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Senior Business Systems Analyst

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Senior Business Systems Analyst

Senior Business Systems Analyst - 31834 University Staff 

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.  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. 
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, staff, and others.
Position Summary:

The Sr Business System Analyst is responsible for assisting the Time Management and Leave Application Manager and developers with analysis, configuration, testing, implementation, and application issue resolution within PeopleSoft's HCM system. It requires a solid grasp of all HCM applications and expertise in the Time and Leave and Payroll modules. It requires a tried HRIS background and strong functional payroll knowledge. The position is responsible for assisting with functional design specifications and test plans. The Sr Business System Analyst will work and collaborate with the Time Management & Leave Application Manager, Employee Services, and Campus HR Offices users on assembling all business requirements for customizations and functional configuration.

The Sr Business System Analyst works with additional groups such as:

  •                 Application Managers

  •                 Developers within UIS, Oracle Support, HCM, and FSCM

  •                 Consultants

  •                 Production support

  •                 Project management 

  •                 Desktop Support 

    This position reports to the Time Management & Leave Application Manager and is exempt from the State of Colorado Classified Staff system.

    Where You Will Work:

    Remote - this role is eligible to work remotely within the United States.

    Diversity and Equity:

    The University of Colorado System Administration Office is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

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

    Primary Responsibilities:
  • Analyzing data and application issues within the HCM System, in particular Time and Leave administration functionality
  • Writing of functional design documents for customizations and improvements
  • Writing of test plans
  • Working with users and application managers to collect all vital business requirements for customizations and improvements
  • Completing regression testing for all system customizations 
  • Completing testing for PUM/Selective Adoption and PeopleTools Upgrades 
  • Performs system assessments, program specification, systems development, system configuration and support during planned and unplanned maintenance windows
  • Provide end user support and communicate standard processes
  • Documentation of business process and process mapping
  • Provides domain expertise for the Business Systems Analysts within the HCM Systems Team

  • Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Tracking and maintaining all functional documents associated with any HCM system
  • Provide coverage for modules in the absence of the application manager
  • Detailed analysis of HCM release notes and detailed impact analysis
  • Assisting with communication of release notes to the HCM Community
  • Assisting with vendor management of the module
  • Expand professional, 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 
  • Accomplishes organizational goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring chances to create valuable contributions to job accomplishments
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

  • Applications/Services/Tools

    Applications supported:

  •        PeopleSoft HCM

    Services supported:

  •        Time and Leave administration

  •        Vendor interfaces

  •        Existing customizations

  •        New improvements

    Tools used:

  •        MS Office Professional Plus, Visio, Skype, Snagit, Snipping Tool, Oracle PeopleSoft Application Designer, PeopleSoft HCM, UltraEdit, Cherwell, TeamDynamix, PHIRE, Toad, SQL Developer, SharePoint, Zoom, Trello, Notepad++, WinSCP

    What We Offer:

    Salary: The anticipated hiring range has been established at $80,000 - $85,000.


    CU System Administration takes into consideration a combination of the selected candidate's education, training and experience as it relates to the position, as well as the position's scope and complexity, internal pay equity and external market value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

    Benefits: With our unparalleled range of benefits, including top-notch healthcare, comprehensive wellness programs, enriching professional development, and a dynamic work-life balance, we ensure your holistic growth and happiness.
    • No-cost or low-cost medical & dental plan options, some inclusive of IVF assistance.
    • Disability, Life, Vision Insurance options.
    • Multiple retirement planning options including a mandatory 401(a) plan where CU contributes 10% of your gross pay, a 401k or 403b plan and a 457 deferred compensation plan.
    • Pre-tax savings plans, such as Health care and Dependent care flexible spending accounts.
    • Embrace a healthy work-life balance with ample sick and vacation leave, along with at least 12 paid holidays. This includes a dedicated week off for winter break.
    • 4 weeks of parental leave to adjust to the joys of parenthood.
    • Tuition Benefit of 9 waived credits for eligible courses on any CU campus per academic year for employees, as well as options for your dependents.
    • Free RTD EcoPass and Free Onsite Parking at our 1800 Grant Street Office.
    • Many additional perks & programs with the CU Advantage.

    Additional taxable fringe benefits may be available. 

    For more information on benefits programs, please review our Comprehensive Benefits Guide. 

    Access our Total Compensation Calculator to see what your total rewards could be at CU.  (This position is a University Staff position)


    Minimum Qualifications:

    Please ensure your resume includes any and all relevant experience to be accurately assessed against these qualifications.  You must meet all minimum requirements listed at the time of application to be considered for this role.
  • 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)
  • Three (3) years' experience to include the following:
  • Working within a PeopleSoft HCM application
  • Time and leave knowledge
  • Documenting detailed functional design documents
  • Testing software
  • Using PeopleSoft Query
  •  Two (2+) years' experience to include the following:
  • PeopleSoft upgrades and PUM/Selective adoption cycles    

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with PeopleSoft HCM Time and Labor module
  • Experience with PeopleSoft HCM application version 9.2
  • Experience with BI Publisher
  • Experience writing test plans
  • Experience supporting multiple applications
  • Knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle process (SDLC)
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft's Kabana Analytic Software  
  • SQL experience using a tool such as TOAD or SQL Developer
  • Experience using PeopleTools Testing Framework (PTF)
  • Experience with PeopleTools version 8.55+
  • Knowledge of PeopleTools configuration; Approval Workflow Engine, Templates, Profile Management, Related Content, etc.
  • Knowledge of higher education business processes

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    To be successful in this position, employees will need to know the following:
    • Strong customer service experience
    • Ability to multi-task several testing projects
    • Knowledge of higher education business processes
    • Ability to engage positively 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 multi-functional team
    • Experience with sophisticated processes and system requirement documentation
    • Ability to use Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and Visio for the management of tasks & documentation purposes
    • Ability to communicate sophisticated technical details and concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences
    • Analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to analyze data and trends to produce results
    • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a multi-functional team  

    How to Apply:

    For full consideration, please attach the following as separate documents to your application:

    1.      A cover letter identifying the job specific minimum qualifications you possess

    2.      A resume including any and all relevant experience to be accurately assessed against the qualifications listed in the posting.

    Please ensure you check the “Job Specific Attachments” box next to each document on the “Required Documents” page of the application for the appropriate documents to be attached. 

    When to Apply:

    For full consideration completed applications must be submitted by November 28, 2023.  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.*

    Sponsorship Statement:

    We are unable to sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

    Background Check Statement:

    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 that 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.

    ADA Statement:

    We are committed to an inclusive and barrier-free search process. We provide accommodations for applicants requesting accommodation through the search process such as alternative formats of this posting.  Individuals with disabilities in need of accommodations throughout the search process should contact the ADA Coordinator at:

             Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV     

    Job Category: Information Technology 

    Primary Location: Denver Department: S0001 -- System Administration - 50119 - University InformationServices 

    Schedule: Full-time 

    Posting Date: Nov 17, 2023 

    Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: System HR Recruiting Posting Contact Email: Position Number: 00817535

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