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Job Openings: Systems Analyst / Programmer

Announcement Number:11152019(4)
Announcement Date:November 15, 2019
Location of Position:Alpena / Oscoda
Salary:Pay Grade 2 - Exempt
Hours:Salary Position with On-Call Rotation


Position will be temporarily assigned to Oscoda until the completion of the new headquarter location and then is intended to be reassigned to Alpena based on the needs of the department and as set forth by management.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to in addition to your completed application to be considered.

The Systems Analyst & Programmer is a vital team member that is expected to respond to management/members' needs by analysis of problems or requests, design and implementation of computerized methods for reporting, automating, maintain documentation on all reports developed or modified in-house, and provide execution instructions and support for the computer operations team. The Programmer / Systems Analyst works on special projects as assigned (e.g., Symitar EPISYS Online host software updates, new module integration and third party application interfaces) and is responsible for providing department and user training, as deemed appropriate.

Northland offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including:



  • Must have comprehensive understanding of information technology, structured application development methodologies and ability to integrate changes into existing systems. Must possess strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive working relationships. Requires exceptional critical thinking, reasoning, and analytical skills. Must be professional in demeanor with excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be solutions focused with the ability to multi-task, work with minimal direction and exercise appropriate judgment and ethical conduct.

Additional Desired Attributes:

The ideal candidate will have:

Bachelor's degree with emphasis in business administration and/or computer science or equivalent IT application development or integration experience required

  • Five years experience with financial institutions, preferably credit unions
  • Two to four years experience with systems analysis/programming activities in financial services or related business environment
  • Extensive knowledge of advanced RepGens (Power-Ons) development methodologies. HTML, Javascript, Java, SQL scripting, VB, C#, ASP.NET
  • Experience with Symitar EPISYS software or equivalent credit union software. Proficient in Symitar file structure, Symconnect/SymXchange
  • Experience with the IBM AIX Unix servers with the following subsystems:
  • Command line or GUI editor utility (VI, other third party UNIX shell editor)
  • Output Queue and OS management utilities for AIX environment
  • Job Queue and File management utilities (OpCon, Move-It, etc.)
  • Requires a thorough understanding of database management concepts with a working knowledge of specific databases relating to EPISYS and other credit union related database systems


Misc Comments:

Typical indoor office environment. Must be able to remain stationary for long periods of time in a sitting position. Must be able to frequently reach, stand and move about inside the office to access computers, equipment, cabinets, etc. Requires occasional bending, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing/pulling, and lifting and/or carrying of 50 or more pounds. Requires continuous communication to others and exchanging of information, as well as, continuous repetitive use of hand/fingers. Must be able to continuously think analytically, concentrate on tasks and remember names and/or details. Requires frequent use of written communication, as well as, handling of handle stress and/or emotions. Must participate in IT on call rotation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Northland Area Federal Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all candidates for employment equally without regard to sex (including pregnancy and conditions related to pregnancy), religion, genetic information, race, color, weight, height, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, misdemeanor arrest record, or any other legally protected status.

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