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Programmer Specialist

Central Connecticut State University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 27, 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 Type
Full Time
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Programmer Specialist

Information Technology Department

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a f ull-time, Programmer Specialist the Informational Technology Department. The Programmer Specialist independently analyzes, designs, programs, tests, and performs overall development of new and future systems as required by the University under the direction of the Director or designee. Coordinates and maintains computer systems for administrative areas. May act as a project leader in the development phase where required.

Supervision Exercised:

May supervise professional and / or support staff.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Analyzes systems, designs, develops, tests, and writes computer programs independently, documents requirements and specifications and implements new and future systems.
  • Monitors functionality and overall quality of systems and recommends improvements/enhancements as appropriate.
  • May act as project lead to include supervision of programmers.
  • Coordinates operations and programs for existing systems in administrative areas.
  • Coordinates, maintains, supports University interfaces, files, reports, and/or any other reporting mechanisms needed.
  • Develops and implements web applications and web application integrations.
  • Serves as an expert in relevant products and supports existing and purchased systems.
  • Produces special reports as required.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or a related area, and four or more years professional experience in applications programming with demonstrated knowledge of Java, JavaScript, Groovy, Grails application framework and XML.
  • Working knowledge of tools including Oracle and or SQL (with the ability to construct complex SQL statements). Familiarity with Ellucian Banner SIS data.
Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by December 3,2021. Extended closing date: January 7,2022. All applicants who have applied before December 3,2021 will be considered.

To begin the application process, click on the Apply button and electronically submit the following documents:
  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae / resume
  • Names of three professional references including their address, email address, and telephone numbers.
The Programmer Specialist is compensated at the Administrator 4 salary level in accordance with the State University Organization of Administrative Faculty (SUOAF) Collective Bargaining Union Agreement. For more information, please visit

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University is proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include personal, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Rob Rak, Search Committee Chair, at 860-832-2254 or .

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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