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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Business Systems Analysis & Support, working in a team environment, is responsible for developing and maintaining reports and software systems at the Law School.

Founded in 1859, Michigan Law School is one of the world’s leading institutions of legal education and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence characterized by a powerful commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Michigan is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, and enjoys international renown for its intellectual rigor, stunning physical surroundings, preeminent faculty scholarship, and a community noted for collegiality and warmth.

Responsibilities*

  • Using Business Objects, Excel, Access, or any other Law School required software, develop, design, and modify reports and queries, utilizing all available business systems and ensuring the accuracy of output data.

  • Ability to understand and appropriately use statistics as part of creating reports.

  • Analyze data to creatively evaluate existing business processes. Plan and facilitate major changes to office procedures in order to meet specific goals.

  • Function as liaison with the admissions office including: as data steward of admissions data, reporting admissions data to internal entities and external agencies, and serving as the law school representative to various groups (e.g., the University’s Admissions System Production Group, or the Law School Admission Council).

  • Perform analysis on medium to complex systems, collaborate with users and other analysts on new design or extended enhancements of Law School applications/systems and programs.

  • Develop code, implement, document, and maintain computer applications in client/server, web based multi-tier, and Microsoft Sharepoint Server 2013 environments.

  • Compose code that follows Law School architecture and design patterns.  

  • Provide end user training, documentation and assist with rolling out new applications within the Law School.

  • Develop web pages using Microsoft Sharepoint to provide users with a starting point for new websites.

  • Build cascading style sheets to implement a graphical design on web pages.

  • Understand HTML and javascript to implement client-side web page behaviors.

  • Understand and provide user support to smaller databases developed with MS Access.

  • Perform ad-hoc queries to provide timely information as requested by the various Law School offices.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience in some of the following: Business Objects or other business intelligence tools, SQL, C#, Entity framework, MVC, AngularJS, Microsoft web parts, sharepoint pages.

  • Knowledge and experience in using Microsoft's Visual Studio or other integrated development environment.

  • Experience in the design and building of relational databases using rules of normalization.

  • Ability to work closely with other Law School developers.

  • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate technical information and to interact effectively with users.

  • Ability to share knowledge, communicate progress and solve problems.

  • Proven ability to be responsible, efficient, accountable, reliable and accessible to customers.

  • Experience with working in a team environment.

  • Willingness to independently seek out and learn new technologies.

  • Ability to assist in establishing time frames and to work within them.

  • Willingness to take advanced programming classes as needed and suggested by supervisor.

  • Ability to work simultaneously with multiple tasks.

  • Knowledge of UM organization and its policies and procedures.

  • Exemplary attendance record is required.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.