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IT Analyst / Programmer - #001689

Company: Western Carolina University
Location: Cullowhee
Posted on: May 28, 2023

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IT Analyst/Programmer III

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IT Analyst / Programmer - #001689

IT Applications & Systems

Anticipated Hiring Range
$83,000 - $91,000

About WCU

Western Carolina University has been named to the 2022 "America's Best Employers by State" list by Forbes, ranking 14 out of the top 100 employers in North Carolina. Western Carolina University is the UNC system's westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 15 public regional institutions in the South. WCU's main campus is nestled in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville. WCU is located just 25 miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, one of the nation's most spectacular and most visited national parks. The entire region is known for its excellent quality of life and access to outdoor activities.

Employees of WCU are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other resources, policies and programs to ensure a happy and healthy work/life balance. Benefit eligible employees have access to dental, vision and health insurance plans - eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.

Eligible employees have access to tuition waivers for up to three courses per academic year; employee may enroll at any of the constituent UNC System campuses. Also offered are free group exercise classes multiple times per week, a discounted membership to the campus recreation center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays and 24 hours of paid community service leave each year. Paid vacation and sick leave accrual begin after first month of employment. Paid parental leave after 12 months of continuous service.

WCU offers an abundance of training and development programs, certifications, workshops and conferences - many of which are offered free of charge.

Position Summary

The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus and has the option to work remotely up to two days a week.

Western Carolina University is seeking a developer who will work primarily with Oracle PL/SQL as well as other supporting technologies to develop, maintain, and troubleshoot solutions that serve the business needs of the university. This position will work alongside other developers on the IT Applications team, and on project teams with other staff and faculty. Projects may involve activities such as data integration, process automation, application development, or report writing.

The position is part of the IT Applications Services team, and is responsible for application and database development and technology services with a primary focus on the Ellucian Banner environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing stored procedures, packages, triggers, and other database objects
  • Developing and automating data feeds and integrations.
  • Performing application maintenance functions
  • Providing client technical support and troubleshooting of end user problems

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree with nine credit hours in programming and one year of experience in business application consulting or development; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

    Minimum of 3 years' experience in the following:
    - Oracle (preference for Ellucian Banner)
    - PL/SQL development
    - Creating stored packages, triggers, and other database objects

    - Requirements analysis and application design

    Position also requires the following communication, management, and leadership skills:

    - Leadership skills
    - Verbal and written communications skills
    - Ability to lead among a team of technical people as well as functionals users
    - Demonstrated initiative to resolve problems/requests
    - Demonstrated ability to expand own skills
    - Solid organizational and time management skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    - Experience with Banner 9 applications

    - Experience with object-oriented development (preferably with Banner 9 extension)
    - Experience developing and delivering reports using enterprise reporting solution (preferably Microsoft Reporting Services)
    - Experience with enterprise job scheduling solutions (preferably Automic formerly called AppWorx)
    - Experience with Azure DevOps

    - Experience with shell scripting in Linux (Bash)

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    Permanent Full-Time

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    Special Instructions to Applicants

    To be considered, you must apply online. Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references to complete the application process.

    For questions or additional information, please contact Jed Tate at or 828-227-2431.


    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

    Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

    Credential Verification

    All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


    Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
    Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at

    University Safety

    The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

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