Software Engineer - Bozeman, MT

  • Gallatin College
  • Bozeman, MT, USA
  • Jun 17, 2022
Full time Computer Science Design Engineering Mid Level Software Development

Job Description

Position Information


Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 22069
For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Tom Hoffman
HR Lead Sys Analyst-BS
University Information Technology
Classification Title Computer Sftwr Eng/Appl II
Working Title Software Engineer
Brief Position Overview
This Computer Software Engineer position is located in the Enterprise Services Group (ESG). ESG is responsible for technical support of all major computer-based administrative applications for the four-campus MSU system. The Computer Software Engineer fills a vital role performing professional level work analyzing business needs and user requirements, and designing and developing computer programs and user interfaces to meet those requirements. This position provides technical support in testing, trouble-shooting, and problem resolution for enterprise systems used by MSU. This position works closely with technical peers in the UIT Enterprise Services Group (ESG), and throughout UIT and MSU.
Position Number 4M1596
Department UIT Enterprise Services Group
Division VP for Information Technology
Appointment Type Classified
Contract Term Fiscal Year
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FLSA Non-Exempt
Union Affiliation FOCUS-MFPE
FTE 1.0
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.
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Recruitment Type Open
Position Details


General Statement
In support of the Montana State University mission, the Information Technology Center promotes, develops, delivers, and facilitates the use of information technology services and resources.
This Computer Software Engineer/Applications II position is located in the Enterprise Services Group (ESG). ESG is responsible for technical support of all major computer-based administrative applications for the four-campus MSU system. MSU utilizes many hosted applications and third party applications as well as Ellucian Banner software, running on an Oracle database. Modules include Human Resources (HR), Finance, Student, and Financial Aid. All modules are supported by a database/systems administration team. The Computer Software Engineer fills a vital role performing professional level work analyzing business needs and user requirements, and designing and developing computer programs and user interfaces to meet those requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities
Software Engineering

    • Manage software development and maintenance across multiple languages, operating systems, and applications
    • Manage software life-cycles in all phases
    • Develop and maintain applications supporting the ERP
    • Modify existing applications to improve efficiency
    • Test and validate enhancements, new developments, upgrades and patches to existing systems


Sub-system Software Management and Analysis Apply software analysis techniques across the Enterprise Information System (EIS)
  • Conduct impact and alternative analysis
  • Evaluate patches and EIS upgrades for incorporation into team modules and applications
  • Communicate with functional and technical personnel relative to sub-system issues
  • Prioritize issues and tasks relative to system impact
  • Elicit business requirements from functional users
  • Implement technical solutions for business problems

Systems Analysis and Design Provide long-range planning, design, evaluation, and implementation of data processing systems
  • Methodically gather and organize business requirements and user needs
  • Formulate alternatives in system design and process approach and analyze time, effort, risk, reward, to reach recommended solution (s) 
  • Develop system design specifications and technical requirements appropriate to guide programmers in the program development and testing of a system or subsystem
  • Oversee the effort to program interface solutions; test, document, and maintain

Customer Support, Troubleshooting, and Problem Resolution
  • Provide high-level technical consultation for customers within and external to ITC
  • Communicate with technical and non-technical personnel
  • Research and interpret technical documentation
  • Solve problems through analysis and deductive reasoning

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
    1. Progressively responsible experience or education in computer science, information technology, or similar field plus two years of recent full-time computer application programming experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    2. Demonstrated successful experience performing enterprise level analysis of system requirements, designing application solutions and enhancements, and developing software to meet requirements.
    3. Experience programming enterprise database applications such as Oracle, SQL Server, etc.
    4. Experience programming with C++, Java, or other Object-Oriented language.
    5. Experience using a Linux or Unix based operating system.


Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
    1. Experience with source control management software such as GIT or Subversion. 
    2. Experience programming with Oracle PL/SQL language.
    3. Experience with the GRAILS and/or Angular frameworks.
    4. Experience working at a higher education institution and with Ellucian Banner.


The Successful Candidate Will
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks, both individually and as part of a project team.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relations with varied constituents.
  • Ability to lead work groups.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment.
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service.
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Physical Demands
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
This position has supervisory duties? No
Posting Detail Information


Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of search
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Applications will be:
Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until an adequate applicant pool has been established.
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Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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