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Role: PeopleSoft Functional Lead (FIN/HR)
Location: Madison, WI
Duration is estimated to be 36 months.
The STAR (State Transforming Agency Resources) Project is the State of
Wisconsin System’s initiative to replace its legacy finance, procurement,
human resources/payroll/benefits and budget systems with Oracle's
ERP Implementation Teams are formed around business process areas including
Finance, Procurement, Budget and Human Resources Management. Each business
team will have a Functional Team Leader. Integration and technology
infrastructure teams will also be formed. The individual in this position
provides functional expertise in support of the STAR project with specific
knowledge in one or more business process areas; and provides support and
coordination of the assigned project team members and activities.
This position is a Business Analyst, responsible for functional support of
the STAR project. This includes activities such as troubleshooting problems
and assisting through resolution, participating in writing functional and
technical requirements for system changes, perform system and integration
testing of changes to the PeopleSoft applications, assist with
documentation of user procedures and training programs.
Goals and Worker Activities
35% A. Project Management and Team Collaboration
A1. Functional process owner for the business process area and/or module.
Provides expertise on business processes and solutions.
A2. Collaborates with other functional team members to develop common
processes across the State of Wisconsin.
A3. Responsible for the design and documentation of the business
A4. Provides advanced problem solving and functional support; works with
the team to resolve complex functional problems.
A5. Executes, monitors, and documents functional activity for the ERP
project; provides functional expertise and guidance during the project to
ensure proper design techniques are used and that all resources are used
A6. Works with representatives from other administration areas to ensure
seamless integration with their modules.
A7. Collaborates with other team members in the development and execution
of an implementation/rollout plan.
A8. Participates in preparation of status reports documenting progress
A9. Collaborates with the team to facilitate the development and
implementation of support procedures.
50% B. Systems Development of large, complex projects consisting of
multi-phased development efforts
B1. Provides alternative solutions and recommendations to complex business
problems and issues and works with team members to determine satisfactory
B2. In coordination with the functional team members, develop strategies
for the future business process flows within the PeopleSoft applications.
B3. Identify opportunities to streamline business processes to best
leverage the PeopleSoft system.
B4. Responsible for the development of functional and technical
requirements for the PeopleSoft system.
B5. Participates in the development of conversion requirements. Works
closely with the conversion development team to ensure that requirements
B6. Implements/ensures data quality/cleansing efforts.
B7. Participates in development of testing and training requirements.
B8. Responsible for the analysis and design of any necessary modification.
Works closely with the development staff on the development, testing and
implementation of the necessary modification.
B9. Works with the Change Management team and functional team members to
develop p comprehensive user documentation.
B10. Participates in the development of testing plans and scenarios
ensuring that all aspects of the module are fully tested: application/unit
test, integrated test, parallel test, performance/stress test.
B11. Participates in the development and documentation of security
requirements for all users.
B12. Participates in the deployment phase, cutover plan, data conversion,
master data load, historical data load.
Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of complex business/transaction processing for the State of
Wisconsin. Solid understanding of the Department of Administration and
• Excellent business and transaction processing skills.
• Strong analytical skills. Synthesizes complex or diverse information;
collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement
data; designs work flows and procedures.
• Problem-solving skills. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely
manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative
solutions; works well in group problem-solving situations.
• Planning and organization/Project Management Skills. Able to coordinate
many different project tasks (determines relative importance of each;
prioritizes and plans work activities; sets appropriate deadlines to
complete activities accordingly); effectively manages time and resources;
sets goals and objectives.
• Leadership Skills. Inspires and motivates others to perform well;
effectively influences actions and opinions of others. Works well with all
implementation team members and leaders at all agencies.
• Teamwork and Issue resolution skills. Balances team and individual
responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' view; gives
and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; able
to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports
every team member's effort to success; ability to obtain resolution by team
consensus when differences in business processes are discussed.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills. Speaks clearly and
persuasively in positive or negative situations; responds well to
questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in
meetings; writes clearly and informatively; varies writing styles to meet
needs; presents numerical data effectively.
• Information processing methodologies
• Process analysis and design techniques
• Advanced testing techniques
• Solid understanding of information technology
Highly qualified candidates will also have a combination of the following:
1) Leadership experience with systems development projects in a functional
capacity within a public sector environment
2) Experience with developing, implementing, and/or managing large, complex
operational systems (finance, procurement, budget or human resource
administration systems) within a public sector environment
3) Experience with business process redesign
4) Knowledge of PeopleSoft Application Fundamentals and Administration Tools
5) Knowledge of Oracle Database and SQL
#1 - Local -- Peoplesoft Functional Lead
#2 - Non-local -- Peoplesoft Functional Lead (HR/Fin/Budget)
#3 - Non-local -- Peoplesoft Functional Lead -- Government Implementations
SKILLS - CORE:
Peoplesoft -- BA Roles
Peoplesoft -- Functional Roles
SKILLS - MAJORITY REQUIRED:
PeopleSoft Application Designer
PeopleSoft Application Engine
PeopleSoft Configuration Manager
PeopleSoft Data Mover
PeopleSoft Integration Broker
Business Process Improvements
Peoplesoft -- Government domain
Peoplesoft -- Finance Lead
Peoplesoft -- HR Lead
Peoplesoft -- Budgets Lead
Peoplesoft -- Procurement Lead
SKILLS - ALSO CONSIDERED:
Develop and document functional requirements working with SME, IT staff and
Analytical/problem solving skills
Ability to navigate and query a relational database (Oracle) to both
develop reports and to perform data validation using common tools including
Develop design specifications
Ability to perform testing of applications, facilitate testing by others,
document results and facilitate efforts to uncover and fix issues found
GALLOP Resources, Inc
1220 N Market Street, Suite 806,
Wilmington, Delaware, 19801
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