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Programmer/Analyst II – Peoplesoft Applications

by Western University

Reference #: 27617
Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Sep 29, 2022
Experience: 5 Years
Education: College Diploma (2 years)
Western University

Job Description

Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 35
Salary Grade: 15

Please note, there are multiple vacancies available.

About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of
academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities
for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has
become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the
development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

About Us

Western Technology Services (WTS) is the central IT department of Western. We are committed to providing
high-quality, cost-effective technology solutions and services to the campus community in support of the
teaching and research missions of the University. WTS works collaboratively with other unit IT groups to
expand the use of our central solutions, administrative systems and services where appropriate.
The Applications Development Team includes a team accountable for the installation and development of
enterprise administrative applications delivered by Peoplesoft (an Oracle Company). These applications
enable enterprise services to be delivered to the Western community. We strive for continuous improvement of
quality, efficiency and value to provide the best solutions to students, faculty and staff.


The Programmer/Analyst will work with various business units to define, develop, test, analyze, and maintain
application and web server configuration for Western’s Peoplesoft administrative systems. The role may
provide database maintenance for the applications, be involved in planning of application upgrades, support
applications during implementation process and support applications post-implementation to ensure that the
software applications address the University’s strategic and operational needs. The role may also provide
technical guidance and leadership to other programmer/analysts.


- College diploma in an information technology field or a university degree with a minor in an information
technology field.
- Proficiency in a variety of programming languages, including PeopleSoft PeopleTools, Java, Javascript,
ASP.NET, etc.
- University degree in Computer Science or equivalent preferred
- Certifications in Oracle PeopleTools Application Developer preferred

- 5 years' detailed hands-on experience supporting enterprise level software applications in a large diverse
employment environment
- Relational database and operating systems experience with SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle
- Experience with workflow, security administration, portal administration, etc.
- Experience with PeopleSoft modules: Human Resources, Financials, Campus Solutions, Contributor
Relations is preferred
- Hands-on experience developing & supporting a large variety of critical integrations. This includes
integrations with PeopleSoft and non-PeopleSoft systems that are received & delivered in various methods,
such as flat files, xml, integration broker transactions preferred
- In depth knowledge of PeopleTools, including Integration Broker, Search Framework, Life Cycle
Management tools, etc. preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Proficiency in a variety of programming languages, and abstraction concepts at the application and data
layers including Java, Javascript, SQL, etc.
- Detailed knowledge of data structures, data relationships and reporting tools
- Expert knowledge of current Internet technologies, including HTML and CSS including responsive web
- Expert in the development and execution of test cases and test plans
- Demonstrated ability to affect change and support new directions for applications development technologies
on campus
- Takes initiate to gather data that helps identify and differentiate the symptoms and root causes of defined
- Establishes a higher standard of performance excellence in key areas of responsibility, thus serving as a
model for performance in this role
- Proficient in writing clear, concise procedural documentation
- Ability to effectively communicate (orally and written) and participate in business discussions
- Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development
- Critical thinking and discernment to assess and scope areas for improvement and an ability to offer creative
- Able to work independently on tasks after appropriate training and with guidance
- Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities and maintain an organized and effective personal work
- Ability to prepare and make small presentations to colleagues and clients
- Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while
meeting deadlines

Interested applicants are asked to visit for further information and to apply online referencing job #27617 by 11:59PM on October 19, 2022

Western Values Diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity
and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible
minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any
gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you
require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with
Western's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.