Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of WashU IT - Enterprise Apps. This position is for the North Campus.
Under general supervision and technical guidance, the person in this position is responsible for design, implementation, and administration support for SaaS or On-Premise technology solutions. The administrator will be the primary point of contact for vendor escalations for products in their portfolio. This position’s portfolio will include enterprise systems related to Business Intelligence, specifically IBM Cognos, TM1/Planning Analytics, WebFOCUS and Tableau. The administrator must possess a broad range of analytical/technical skills and experience with enterprise-class services. The administrator will work with a team of technical staff within the Washington University IT organization and schools to ensure that WashU IT services stay aligned with University initiatives that include research, teaching, and administrative objectives.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform research, analyze technology, consult vendors, and apply best practices to design solutions by utilizing systems analysis techniques and procedures, including consulting with users, to determine hardware, software, or system functional specifications. Typically related to existing system enhancements or new implementations of lesser scale.
Studies and develops a comprehensive understanding of assigned applications. Validate, test and implement new products/applications, modules/features within an application, application releases and services.
Provides consulting to end users on best practices. Respond to and resolve incidents escalated from operational teams and performance tuning requests utilizing critical thinking skills.
Create and maintain documentation related to services, solutions and interfaces. Work with the performance support team to plan training, documentation, and communication for major projects or releases.
Provide technical and advisory leadership as required to complete objective and be the primary point of contact for vendor escalations for products in their portfolio.
Provide training and mentoring for other personnel.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Associates degree plus 3 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience working in higher education.
Experience in enterprise-scale environments.
Experience with systems analysis techniques and procedures and developing functional specifications.
Business Intelligence systems administration experience.
Experience with IBM Cognos, IBM TM1/Planning Analytics, WebFOCUS and Tableau.
High aptitude for learning new technologies.
Ability to effectively communicate technical issues.
Effective oral and written presentation skills.
Ability to adjust to changes in priorities.
Ability to work with minimal supervision with a high degree of accuracy.
Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new circumstances.
Good organizational skills.
Must be flexible and willing to work extended hours as necessary and recognize the need to do so.
Ability to adjust scheduled time.
Must be able to exercise good judgment and demonstrate a proactive approach to problem solving.
The minimun salary for this position is $63,586 annually.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Will need to be able to travel to on-campus and off-campus locations for meetings as needed.
Will participate in on call rotations and will occasionally require working evenings and weekends.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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