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Applications and Data Programmer

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Applications and Data Programmer
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170291
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Position Summary:

Finance Information Technology (FIT) leverages technology to improve the operating environment of the Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer senior management area and related university constituents. The FIT Business Application Services or “solutions” team designs, develops and supports innovative information technology and decision support solutions that promote administrative efficiencies and enhance data collection and reporting. As an Applications and Data Programmer, you will provide both technical and data-oriented expertise in the development and maintenance of data management systems and processes, the development of data collection and reporting applications, and the development and support of web-based systems and reports.

Summary of Duties:
• Assess the information technology needs of end users and develop strategies to meet identified needs
• Design, develop, test and implement agreed upon solutions
• Implement and maintain systems in accordance with university, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations
• Work on multiple projects simultaneously while independently prioritizing tasks to meet project deadlines
• Provide scheduled support services to cyclical operations that require business information technology and reporting expertise

This position will provide highly responsive, effective and courteous services to advance and support the data management and reporting needs of departments that report to the Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Successful candidates should have a diverse set of technical skills along with the ability to understand and analyze finance-oriented data, and demonstrate a high degree of initiative and self-sufficiency, professionalism, and the drive to collaborate with business users and fellow FIT team members.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
• Experience with relational database design, SQL, and data retrieval.
• Experience with object oriented design concepts and web design.
• Experience converting user specifications into functional project requirements and modeling complex business processes.
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, independently prioritize tasks, and meet project deadlines.
• Ability to communicate complex concepts at a level appropriate to the intended audience.
• Demonstrated ability to work productively with minimal supervision in a team situation, and to write and speak effectively.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Advanced degree in Business Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related discipline or a combination of education and relevant experience equivalent to an advanced degree.
• Experience developing applications using the .NET framework, including C# or Visual Basic, and/or using Microsoft Office 365 technologies such as SharePoint, PowerApps, and Flow.
• Experience with business intelligence or report development tools (e.g. MicroStrategy, SAS, Crystal Reports, Access, Power BI, etc.).
• Experience supporting production applications.
• Familiarity with basic financial and accounting practices.

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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of 3 professional references to Apply to posting #AP0170291. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. 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 Information Technology
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8:00-5:00
Job Posting Date: 11/13/2017
Review Begin Date: 01/16/2018
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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.

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Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

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

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  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
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