Sr. Business Systems Analyst for PeopleSoft Grants

Denver, CO
Apr 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University Information Systems (UIS) department provides the University of Colorado's multi-campus community with a portfolio of secure, reliable, and cost effective enterprise-level services and applications in support of the University's academic, research, and service missions.

The Senior Business Systems Analyst for PeopleSoft Grants is a key role in supporting the core of the University of Colorado's post-award research-related activities. They are eager to learn and use that curiosity to solve technology problems through analyzing, designing, configuring, and testing the PeopleSoft Grants, Project Costing, and Customer Contract modules to enable the campuses' strategies. They use their versatility and experience to design technology solutions that meet campus requirements from analysis to implementation.

This position will include the following general responsibilities:

  • Assess software in the context of the design, implementation, and performance of the University's post-award research systems.
  • Work with campus, departmental, and core office representatives to ensure that user requirements are met, all gaps are documented, and all deliverables completed
  • Translate functional business requirements into design criteria for the University's post-award research systems.
  • Act as a subject matter expert, transferring knowledge to users, other functional team members and training/support staff
  • Analyze and troubleshoot problems encountered within the University's post-award research systems
  • Provide alternative solutions and recommendations to complex problems and issues allowing the teams to decide on the best approach.
  • Provide estimates (effort/time) to implement enhancements.
  • Develop functional design specifications and documentation.
  • Configure software to function to the needs of the University
  • Write and execute test scripts to ensure that the implemented software functions correctly, particularly following application patching or other maintenance.
  • Perform project management responsibilities as required.
  • Work with the technical team to determine best approaches to ensure that user requirements are met in a timely and correct fashion.

Specific Job Responsibilities (with Percentage Weights):

System Analyst duties include:

  • Troubleshooting and Analyzing of Data and Application Issues within the Grants System (10%).
  • Writing of functional design documents for customizations (10%)
  • Writing of test plans (15%)
  • Working with users and application managers to gather all necessary business requirements for customizations (5%)
  • Responsible for tracking and maintaining all functional documents associated with any Grants-related module (5%)
  • Completing regression testing for all system customizations (15%)
  • Completing smoke testing for PUM/Selective Adoption and PeopleTools Upgrades (10%)
  • Provide coverage for modules in the absence of the application manager (5%)
  • Detailed analysis of Grants release notes and detailed impact analysis (5%)
  • Assisting with communication of release notes to the Grants Community (5%)
  • Assisting with vendor management of the module (5%)
  • Performs system analysis, program specification, systems development, and support during planned and unplanned maintenance windows (5%)
  • Performs all other duties as assigned (5%)

Supervision Received and Exercised

This position is supervised by the Director of Grants Systems.

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.

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.

What we offer:The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $100,000.

Benefits: The University of Colorado offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. Information on benefits programs, including eligibility, is available at


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education (professional experience may be substituted on a year for year basis for the educational requirement)
  • Experience working within a PeopleSoft application with demonstrated experience working with multiple PeopleSoft modules
  • Experience with PeopleSoft upgrades and PUM/Selective adoption cycles
  • 2+ years of PeopleSoft Financials experience with Project Costing, Grants, and/or Customer Contract modules
  • 2+ years experience gathering requirements, creating designs, and creating test plans
  • SQL experience using a tool such as TOAD or SQL Developer
  • Knowledge of public sector business processes, in particular Finance and Grants-related business processes such as project accounting, budgeting, general ledger accounting, procurement, role-based security, workflow, or other grants-related processes.
  • Ability to multi-task several different projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • Higher Education experience
  • Technology Consulting experience
  • Experience with PeopleTools such as PS Query, Approval Workflow Engine, Related Content, etc.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials or Grants application version 9.2

Special Instructions to Applicants:For full consideration, completed applications must be received by Monday, April 24, 2017. Those who do not apply by April 24, 2017 may or may not be considered. Reference checking is a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including email addresses, for up to five references as part of the search process for this position. *Please note: All application materials must be submitted through CU Careers; emailed materials will not be considered.*

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires a verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:You must attach a cover letter and resume to your application as two separate documents. Please ensure you check the "Job Specific Attachments" box next the each document on the "Required Documents" page of the application for the appropriate documents to be attached. For full consideration, please apply by April 24, 2017.

Job Category: Information Technology

Primary Location: Denver

Department: S0001 -- System Administration - 50119 - University Information Systems

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 7, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Lauren Morain

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00732557


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