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Database and Application Systems Analyst

We are seeking a Database and Application Systems Analyst to join our Database Services team within the Information Technology Office.

Reporting to the Senior Database and Application Systems Analyst, the Database and Application Systems Analyst is responsible for supporting the enterprise application systems utilized by the college and for servicing the community needs for information and system functionality. This includes business systems analysis and support, database administration, software maintenance and upgrades, information analysis and reporting, data integrations, and vendor relationship management for product upgrades, implementations, and problem resolution. This position, in conjunction with other IT colleagues, is accountable for the availability, reliability, and integrity of the enterprise information systems and data.

Essential Position Responsibilities:

  • Participates in departmental and cross-departmental needs assessment and workflow analysis related to the requirements for academic and administrative systems. Defines business requirements, scope, goals, and deliverables in collaboration with supervisor and department liaisons.
  • Leads Database Services projects to successful outcomes utilizing project management best practices.
  • Develops systems enhancements, user interfaces, and utilities based on needs analysis with designs to maximize efficiencies and system and data integration.
  • Evaluates, recommends, and implements new software modules, enhancements, and releases in coordination with others. Informs users of new features and functions. Develops or coordinates data conversion procedures as necessary.
  • Provides application systems and database-related technical support and training to users. Provides second-level problem analysis and resolution to the HelpDesk. Installs or provides instruction to upgrade client software. 
  • Develops reports harvesting data from one or more databases as required by department users. Works to provide users with tools to build ad-hoc reports.
  • Utilizes appropriate testing processes and procedures for new modules and enhancements that maintain data integrity.
  • Develops, updates, and provides available end-user documentation including “how-to” procedures and frequently asked questions. Develops and updates technical documentation for customized enhancements and systems.
  • Develops and recommends procedures and policies to ensure data and system integrity.
  • Liaises with vendors to address system-related functionality, problems, and enhancements.
  • Participates in system user groups or other committees.
  • Researches and recommends emerging application software, tools, standards, and best practices to support more effective utilization, integration, and management of information systems.
  • Participates in appropriate professional activities that expand abilities and improve understanding of developments in relevant fields through professional reading and participation in workshops, seminars, and conferences.
  • Provides off-hour support for critical applications as needed.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in business systems analysis, application design and development, database administration, or related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in database and application programming/analysis utilizing relational database technology.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in SQL Server database analysis and administration.
  • Solid understanding of application architectures, database architecture, .net application framework, IIS, web interfaces, and network systems. 
  • Experience with ETL (Extract, Translate, Load) processes and data migration tools. SSIS experience highly desirable. 
  • Experience with SSRS and other report writing tools.
  • Experience implementing and supporting student information systems, preferably Ellucian’s PowerCampus and Self-Service, in a higher education environment.
  • Experience with College Board PowerFAIDs financial aid system, Nelnet Quikpay systems, Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains financial system, O365, SharePoint and Powershell scripting - highly desirable. 
  • Effective project management skills. 
  • Excellent debugging and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with staff and faculty at all levels of the organization is essential.
  • Experience creating end user & technical documentation

Working Environment/Physical Requirements:
General campus environment. Moderate to significant amount of time working on computer. Interaction with students, faculty, staff required. Occasional travel required.

Located in southern Vermont, Landmark College is a premier institution for students who learn differently. As the nation’s first accredited college for students with learning disabilities (including dyslexia), ADHD, and ASD, we are a mainstream college with a unique, resource-rich academic model.

The Landmark College Office of Human Resources strives to ensure that we are an employer of choice, attracting and retaining uniquely talented individuals able to advance the College’s position as the college of choice for students who learn differently. We are committed to a philosophy that recognizes each person as an individual, worthy of respect, trust, dignity and fair treatment, and we apply these tenets to serve, support, and value all members of our community.

We recognize the importance of providing a work environment that is conducive to carrying out the College’s mission and contributes to the personal and professional growth of our faculty and staff. For Human Resources, this means the administration of employment policies, benefit plans, and compensation programs that are regularly evaluated and remain competitive and fair.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names of three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email your application to humanresources@landmark.edu. Applications may also be mailed to Director of Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. No phone calls please.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, and administration is congruent with our mission. We value diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and religion. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.

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