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Data Integration Developer

Christopher Newport University
Job Location:
Newport News, 23606
Position Number: FA021

Chief Objective of Position
  • Maximize the value from the University's information systems supported by the Office of Student Information Systems.
  • Analyze, design, develop, implement, and maintain database-driven applications and interfaces.
  • Focus on managing and enhancing the university document imaging/workflow system (DMS) and the Ellucian Banner Student and Financial Aid modules.
  • Support the Division of Enrollment and Students (ESS) as well as other administrative and academic offices.
  • Assist the Assistant Director of Student Information Systems in:
    • Development and documentation of best practices.
    • Implementation of practices that align with the goals of the ESS division and Christopher Newport University (CNU).
    • Automation initiatives that bolster program and record integrity.
    • Promoting the "students first" service concept.
  • Serve as the backup for technology implementation, including Slate and the transfer portal VA.
Work Tasks

  • Develop and maintain custom-built applications and interfaces.
  • Craft data input, file/database structures, data transformations, and algorithms using appropriate computer language/tools to address complex application tasks.
  • Adhere to development methodologies by documenting code, adding comments, and creating supporting materials like flowcharts, diagrams, and charts to streamline code maintenance and support.
  • Implement changes according to change management policies, ensuring all stakeholders are informed about the nature, significance, and risks associated with any solution. Use Jira for this communication.
  • Abide by the central ITS, ISO protocols for data protection, and standards set by the Virginia Information Technology Agency (VITA).
  • Monitor system changes, address problems as they arise, and ensure that implemented solutions successfully meet customer requirements.
  • Ensure web applications adhere to accessibility standards, providing a barrier-free experience for users with disabilities

    Customer Service, Training and Other Duties:
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Director, staff, and Information Technology Services (ITS) to address system issues related to hardware, software, and peripheral devices supporting constituent offices.
  • Design and implement training programs and materials for campus users of the DMS and other supported systems.
  • Prepare reports as requested by the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success.
  • Maintain a high standard of customer service for all constituencies including students, faculty, staff, parents, donors, guests, and other employees. Demonstrate professionalism, treat all individuals with respect, uphold the "student's first" philosophy at CNU, and consistently go above and beyond in service delivery.
  • Recognize and act in the capacity of a "responsible employee," understanding the authority and obligation to report incidents of sexual violence, student misconduct, or related concerns.
  • Undertake additional responsibilities as assigned.

    Safety and Compliance:
  • Adhere to workplace safety regulations and follow the specific standards, processes, and protocols established for the position.
  • Proactively report unsafe work conditions to your immediate supervisor.
  • Immediately notify your supervisor of work-related incidents and cooperate in any subsequent accident investigations.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) related to position

Technical Skills & Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of relational databases and software/hardware administration.
  • Skilled in web-based transaction systems, including both back-end design/development and user interface (UI) design techniques.
  • Proficiency in programming/scripting languages such as Java, PL/SQL, ASP, JSP, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, XML, CSS, and Apache Tomcat.
  • Comprehensive understanding of standard design/development life cycles, tools, and techniques, including software version control.
  • Analytical, troubleshooting, and independent problem-solving abilities.
Operational & Interpersonal Skills:
  • Aptitude for systems management with an enthusiasm to adapt to and master new technologies.
  • Skilled in examining and re-engineering operations, implementing strategies and procedures to enhance office efficiencies.
  • Ability to pursue multiple tasks simultaneously and to interpret customer business needs, translating them into application and operational requirements.
  • Strong analytical and technical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities with consensus-building and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good rapport across all employee levels.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
Required Education

Master's Degree or a Bachelor's Degree and experience that equates to an advanced degree.

Additional Consideration - Education

Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Engineering,

Experience Required
* Proficiency in at least one Object-Oriented Programming language such as Java, Javascript, or Kotlin.
* Skilled with SQL, PL/SQL or both such as Oracle SQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL, Transact SQL.
* Experience in developing web applications.

Additional Consideration - Experience
  • Proficient with Ellucian Banner (Student, Financial Aid, General modules) including self-service products, Slate, and other web applications.
  • Hands-on experience with the Common Application: application searches, export templates creation, and troubleshooting data import/mapping.
  • Adept at collaborating with academic and administrative departments to draft functional and technical specifications.
  • Skill in extracting, manipulating, and analyzing large data sets using 4th generation programming languages.
  • Demonstrated capability in designing, constructing, testing, and documenting software solutions, both web-based and desktop.
  • Expertise in generating reports or automating processes for users within large databases like Oracle.
  • Familiarity with documentation tools, e.g., Microsoft Visio, Word, and Project.
  • Aware of regulations from organizations like the Library of Virginia, State Approving Agency, U.S. Department of Education, Virginia Information Technology Agency (VITA), and others.
  • Comprehensive experience with enterprise resource systems, specifically in higher education sectors like enrollment services and student success. This includes business analysis, systems design, reporting, and user training.
  • Collaborative experience with diverse business units, tech teams, and support teams.
  • Skilled in installing, configuring, and supporting multi-tier software applications and hardware setups.
  • Proficient with tools for data extraction, desktop applications, web technology, and report writing
CNU Information

Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 388 Best Colleges: 2023 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience - great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges guide as 2nd among public regional universities in the South and 5th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus.

Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored, and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit

Posting Number: AP303P

Number of Vacancies: 1

Application Deadline: 10/03/2023

Application Instructions

Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application.

Review of applications will begin at 11:59PM ET on October 3, 2023.
Applications received after 11:59PM ET on October 3, 2023, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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