Information Technology

Curriculum Lifecycle Management Application Administrator

Cornell University

Curriculum Lifecycle Management Application Administrator (Remote)

*No Visa Sponsorship is available for this position.

What is Cornell University and what is Information Technology @ Cornell?

Cornell University, unique among peers, is the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, and a member of the Ivy League. Information technologies (IT) is a strategic enabler for many functions at Cornell. Staff working in IT are found in most colleges and units across Cornell. We are comprised of many organizations, but we work as one. By being where Cornell faculty, staff, and students are, we are better able to offer support—whether needed at your desktop or to solve a major business, academic or research objective—to everyone at Cornell. Check out this link to find out more about IT@Cornell.


The Opportunity

We are seeking a skilled professional with technical expertise in maintaining, configuring, integrating, securing, administering, and developing enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, specifically in the context of Cornell’s implementation and ongoing use of the Courseleaf for Curriculum Lifecycle Management (CLM) and academic operations.

Cornell’s Courseleaf CLM system will be a SaaS solution designed to assist academic institutions in the end-to-end curriculum management process. Curriculum management which will include modules that support  new course/program proposals and approvals, existing course/program edits and approvals, the publication of policies, courses and programs in the catalog, and scheduling sections of courses for each respective term and throughout the academic lifecycle. These modules will be integrated with Peoplesoft Campus Solutions to provide a comprehensive solution with automated workflows to support efficient curriculum management for Cornell’s wide range of academic programs.


As part of this role, you will be responsible for full application lifecycle management in the selected CLM environment. Direct experience working with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions Student Records and/or Academic Advising modules is desirable.


You will be responsible for managing and setting up enterprise software, including crucial tasks such as developing data integrations, system configurations, access management, software updates, production support and troubleshooting, data security, reporting, SSO/MFA, domain names, SSL certificates, and data mapping/transformation. Clear communication and effective coordination with application business owners, application end-users, and the application vendor will be crucial.


Your role will involve performing thorough testing and validation of integrations, ensuring accurate data mapping, robust error handling, and effective handling of exception scenarios. Proficiency in SQL and database technologies is essential to effectively query, manipulate, and analyze data.  Additionally, you will be responsible for analyzing, mapping, and transforming data to ensure compatibility and consistency across various systems. Attention to detail and a strong understanding of data management principles are crucial to success in this position.


In this role, you will excel in collaborative team environments, actively engaging in cross-functional teams and fostering productive partnerships with academic departments, administrators, end-users, external partners, and vendors. Your contributions will span various stages of the software development lifecycle, including business process analysis, systems analysis, systems design, development, testing, deployment, and ongoing support. Furthermore, you will closely collaborate with the CLM application vendor and Cornell PeopleSoft teams, actively participating in planning and deployment activities to achieve seamless integration and optimal system performance.


What We Need

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five (5) years’ related IT experience in enterprise application systems and/or working directly with student data and business processes in higher education, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Enterprise Application Development and System Administration:

System administration experience including installation, configuration, maintenance, and monitoring of enterprise applications and their underlying infrastructure including tasks such as SSO/MFA, domain names, user accounts, permissions, SSL certs.
Technical experience maintaining, configuring, securing, developing, integrating, and data mapping/transformation in enterprise applications such as the CourseLeaf CLM application by Leepfrog Technologies.  Analyze, map, and transform data to ensure compatibility and consistency between systems.
Experience with APIs and XML data format.
Experience with unit and user acceptance testing and validation of integrations, including data mapping, error handling, and exception scenarios. 
Proficiency in SQL and database technologies to query, manipulate, and analyze data.
Technical skills ranging from analysis and design to coding and testing. Experience with problem-solving and analytical thinking. Ability to analyze complex business requirements, identify system design options, and propose effective technical solutions to meet business objectives.
Experience with creating technical documentation, user guides, system diagrams and reports. Proficient in documenting system configurations, technical specifications, and operational procedures, as well as preparing regular reports on application performance and system health.
Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, with the ability to identify and resolve issues effectively.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to effectively interact with various stakeholders. 
Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment and work with external partners and vendors. 
Attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality work within established timelines.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work in a fast-paced environment. 
Focus on providing excellent customer service, being responsive and proactive in addressing user needs and concerns.
Ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members. 
*A cover letter and resume are required for further consideration for this position.

*No Visa Sponsorship is available for this position.


If you have all those things, great! We have a few more things that we would prefer you to have, but it’s ok if you don’t.


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with CourseLeaf Curriculum Management System.
Experience working with curriculum management applications.
Experience working in a higher education IT environment.
Experience working directly with, and a solid understanding of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions Student Records is a plus.
Familiarity with the PeopleSoft overall architecture and components of PeopleSoft, including its database structure and integration tools.

What We Offer

Rewards and Benefits

This position is based in Ithaca, New York, however, the successful applicant may perform this role remotely anywhere within the United States. Employees who work remotely may receive multiple W-2 Forms depending on their work location.
The New York Convenience of employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholding for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside of New York State.
Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Our benefits programs include comprehensive health care options, generous retirement contributions, access to wellness programs, and employee discounts with local and national retail brands. We invite you to follow this link to get more information about our benefits:
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Our leave provisions include health and personal leave, three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, and an end of the year winter break from December 25-January 1.
Cornell’s impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, tuition aid for external education, and Cornell Children’s Tuition Assistance Program.

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University Job Title:

Applications Programmer IV

Job Family: Information Technology

Level: G

Pay Rate Type: Salary

Pay Range: $100,113.00 – $122,361.00

Remote Option Availability: Fully Remote

Company: Endowed

Contact Name: Maria Avila 

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