James Madison University

James Madison University

Junior Programmer

United States

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Position Information

Working Title Junior Programmer

Position Number 0386 Posting Number S3191 State Role Title Information Technology Specialist I Position Type Classified Position Status Full Time FLSA Status Exempt: Not Eligible for Overtime College/Division Information Technology Department 100211 - IT - Information Systems Pay Band 4 Pay Rate Pay Range Specify Range or Amount $50,000 - $57,000 Is this a JMU Only position? No Is this a grant-funded position? No Is this a Conflict of Interest designated position? No

Position Summary Information

General Information

James Madison University (JMU) is accepting applications for a highly motivated and dedicated individual to serve as part of IT-Information Systems Team supporting the university's enterprise systems. The successful candidate will be provided training and work on a wide-variety of projects for our Human Resources, Financials, and Student Administration systems. This position has the option of in-person, fully remote, or a hybrid of both.

Opportunities will exist for growth and training as JMU embarks on a very large initiative called Reengineering Madison. The project includes: use of iPaaS tools, move of applications to the Cloud, new Customer Relationship Management system, and replacement systems for Identity Management, Human Resources, Financials, and Student Information Systems.

JMU is located in Harrisonburg, VA, which has a vibrant downtown and the nickname of “The Friendly City.” There is easy access to the great outdoors, being located in the central Shenandoah Valley, nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah National Park, as well as being close to the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. JMU is a publicly funded university with a beautiful campus and a supportive community that is committed to preparing students for the future.

JMU offers excellent comprehensive benefits which include paid vacation, sick, parental, and community service leave in addition to 19 paid holidays a year including Thanksgiving and Winter Holiday; affordable health insurance; retirement through the Virginia Retirement System. We also offer a work-life balance and integration program, Balanced Dukes, that is designed to support and enhance the overall wellbeing of our employees and a Tuition Waiver Program that allows employees to have tuition waived for undergraduate and graduate level courses taken at JMU. Visit our Prospective Employee site to learn more about what makes James Madison University a great place to work!

Duties and Responsibilities

Under guidence from a mentor, this position will be responsible for full software development lifecycle efforts (analysis, design, development/integration, implementation and support) for complex projects related to University Information Systems. This position is telework eligible.



  • Limited experience with complex relational database designs.
  • Familiarity with query languages such as SQL.
  • Experience with software development in medium to large application environments.
  • Ability to work with a senior developer and as part of a team.
  • Exceptional listening and communication skills.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Comfortable documenting business processes, project requirements, and design specs.
  • Modest technical development skills background.
  • Preferred

  • Limited programming experience in Human Resources, Financial, or Student Administration systems or other large ERP systems.
  • Limited experience in an education organization.
  • Limited experience developing a test plan.
  • Limited PeopleSoft experience. Training in PeopleSoft proprietary development tools will be provided if needed.
  • Condition(s) of Employment

    Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

    E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Date 05/10/2023

    Beginning Review Date 05/18/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Starting Date EEO Statement

    James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

    We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

    Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

    Reasonable Accommodation Request

    If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or [email protected]. You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

    Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report

    Notice of Availability – Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

    The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

    The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on- campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information.

    The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically https:// www. jmu.edu/publicsafety/clerycompliance/2018Annual-Security-and- Fire-Safety-Report.shtml

    You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.

    Minimum Reference(s) Required 3 Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https: // joblink.jmu.edu/postings/14613 Additional Posting Information

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Optional Documents

  • Certificate of Disability
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    Junior Programmer


    James Madison University


    United States


    May 24, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 10, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science

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