Reporting to the Director for Systems Development and Integration, the Programmer Analyst is responsible for the analysis, design, development, implementation and maintenance of systems and applications to support the business and management needs of the College. This position will lead small and large-scale projects independently and will participate in team decision-making processes.
The key accountabilities for this role include
Analyze business and information needs of College departments.
Identify processes and needs for application development, modification, and implementation.
Design, development, and support of database and web applications:
Design, develop, and modify secure and accessible applications for College Departments using third party and customized solutions.
Perform peer review of developed solutions.
Work closely with departments to assure compliance with needs and to provide application support.
Apply third-party software upgrades and defect corrections as needed.
Configure systems to support applications.
Install, configure and support third party software.
Manage day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope.
Determine project timelines, track milestones and deliverables.
Develop and implement standards and procedures for systems analysis, program development and data manipulation.
Train College personnel to access information and assist them in developing and maintaining documentation for their applications.
Consistently strive to increase level of expertise on applicable software, web technologies, security and operating systems.
Learn new technologies as needed.
Participate in software evaluations and assessments of new technologies.
Connect with industry peers to forge mutually beneficial relationships.
Work collaboratively with staff from Information Services and other departments.
Other duties (including serving on departmental and campus working groups and committees) as assigned.
Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 24 days of vacation, 12 paid holidays, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume/cv and the names and contact information for 3-5 professional references. (References will not be contacted without your permission.)
Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff.
The successful candidate will have Bachelor’s degree in field related to the position or equivalent combination of education and experience.
The ideal candidate will have:
A minimum of 3 years of high-level Oracle PL/SQL programming, or 3+ years of experience with other high-level relational database programming languages.
Experience identifying and resolving SQL performance issues
Experience working with command-line tools on Linux/Unix and Windows operating systems.
Demonstrated ability to determine project timelines and complete projects on time.
Ability to think creatively and logically, handle multiple priorities, resolve problems, identify tasks, and develop modular programs.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to create a collaborative relationship with customers, and to convey computing concepts effectively to non-technical users.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information.
Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
Impeccable organizational (time, task, project management) skills and ability to coordinate resources and staff within the college community.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships. Must be flexible, collaborative and have a positive attitude.
Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus) as needed.
Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings and other non-traditional schedules.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
Successful completion of a background check.
About Bates College
Founded in 1855, Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.Since its inception, Bates has been a coeducational, nonsectarian, residential college with special commitments to academic rigor and to programs and opportunities by qualified learners of all backgrounds. Historically, Bates students and graduates have linked education with service, leadership, and obligations beyond themselves.Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.The College is proud of its strong involvements in the Lewiston-Auburn communities, Maine’s second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, Maine, a lively small city enjoying an exciting economic and cultural revitalization. With an engaged citizenry, lively arts scene, and historic downtown, this walkable city is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 340 miles north of New York City.