Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to delivering service and technological solutions in support of teaching, learning, research and administration. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines – and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused, and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment, we are looking for you!
*For those interested in remote work, this role can be primarily remote. We also have beautiful on-campus space in the heart of Harvard Square for employees who choose to be on-site.*
HUIT Student Information Systems (SIS) team handles the core student information system together with auxiliary custom and SaaS based applications to enhance staff and student experience. We currently have 50 plus small and large applications. Design, develop, troubleshoot, and debug software programs for business process, databases, applications, tools, etc. SIS drive technology advancements across a wide range of applications. We are a team of collaborators who value fresh thinking and believe in mutual respect, constructive candor, diversity and inclusion.
As a member of the SIS team, you will be a valued and trusted partner to our customers, we are continually pushing the boundaries of possibility. We believe in creating technology that transforms our world and are looking for like-minded individuals to join our team. If this is appealing to you, we want to meet you. We are looking for an exceptional PeopleSoft developer, who can support the development, implementation, and support of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and Interaction Hub. Working in partnership with the business relationship managers, end-users, and product team - you will ensure full adoption, effective usage, and efficient deployment of our IT solutions.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Participate in project sizing, technical design, and develop, test, deploy, and support new and enhanced software projects.
Be knowledgeable in multiple modules of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions.
Develop and enhance solutions including user interface, interfaces, web services and other components.
Troubleshoot technical issues.
Manage small-size projects.
Work closely with product managers, functional and technical team members and our partners to architect and design optimal solutions.
Participate in Agile ceremonies: daily standups, planning and retrospective meetings.
Provide 24/7 on-call production support.
Minimum of five years' post-secondary education or relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.
3-5 years of expert programming experience with PeopleTools: PeopleCode, Application Engine, Component Interfaces, Business Interlinks, Webservices, Fluid development, XML Publisher and SQR.
3-5 years expert experience in SQL on any database (ORACLE, MSSQL)
Good working knowledge of the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture, PeopleTools 8.56+, Peoplesoft Portal 9.2;
Must have strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
Experience with Agile methodology.
Experience with IntraSee product a definite plus.
Experience with Oracle Apex development is a plus.
Experience with Automated Testing Tools
Independent and self-motivated with the ability to handle multiple tasks.
Ability to prioritize, take initiative and work well under pressure.
Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies is highly desirable.
Desired experience includes web applications development methodologies, project management, object-oriented programming, performance testing tools and automated testing tools.
Knowledge of Internet protocols and standards, Internet software development standards, and web server configuration management.
Certificates and Licenses
Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred
HUIT actively supports hybrid work where business needs allow. This position has been designated as a primarily remote position. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA).
Travel to campus may be necessary based on business needs and the nature of work.
Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage. Harvard University Health Services employees and other health care individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University's COVID-19 Information Website.
Please provide a cover letter with your application.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
We are unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
This position has a 180-day orientation and review period.
More about HUIT: Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of information technology across the University. Our mission is to assure Harvard's leadership in IT. We strive to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn and work through the effective use of information technology. HUIT's core values are User Focused, Collaborative, Innovative and Open.
IT Academy (designed for IT Staff): HUIT's IT Academy aims to enable each IT staff person to grow professionally and become a trusted partner to her or his team. The IT Academy is built on the belief that every IT staff member across the University (including technology employees at each school and campus) can grow in her or his area of expertise as well as building strong people and project management skills. Learn more here: https://itacademy.harvard.edu/
Total Rewards: Harvard's Total Rewards Program is designed to attract, retain, and reward the performance of talented employees. As a Harvard staff member, you enjoy many perks that come with working for one of the top employers in Massachusetts, including:
Paid Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks accrued vacation days, 12 accrued sick days, 12.5 paid holidays plus winter recess, and 3 personal days awarded each calendar year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Harvard University Employees Credit Union: Our employees credit union provides a complete line of services for all your financial needs. https://huecu.org
Transportation: 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: A variety of programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Learn more: https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards
Accessibility: Harvard University IT plays an important role in supporting Harvard's commitment by seeking to create, procure and deploy technologies that are accessible to all, including and especially those who live with disability. Harvard welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Department.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
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EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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