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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Information Systems/Technology
JOB SUMMARY: Houghton University provides an academically challenging, Christ-centered education in the liberal arts and sciences to students from diverse traditions and economic backgrounds and equips them to lead and labor as scholar-servants in a changing world. The Technology Services department is committed to serving Christ and the University Community by providing network, telecom, and computer support with integrity, perseverance, and professionalism. The Administrative Systems Programmer supports the mission of the University and the Department by providing support for, and integration between, Administrative Software systems for offices across the University.
Troubleshoot software and system problems
Apply fixes, enhancements to software systems
Install upgrades to software systems
Maintain database and web application servers for administrative applications
Aid users in developing auxiliary applications for reporting and diagnostics
Assist in research and evaluation of new software products and applications
Maintain regularly scheduled backups of administrative data
Advise and train users in equipment and software usage
Review existing systems for enhancements, design new systems deemed feasible
Optimize server storage and software/hardware performance
Maintain user accounts and permissions/access for administrative systems
Maintain/improve web and database applications which are based on admin. server data
Design and implement solutions related to the integration of various administrative systems
Manage, organize, and maintain internal documentation of administrative systems
Document security permission changes for administrative systems
Success Profile: Individuals ideally suited for this position will exhibit the following behaviors and competencies:
Excellent Multi-tasking: The Administrative Systems Programmer must be able to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, prioritizing the most critical or urgent as appropriate
Adaptable: The Administrative Systems Programmer must be able to adapt to changing priorities and flexible to handle frequent interruptions or emergencies
Constantly Learning: The Administrative Systems Programmer must be willing to continually learn new technologies and software, in order to support new University systems
Experience working with computer systems, databases, and programming
Excellent organizational abilities
Strong communication skills
Integrity in dealing with confidential university material
Knowledge of personal computer and server operating systems, particularly Windows and Windows Server
Knowledge of networked database systems, particularly Microsoft SQL Server
Experience with the following:
SQL query writing (TSQL experience preferred)
Programming with PowerShell, Python, and C# (or Java). Experience with PHP, HTML, Microsoft Access, and VB Script is also preferred
Using GIT for version control
Houghton University is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
Houghton University is a Christ-centered, liberal arts and sciences institution of The Wesleyan Church, an evangelical holiness denomination rooted in the teachings of John Wesley. All employees are expected to share a set of values, convictions, and commitments that guide our life together. The University expects that all faculty and staff will respect the University’s Vision of our Common Life, Doctrinal Statement, Wesleyan beliefs and core values, and adhere to its lifestyle expectations.
Founded in 1883, Houghton University is a Christian liberal arts institution of The Wesleyan Church with a student body representing 40 states and Canadian provinces and 25 foreign countries. US News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” Guide has ranked Houghton among the Tier 1 National Liberal Arts institutions. Additional information on Houghton University can be found at: www.houghton.edu. Houghton University is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.