Systems Engineer – Peoplesoft

Information Technology
in Philadelphia
, PA
Reference: 19-01506

Job Description:

The Systems Engineer will be responsible to provide technical expertise in developing and maintaining the organization’s HR business applications, specifically PeopleSoft.

  • Create technical design specifications from business/functional requirements
  • Work with internal stakeholders to clarify system requirements as appropriate
  • Configure, program/create business functionality and unit test development work to ensure quality
  • Work within the organization’s  SDLC methodology and adhere to technical architecture standards
  • Proactively identify potential problems and issues and actively communicate and manage issues to resolution

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with key stakeholders and other project team members to understand and prioritize functional requirements and information needs
  • Participate in the development of functional requirements and design specifications as appropriate
  • Develop, create and document technical specifications and designs from which applications and/or technical solutions can be developed that satisfy documented business/functional requirements and envisions potential future requirements and business needs to ensure solutions are flexible and extensible
  • Provide programming and technical expertise to ensure business solutions (applications) function according to business and technical requirements
  • Prepare and deliver technical documentation as required
  • Code, test and implement programs or applications using appropriate programming tools/language, such as SQR, and PS Query, and utilizing appropriate database engines such as Oracle; or directing and overseeing less experienced professionals in these tasks
  • Ensure that all code/technical configurations and other work products are thoroughly unit-tested prior to delivery
  • Participate in system/integration testing as appropriate
  • Perform code reviews and other QA steps as requested
  • Adhere to the organization’s SDLC and technology architecture requirements
  • Contribute to architecture design principles and standards as appropriate
  • Proactively identify and communicate potential problems and issues to project team members/leaders
  • Proactively identify alternatives and recommend/implement solutions as appropriate
  • Ensure accurate project status and work estimates (ETCs) are always reported/communicated to project leaders/managers in a timely fashion
  • Effectively communicate with stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle
  • Ensure issues are analyzed, discussed and resolved in a timely manner
  • Consistently enhance skills and job knowledge by researching new internet/intranet technologies and software products and trends; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations

Required Technical Skills:

  • Minimum 7 years PeopleSoft experience with at least 3 year of hands on version 8.8 or later experience
  • PeopleSoft 9.1 or later in at least two of the following modules: Payroll, HR and Time & Labor
  • SQR experience in developing reports, interfaces and processes
  • XML Publisher
  • PeopleCode
  • App Engine
  • Oracle PL/SQL and performance tuning
  • Application messaging
  • Proficiency in Excel and Word
  • Integration broker
  • Component interfaces

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field


  • Solid communication and proven success working closely with functional end users and other IT departments
  • Functional understanding of PeopleSoft applications and web development environment
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task at a given time

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • PeopleTools and SQRs
  • PeopleSoft COBOL experience a plus
  • PeopleSoft HCM 9.x experience a plus
  • PeopleSoft time and labor knowledge a plus
  • Oracle Fusion (performance management) knowledge a plus
  • JAMS scheduler knowledge a plus