University of Maine System


Job Information

Statement of Job:

This position is fully remote with required overnight trips to the campus throughout the year.

UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs.

UMA is the third-largest public university in Maine. In addition to its main campus in the state's capital, UMA also serves students at its campus in Bangor (UMA Bangor) and through UMA Centers around the state. With its multiple locations and long-term expertise in online and distance learning, UMA is generally considered the university of choice for Mainers of all ages who want to attend college without uprooting their lives.

The University of Maine at Augusta is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Senior Research and Programmer Analyst. The Senior Research and Programmer Analyst provides advanced technical leadership and support for ensuring the accuracy of data in support of all student financial services (Financial Aid and Student Accounts), data-centric programming and mining, report writing, statistical analysis to facilitate a culture of data-informed decision making. This position leads the efforts relative to the development, setup, and maintenance of the Financial Aid (FA) and Student Accounts (SA) modules within the student information system (Oracle's PeopleSoft Campus Solutions), supports FA and SA staff in the development and continuous improvement of business processes, maintains effective working relationships with other functional areas on campus including Admissions, Advising, Institutional Research and Assessment, Student Records (Registrar), and TRIO.

A full position description can be found online .

Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with the UMS COVID protocols which currently include, but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing. Further information can found on our site.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Three to five years of professional experience
  • Three to five years of experience using SPSS, SQL, SQR, Microsoft Excel, VBA, and Access, relational databases, reporting, and query writers
  • Solid knowledge of relational database design, the ability to read and understand data dictionaries, the ability to infer the relationship of tables to the application and the process
  • Advances knowledge of dynamic relational databases, tables, records, and effective dating, the ability to infer the relationship of tables to the application and the process
  • Advanced experience in designing, developing, and creating algorithms using a computer program language within a programming paradigm
  • Advanced abilities and skills to cross-reference data across multiple platforms
  • Advanced ability to develop complex reports and queries to meet institutional reporting requirements
  • Significant prior experience and knowledge with PeopleSoft or similar student ERP system
  • Must be detail-oriented and have demonstrated exceptional organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and follow through all phases of completion
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with technical and non-technical personnel
  • High level of independent judgment and analysis and the ability to interact collaboratively while cultivating relationships with other departments
  • Ability to travel for training or meetings, both in and out of state, to include required overnight trips to the campus throughout the year.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree
  • Five or more years of experience administering or developing databases and database applications and reports
  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft
  • Previous experience with Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Student Employment, and/or Student Records
Other Information:

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, evenings and weekends as necessary.

Salary: A typical salary for this position is 65-70K and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A salary of up to 73K would be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The university offers a for employees including, but not limited to, employee and dependent tuition benefits, comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, and vision, life insurance, and short and long-term disability as well as retirement plan options. To learn more about the University's comprehensive fringe-benefits package, please see the video posted .

Applicants must complete an online application and submit a cover letter and resume at . Materials must be submitted via "Apply for Position." You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application, upload a cover letter which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications, a resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.

Review of applications will begin June 9. Materials received after June 8, 2022 will be considered at the discretion of the university. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.

The University of Maine at Augusta is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754 or at .


Fiscal Year (12 Months)

Required Documents:

Contact Information for Professional References, Cover Letter, Resume/CV

University of Maine System