Beckman Institute/University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Location: Urbana, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Required Education: High School
Salary: $85,000 - $100,000
The university offers generous employee benefits such as health insurance and retirement programs, as well as paid vacation and sick leave. In addition, we also offer our employees tuition waivers and other development opportunities for personal and professional growth. We value our employees and seek to foster an inclusive workplace.
Internal Number: 154417
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has an opening for a Senior Database Applications Programmer with the Beckman Institute. This position is responsible for working in a team environment to design, develop and maintain the next generation of desktop and web-based applications for Beckman Institute administration and researchers.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assume primary responsibility for the support and development of database applications.
Lead the design, securing, and implementation of new databases and web application modules, involving all phases of the software development lifecycle.
Take the lead in gathering business requirements to produce robust, well-organized products with limited supervision.
Lead the maintenance, evaluation, and support of existing applications, automating, and streamlining processes whenever possible.
Work directly with stakeholders to prioritize system requests and resolve issues independently.
Lead database administration, including backup planning, capacity planning, performance tuning and security.
Work directly with researchers to gather needs and develop or assist in identifying tools to move their research goals forward.
Produce documentation, including requirements and design documents, code documentation, user documentation and other reports as needed.
Integrate applications with third party software.
Instruct users in the use of applications and provide excellent user support.
SALARY AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
This is a full-time Civil Service IT Technical Associate position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND DEADLINE INFORMATION
Applications must be received by December 13, 2021. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu. If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:
Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application. Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms. Step 3) Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or copy of diploma may be acceptable) for all degrees attained and names/contact information for three references.
Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Dawn Goeddel at [email protected]. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.
6 years of progressively more responsible software development experience using C# and .NET web application design.
College coursework which included Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline may be substituted as follows: 60 semester hours or Associate’s Degree equals one (1) year, 90-120 semester hours or Bachelor’s Degree equals two (2) years.
Demonstrated experience with database administration - experience designing, building, securing, and maintaining Microsoft SQL databases.
Demonstrated experience creating SQL Server jobs, stored procedures, and functions.
Demonstrated experience securing web applications.
Experience with the software development lifecycle, including release management – taking software development projects from user requirements gathering and development through end-product delivery and migration to production.
Experience can be concurrent.
Experience in any or all of the following:
Integrating applications into an Active Directory environment
Using a version control system
Ensuring applications adhere to Accessibility Standards
User training and documentation
User interface design
Analyzing data, extracting rules, and understanding business processes to help design applications
Using a ticketing system for end user support
Four years database application development and database administration with Microsoft SQL Server.
Four years gathering user requirements, training users, writing documentation (functional and user), working in a team environment, and developing applications in a Windows environment.
Four years creating SQL Server jobs, stored procedures, and functions.
Successful candidates will have:
Excellent programming and organizational skills.
Willingness to work as part of a group, agreeing on standards, offering opinions and taking advice from teammates.
Ability to take the lead in the design and development of database applications.
Expertise in developing SQL queries of relational databases.
Ability to communicate effectively and interact positively with a diverse user community.
Ability to quickly learn business processes and programmatically automate whenever possible.