Colleague ERP Programmer Analyst



Job Description

Together we are powering the future of Higher Education

Here at Ellucian, we are motivated by a mission ~ the power of education to transform lives and change the world.  We are the global market leader in EdTech for Higher Education, serving more than 2,900 customers and reaching over 22 million students in 50+ countries.  We are dedicated to helping Higher Ed thrive by transforming their institutions to agile, digitally connected campuses that enable student success.

About the Opportunity

The Colleague Programmer Analyst’s main role is to consult with end users, understand and optimize business processes and to assist them in becoming more efficient and effective utilizing the Colleague ERP system driving student success. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Where you will make an impact

  • Provides functional and technical assistance by responding to inquiries regarding errors, problems, or questions with programs, processes, and reporting.
  • Analysis of existing custom Colleague code, screens, files, and with the goal of removing customizations no longer required for daily operations and assisting end users and departments to transition processes and practices to Ellucian delivered functionality.
  • Troubleshoots errors and issues encountered by end users and provides resolution to solve issue to client’s satisfaction.
  • Analyzes code to find causes of errors and, within acceptable guidelines, revises programs as required to meet industry best practice solutions.
  • Partners with manager and client end users to gather requirements about business process flow, application intent, functions, features, data, input, and output requirements, internal and external checks and controls, hardware and operating system environment, and interfaces with other systems.
  • Ability to create and test transactions to find errors and confirm program meets specifications.
  • Assists client with identifying data integration points and functional dependencies within the Colleague ERP system and to third party systems.
  • Advises on key communications needs for Colleague modules and maintenance upgrades.
  • Serves as a resource in the areas of client/server architecture, relational data base design, networking and communications, systems analysis, systems administration, document imaging, job scheduling or a combination of specialties.
  • Works closely with project management and technical teams to support successful deployment.
  • Works with client to develop functional conversion requirements and data mapping specifications.
  • Updates ticket tracking database (KACE, Service Now) with pertinent information.
  • Writes and maintains documentation of changes to computer code, programs, and specifications.
  • Maintains monthly reporting requirements.

What you will bring

  • 5+ years of experience and expert functional/technical knowledge in the Colleague ERP application.
  • Programming languages: Envision (requirement for Colleague), C#, .net, Java, Python.
  • Experience and expertise with Entrinsik Informer.
  • Thorough technical knowledge in development methodologies, design and implementation.  
  • Effective skills in research and analysis, project planning and implementation.
  • Good understanding of entire development and implementation process, including specification, documentation, and quality assurance.
  • Understanding of higher education related business processes in one or more of these areas: Student,
  • Finance, Financial Aid, Human Resources/Payroll, or Institutional Reporting.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with clients, co-workers, and vendors.
  • Excellent decision-making, time-management, and planning skills.
  • Customer-centric approach to problem-solving.
  • Experience working with clients to gather requirements and understanding business processes.
  • Must be a self-starter and motivated to move projects forward.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a highly demanding environment.
  • Colleague Functional Experience including Core, Student, Self-Service, Finance, AP, Budget, Purchasing, Fixed Assets, Financial Aid, HR,
  • Payroll, Web Time Entry, Dashboards, and typical Reporting tools.
  • Experience with Ellucian CRM Recruiter and/or CRM Advise, Ellucian Ethos use and integration.
  • Experience with Hyland OnBase document management.
  • Experience with Ellucian ILP v5.
  • Experience with D2L LMS platform.

What makes #Ellucianlife

  • Comprehensive health coverage: medical, dental, and vision
  • Flexible time off  
  • Thrive Flex Program that allows you to contribute towards your health, financial or learning interests
  • 401k w/ match & Bright Plan - to help you save for the future
  • Parental Leave 
  • Charitable leave – 40 hours/year
  • Telemedicine
  • Wellness
    • Ginger (mental health)
    • Wellbeats (virtual fitness classes)
  • Rethink & Wellthy– caregiver support
  • Diversity and inclusion programs which provide access to internal employee resource groups 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Assistance 
  • Professional development opportunities



At Ellucian, we believe in the “power of together.” We embrace an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace, and believe that our differences help inspire a culture of acceptance that makes our company more collaborative and innovative. We’re proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome you to come as you are!