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Department: Information Technology
Work Type: Staff - Full Time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Information Technology

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.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

As a member of the Enterprise Application Services team, within Information Technology, the position will assume a meaningful role in supporting the Oracle-based Ellucian Banner system and other administrative applications running on multiple hardware and software platforms. You will work closely with clients and peers to apply systems analysis and design techniques to analyze and evaluate business and/or educational needs. You will become part of a culture that empowers employees, treats them with respect, and encourages innovation and open communication.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Analyze functional business requirements and recommend technical solutions.
2. Work individually and with project teams to evaluate, recommend, implement and integrate hardware and software solutions to support project requirements.
3. Maintain and improve existing software applications and underlying database objects, which are mostly written in PL/SQL, Java and Javascript. The team is in the early stages of converting to Python and the Django framework.
4. Compile and write documentation of program development and subsequent revisions, inserting comments in the coded instructions so others can understand the program.
5. Ensure data and system integrity.
6. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of advances in information systems technology, including software development tools and techniques.
7. Other duties as assigned.
8. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
9. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, management of information systems, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• Relevant experience using SQL / relational databases
• Experience developing web based applications
• Experience in programming languages (e.g. PL/SQL, Java, Perl, C, Python)
• Experience with program development applications/tools

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Experience working in an academic environment
• Experience writing and maintaining Java based code to support business processes
• Experience writing and maintaining Python based code to support business processes
• Experience using Ellucian Banner products
• Experience using Ellucian Workflow
• Experience developing Java Portlets
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows desktop environment

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
• Ability to understand business requirements and translate the requirements into technical solutions
• Able to communicate technical information to non-technical users
• Effective interpersonal communications skills with an emphasis on a high-degree of customer service satisfaction
• Proven dedication to contribute to a safe work environment
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work multi-functionally with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Title IX Training

Condition of Employment: 

  • The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months

Pay Rate/Salary

Negotiable based on education and experience.

Title of Position Supervisor

Director, Enterprise Application Services

Posting Type

Internal & External Posting

Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

NOTE: The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.

Please upload a list of at least three (3) professional references.

Additional Information

This position has the potential to be filled by a remote employee working in the United States. During the interview process applicants will be able to discuss specific requirements for remote work in this position.

Michigan Tech IT develops and supports technology solutions that enable Michigan Tech's faculty, students, and staff to excel in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, and public service. We’re committed to a diverse and inclusive community. Additional information can be found at

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university located in Houghton,
MI in Michigan's scenic Upper Peninsula, on the south shore of Lake Superior. The area provides a
unique setting where natural beauty, culture, education, and a diversity of residents from around
the world come together to share a superb living and learning experience.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal
Opportunity Employer, which includes proving equal opportunity for protected veterans and
individuals with disabilities.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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