Senior Application Analyst

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Enterprise Systems supports the Virginia Tech community by developing, coordinating, and managing application software systems and enterprise data to provide critical information services for university constituents. There are three openings: one restricted appointment and two regular appointments. As a Senior Application Analyst, you will design, develop, and document information systems independently under general direction. You will provide technical input on complex projects and serve as an expert in one or more business or functional areas.

In addition, the Senior Application Analyst will:
• Prepare detailed program specifications, identifying required inputs, coordinating the solution deployment with the user department, and ensuring satisfactory results
• Investigate user problems and needs, identify their source, and determine possible solutions
• Analyze user enhancement requests to include identifying potential problem areas and recommend optimum solution approaches
• Participate in the development, implementation, deployment, and testing of application software. Includes new functionality, enhancements, and defect resolution
• Document user requirements by learning and understanding business office practices and procedures
• Handle multiple assignments simultaneously and collaborate with colleagues
• Instruct, direct, and check the work of other technical personnel and perform quality assurance review
• Serve as a top technical expert in one or more highly specialized areas of applications systems analysis and programming

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience in Business, Computer Science, Finance, Information Technology, or related field
• Understanding of relational database concepts and experience working with SQL
• Demonstrated experience analyzing complex business processes and gathering requirements from non-technical users
• Demonstrated experience in full system lifecycle development including requirements gathering, systems analysis, systems development, programming, troubleshooting, testing, and implementation of large enterprise systems
• Significant customer service experience
• Strong interpersonal, organizational, critical thinking, and communication skills with the ability to work effectively across internal, external organizations and virtual teams

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience performing Tier 3 application support
• Experience developing web applications that leverage a relational database
• Experience in object-oriented programming, using one or more of the following languages: Java/J2EE, Groovy, Ruby, Python, and .NET
• Experience with business processes and applications supporting higher education
• Experience working with Ellucian Banner systems
• Experience with Docker containers or managing applications in a container environment
• Experience in full stack development using languages and frameworks such as Angular, React, JavaScript, AJAX, HTML, and XML
• Experience programming using web application frameworks such as Spring, Grails, and Rails
• Experience leveraging ORM frameworks such as hibernate
• Experience with source code management

Appointment Type

2 - Regular

1 - Restricted

Salary Information

Commensurate on 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 veteran 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 Brittany Kessler at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: August 24, 2021
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