Systems Analyst

Western Washington University

Systems Analyst

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Location: Bellingham, WA

Categories: Academic Affairs

Position TitleSystems Analyst

About the UniversityWestern Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

About the Department

The Enterprise Application Services Department supportsWestern’s mission ( , which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

About the PositionThe Systems Analyst provides technical expertise for the design, implementation, and ongoing support of internally developed or customized software and integration solutions with an enterprise-wide function. The Systems Analyst partners with other IT staff and functional stakeholders across campus to provide analysis, development and maintenance of administrative software applications and integrations.

The primary responsibility of this position is to design and support administrative and self-service modules of Western Washington University’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system including Student, Finance, and HR as well as ERP integrations to third-party on-prem and SaaS solutions. The incumbent will also provide analysis, design, development, and support of enterprise applications for communications, reporting, analytics and business intelligence, and other enterprise applications as needed.

The Systems Analyst specializes in developing and maintaining applications with an agile, iterative development methodology utilizing modern development frameworks, environments, and architectures. This position requires the incumbent to be able to effectively design and implement the data source, data access, business logic, and presentation layers of an application.

Required Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s degree or relevant professional experience demonstrating ability to successfully perform the essential duties of the job, such as those listed above

+ One+ years of experience developing web-based applications

+ One+ years of experience in technical or process analysis

+ One+ years of experience supporting functional end users

+ Experience in at least one object-oriented programming language (e.g. Java, Groovy/Grails, C#)

+ Demonstrated understanding of relational database concepts and SQL development

+ Experience with UI technologies – HTML, CSS and JavaScript

+ Experience with one or more IDEs (e.g. Eclipse, IntelliJ, Visual Studio)

+ Ability to solve complex problems, be a self-learner, and communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field

+ Ellucian Banner 9 Admin Page and Self-Service development experience

+ Experience using version control to manage a large, multi-developer codebase (e.g. GitLab, Git)

+ Experience developing web apps within a MVC framework

+ Experience developing applications in Java and Groovy/Grails

+ Experience developing system integrations through flat file exchanges and API calls

+ Experience with build tools (e.g. Maven, Gradle)

+ Experience with AngularJS

+ Demonstrated understanding of REST APIs and other methods of integrating with third-party applications

+ Experience integrating third-party systems with Ellucian Banner

+ Experience integrating applications using Ellucian Ethos

+ Higher Ed IT experience, especially in supporting student information systems/functions (Human Resources, Finance, Registration, Admissions, Financial Aid, Housing, etc.)

+ Experience working in a team environment utilizing agile principals and methods

+ Business and systems process analysis experience

+ Familiarity with container and virtualization technologies

+ Strong knowledge of the Oracle DBMS environment and tools

+ Working knowledge of Unix OS and scripting

+ Project management and team leadership experience

+ Experience implementing unit tests and integration testing

Conditions of EmploymentAll employees must comply with our Immunization policies, includingCOVID vaccination ( by time of hire andProof of Rubeola Measles Immunity ( within 60-days of hire. Please reach out …@wwu.eduif you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.

SalaryThe hiring range for this position is $84,232 – $96,866. Position tops out at $109,501.

Benefits Information

Benefits Overview for Administrative Professional Position ( – Professional Staff.pdf) .

Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. Please include the names and contact information of three professional references. References will only be contacted for finalists, with notice provided beforehand.

Closing Date NotesFor full consideration, please apply by April 7, 2023; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation ( . Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 126 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.###.#### (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); …

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services ( , 360.###.#### or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“The Clery Act”). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western’s campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services … The report can be found at:Annual Security and Fire Safety Report ( .

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires which includes asexual misconduct background check ( .

Job no: 500619

Advertised: Mar 09 2023 08:00 Pacific Standard Time

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