Lead Programmer

Southern Virginia University invites qualified individuals to apply for full-time employment as Lead Programmer in the Information Technology Department.

Job Summary

The Lead Programmer serves as the primary source of campus software programming, including but not limited to design, project management, implementation and support. The Lead Programmer also serves as an IT Support Technician as needed.

General Duties

  • Develop, design and support original software for implementation within the university
  • Provide technical expertise and information on programming related projects
  • Assist the IT Support Director in training the team of support personnel providing information technology support to the members of the university community
  • Advise the IT Director regarding emerging best practices for software programming and applicable software that help IT staff provide better support and/or harm technology currently used by the campus community
  • Provide technical support to other university departments on issues relating to transactional security and interfacing with campus enterprise software
  • Manage and support the remote updating of standardized campus software
  • Serve as a first-responder to IT Support tickets, assist walk-in customers, and work as an IT support technician when necessary
  • Lead and serve the University and the staff by example in supporting the University’s mission, core values (which are scholarship, discipleship, accountability, enthusiasm and refinement), and policies in their work ethic and overall job performance
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from an accredited college or university or five years of experience in the Information Technology field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for the Southern Virginia University experience
  • Manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years of programming experience
  • Proficiency with Jenzabar
  • Proficiency in Comp TIA A+, Network+, and Security+

Southern Virginia is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin immediately. To be given full consideration, applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Completed applications will include a cover letter, resume and letters of recommendation and/or professional references. These materials should be submitted (preferably electronically) to:

Office of Human Resources
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416

Or electronically to hr@svu.edu