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Lead Programmer Analyst

Application Procedure:

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site.

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.

    • 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.

    Job Qualifications

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

    Institution Description

    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.


    Please visit the Department of Human Resources to read about the variety of health plans, coverage, and retirement plans for employees at UA Little Rock.
    Application Due Date: 2022-02-11
    Job Start Date: 2022-03-01
    Salary: $65000 - $70000
    City: Little Rock
    State/Province/Region: AR
    Institution: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
    Reports To: Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Chief Data Officer
    Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
    Reports In Office: Institutional Research & Analytics

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