The Software Developer - Entry Level analyzes user requirements, procedures, and problems to create new software or to improve the existing computer systems.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Utilize the Ellucian software stack to develop applications and interfaces for Banner, LifeRay and Ellucian Mobile.
Collaborate to design and implement new software or enhance current software to improve efficiencies and customer experience.
Writes technical specifications to prepare the logic sequence of program source.
Writes, compiles, and modifies applications programs for existing systems and keys into program code.
Develops interfaces related to existing applications and client's third-party systems.
Support customers concerning requests, standards, and other developmental and production matters.
Maintain documentation and conduct maintenance of computer programs.
Writes detailed description of user needs, program functions, and steps required to develop or modify computer program.
Confers with personnel of organizational units to analyze current operational procedures, identify problems, and learn specific input and output requirements.
Works cooperatively and effectively with end users, IT personnel, and vendors.
Reviews computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations to determine if requested program or program change is possible within existing system.
Prepares time and cost estimates for completing projects.
Performs other related duties as required.
Education, Experience, and Licenses
Two plus years progressive related experience and/or training required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires a basic knowledge of computer programming languages. PL/SQL, SQL, Groovy, Grails, Java, C#, ASP.net preferred.
Use GIT version control to maintain source code.
Experience with the development and support of database driven applications.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
Requires strong analytical, problem-solving and collaborative skills
Requires proficiency in writing program narratives and understanding coding techniques, testing strategies, and application implementation.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
Ability to effectively present information to administrators, faculty and staff.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to work in a positive team-oriented manner with a variety of people (students, faculty, administrators, staff, vendors and members of the public).
Requires the ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
Requires the ability to use computers for data entry.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel (including the use of a computer keyboard); and talk or hear (including the use of a telephone). The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
NOTICE : The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.
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About Missouri Southern State University
Missouri Southern State University is a four year liberal arts public institution serving more than 5,000 students in over 140 academic programs offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Internationally-focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theatre, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of the region. MSSU is located in Joplin, MO, which is considered to be the Crossroads of America, and serves as the commercial hub for the four states area. Joplin is a resilient and vibrant city with a population of over 50,000 serving a metropolitan statistical area of 208,000. There is quick and easy access to Northwest Arkansas, Kansas City, and Tulsa, as well as numerous outdoor activities and attractions throughout the Ozarks.