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Lead PeopleSoft HR Developer (Techno-Functional)

Columbia University Information Technology

Lead PeopleSoft HR Developer (Techno-Functional)

  • 530797
  • Manhattanville
  • Columbia University Information Technology
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Oct 31 2022
  • Grade 14
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

Reporting to the Sr. Director, Finance, HR & EDM Applications; the Lead PeopleSoft HR Developer (Techno-Functional) will work with the People at Columbia (PAC) PeopleSoft HRMS & Payroll Functional and Development teams to develop application code, unit test and troubleshoot issues for Columbia University's PeopleSoft Human Resources application. The Lead PeopleSoft HR Developer (Techno-Functional) will have deep functional knowledge of Oracle/Peoplesoft, TLAM, Human Resources and Payroll business processes and will act as the senior business analyst for the PAC team.


  • Act as Subject Matter Expert and primary contact for system users for functional and technical support covering various HCM modules like TLAM and Payroll.
  • Provide ongoing support and expertise PeopleSoft TLAM/Payroll.
  • Strong Knowledge of TLAM configuration management principles.
  • Conducts impact analysis, application development and unit testing to ensure the quality of the PAC systems application's current design and development standards.
  • New process/code development; custom enhancements to existing code, application patches/fixes/upgrades.
  • Data and/or process analysis; code documentation; performance tuning; enhancements.
  • Works closely with the project managers, functional team members and system administration teams to design, develop, test and implement project related changes.
  • Works in a technical and business analyst capacity with a good understanding of HRMS and Payroll business processes, functionalities, relational databases and PeopleSoft table structure.
  • Develops business requirements documentation, process workflow diagrams, and functional specifications, user acceptance test scripts, and other supporting documentation required for HRMS and Payroll changes. 
  • Prepares functional and technical documentation necessary to support business process changes or creation.
  • Quickly understand the business issues and data challenges of the client's organization and industry.
  • Leads testing efforts.
  • Updates documentation and modifies impacted processes for database platforms when necessary.
  • Creates and reviews Technical and Functional Designs; unit testing; bundling/un-bundling of code using PeopleTools 8.58 or later versions of Tools and Oracle.
  • Weekend and off-hour work may be necessary on occasion.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required and/or its equivalent required.
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ related experience.
  • 5+ years’ relevant work experience with PeopleSoft 8.x (v. 9.0 is plus) development experience with People Soft HR applications.  
  • Experience working on enterprise wide projects a must.
  • Two full lifecycle PeopleSoft HR, Payroll and/or Finance implementation experience.
  • 5 years’ experience with PeopleSoft development tools and Oracle SQL.
  • 5+ years’ PeopleSoft development and integration experience with upgrades and patches.
  • 5+ years’ experience developing PeopleSoft interfaces into legacy and 3rd party systems.
  • Strong knowledge of application development tools.
  • Excellent knowledge of PeopleSoft HR Database model.
  • 5 years’ experience on full PeopleSoft implementations with recent experience (prior 2yrs) using PeopleSoft HR.
  • Excellent understanding of a systems development life-cycle methodology. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Demonstrated excellence in a variety of competencies including teamwork/collaboration, analytical thinking, communication and influencing skills, and technical expertise.
  • Ability to work with changing priorities and with multiple projects.
  • Ability to be precise and attentive to detail is essential.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work weekend and off-hour work on occasion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working with an enterprise wide, large-scale implementation.
  • Experience working with PeopleSoft Implementations in a Higher Education or Public sector environment.
  • Experience in supporting application release management or project roll-out or occasional operational. processing during the non-business hours or weekends.
  • Experience working within a matrix environment.  
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.

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