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Senior PeopleSoft Developer

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Position Summary:

University Information Services (UIS) provides technical services and enterprise applications to the University of Colorado’s (CU) four campuses and the Office of the President. UIS is committed to excellence in customer service, technical expertise, and the development of enterprise applications responsible for supporting CU’s students, faculty, human resources employees, finance employees, and others.

The Senior PeopleSoft Developer provides essential consultation to UIS and CU leadership regarding the PeopleSoft Financial modules. This position is responsible for reviewing and evaluating maintenance and enhancement requests, analyzing complex processes in order to define system enhancements and modifications, and providing technical application support to system end users. Additionally, the Senior PeopleSoft Developer provides application development in PeopleSoft Financials modules by coding, testing, implementing batch and online computer software, and providing technical support to CU’s staff.

This position reports to the Assistant Director of eRA and Finance Development 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: 

  • Develops, troubleshoots, and supports production of the Peoplesoft Finance and Grants modules 24/7
  • Develops, tests, debugs, modifies, and documents PeopleSoft enterprise application systems 
  • Consults with UIS management and team leads to implement critical maintenance and enhancement projects by providing essential information regarding PeopleSoft technology, functionality, and capabilities
  • Gathers and analyzes requirements to create technical designs to recommend and implement system enhancements and/or process improvements for business applications projects, including the development of new applications and customizations to be integrated with existing applications 
  • Coordinates end user system testing
  • Creates or modifies applications using PeopleCode, PeopleTools, and other development and testing tools
  • Creates and modifies technical documentation by writing and updating program, operations, and other system documentation
  • Assists campus key users, System Financials staff, and business process owners by answering technical questions
  • Instructs key users on the proper use and functionality of application programs by participating in meetings in which PeopleSoft functional and technical expertise is needed
  • Resolves application questions and reported software and data errors
  • Addresses end users’ computing needs by analyzing complex processes to design new applications or enhancements to existing applications and by writing functional and/or technical specifications
  • Writes new or modifies existing batch programs using a variety of computer languages and file access methods including structured query report (SQR)/structured query language (SQL)
  • Expands and maintains professional and technical skills and expertise by acquiring knowledge in new technologies and system development procedures and tools by attending technical classes, seminars, and end user groups
  • Adheres to all University policies and procedures
Who we are:

System Administration, which also houses the Office of the President, is located in the uptown neighborhood of Denver with a few smaller offices located on the campuses.  However, position has the ability to work 100% remote. Many of our departments support the educational and research missions of the four University of Colorado campuses, but System Administration is not considered a campus. We provide diverse opportunities for professional development, innovation, and collaboration with talented staff and faculty.  Learn more about CU System Administration.


The University of Colorado has been proactive in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can visit our COVID-19 webpage for more information.


What we offer:

Salary: The anticipated hiring salary range has been established at $69,500 - $90,000.

The market salary range for this position is $69,600 - $95,800.

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or anticipated hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

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
  • Vacation Days: 22
  • Sick Days: 15
  • 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 Click here to access our Total Compensation Calculator to see what your total rewards could be at CU. This position is a University Staff position.

    Additional taxable fringe benefits may be available.

    More information on benefits programs, including eligibility, is available at


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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

    • Knowledge of information systems processes and best practices
    • Knowledge of Oracle PeopleSoft products, including functional knowledge of PeopleSoft Finance and Grants modules
    • Oral, written, and listening communication skills, including the ability to accurately interpret what others are saying and convey messages, information, concepts, and details clearly
    • Technical skills, including the ability to assess complex data, utilize common operating systems, learn new software programs, and understand programming languages
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and reliable professional judgment, as well as collaboratively with a team to achieve desired results
    • Ability to explain technical concepts in common terms
    • Ability to effectively operate with flexibility in a fast-paced and constantly evolving team environment 
    • Ability to utilize Oracle databases in order to identify and troubleshoot report performance issues and ad-hoc query analyses
    • Ability to apply Tax Updates and potentially unwanted modifications [PUM] (i.e. selective adoptions) 
    • Ability to create and utilize Dashboards, Work Centers, and Fluid User Interface technology
    • Ability to create technical documents, such as test-driven developments (TDDs), flow charts, and business process (BP) diagrams 

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in computer science, information technology, computer engineering, information systems, or an IT-related field, or equivalent professional experience (professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis)
    • Three (3) years of PeopleSoft development experience, which includes:
      • PeopleTools experience including Application Engine, Component Interfaces, Peoplecode, App Package, AWE, and IB 
    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Five (5) years of PeopleSoft development experience as indicated above, which may also include one or more of the following:
      • Experience in supporting Finance or Human Capital Management (HCM)
      • Experience with multiple PeopleSoft Finance 9.2 modules
      • Experience with PeopleTools 8.50+
      • Experience using PeopleTools Application Designer (e.g. Page development, Application Engine, Component Interface, PeopleCode)
    • Experience with large scale projects, enhancements, upgrades, and production support
    • Experience working with or in government or an institution of higher education
    • Experience with development lifecycle methodology
    • Experience with SQR coding, SQL against Oracle databases, and UNIX commands

    Job Category: Information Technology
    Primary Location: Denver
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Jul 14, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing
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