Upgrade/Security Developer (Software Developer 2)

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Information Technology


The University of Connecticut is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill a full-time position as an Upgrade/Security Developer in the Information Technology Services division. This individual will provide support for the University of Connecticut’s Student Administration application. You will be joining a team of experienced IT professionals managing multiple Oracle applications and providing technical services to the University community.

The successful candidate will provide analysis, design, development, and production services for the delivered Student Administration application as well as supporting PUMS, upgrades, and security maintenance.  


  • Provide analysis, design, development, and production services
  • Creates and maintains project plans and schedules
  • Install upgrades and patches using PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM)
  • Maintain New Releases for enterprise application
  • Install and maintain PeopleTools new versions
  • Maintain security in the applications
  • Build and run complex SQL
  • Independent analysis and requirements gathering
  • Develop technical documentation and communications
  • Provide training and instruction for user requirements
  • Provide analysis and planning when working with colleagues across Information Technology Areas
  • Mentor and train new team members
  • Research and implement new functionality and technology
  • Recommend program standards for new technology
  • High degree of expertise and advanced knowledge of computer programming technology
  • Works independently and keeps manager informed
  • May serve as technical project lead and supervise other programmers on the project
  • Work flexible hours for production moves and occasional maintenance, 5:30 am – 7:30 am and weekends


  1. Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technologies, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training
  2. Three years of application and/or server programming experience
  3. Experience with PeopleSoft Application Security Administration
  4. Experience with upgrades to PeopleSoft environments
  5. Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  6. Experience writing and executing SQL statements
  7. Understanding of the software development lifecycle
  8. Excellent written skills


  1. Experience with upgrading PeopleSoft PUMs
  2. Experience upgrading PeopleTools
  3. Experience using Web Services
  4. Experience with Peoplesoft Fluid development
  5. Experience with Data Mover Scripts
  6. Hands-on experience in object-oriented programming
  7. Experience working with Oracle Database environment
  8. Experience with Windows and LINUX OS
  9. Ability to work under pressure
  10. Experience using Peoplecode and SQL trace to solve development and system issues
  11. Experience applying branding to the PeopleSoft environment
  12. Excellent oral communications skills  
  13. Ability to work well within a team
  14. Experience working in higher education 


This is a full-time, 12-month, on-site permanent position located on the main campus in Storrs, CT. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. The hiring range for this position is $73,192 - $95,149 and will be commensurate with the successful candidate's background and experience


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496386 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on July 5, 2022. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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