center @ 540-231-9331 or email

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: Business & Management Systems
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8am-5pm
Job Posting Date: 07/13/2017
Review Begin Date: 08/07/2017
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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