Systems Engineering, Design & Development

Full Time

Job Description

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 comprised 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, 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, 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
  • Familiar 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.
  • Familiar with Student Information System (SIS), National Change of Address (NCOA), and Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
  • Salesforce CRM experience and Certifications (Admin/Developer) is a plus.


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

Please apply through Workday, and search by job title "Systems Engineer." Complete an application online and attach a cover letter and CV/resume all into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.



The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
Dice Id : 10300158
Position Id : R0035961
Originally Posted : 3 months ago
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