Position Purpose: The Programmer Analyst supports the ERP and applications that interface with the ERP. Our current administrative system is the Ellucian Colleague ERP. The requirements of this position include providing business and system analysis, computer programming support, training, testing, and documentation.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Work closely with the users to analyze, design, and develop processes and procedures to fulfill user and system requirements. This includes writing detailed and accurate requirements, programming, testing, training, and documenting.
Take ownership and responsibility of functional areas where you are the primary support, becoming extremely knowledgeable of the associated processes and procedures.
Provide support and training to end users of the administrative computing system and applications that interface with it.
Continuously evaluate workflows and processes to provide more efficient and automated processes and procedures.
Troubleshoot, analyze, and resolve system and software problems.
Support the implementation of software updates in a timely manner.
Evaluate and perform internal system process improvements and system cleanup.
Provide complete and accurate documentation for internal use and for end users.
Actively participate as a member of the team in project initiatives and decision-making.
Essential Job Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required. A degree in computer science, information systems, or a related field preferred.
Minimum of one year of experience programming in a high-level computer language
Experience working in a higher education environment preferred.
Aptitude for programming in a high-level computer language possessing strong analytical and logic skills. Code efficiently adhering to established programming standards.
Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills including the ability to convey technical information in a meaningful and understandable way.
Well organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to work independently and to handle multiple priorities to meet deadlines.
Quick learner who can adapt to programming in multiple platforms and technologies.
Expertise with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Active interest in professional development and skill enhancement to stay up-to-date with new technologies.
Experience with reporting tools such as the Entrinsik Informer report writer.
Knowledge and experience with client server applications.
Experience in data integration and API programming. – REST SOAP experience.
Knowledge of version control methods and technologies such as Git.
Familiarity with Linux and Windows command line tools and editors.
Knowledge of Active Directory.
Web authentication familiarity including SAML or OAUTH.
Familiarity with internet browsers and security settings and also with application security methodologies.
Ability to move about campus
Ability to sit for long periods of time
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.
AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.
AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacro...sse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.
Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.