Application Analyst

Employer: Virginia Tech - Division of Information Technology
Job Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Category: Quality Assurance, Software/QA/DBA, Other
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 2/22/2022
Closing Date: 5/23/2022
Virginia Tech - Division of Information Technology
Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence.
Job Description

Enterprise Systems (ES) is a unit within the Division of Information Technology at Virginia Tech. Enterprise Systems supports the mission of the university by developing, coordinating, and managing application software systems that provide critical information services for university constituents.
The Application Analyst within Enterprise Systems uses technology to solve business problems within a dynamic evolving technical environment. This position includes database development using PL/SQL, application development (web, batch, services, etc.) using Java/Groovy/JavaScript, and reporting/analytics using tools such as MicroStrategy.
In addition, the Application Analyst will:
- Research, analyze, develop, maintain, and modify innovative information system solutions that
  model complex business processes while ensuring accuracy, efficiency, and maintainability
- Work collaboratively to implement, maintain, support, and enhance integrations with Ellucian
   Banner, vendor purchased ancillary systems (locally hosted and cloud based), locally
   developed systems, and external entities
- Provide technical support for Enterprise Systems applications to campus administrative offices
- Gather and apply knowledge of business processes to operational improvement initiatives
- Apply relational database concepts using one or more programming languages to perform
  database queries, modifications, and database transactions
- Communicate effectively with a broad range of users regarding information technology issues
- Create and maintain accurate documentation

Required Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree, or equivalent related work experience
- Knowledge of Java, Groovy, .NET, or PL/SQL
- Demonstrated proficiency with business process and systems analysis
- Basic understanding of relational database concepts
- Demonstrated skills in working effectively in a team environment
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) and/or Agile Development
- Experience with object-oriented programming (OOP) and/or object-oriented analysis and
  design (OOAD)
- Experience using JavaScript, HTML, JSON, or XML
- Experience using application frameworks such as Spring, Grails, or AngularJS
- Experience using build and dependency management tools such as Maven, Ant, Ivy, or Gradle
- Experience using source version control tools such as GIT, SVN, etc.
- Exposure to mobile application development

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

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 Amber Pifer at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: February 21, 2022
Applications close: Open until filled

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