IT Technology Manager - HR/Financials

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS
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Information Technology

Position Overview

The HR/Financials Manager supervises and provides technical leadership and project management for a team of developers focused on application design, development, implementation, maintenance and support of the KU HCM (PeopleSoft) and Financial (Oracle Cloud) environments and related applications and technologies. This position is given considerable latitude and independence to organize and manage a diverse set of projects, personnel, and activities in a robust and evolving technical environment.

Job Description

30% - Provides collaborative technical direction and project management for multiple development projects, applications, and services. This includes

  • Managing on-going maintenance and support of existing systems
  • Collecting, understanding, and document business functional requirements
  • Planning and supervising activities and resources throughout the development life cycle
  • Reviewing the work by the project team to ensure quality of deliverables and that they comply with relevant standards, integration and testing. Builds a team culture of code walk through to facilitate knowledge transfer.
  • Collaborating and coordinating across IT departments to develop and execute the technology components required to successfully deliver projects.
  • Evaluating products, tools, and other resources in support of initiatives and staff efficiency.
  • Assist management in prioritizing projects, including new projects and enhancements.

25% - Participates as an active developer and maintains applications independently or as a member of a small team. Reviews work/code generated by the project team to ensure quality of the deliverables and that they meet relevant standards and architecture including building a team culture of code walk through to facilitate knowledge transfer

20% - Manages a team of developers who support the Financial and Human Resources departments.  Duties include performance agreements and evaluations, hiring procedures, training and necessary tools, approving time records, and disciplinary actions if necessary.  Other supervisory responsibilities include:

  • Sets goals and objectives for direct reports
  • Delegates projects and tasks to team members
  • Provides an environment and culture that encourages innovation and productivity
  • Emphasizes ongoing development of staff technical and professional skills

15% - Facilitates planning, analysis, and design sessions to develop project plans and estimates. Communicates frequently with the Department Manager and Program Director to facilitate planning and prioritization efforts.

5% - Coordinates system changes adhering to and promoting standard practices and protocols (Change Management).

5% - Other related duties as assigned.

Security Profile

  • This position shares in responsibility for information security by following all applicable security policies and procedures.
  • This position is authorized to use elevated privilege accounts in the performance of job duties.
  • This position is authorized to issue password resets in accordance with established procedure in the performance of job duties.
  • This position is authorized to handle sensitive or confidential data in accordance with established procedures in the performance of job duties.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant professional experience or an Associate’s degree and five years of relevant professional experience or a High School Diploma/GED and seven years of relevant professional experience.
  • 3 years of experience managing and leading software development projects.
  • 2 years of experience with project management methodology and software development life cycle.
  • 3 years of experience working, communicating and collaborating effectively with technical teams, business partners, and management.
  • Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated by application materials.
  • 5 years of experience using SQL to work with relational databases such as Oracle (preferred), MySQL, MS SQL, etc.  
  • 1 year of experience in a supervisory and/or progressively responsible management role.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  •  Experience with PeopleSoft HCM and Financial Applications
  • Experience with developing applications using PeopleTools, JavaScript, Java, Python, etc
  • Experience with Oracle Cloud applications ICS, MFT, ODI, HCM, Financial
  • Experience with ETL tools and Data Warehousing
  • PeopleTools and/or Java development experience preferred
  • Experience creating mobile/device responsive web sites, or mobile-specific application development.
  • Experience producing technical documentation
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery, Angular, React, Ember, etc.
  • Experience with middleware technologies including application servers, directory servers (LDAP), and authentication/authorization
  • Familiarity with JSON and/or XML/XSLT
  • Experience with Web Services such as REST, SOAP, etc.
  • Experience developing for ADA/Accessibility and application security
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or other tools for web design, graphic design, and photo manipulation.
  • Experience using a version control system (STAT, Git)
  • Linux operating system and command line tools

  • Contact Information to Applicants

    Gregg Holcomb

    Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete application consists of:
    A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met.
    3 Professional References
    Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    The application deadline has been extended to collect a larger pool of qualified applicants. To be considered, please apply no later than April 17, 2019.

    Advertised Salary Range

    $80,000 - $90,000

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    Work Location

    University of Kansas - Lawrence

    Employee Class

    U-Unclassified Professional Staff

    Job Family

    Information Technology-KUL


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