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August 25, 2007 § Leave a comment

Applications/Systems Developer

The State University of New York, College of Technology at Delhi is seeking an Applications/Systems Developer. This position will be a vital member of SUNY Delhi’s Central Systems Team of programmer analysts, database administrators and system administrators that provides service for, support of, and modifications to enterprise applications and systems, as well as run and automate operational tasks.


This position consists of three areas of responsibilities that will require flexibility, thoroughness and teamwork: Applications Development, Systems Analyst and Systems Architecture.

Applications Development: Initially, the position will focus on Applications Development, supporting the Office of Alumni Affairs (College Advancement) though development and administration of SCT/Sungard’s Banner Advancement Module. This consists of:

  • Developing and running SQR SQL, PL/SQL, and VMS scripts against Oracle/Banner for gathering and reporting alumni data, exporting query results to files, transferring or processing data for various departments;
  • Troubleshooting scripts, applications which includes diagnosing data/reporting issues, communicating with the Alumni Office, other end-users and the SUNY Delhi Service Center about project status and recording/assigning issues, incidents and requests appropriately.
  • Define current business rules and operations for CIS, related to the Alumni Affairs Office.
  • Index current scripts/programs and procedures for data collection, retrieval, reporting and management.

Systems Analyst: The position will also serve as a Systems Analyst for the assessment and migration of SCT/Sungard Banner and Oracle to Redhat Linux. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Working with CIS Central Systems, Delhi staff and SUNY System, identify and implement an overall migration strategy for Oracle/Banner from OpenVMS to Linux platform.
  • Serve as a mentor and resource for CIS Central Systems Staff in Linux training.
  • Re-factor various legacy Banner scripts/programs and reporting utilities from OpenVMS to Linux environment, ensuring continuity of service, while improving maintainability, functionality, usability and performance.
  • Ensure organizational and operational continuity between current Alumni Association business processes and procedures future services.
  • Working with CIS Central Systems, Delhi staff and SUNY System, upgrade of Oracle and Banner to Oracle 10g and Banner 8.

Systems Architecture: The position will work with departmental staff to identify, develop and deploy various applications and systems needs to meet both SUNY Delhi and SCT/Sungard’s goal of a Service Oriented Architecture, This will include:

  • Helping to define an overall information and systems architecture for SUNY Delhi services.
  • Extending the integration/interoperability capabilities of SUNY Delhi’s service implementations though a centralized data hub.
  • Implementing a SUNY Delhi portal (uPortal/Luminis)
  • Develop/deploy a variety of web and enterprise services
  • Assessing proposed technology projects as they relate to web services integration and recommending appropriate action.
  • Managing complex integration projects using cross-departmental staff and resources.
  • As needed, writing specifications for programmers to ensure integration and interoperability of systems.

This person will serve as QA resource as needed by providing testing for in-house applications. He/she should be capable of handling/organizing multiple tasks simultaneously. This person will be responsible for documentation through a wiki-base knowledge-base and issue-tracking systems. The successful candidate must be able to work under pressure as part of a team in an integrated software development and operations/production environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced programming skills in C and Perl.
  • Advanced knowledge of relational technology and skills in developing and using PL/SQL, SQR to perform queries on Oracle/Banner. Knowledge of Oracle ODBC.
  • Familiarity with SCT/Sungard Banner, Self Service Banner.
  • Familiarity with the deployment and administration of various portal technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Unix or Linux and OpenVMS.
  • Demonstrated experience using full-term software development lifecycle, bug reporting systems and documentation tools.
  • Experience with any PL/SQL development environment (IDE) such as Toad or PL/SQL Developer.
  • Previous experience with a systems or platform migration; including strategic planning, deployment and outcomes assessment.
  • Knowledge of Agile development practices. Advanced analytical skills for defining business requirements through use cases for software applications and systems; ability to write effective business requirement specifications. Advanced design skills for development of solutions for software applications and systems, consistent with business requirements; ability to write effective technical specifications; knowledge of Iterative and Incremental Development (IID).
  • Ability to effectively express ideas, opportunities and concerns verbally and in writing; ability to listen and communicate effectively with others (peers, superiors, customers, etc.), one-on-one and in groups. Ability to provide effective feedback. Ability to mentor departmental programmers and peers. Excellent interpersonal skills for working with clients, colleagues, and team members. Willingness to learn and apply new technologies quickly. Maintain technical currency by reviewing trade communications and enrolling in appropriate training, conferences, etc.
  • Associates Degree in Computer Science or related field from an accredited institution plus two years of equivalent experience in Higher Education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of relational technology and skills in developing and using SQL, PL/SQL, SQR to perform queries on database platforms such as MySQL, Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server. Advanced skills with the use of various enterprise applications, Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL, (ODBC, and JDBC );
  • Advanced programming skills in at least 3 major programming languages, including Java, D/HTML, PHP, C, Perl. Advanced skills in developing platform independent object oriented and client server applications in Java; expert level skills using J2EE implementations such as Tomcat with JavaServer Pages (JSPs) and Java Servlets; Extensive skills in developing, managing, and deploying web-based technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, PHP, AJAX and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
  • Knowledge of a variety of systems and services including authentication/authorization, identity management, directory services, account provisioning, portal management (LDAP, MS Active Directory).
  • Advanced skills in developing standards-based inter-application communication using SOAP or other XML-based web services (WS*) technologies;
  • Advanced skills in portal deployment and administration including portlet development and integration (JSR-168, HTML/XHTML/CSS/XML/XSLT)
  • Expert knowledge of SCT/Sungard Banner, Self Service Banner, Banner Alumni Module, SCT/Sungard Luminis (uPortal)
  • Demonstrated ability to use of and development on, at least two of the following operating system platforms: Windows, Linux, Solaris and OpenVMS.
  • Demonstrated experience using full-term software development lifecycle, including the use of a revision control system such as Subversion, CVS, RCS or Microsoft Visual SourceSafe, bug reporting systems such as Jira and documentation tools such as Confluence.
  • Ability to use and extend an integrated development environment (IDE) such as Eclipse and associated tool sets for use in Java development.
  • Previous experience with a systems or platform migration; including strategic planning, deployment and outcomes assessment.
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field from an accredited institution plus for years of equivalent experience in Higher Education.


United University Professions, SL-4 (budget title – Sr. Programmer/Analyst). Salary range: $43,500 – $65,000, based on qualifications.

Application Information:

Based on experience, applicants may be required to take technology specific qualifying exams (e.g. Linux, Perl, SQL, etc.).

Applications will be accepted until September 28, 2007 or until the position is filled.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and contact information for at least three professional references via email (Microsoft Word or PDF format, please) to:

Bonnie G. Martin, Director of Administrative Services

Email to:

SUNY Delhi is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


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