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Lead PeopleSoft Administrator

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Lead PeopleSoft Administrator
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 55047

Information Technology Services (ITS)

This team administers the PeopleSoft application infrastructure for the university’s Campus Solutions, Human Resources, and Financials applications.

Learn about our departments: Information Technology Services (ITS) Northwest Regional Data Center (NWRDC) Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC)

Responsibilities Provides guidance and leadership in analysis, support and maintenance of FSU PeopleSoft Enterprise Systems (including but not limited to: HCM, FSCM, Campus Solutions, EPM, and Portal) as well as any third party applications that help support the PeopleSoft environments such as automation and change control software (currently AUTOMIC and PHIRE), and third party applications that integrate with existing PeopleSoft Enterprise applications (such as ERP Firewall, PeopleMobile and SmartERP). Take lead in identifying and implementing improvements and enhancements to the FSU PeopleSoft Enterprise Systems. Lead efforts to align the architecture of enterprise applications to an evolving technology landscape. Mentors and develops other members of the PeopleSoft Administration Team and promotes an overall atmosphere of cohesiveness and productivity.

Provides senior level guidance and direction to the research, analysis, support and integration of the middleware tiers of the multiple PeopleSoft systems. Oversees and works with functional resources to provide problem resolution, upgrades, and implementation across the entire FSU PeopleSoft applications suite. Serves as the lead in identifying and implementing improvements and enhancements to the FSU Peoplesoft systems. Provides support and troubleshooting and assumes lead during testing/conversions/upgrades.

Mentors and develops team members. Promotes atmosphere of cohesiveness and productivity. Provides leadership in the direction of application support standards and procedures. Provides leadership in aligning PeopleSoft and other enterprise applications to University architectural standards.

Assumes overall administrative responsibility for all FSU PeopleSoft middleware components that comprise the FSU PeopleSoft application domains including but not limited to web servers, application servers, process scheduler servers, search, upgrade, and other supporting servers . Assesses the integrated impact of new applications across multiple PeopleSoft systems and evaluates and implements solutions to meet performance requirements.

Relies on extensive experience and seasoned judgment to oversee and optimize the performance, enhancements, and reliability of the FSU PeopleSoft systems by testing and monitoring their performance, troubleshooting, and tuning the application parameters as needed. This includes researching errors and applying appropriate patches/fixes as necessary. Creates and maintains documentation pertaining to custom processes and procedures. Takes the lead on analyzing and resolving issues and recommends configuration changes as necessary. Establish strategic vendor relationships to enable more resilient support of FSU's PeopleSoft applications suite.

Performs duties in compliance with ITS policies, guidelines, and processes pertaining to support requests, work orders, project management, change management, and incident management. Appropriately utilizes associated tools in accordance with ITS standards.

Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or other appropriate degree and five years experience or a high school diploma or equivalent and nine years of experience. (Note: or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to nine years.)

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Ability to convey technical information to technical and non- technical users.

Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.

Ability to document existing and new processes.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to evaluate process effectiveness and develop change or alternatives.

Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments.

Ability to utilize problem solving skills.

Knowledge of applicable computer software and operating systems.

Knowledge of reporting techniques and exposure to reporting tools.

Knowledge of standard programming languages, concepts, practices, and procedures within the technology field.

Knowledge of PeopleSoft development and interfacing methodology.

Preferred Qualifications Knowledge and experience with cloud platforms like Azure and AWS.


Who is an ideal candidate for this position?

The ideal candidate is someone who likes to work with others and is customer service and detailed oriented. Must be comfortable with engaging and collaborating routinely with a diverse set of teams. It will be important to be forward thinking and capable of road mapping the technology and changes necessary to meet the business needs of the organization.

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

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How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.


This is an A&P position.

This position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants need not reapply.
This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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