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Systems Applications Analyst

San Jose State University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 1, 2022

Job Details

Job Summary

As a member of the SJSU Information Technology team, the Systems Applications Analyst will establish and maintain the Research Foundation’s systems development methodology, lead in the definition of the Research Foundation’s business models in order to support strategic information resources planning and implementation.

The primary responsibilities are to implement, support, and maintain the Research Foundation’s applications including but not limited to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, databases and integrated Fund Accounting System (Financial, Human Resources, Contracts and Grants Management, and Endowment Tracking).

The position will perform the responsibilities of the Application Administrator during his/her absence. Promote and maintain a total quality, service-oriented environment meeting the needs of the Research Foundation, its customers, and clients.

Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for daily operation of the Foundation’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. This involves continuous review and improvement of the computer system to meet user needs.
  • Write OneSolution system reports including Click Drag and Drill reports (CDD), IBM Cognos reports and SQL reports. Understand users’ needs to recommend report formats for users, to help them complete their tasks faster and more efficiently.
  • Write Web forms and Workflow modules to streamline and automate processes.
  • Build and maintain file import/export interfaces for the third-party applications such as the Positive Pay, US Bank P-Card, Worxtime, NOVAtime, and other applications needed by the functional departments.
  • Collaboratively partner with all functional departments to understand the RF’s overall operation needs, and set up enterprise system process switches and calculation codes accordingly. Work with consultants and users on setup, testing and rollout of new applications.
  • Manage, implement and support all functional modules, such as Funding Alerts.
  • Provide on-campus and off-campus users access to the enterprise system, using cloud-based technology. Perform periodic user access review.
  • Debug program problems; work with vendor’s technical support teams to resolve issues.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Strong working knowledge of ERP systems including reports, web forms, workflow, troubleshooting, user training
  • Strong working knowledge of Operating Systems, Active Directory, Network, Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite and other Office Productivity Technologies
  • Working knowledge of Windows Server, SQL, server, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP
  • Ability to apply consultative skills to assess user needs and communicate technology systems and solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and support a wide variety of software applications
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to check data and accurately record information
  • Ability to train others.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly troubleshoot problems, recommending efficient and cost-effective solutions
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication to provide a liaison between users and computer systems environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to use initiative and sound independent judgment within established guidelines
  • Ability to multitask, organize work, set priorities and meet critical deadlines with little suppression
  • Ability to work effectively and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with all levels of employees
Required Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science or business, or equivalent training and applied experience
  • Three years of experience in business applications analysis, design, and programming for medium or large scale, multi-programmed computers
Preferred Qualifications
  • Three years’ progressively responsible experience in Relational Database Management system (RDBMS) design development, SQL, programming, support, maintenance and training
  • Two years’ experience with Windows Server, SQL, server, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP
  • Experience in a university-connected auxiliary organization setting is highly preferred


Classification: Analyst/Programmer - Career
CSU Salary Range: $4,678/month - $11,547/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
All applicants must apply within the specified application period: December 1, 2022 through December 14, 2022 . This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

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The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (including all booster doses of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations) or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. As a condition of employment, any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as well as with other safety measures established on the campus. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to .

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Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

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San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

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As one of the most transformative universities in the nation, San José State is ready for big change. As part of Transformation 2030, SJSU's strategic plan, the campus community is dedicated to realizing the university's potential as a nationally prominent urban public university. San José State provides a comprehensive university education, granting bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 250 areas of study. With approximately 36,000 students and nearly 4,300 employees, SJSU is an essential partner in the economic, cultural and social development of Silicon Valley and California. 

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Founded in 1857, San José State's history began before the Civil War, as the first State Normal School, which trained teachers who educated the people of a young California. Now, SJSU is a dynamic comprehensive university that anchors the 10th largest city in the United States, and Spartans are found around the globe. 

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