Applications and Data Programmer

Employer: Virginia Tech - Division of Information Technology
Job Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Category: IT/Computers/Networking
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 11/8/2021
Closing Date: 1/5/2022
Virginia Tech - Division of Information Technology
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Job Description

The Finance Information Technology (FIT) department leverages technology to improve the operating environment of the Vice President for Finance senior management area and related university constituents. FIT is currently seeking an Applications and Data Programmer to be an integral part of the FIT Business Application Solutions team that designs, develops and supports innovative technology solutions that promote administrative efficiencies and enhance data collection and reporting.

As the Applications and Data Programmer, you will provide both technical and data-oriented expertise in the development and maintenance of data management systems and processes, the development of data collection and reporting applications, and the development and support of web-based systems and reports The Applications and Data Programmer assesses the information technology needs of end users and develops strategies to meet identified needs. Designs, develops, tests and implements agreed upon solutions. Implements and maintains systems in accordance with university, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations. This position works on multiple projects simultaneously while independently prioritizing tasks to meet project deadlines and provides scheduled support services to cyclical operations that require business information technology and reporting expertise. This position will provide highly responsive, effective and courteous services to advance and support the data management and reporting needs of departments that report to the Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer.

Successful candidates should have a diverse set of technical skills along with the ability to understand and analyze finance-oriented data, and demonstrate a high degree of initiative and self-sufficiency, professionalism, and the drive to collaborate with business users and fellow FIT team members.
 

This position can accommodate a hybrid work arrangement (combination of remote and onsite work each week).

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
• Experience with relational database design, SQL, and data retrieval.
• Experience with object-oriented design concepts and web design.
• Experience converting user specifications into functional project requirements and modeling complex business processes.
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, independently prioritize tasks, and meet project deadlines.
• Ability to communicate complex concepts at a level appropriate to the intended audience.
• Demonstrated ability to work productively with minimal supervision in a team situation, and to write and speak effectively.
 

Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced degree in Business Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related discipline or a combination of education and relevant experience equivalent to an advanced degree.
• Experience developing applications using the .NET framework, including C# or Visual Basic, and/or using Microsoft Office 365 technologies such as SharePoint, PowerApps, and Flow.
• Experience with business intelligence or report development tools (e.g. MicroStrategy, SAS, Crystal Reports, Access, Power BI, etc.).
• Experience supporting production applications.
• Familiarity with basic financial and accounting practices.
 

Appointment Type

Regular

Salary Information

Mid- $60,000s to Low- $70,000s

Review Date

November 29, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

 

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Julie Weaver at juliew19@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: November 7, 2021
Applications close: Open until filled

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