Programmer Specialist


Job Posted: June 19, 2019

Search #: S19-010

Rank: Administrator IV


Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice. Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston. Information Technology (IT) supports university-wide teaching and research as well as the administrative and business functions of the University.

Position Summary:

The Programmer Specialist independently analyzes, designs, programs, tests, and performs overall development of new and future systems as required by the University under the direction of the Director or designee.  Coordinates and maintains computer systems for administrative areas.  May act as a project leader in the development phase were required.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related area, and four or more years of professional experience in applications programming with demonstrated knowledge of Java, JavaScript, Groovy, Grails application framework and XML.  Working knowledge of Oracle development tools including Oracle APEX and PL/ SQL (with the ability to construct complex SQL statements). Familiarity with Ellucian Banner SIS data. Master’s degree preferred.  Ability to meet requirements of skill set.  These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience.


For priority consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references to John Garbutt at by January 3, 2020.  Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2020 and the position will remain open until filled.  


SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.