Principal Programmer Analyst - Tufts Technology Services - (19001457)
Viewing technology in the context of work, scholarship and campus life, TTS is a university-wide service organization committed to delivering technology services that support Tufts' mission of teaching, learning, research, and service. Understanding that IT enables innovation, TTS prioritizes holistic, human-centered design strategies to create timely and intuitive services, applications and tools that differentiate the Tufts experience.
Across our diverse and creative teams, we engage and focus our collective talent to strengthen Tufts' strategic IT capabilities. To keep pace with our community's emerging needs, we continue to evolve our competencies across four main families of practice, including Planning and Design, Service Delivery and Operations, Data Strategy, and Academic Technology.
Thinking and acting strategically with technology occurs through strong partnerships and an engaged community. Additionally, for technologies to take on integral meaning to our work, we also need reliable and consistent support in using them. With staff across all of Tufts' campuses, as well as a 24x7 IT Service Desk, we collaborate with schools and divisions to meet the demands of a global, mobile community and to enable the broadest possible access.
Come join our collaborative, flexible work environment, where leadership is valued at all levels of the organization, and opportunities abound to work with leading technologies and learn new skills.
Reporting directly to the Manager, Student Systems, the Principal Programmer/Analyst must be able to work both independently and in a team environment, providing expert client management skills. Key job responsibilities include understanding business requirements; providing technical leadership and mentorship; leveraging functionality provided by the delivered vendor application (PeopleSoft) and, where appropriate, designing technical specifications for customized code that may include working with external vendor applications and processes. Further responsibilities include providing written documentation on designs and process flows; developing and unit testing application code (using PeopleCode, Application Engine, XML Publisher, XML/XSLT, SQL, and SnapLogic); providing written end-user documentation for clients; providing expert client service and support to the Tufts University user community; recommending process improvements, and engaging the appropriate users in team efforts to implement technology solutions; and assuring quality and adhering to organizational standards and software development best practices.
Bachelor's degree plus 8 years' related work experience.
Expertise and at least 6 years of experience using PeopleTools (8.55 and above) to develop customized PeopleSoft solutions including the use of PeopleCode, Application Engine, and Component Interfaces.
Expertise and at least 6 years of experience writing SQL and/or SQL stored procedures in a relational database.
Demonstrated experience with writing technical specifications and design documents that are clear to developers and reflective of business requirements.
Demonstrated ability to communicate with customers, analysts, and others - understanding and interpreting their requirements and then writing technical specifications that are clear to developers and analysts.
Demonstrated ability to multitask, set goals and priorities and work effectively under pressure from multiple competing, sometimes changing, priorities and deadlines.
Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
Experience in higher education.
Previous consulting experience.
Experience implementing or supporting workflow using PeopleSoft and supporting web services integration, preferably using PeopleSoft Integration Broker.
Experience with interfacing between PeopleSoft systems (i.e. HRMS and Finance).
Understanding of user interface design and user-centered design principles.
Special Work Schedule Requirements: Occasional evening or weekend work, as well as the ability to participate in a 24x7 on call rotation for major incident support activities.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: IT (Information Technology)
Organization: Tufts Technology Services
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 3, 2019, 7:23:21 PM
Internal Number: 19001457
About Tufts University
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