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Developer, Research Administration Systems

Job Description

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Developer, Research Administration Systems

Anticipated Hiring Range

Commensurate with experience

Work Schedule

Standard Workweek (typically Monday-Friday between 8 am and 6 pm) with some overtime as needed.

Job Location

Raleigh, NC

About the Department

Enterprise Application Services (EAS) is in the Office of Information Technology (OIT) division at North Carolina State University. EAS is responsible for the design, implementation, operation, enhancement, & maintenance of the University’s enterprise business applications. This includes: development, operation, & maintenance of all enterprise administrative systems (Advancement, Research Administration, Financials, HR, Portal and Student Information Systems, etc.), configuration management, maintenance, enhancements, and application integration.

Essential Job Duties

The Developer for Enterprise Research Administration Systems (ERA) position will play a significant role in implementing and maintaining the core enterprise software infrastructure supporting the business processes of Research Administration across campus. This includes the setup, configuration, maintenance, upgrading, and testing of both internally developed and vendor supplied software, databases, and servers. The position will use programming and scripting languages to develop and enhance integrations between the vendor software and multiple campus enterprise systems. It will also provide technical support to ERA business analysts as they develop and implement various compliance and grant modules supporting the research process. Finally, this position will be involved in maintaining second tier customer support for all enterprise administration research software.

In addition, this position will assist with creating and maintaining application reporting and notifications, and will be involved in enhancing the user interface throughout the implementation and subsequent production period of the software suite. This will require working with business analysts, technical, and non-technical persons within the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and across different Research Administration units on campus.

Other Responsibilities

This position will function as part of a team that configures and maintains access, roles and authorizations across a suite of research and compliance applications.

Minimum Education and Experience

Master’s degree and at least one year of relevant experience; or Bachelor’s degree with at least two years’ of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and relevant experience.

Other Required Qualifications

* Strong experience with database (MS Sqlsvr, Oracle, MySql) querying and reporting using SQL
* Experience programming with languages like PHP and Javascript (Ajax and JQuery).
* Experience using scripting languages to synchronize data across multiple systems both internally and remotely. 
* Ability to independently, quickly, and efficiently identify and solve technical problems that can impact a large number of customers.
* Strong organizational and communication skills are essential. 
* Attention to detail and ability to form strong relationships between team members, customers, and management is essential.

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience with SAS ETL and Visual Analytics programming
* Experience with InfoEd suite of software applications
* Experience with XML and XSLT stylesheets
* Experience with user interface development and best practice user interface design
* Excellent ability to document, perform unit, regression and system testing
* Excellent ability to configure, define workflow and other system processes
* Excellent verbal and written communication with both technical and non-technical users

Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License required


Job Open Date


Special Instructions to Applicants

In addition to your application please submit a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for at least three professional references.

Position Number


Position Type

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


Department ID

515001 - Enterprise Application Svcs


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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