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University of Massachusetts
Fully-remote Or Hybrid Schedule Available, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
20 days ago

Description

Sr. Applications Designer/Administrator

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

Responsible for the reliable and secure operation of the PeopleSoft Student Administration suite and associated third party software components. Acts as primary technical resource and system designer. Implements and supports application software and other third-party software as needed. Provides ongoing support, including application tuning, implementing upgrades and fixes, and maintains software for 7x24 availability. Develops policies and procedures to ensure consistent system architecture and application design, and to promote high quality, maintainable application components. 

Essential Functions

  • Serves as analyst and lead programmer for the implementation and support of portions of the PeopleSoft applications. May act as Technical Lead for one or more functional modules.
  • Establishes administrative and technical design standards for application developers and technical support staff to ensure the performance reliability, auditability, and maintainability of the PeopleSoft environment.
  • Leads/participates in group reviews for testing plans, documentation, and configuration.
  • Leads technical reviews to ensure that application design decisions meet the long-term objectives of the technical architecture.
  • Ensures that conversion data mapping and from old systems to PeopleSoft software follows principles of sound data management.
  • Serves as the primary technical contact with software vendors for system upgrades, fixes, and problem resolution.
  • Acts as a technical resource for the Project Team(s).
  • Adapts and configures software to meet the needs of user offices.
  • Develops testing plans and conducts testing for installation and upgrades of PeopleSoft and other system software.
  • Provides training in the use of database tools, application development tools, and reporting tools.
  • Provides Tier II Help Desk support primarily through ServiceNow; respond to end-user questions from students, faculty, academic staff, and functional area staff.
  • Writes documentation as needed; records test results, business processes, problem definition and resolution. 

Work Schedule

  • Regular 37.5 hours a week.
  • Non-standard work hours required at certain times for implementation, upgrade events and emergencies.
  • This position has the opportunity for a remote work schedule, which is defined by the University as an arrangement where the employee’s work location is to work from a site other than the UMass Amherst campus. As this position falls within the Professional Staff Union, it is subject to the terms and conditions of the Professional Staff Union collective bargaining agreement.

Salary Information

Level 29

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.



Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related technical field with more than five (5) years of related experience.
  • Experience working with and supporting administrative information systems applications.
  • Experience with data administration, application design, and analysis.
  • Experience directing the work of others in a leadership role.
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Manage multiple projects.
    • Learn new technologies and software quickly, without formal training.
    • Meet deadlines and work independently.
    • Communicate well verbally and in writing.
    • Work well in team environment.
  • Experience working with large-scale databases such as Oracle.
  • Extensive programming experience in either a client/server development environment (e.g., PeopleSoft, Oracle Development Tools, Powerbuilder) or a major programming language (e.g., Java, Python).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supervising technical staff.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63738695
  • Location:
    Fully-remote Or Hybrid Schedule Available, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
  • Position Title: Senior Applications Designer/Administrator
  • Company Name For Job: University of Massachusetts
  • Job Function: Computer Sciences and Information Technology
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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