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Senior Colleague Programmer/Analyst

University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 19, 2024

The mission of The University of Bridgeport is to promote academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world.

Position Description Summary/Purpose :

The Senior Colleague Programmer/Analyst supports the development, implementation, and maintenance of the college’s enterprise applications (e.g., Ellucian’s Colleague, CRM Advice, Slate CRM, Hyland’s Perceptive, etc.). This position analyzes user requirements, procedures, problems, and related system operation and institutional data. Using that information the individual will complete, or lead in the completion of, programming or program modifications to meet the needs of the users of the system.

This is a hybrid position requiring some days on the Bridgeport campus.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Provides functional and technical assistance by responding to inquiries regarding errors, problems, or questions with programs, processes, and reporting.

  • Analysis of existing custom Colleague code, screens, and files, required for daily operations and assist end users and departments to transition processes and practices to Ellucian-delivered functionality.

  • Troubleshoots errors and issues encountered by end users and provides resolution to solve the issue to the client's satisfaction.

  • Analyzes code to find causes of errors and, within acceptable guidelines, revises programs as required to meet industry best practice solutions.

  • Partners with manager and client end users to gather requirements about business process flow, application intent, functions, features, data, input, and output requirements, internal and external checks and controls, hardware and operating system environment, and interfaces with other systems.

  • Ability to create and test transactions to find errors and confirm program meets specifications.

  • Assists client with identifying data integration points and functional dependencies within the Colleague ERP system and to third-party systems.

  • Advises on key communications needs for Colleague modules and maintenance upgrades.

  • Serves as a resource in the areas of client/server architecture, relational database design, networking and communications, systems analysis, systems administration, document imaging, job scheduling, or a combination of specialties.

  • Works closely with project management and technical teams to support successful deployment.

  • Works with clients to develop functional conversion requirements and data mapping specifications.

  • Writes and maintains documentation of changes to computer code, programs, and specifications.

  • Maintains monthly reporting requirements.

Minimum Required Qualifications :

Education, Training and Experience :
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or computer engineering or other technical degree.

  • 5+ years of experience and expert functional/technical knowledge in the Colleague ERP application.

  • Programming languages: Envision (a requirement for Colleague), C#, .net, Java, Python.

  • Experience and expertise with Entrinsik Informer and Or Argos Reporting

  • Thorough technical knowledge in development methodologies, design and implementation.

  • Effective skills in research and analysis, project planning, and implementation.

  • Good understanding of the entire development and implementation process, including specification, documentation, and quality assurance.

  • Understanding of higher education-related business processes in one or more of these areas: Student, Finance, Financial Aid, or Institutional Reporting.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with clients, co-workers, and vendors.

  • Excellent decision-making, time-management, and planning skills.

  • Customer-centric approach to problem-solving.

  • Experience working with clients to gather requirements and understand business processes.

  • Must be a self-starter and motivated to move projects forward.

  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a highly demanding environment.

  • Colleague Functional Experience including Core, Student, Self-Service, Finance, AP, Budget, Purchasing, Fixed Assets, Financial Aid.

  • Dashboards, and typical Reporting tools.

Physical and Mental Requirements :

Work Environment


Under 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Outdoor Weather Conditions


Work with fumes or airborne particles


Work near moving mechanical parts


Risk of electrical shock




Physical Activity


Under 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3







Talking & Hearing


Using hands/fingers to handle/feel


Climbing or balancing


Bending, pulling, pushing




Lifting Requirements


Under 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Up to 10 pounds


Up to 25 pounds


Up to 50 pounds


Up to 75 pounds


Up to 100 pounds


Over 100 pounds


Vision requirements (Especially relevant if driving is required by the job)

_X_ Close vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 inches or less)

__ Distance vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 feet or more)

__ Color vision (i.e. ability to identify and distinguish colors)

__ Peripheral vision (i.e. ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or

left and right while the eyes are fixed on a given point)

__ Depth perception (i.e. three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and

spatial relationships)

___ No special vision requirements

Full-Time Employee Benefits:
  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Pet Insurance

  • 401k employer match

  • Employee & dependent life insurance

  • Great tuition benefits for employee, spouse & dependents

  • PTO program

  • Flexible work schedules / work from home opportunities

(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between The University of Bridgeport and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

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