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Kansas State University


Systems Specialist for Facilities -position: W0041942


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This position is an experienced application developer that support the Division of Facilities on the AssetWorks/AIM application. The position works with end users and management in the Division of Facilities to define requirements, develop technical specifications, and determine appropriate software configuration; analyze, develop, and test application changes; troubleshoot production issues; and perform analysis, design, and development of systems interfaces and integrations to other K-State and third-party applications. This position is offered through the Information Systems Office at Kansas State University.


Analysis and Design

  • Responsible for analysis and design of the Facilities management of K-State's AssetWorks/AIM ERP application
  • Work with end users and management in the Facilities offices to define end user requirements, design solutions, develop technical specifications, and determine appropriate software configuration
  • Perform analysis, design, and development for systems interfaces and integrations to other K-State and third-party systems
  • Analyze and design specialized queries, reports, system add-ons, data migration strategies, and operational processes
  • Analyze the impact and develop strategies for applying system upgrades, fixes, and patches
  • Analyze the feasibility and impact of modifications and system enhancements
  • Provide input into the development of project plans and go-live plans for major system enhancements
  • Provide technical expertise regarding the implementation and operation of systems
  • Regularly participate in team meetings


  • Develop and test existing programs, and write new programs, queries, and reports
  • Enhance existing code and/or write new programs or reports per project specifications
  • Develop and test interface and conversion programs
  • Document program changes, operating procedures, and technical reference materials
  • Assist in developing end-user testing scenarios
  • Migrate programming changes through development, test, and production environments
  • Adhere to application development policies and procedures

Production Support

  • Perform troubleshooting of production issues
  • Answer technical questions and address issues related to system operation
  • Report, coordinate, and resolve application problems in cooperation with the vendor and other K-State technical and functional staff, as appropriate
  • Document the resolution of problems


  • Provide expert technical advice and consulting to end users, other K-State technical staff, and third party vendors.
  • Provide training to other programmer/analysts on system changes, vendor applications, programming languages, developer tools, and technical environment

Professional Development

  • Attend meetings, conferences, and training sessions to increase knowledge and maintain currency in the profession
Mandatory Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering or other appropriately related technical field. Five years' experience in a related area may be substituted for the degree.
  • Two years' experience in systems analysis, designing, coding, testing, and maintaining enterprise software applications
  • One year's experience writing SQL
  • Demonstrated ability with relational database management systems (e.g. Oracle, MySQL)
  • Demonstrated ability to solicit requirements from end users and translate requirements into technical specifications
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks and priorities
  • AssetWorks/AIM application programs or a similar facilities management system
  • Experience with reporting tools such as BIRT
Salary Range: $50,000 - $58,000
Applicants must submit:
  1. Cover letter reflecting how your skills meet the requirements of the position
  2. Resume
  3. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references

Submit application materials electronically to

Screening of applications begins June 16, 2014, and will continue until position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Viki Horan at

For a full listing of benefits please visit the Division of Human Resources.

Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background check required of successful applicant.