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CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.
Under direct supervision, the Database and Systems Management Analyst is responsible for administration, installation, configuration, documentation and day to day operations of PeopleSoft applications and database on-premise and cloud environments. The incumbent is responsible for application monitoring and performance; conducting functional/performance testing and making appropriate configuration changes; contributes to all daily operational tasks related to PeopleSoft and database environments; works closely with web development, application development, database administration and system administration teams on projects and break-fix tasks; identifies and recommends solutions using IaaS, PaaS or SaaS services with a focus on reliability, performance and cost; automate routine tasks utilizing configuration management tools; contributes to DevOps development activities to streamline workflows; assists in coordinating with key clients inside and outside the Information Technology Division to communicate/schedule system upgrades and maintenance windows; represents the IT Division in on-campus and off-campus committees; liaisons with CSU Chancellor's Office (CO) and their third-party service providers on projects and incident reports/resolution; keeps up-to-date and assists in coordinating all CSU Chancellor's Office Common Management System (CMS) maintenance activities impacting CSUN while providing requisite information to relevant campus stakeholders. Works in a collaborative team environment within the IT Infrastructure Services team; prioritizes client operational needs and ensures smooth functioning of enterprise services managed by IT both on-premise and in the cloud; follows change management (CMR) process for any production related change with proper communication to all stakeholders; and performs other duties as assigned.
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field. Certification training and applied experience may be substituted for the required education, on a year-for-year basis up to two years. Equivalent to six months of full-time, progressively responsible field-related experience. Experience working with application monitoring and performance tools, preferred. Experience with automation/configuration management using Ansible, also preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
General knowledge of: programming and testing methods and techniques for software applications. Working knowledge of PeopleSoft Administration, WebLogic. Working knowledge of relational database engines (Oracle, MySQL, SQL). Working knowledge of Linux (RHEL/Oracle Linux) and Windows operating systems. Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in a highly available, resilient technology service environment. Knowledge of cloud concepts in AWS and Azure, preferred. Knowledge of Agile Methodologies and working on Agile teams, preferred. Knowledge of DevOps, preferred. Ability and specialized skills to: analyze problems; propose effective solutions; understand functional and procedural requirements; relate solutions to management, technical staff, and users; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; make presentations; conduct meetings; provide user training; and prepare programming and user documentation. Ability to react positively under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.
The salary range for this classification is: $3470 - $6681 per month.
The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $3470 - $4250, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
HOURS: Full-Time; 40 hours per week; 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. May include some evenings and weekends.
REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.
Applications received through October 6, 2020, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
How to Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.
The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
Los Angeles, California