Systems Engineering, Design & Development
Job ID: R0035961 | Systems Engineering, Design and Development | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia Advancement team has an exciting opportunity for an entry-level Systems Engineer. Join and be mentored by an experienced team as we transition to a modern technical stack composed of Salesforce CRM and other best-in-class fundraising technology tools. You will develop, maintain and troubleshoot system integrations and have opportunities to grow your career with us as we support a seasoned group of fundraising professionals in our capital campaign and beyond.

The primary functions of this position will be to:
  • Help maintain integrity of the database of record.
  • Aid in the analysis, design, creation and programming of data load routines from multiple sources.
  • Ensure the success of system transformation by maintaining data integrity, data mapping, testing and validation.
  • Be part of a team monitoring mission-critical systems and scheduled processes.

Candidates for this role will have a strong technical foundation building and optimizing data systems, a love of learning, and the ability to develop relationships across reporting lines. You will enjoy working in an agile environment with cross-functional teams. Excellent candidates will be able to adapt their communication style, collaborating with technical colleagues and diverse subject matter experts. You will work directly with our stakeholders for data needs and troubleshooting.

You will complete complex assignments both independently and collaboratively to help maintain continuity of operations during transition from legacy systems. Salesforce CRM, Marketing Cloud, Cvent, Eventbrite, EverTrue, GiveCampus and other digital platforms will be part of our evolving technology ecosystem.

Shifting priorities and flexible collaboration across departments with multiple stakeholders are to be expected and will create meaningful ROI and progressive wins.

We seek a self-starter and a team player familiar with agile methodologies and modern technology. If this sounds like you, come join our team during the ten-year Honor the Future fundraising campaign at Thomas Jefferson's flagship educational institution. This position is full-time and remote-friendly with great benefits.

Required Education
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, programming, related disciplines or equivalent related experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Required Experience
  • Familiarity with various coding languages and the basics of PL/SQL or TSQL as in Oracle, SQL Server, etc.
  • Must have the ability to quickly learn and understand new technical systems.
  • Be action-oriented and demonstrate problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and meet deadlines by handling shifting priorities and multiple tasks effectively.
  • Act as technical liaison for vendors and UVA stakeholders.
  • Excellent written communication and people skills.
  • Teamwork, planning and organizational skills.
  • Experience participating in team-driven, deadline-oriented environment using project management tools and agile methods.

Preferred Experience
  • Familiarity with CRMs and reporting systems, such as Salesforce, Blackbaud, Ellucian, Tableau, Microsoft Dynamics.
  • Proficiency in PL/SQL or TSQL, such as in Oracle, SQL Server, etc.
  • Programming skills such as Python, Java, .net/C#, C++ and JavaScript.
  • Familiarity with Student Information System (SIS), National Change of Address (NCOA) and Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
  • Salesforce CRM experience and certifications (Admin/Developer) are pluses.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, University Advancement honors your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, we strive to create and maintain working environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming so we can best achieve our mission of supporting our broadly diverse partners, schools and networks of engaged alumni, parents and friends of the University.

UVA Advancement offers a flexible and hybrid workplace. All team members must have access to and maintain a secure home office environment with high-speed internet service and work collaboratively with others using a variety of technologies and tools. Depending on the type of position and work performed, or as deemed by manager, some positions may be required to work intermittently in a shared office space located in Charlottesville, Virginia.

This position will remain open until filled. This is an exempt-level, benefited position. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at

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