Enterprise Systems Analyst I

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 460100 - Enterprise Information Systems
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

This position will work as a team member in Enterprise Information Systems at Mississippi State University. The Systems Analyst implements, maintains, and supports Information Systems to meet the University needs. This position supports the complete life cycle process of one or more ERP application systems.

Salary Grade:  16

Please see Staff Compensation Structure for salary ranges. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Perform design, implementation, and upgrades of information systems to meet the business and user needs
• Deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot core business applications, including application servers, associated hardware, endpoints, and databases
• Enhance and maintain computer systems and associated networks and write computer programs
• Translate highly technical specifications into clear non-technical requirements
• Define and coordinate the execution of testing procedures, and develop test cases to serve the overall quality assurance process
• Create and maintain documentation that describes programs, operating procedures, and installations, including, but not limited to internal knowledge base, solutions, and project updates
• Provide project leadership for functional work groups enabling them to stay on time and on task
• Assist with the administration, maintenance, and support of Ellucian products and integrating software to third party systems
• Monitor, track, and report project risks, issues, milestones, and work completed
• Stay updated on industry-wide changes, participate in technical user groups, and attend relevant training classes

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, or related field from an accredited institution.
• Six years of relevant work experience.
• Previous experience with data modeling and/or developing systems in a Linux/Oracle .environment using any or all of the following: C, Java, SQL, PL/SQL, Groovy, Spring, Hiberate, HTTP.

Any equivalent combination of related education and related experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Work experience working in a higher education environment
• Working knowledge of the Ellucian Banner ERP functional/technical environment
• Demonstrated programming experience and knowledge with SQL databases; such as Oracle, MS-SQL, MySQL
• Ability to program and provide system support in C, PageBuilder, Java, Perl, batch, Power/Shell, or other general-purpose programming languages
• Experience writing and programming APIs (Application Programmer Interfaces)
• Experience developing systems in Linux/Oracle environment
• Knowledge of development environment tools such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Subversion, Maven, and Ant

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Proven ability to assess business needs and translate them into relevant solutions.
• Strong understanding and knowledge of the principles and practices associated with database maintenance and administration.
• Excellent analytical skills

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

This position may be eligible for flexwork options. For more information please see MSU Policy OP 60.324.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at by attaching a cover letter and resume which includes the names and addresses of 3 professional references. We will accept applications only from persons with indefinite employment authorization in the U.S., and will not sponsor for nonimmigrant or immigrant status for this position.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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