Senior Finance Technical Developer/Analyst (506806)

  • California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office
  • Long Beach, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administrative Analysis and Research

Job Description


Chancellor's Office Statement

Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Finance Senior Technical Developer/Analyst. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.


The salary range for this classification is $6,249 to $12,100 per month.


Analyst/Programmer - Expert

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Finance Senior Technical Developer/Analyst to act as part of the California State University (CSU) Common Financial Systems (CFS) Finance project team, this position provides technical and functional support for CSU's Oracle/PeopleSoft Finance application. The CMS project encompasses application support, implementation, and upgrade activities for 23 campuses and the CSU Chancellor's Office (CO), as well as integration with other third-party/external and/or internal systems.

The expert level requires independent and proactive initiative to lead the technical development of key CMS projects and resolve the most complex application issues. The technical lead must possess advanced, comprehensive and technical knowledge with experiences of the PeopleSoft Finance application including Purchasing/Requisitions, ProCard, Accounts Payable, electronic payments, eProcurement, Expense, Workflow, Cash Management, General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Asset Management, Security, Financial Gateway and Imaging Systems.

This expert level position should have advanced knowledge of Integration Broker/Messaging configuration and functionality, BI Publisher, Security, PeopleTools, performance tuning, explain plans, and Unix/SQL scripts. The technical lead should also be an expert in application infrastructure associated with the database servers, Application Servers, Process Schedulers, JobSets and encryption.

The incumbent is expected to work closely with appropriate project managers to mentor and lead other technical and functional staff during new implementations and upgrades for the PeopleSoft Finance CFS Application. This will support all Finance development within all modules and is designated approximately 50% functional and 50% technical. However, specific support assignments may change at any time based on the CMS projects and priorities.


Under the general direction of the Associate Director, Application Operations, the Finance Senior Technical Developer/Analyst will:

-Lead PeopleSoft technical development using PeopleTools, Web Services, Integration Broker, Application Messaging, Application Designer, PeopleCode, Application Engine, SQR, Process Scheduler, Data Mover, BI Publisher, Data Migration Tools, and PeopleTools features such as Drop Zones, Page and Field Configurator, Event Mapping, and Fluid.

-Provide product support for the 23 CSU campuses and the CO by analyzing and troubleshooting campus application issues reported through Service Now help desk tickets. Adhere to published Service Level Agreements (SLA) and IS procedures. Will coordinate PeopleSoft updates, fixes, upgrades and installations. Advise campus programmers on technical development, environment control, campus development packaging and maintenance issues.

-Participate on project teams to implement new system functionality within the Oracle/PeopleSoft Finance CFS application. Design, develop, test and document custom modifications required to address CSU business requirements.

-Coordinate program and functional specification development/testing as well as time and cost estimates for customizations, upgrades and other project activity. This includes coordination of discussions with module group and campus representatives.

-Conduct application testing (at all levels; unit, system and integration) to ensure quality and standards are met.

-Develop and maintain technical and functional documentation required to support the CSU Oracle/PeopleSoft CFS application.

-Collaborate with other IS teams as appropriate to understand and resolve campus application issues.

-Produce deliverables that adhere to quality standards and comply with IS procedures and practices.

-Undertake special projects, as directed.


This position requires:

-A BA/BS in Computer Science or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, as well as course work in the Oracle/PeopleSoft Finance application.

-7+ years of experience working with the Oracle/PeopleSoft Finance application, currently using version 9.2 or above.

-Must possess advanced, comprehensive, functional and technical knowledge with experiences of the PeopleSoft Finance application including Purchasing/Requisitions, ProCard, Accounts Payable, electronic payments, eProcurement, Expense, Workflow, Cash Management, General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Asset Management, Security, Financial Gateway and Imaging Systems.

-Expert technical knowledge in Security, PeopleTools Upgrades, performance tuning, explain plans, PL SQL and Unix scripts.

-Advanced PeopleSoft Development skills, including expert proficiency with Integration Broker/Messaging configuration and functionality, BI Publisher, PeopleTools, PeopleCode, Application Designer, Application Engine, JAVA, Component Interfaces, Configuration manager, SQL/SQR, COBOL, nVision and HTML/XML.

-Technical expertise in the application infrastructure associated with the database servers, application Servers, Process Schedulers, JobSets and encryption.

-Subject matter expertise with PeopleSoft Web Services and related web applications is required.

-Proficient hands-on experience with PeopleTools 8.57+ is required.

-Excellent application implementation life cycle skills including experience developing requirements, fit/gap analysis, application configurations, functional specifications and the ability to translate needs analysis into functional designs.

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and leadership skills, and well-developed interpersonal skills.

-Proven working experience of producing creative and effective technical designs that address complex business requirements using innovative technical advances.

Application Period

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by November 23, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.

How To Apply

Please click "Apply Now" to complete the California State University, Chancellor's Office online employment application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at (562) 951-4070.

Title IX

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This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.

COVID19 Vaccination Requirement

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The systemwide policy can be found at


The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Long Beach, California 90802 United States View Map