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University of Arkansas

Lead Programmer Analyst



$65,000.00 - $70,000.00


Full Time

On Site


Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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Type of Position:


Workstudy Position:


Job Type:


Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock's thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state's growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.

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Institutional Research

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Summary of Job Duties:

The position serves as a Lead Programmer Analyst for the Office of Institutional Research and Analytics (OIRA). The position’s primary role is to support the efforts of the university through the UA Little Rock Office of Institutional Research and Analytics by facilitating the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and the provision of correct, complete, and current information necessary to support planning, decision making, and regulatory reporting at UA Little Rock. This is a lead technical role and requires mastery of structured query language (SQL) and the ability to manage multiple complex data requests. Preference is given to candidates with experience in Microsoft SQL Server development technologies and Tableau visualization software.

The Lead Programmer Analyst is responsible for serving as a technical lead for the development of analytics, dashboards, reports, and related data projects necessary to carry out the mission of the Office of Institutional Research and Analytics. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.



  • A Bachelor’s degree;
  • Five years of experience with similar duties may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the development, enhancement, and maintenance of programs and reports using SQL, object-oriented programming languages, and business intelligence software;
  • Prepare and update status reports, system documentation, and manuals;
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to gather requirements, interpret findings, and solve problems related to institutional research
  • Manage the office’s source control repository;
  • Determine sources of data and proper methods of collection;
  • Create and submit data files to administrative and regulatory authorities;
  • Select, extract, and prepare data for statistical analysis;
  • Advise and assist faculty, administrators, and staff in data collection methods, data sources, and statistical analysis;
  • Create business intelligence dashboards and reports;
  • Create, update, and maintain web pages on the OIRA and related websites;
  • Assist with tasks related to data governance, data quality, and data warehousing;
  • Support the Preliminary Enrollment Report which resides in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS);
  • Support and develop various reporting solutions that have been created in SSRS;
  • Act as a back-up for Tableau support and development;
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Mastery of SQL;
  • Experience with higher education data;
  • Knowledge of data science and information quality principles and tools;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

Salary Information:

$65,000 - $70,000

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Additional Information:

Please upload all required documents in the "Resume" attachment section of your application (before hitting the submit button), if you want to be considered for this position.

Recruitment Contact Information:

Georgette Walker, Fiscal Support Analyst, Email:

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site [Register to View] target="_blank">[Register to View]

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Constant Physical Activity:

Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting

Frequent Physical Activity:

Hearing, Talking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Kneeling, Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Standing, Walking

Benefits Eligible: