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Senior Analyst Programmer

Portland State University, Portland, OR

Job - Technology

Close Date: 07/31/2019

Portland State University (PSU) is a thriving campus of 27,000 students in downtown Portland, easily accessible by bike and public transit and surrounded by many restaurants, food carts, parks, and local businesses. PSU is committed to offering opportunity to students from a variety of backgrounds, and prides itself on providing access for low-income and nontraditional students. Our motto to “let knowledge serve the city” reflects our dedication to finding innovative, sustainable solutions to local and global problems. Our location in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities gives our students unmatched access to career connections and an internationally acclaimed culture scene.

PSU’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) empowers students, faculty, and staff through technology, and has been ranked on the Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT in the nation for three years running. Our number one value is our employees: we support a culture of inclusion, actively encourage a healthy work-life balance, and strive to support our employees professionally and personally. PSU offers an impressive tuition discount and we encourage our staff to take advantage of this, be it for pursuing a degree or personal interest. We are a department of dynamic, engaged, collaborative, and communicative people, and seek to attract more of the same. Read more about why we’re a great place to work at

This position is housed within Enterprise Solutions (ES) which supports the university’s enterprise administrative systems, such as Banner, DataMASTER, Talisma, and OnBase. Services include: custom application development, project management, business intelligence, reports, data integration, and data management.

In this position, you will design, analyze, develop, implement and maintain enhancements and interfaces to the university ERP solution, Ellucian Banner, and other applications developed/implemented campus-wide.

Duties include: analyzing and troubleshooting administrative applications, designing and developing enhancements to the university’s ERP, acting as a project lead for a team of analyst programmers, and monitoring, maintaining, and upgrading the university’s ERP.

Skills and Requirements
Five years experience in application systems design, programming and analysis
Experience with SQL, Linux and Linux shell programming
Significant experience with all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written with technical staff as well as non-technical staff
Ability to mentor others in best practices and procedures and to incorporate feedback received from others.
Ability to manage a workload that includes short and long-term projects, immediate problem-solving and ongoing product maintenance of code and documentation
Ability to produce accurate and reliable work within deadlines
Ability to adapt to changes in technology, revisions in project specifications and reprioritization of work assignments
Ability to take a positive approach even during times of high stress.
Team player with a strong work ethic
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
Proven ability to work in fast-paced, production environment and to provide occasional evening and weekend support
Proven ability to work with sensitive/confidential information and to handle such information as required by Federal, State, and OIT regulations/policies
Proven ability in taking the initiative to quickly master new technologies with minimal supervision
Strong group leadership and project implementation skills

Key Cultural Competencies
Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
Adheres to all PSU policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

The starting annual salary rate for this position will be between $65,000 and $80,000/year with an excellent benefits package including 95% employer paid premiums (employees and eligible dependents) and significantly reduced tuition rates for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Oregon Public Universities. After completing six full months employees are eligible to choose between our two employer paid pension programs in addition to two voluntary retirement programs. Wellness options include access to the PSU rec center at a reduced rate and free wellness programs. For a comprehensive view of all PSU benefits, visit the PSU Total Compensation Calculator page (

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