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Job Description PeopleSoft Functional Analyst

Short Description:

Support PeopleSoft applications. Review, analyze, and evaluate business systems and user needs to formulate solutions that address business strategies. Prepare solution options, identify risks, and perform required analyses. Document detailed description of user requirements, program functions, and steps required to develop or modify computer programs. Proficient in PeopleSoft Tools, including PeopleCode, Data Mover Scripts, and Application, as well as general software development methodologies, testing, design, and implementation.


  • Interact with business customers (internal and external) to understand and document their business processes and requirements.
  • Create business requirements documents, system configuration documents, detailed functional specification documents, test plans and test cases, user training documents and implementation documentation as necessary.
  • Work with development team to design and implement system modifications, works with QA team to get the product tested and therefore ensures successful delivery of the work products.
  • Develop Strong relationships with business users in all HR Functional areas
  • Coordinates work across diverse teams globally, including vendors that support HR business functions
  • Develops functional test plans, Coordinates user acceptance testing and guides business users in testing
  • Can successfully manage multiple competing priorities simultaneously
  • Participate in design reviews and provide constructive feedback to the team
  • Work on cross functional projects with groups such as HR, Payroll, Benefits, Stock and Recruiting teams


  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.


Job Zones

Title: Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Related Experience: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

Job Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

Job Zone Examples: Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, database administrators, teachers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.

SVP Range: (7.0 to < 8.0)

Job Category

IT and Engineering

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