Analyst/Developer - Student Administrative Systems

  • California State University, Northridge
  • Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Sep 18, 2018
Full-time Analytics Data Analysis Data Science Information Technology (IT) Programming Project Management SQL

Job Description

CSUN's Commitment to You

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

About the University

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

Major Duties

Under the general direction of the Director, Enterprise Application Services, the Analyst/Developer - Student Administrative Systems provides guidance, project management, analysis, high level technical support and consultation to the managers and staff of the administrative departments that utilize Financial Aid, Admissions, and other student applications.

The incumbent works in consultation with administrative department managers and staff to recommend changes to business processes to make more effective and efficient use of Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions modules and develop detailed project plans for the implementation of upgrades and enhancements; prepares or approves detailed specifications for approved modifications; reviews and evaluates testing results for completeness and accuracy; manages the System Development Life Cycle of modifications and enhancements to the Financial Aid and Admissions Systems; develops modifications and new functionality utilizing but not limited to PeopleSoft Toolset; develops, documents, and executes test strategies and test plans; reviews user documentation produced in support of the Financial Aid and Admissions applications; and performs other duties as assigned.


  • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field.
  • Certification training and applied experience may be substituted for the required education, on a year-for-year basis up to two years.
  • Three years of full-time experience with programming in PeopleTools, PeopleCode, Application Engine, SQR, and Query.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of: programming and testing methods and techniques for software applications.
  • Knowledge of general analytical methods and techniques, as well as specific detailed knowledge and experience with the Oracle PeopleSoft Financial Aid and Admissions modules.
  • Thorough knowledge of PC/MAC based web browsers and related tools.
  • Ability and specialized skills to: analyze problems; propose effective solutions; understand functional and procedural requirements; analyze problems and propose effective solution; understand functional and procedural requirements and develop alternative solutions; relate solutions to management, technical staff, and users; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; make presentations; conduct meetings; provide user training; and prepare programming and user documentation.
  • Good communication skills needed for meetings and other discussions with end users to gather and synthesize requirements.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

The university offers an excellent benefits package.

The salary range for this classification is: $4372 - $10,173 per month.

The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $6000- $8500, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday; will include some evenings and weekends.

REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.

General Information

This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.


For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services.

Analyst/Developer - Student Administrative Systems (JID 7367)
Analyst/Programmer II
Information Technology


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$6,000 - $8500 / mo.