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Northern Arizona University Software Systems Engineer, Lead - 605365 in Flagstaff, Arizona

Job Title

Software Systems Engineer, Lead

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Information Tech Services

Full/Part Time


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Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Job Description

Northern Arizona University is looking for a Software Systems Engineer, Lead to provide detailed security analysis and advanced technical support of its Oracle/PeopleSoft Financial (FMS), Campus Solutions (CS), and Human Capital Management (HCM) enterprise application systems. Oversees security implementation and is a senior member of the team that manages enterprise application modifications, upgrades, and middle tier support to improve its quality and service. Supervises changes to ensure their successful implementation and increases in system efficiency; may direct lower level staff to optimize the performance and efficiency of the university’s ERP platforms. Modifications to the production systems sometimes require after hours or weekend implementation windows.

Under limited supervision:

  • Leads effort to install, troubleshoot, and support delivered PeopleSoft Application and technology (PeopleTools) updates to PeopleSoft environments.

  • Administers and maintains PeopleSoft security and configuration settings on application servers, web servers, and batch servers in an Oracle/Linux/Windows environment.

  • Provides expertise in installation of vendor delivered and NAU custom modifications and security access changes to enterprise administrative computing systems.

  • Monitors security access and assists staff across the campus community in trouble-shooting issues relating to security and user access profiles.

  • Leads internal security auditing initiatives and supports state and institutional auditing efforts.

  • Serves as primary point of contact with Data Stewards and provides expertise in educating and designing their security decisions.

  • Defines and maintains up to date documentation for change management processes, procedures, and objectives for audiences of varying technical levels.

  • Ensures compliance with approved change controls for the Oracle/PeopleSoft based enterprise systems.

  • Coordinates and communicates tasks with project managers, business analysts, development staff, systems administrators, and database administrators in support of campus initiatives.

  • Participates with management in planning and coordinating operational or procedural matters to meet project goals and objectives.

  • Participates in Team Hotline response and supports 24x7 on-call support.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related field; AND,

  • 5-7 years of relevant experience; OR,

  • A combination of related education, experience, and training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in computer science or related field.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Experience supporting and configuring enterprise applications systems.

  • Experience in defining, implementing, and managing security in enterprise applications.

  • Expert working knowledge of software design and infrastructure tools, processes, policies, and concepts including basic programming & scripting languages.

  • Knowledge of ITIL change management practices.

  • Knowledge of department planning for university system/infrastructure growth.

  • Ability to effectively manage time, balance competing priorities, and work with minimal direct supervision.

  • Demonstrated problem solving, organizational, and analytical capabilities.

  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Able to participate in an on-call rotation with other team members in support of 24x7 enterprise systems including weekend and after-hours work as needed.

  • Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment.

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.

If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report ( . The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report ( is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.

If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Commensurate with experience.

**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website ( .

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6 months according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service ( .

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits ( on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of employment.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training ( includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.

Application Deadline

June 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website ( or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements (

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.