University of Colorado Senior PeopleSoft Administrator in Denver, Colorado

University Information Services (UIS) provides technical services and enterprise applications to the University of Colorado campuses and the Office of the President. UIS is committed to excellence in customer service and technical expertise. Through the development of enterprise applications, UIS supports the University as a whole with systems used by students, faculty, human resources employees, finance employees, and others.

The Senior PeopleSoft Administrator supports current PeopleSoft applications as well as technical system and process improvements and guiding future decisions on these enterprise level services provided to the University of Colorado, across all campuses. This position also serves as a PeopleSoft Administrator team lead, providing guidance to a team of technical administrators and support to the Assistant Director.

This position designs/builds/maintains PeopleSoft environments, supports system rollouts, responds to and troubleshoots escalated operational issues while managing internal and external customer relationships, informs/advises project managers and stakeholders about project plans and implementation, conducts technical analysis, produces technical subject matter expert and strategy recommendations, and helps to educate and develop other PeopleSoft administrators.

The Senior PeopleSoft Administrator is also charged with not only supporting daily operations of specific PeopleSoft applications, but must also work with the team to automate processes and procedures, creating efficiencies and providing quality business services to our clients and customers. This position reports to the Assistant Director of ECS Oracle Team and is exempt from the State of Colorado Classified Staff system.

*Duties and Responsibilities:*

Duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides technical leadership to the PeopleSoft Administration team by promoting knowledge transfer with junior team members and cross-training other teams

  • Oversees IT operational objectives by maintaining current systems, which includes:

o Evaluating, recommending, testing and installing new technology

o Contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews

o Preparing and completing action plans

o Implementing production changes, quality, and customer-service standards

o Resolving problems

o Completing audits

o Identifying trends

o Determining system improvements for the PeopleSoft systems

  • Establishes system specifications by conferring with customers and team members

  • Analyzes workflow, access, information, and security requirements

  • Oversees the design of PeopleSoft systems

  • Articulates technology currency and upgrades for PeopleSoft systems, conferring with vendors and services

  • Develops, tests, evaluates, and installs enhancements and new software

  • Provides subject matter expertise for the individuals within the PeopleSoft Administration team

  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential

  • Accomplishes organizational goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations

  • Works with principal business units to forecast existing workload growth and to assess new project impacts

  • Supports technically complex production and non-production environments: resolves daily issues, maintaining documentation, configuring, patching, scripting, monitoring, data security, and all aspects of system health

_Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:_

To be successful in this position, a candidate will need the following:

  • Knowledge of Oracle PeopleSoft software

  • Knowledge of technical administration processes and practices

  • Knowledge of IT security best practices for technical environments and data management

  • Strong problem solving skills and effective communication, along with the ability to work independently, as well as part of a cross-functional team

  • Ability to oversee and lead a team of IT professionals

  • Ability to grow technical skills to improve internal systems and processes

  • Ability to interact positively, clearly, and professionally with customers, peers and upper management

  • Strong problem solving skills and effective communication, along with the ability to work independently, as well as part of a cross-functional team

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and react to business needs, including rotational on-call status

_Who we are:_

System Administration, which also houses the Office of the President, is located in the uptown neighborhood of Denver with an office in Broomfield and a few smaller offices located on the campuses. However, this position is located in Denver. Many of our departments support the educational and research missions of the four University of Colorado campuses. We provide diverse opportunities for professional development, innovation, and collaboration with talented staff and faculty.

The University of Colorado is committed to recruiting and supporting diversity and equality in education and employment. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans.

The salary range for this position is $90,000 - $105,000.

*Benefits: *The University of Colorado offers an excellent benefits package including:

  • Medical: Multiple plan options

  • Dental: Multiple plan options

  • Additional Insurance: Disability, Life, Vision and Wellness

  • Retirement 401(a) Plan: Employer contributes 10% of your gross pay

  • Paid Time Off: Accruals over the year

o Vacation Days: 22

o Sick Days: 15

o Holiday Days: 10

  • Tuition Benefit: System employees have the benefit on all campuses

  • ECO Pass: RTD Bus and light rail service

  • Additional Perks & Programs: Click here to access a few more Perks and Programs.

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_Minimum Qualifications:_

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information technology, or related field from an accredited institution of higher education or equivalent professional experience. (The educational requirement may be substituted by professional work experience on a year for year basis)

  • Five (5) years of experience working with PeopleSoft applications.

  • Three (3) years of experience serving as a PeopleSoft Administrator in technically complex environments, which must include:

o Two (2) years’ experience troubleshooting PS Queries

o Two (2) years’ experience administering PeopleSoft applications in UNIX platform, including shell scripting skills (KSH, Bash, Perl, etc.)

o Two (2) years’ experience using Integration Broker architecture and configuration

  • Served as a technical lead in at least 2 major upgrades/implementations, including the installation of PeopleTools and PeopleSoft Applications in a High Availability environment

_Preferred Qualifications:_

  • Database Administration experience

  • Project Management experience

  • Experience deploying Oracle DPK’s, including Elastic Search, and Puppet automation

  • Experience as PS Admin for PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and Enterprise Portal

  • Proven experience supporting Phire Migration Tools

  • In-depth knowledge of Oracle Fusion Middleware, including native WebLogic and Tuxedo

Job: *Information Technology

Organization: *S0001 -- System Administration

Title: Senior PeopleSoft Administrator

Location: Denver

Requisition ID: 15647