The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
The Programmer Analyst will create data-driven decision making infrastructure in CALS and actively contribute to student and college success, constituent engagement, and efficiency. This person will be actively involved in data analytics projects and serve in a critical role, building applications, reports, workflows, dashboards, and other decision making tools. The Programmer Analyst will collaborate with administrative departments across CALS.
Responsibilities that support Student Services include collaborating with the Cornell Student Experience Initiative Support Team to develop a plan to move legacy student applications to modern platforms. Gathering and performing complex detailed analyses of needs and processes for supporting CALS students and review analyses with faculty and staff to ensure needs are met. Coordinating student data and information processes shared across multiple units, including, but not limited to Student Services, Admissions, Professional Programs, CALS Departments and Administration.
Support provided to other departments within CALS include administrative and analytical training and support of tool development and data management practices to promote accurate, secure and constructive cross-functional information for student support. Participation and contribution to the design, development, maintenance and optimization of CALS student, financial, HR and other administrative information systems.
Additional responsibilities include working with a team to provide ongoing development and maintenance of Business Intelligence (BI) analysis with reporting and application solutions to meet the college's needs. Collaboration with campus stakeholders to identify, define, and document business requirements and translation of requirements into technical definitions which can be used for implementing a solution to meet business needs.
Bachelor's degree; more than 3 years and less than 5 years' experience or equivalent. Experience with relational databases, data warehouses, and SQL Query Language. Analytical and reporting skills, which includes demonstrated experience with performance metrics, as well as generating reports from complex data applications. Superior customer service and communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly, confidently and concisely in verbal and written formats with both business and technical personnel. Demonstrated experience using reasoning skills and sound judgment. Ability to work on multiple projects involving various end users, meet deadlines and proactively communicate status updates. Ability to independently plan and prioritize responsibilities to meet competing deadlines. Proven customer service skills and excellent communication (oral and written) and problem solving skills are essential. Collaborate effectively and efficiently with multiple levels of management regarding financial information. Ability to synthesis complex process flows and understand and document them. Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work with campus colleagues and set priorities to manage multiple demands.
Master's Degree or equivalent; 3+ year of experience or equivalent. Advanced knowledge of Business Intelligence applications including databases and warehouses and reporting tools. Experience with Tableau, MS SQL, Python and Visual Studio. Understanding of Salesforce Declarative Programming and Administration (develop code, custom objects, Visual Force pages, Apex, reports, workflows and assignment rules). A broad knowledge of administrative functions and systems at Cornell is preferred. Experience working in a higher educational institution with preference for experience with student data.
Relocation assistance and visa sponsorship are not available for this position.
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