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Blacksburg, Virginia
This is a Careers Position

Senior Application Analyst

Job no: 529770
Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Vice President-Info Technology
Department: Enterprise Systems
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, Fully Remote, Hybrid
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance, Information Systems / Technology

Job Description

The Finance Applications team within Enterprise Systems supports the complex and highly regulated financial operations of the university. With a strong focus on technology, efficiency, and collaboration the Finance Applications team is a vital leader in the continued evolution of administrative operations to best support Virginia Tech’s world class faculty and students.  Join the Finance Applications team and be a part of the evolution!

As a Senior Application Analyst, you will:
· Communicate with project managers, developers, end users, and external third parties to analyze business needs, design cohesive solutions and ensure effective collaboration.
· Analyze user enhancement requests to include identifying potential problem areas and recommend optimum solution approaches.
· Prepare detailed program specifications, identifying required inputs, coordinating the solution deployment with the user department, and ensuring satisfactory results.
· Participate in the development, implementation, deployment, and testing of application software. Includes new functionality, enhancements, and defect resolution.
· Perform testing and provide support for user acceptance testing of new processes.
· Investigate user problems and needs, identify their source, and determine possible solutions.
· Handle multiple assignments simultaneously and collaborate with colleagues.
· Instruct, guide, and check the work of other technical personnel and perform quality assurance review.
Reasons to apply today:
· Formal employee award and recognition program
· Exponential learning opportunities
· Generous leave benefits
· Comprehensive and affordable health benefits
· Work-life balance
· Supportive and friendly team in a professional work environment

PLEASE NOTE: Sponsorship is not available for this role.

Required Qualifications

· Master’s degree, in technology, Computer Science, Business Information Technology, or bachelor’s degree with training and experience that would equate to a master’s degree.
· Demonstrated experience with Relational Database Management Systems and SQL.
· Demonstrated experience analyzing complex business processes and gathering requirements from non-technical users.
· Demonstrated experience in full system lifecycle development including requirements gathering, systems analysis, systems development, programming, troubleshooting, testing, and implementation of large enterprise systems.
· Significant customer service experience.
· Working effectively in a team environment.
· Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills with both technical and business users.
· Committed to supporting and promoting a diverse and inclusive community.

Preferred Qualifications

· Demonstrated commitment to best practices with ability to define operational processes, deployment checklists, documentation and more.
· Working experience developing web applications that leverage a relational database.
· Knowledge of Spring based applications using Spring Boot.
· Knowledge of developing web application UI using React and Material UI.
· Working experience with Git and automated CI/CD pipelines.
· Working experience with business processes, applications, and integrations supporting Higher Education.
· Working experience with business processes, applications, and integrations supporting financial operations.
· Working experience in deploying, troubleshooting, and maintaining integrations leveraging APIs.
· Knowledge of modern integration design patterns and anti-patterns.
· Knowledge of API security best practices.
· Working experience using REST and SOAP based web services, XML, and JSON.
· Working experience with Ellucian Banner modules.
· Knowledge of the Dell Boomi integration platform or other low-code/no-code platforms.
· Demonstrated experience and, self-motivated desire to learn and apply new ideas and technologies to meet ever-evolving use cases under minimal supervision.

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Salary Information

$100,000 – $110,000

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact IT Human Resources at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: May 24, 2024
Applications close: Open until filled