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Senior Business Application Developer

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Information Technology/IT


Division of Information Technology

Business Systems Group within the University's Division of Information Technology supports the enterprise solutions of the university, including the Student Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Data Warehouse, Document Imaging, Electronic Signatures and Request Tracker (RT) Ticket systems. BSG is responsible for development of new and improved campus business practices and the support of core enterprise solutions that are critical to the University’s strategic plan and institutional mission.

Position Overview:

The Senior Business Application Developer (Specialist) position requires proactive initiative to resolve complex production support issues under tight time constraints while ensuring data integrity and accuracy. The Senior Developer will perform standard technical development lifecycle tasks including planning, design, configuration, implementation, testing, and maintenance. The senior level position will interpret customer requirements, perform highly complex analysis, risk assessment, and effectively communicate options and/or recommendations to obtain the desired result.

Why Work at UMBC?

UMBC offers competitive compensation.  This role starts at $139,000 and has over 4 weeks of vacation for regular full time roles. Tuition remission is also available.

What is it like to work at UMBC?  Check out Glassdoor or Indeed. And read about our recent award, UMBC is a 2023 Great College to Work for…. In every category.


A hybrid telework schedule may be available. 


Specific duties include:

  • Perform standard technical development lifecycle tasks including planning, design, configuration, implementation, testing and maintenance for application enhancements.
  • Production support: Research and resolve complex issues under tight time constraints while ensuring data integrity and accuracy. Includes knowledge and analysis of state agency and third-party interfaces.
  • Interpret customer requirements, perform highly complex analysis, risk assessment and effectively communicate options and/or recommendations to obtain the desired end result.
  • Data mapping, configuration, development, testing and implementation of third-party interfaces that may include creating and consuming web services including REST and/or SOAP, file transfers, etc.
  • Participate in ERP maintenance lifecycle including analysis of compare reports, applying retrofits and deployment of bug fixes and enhancements using PUM.
  • Creates, updates and edits development/interface design documents or specifications to satisfy data requirements.
  • Design complex SQL statements to analyze data and/or satisfy customer requests.
  • Deliver technical information, support and training to internal customers to assist them in performing and improving their daily work processes.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five or more years of technical experience developing and supporting PeopleSoft HCM, FSCM or CS using PeopleTools 8.5x and related development technologies
  • Five or more years of developer experience using SQR (Structured Query Report Writer) with Peoplesoft
  • Strong SQL skills, ability to write and execute advanced SQL using an Oracle database

Note: Related experience that has provided the requisite skills may be substituted for the Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education, experience and coursework in the PeopleSoft HCM application Version 9.0+ or FSCM version 9.2+ on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Demonstrated excellence in a variety of competencies including teamwork/collaboration, analytical thinking, communication, influencing skills, and technical expertise
  • Excellent application implementation lifecycle skills, including experience with translating business requirements into technical designs, contributing to fit/gap analysis, application configurations, and technical specifications
  • Strong understanding of best practice coding techniques and testing skills
  • Excellent debugging techniques, and root cause analysis skills
  • Experience with PeopleSoft HCM modules:  Workforce Administration,  Position Management, Benefits, North American Payroll (including configuration), Time and Labor, and Leave Mgmt.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft FSCM modules 9.2+:  General Ledger, Payables, Receivables, Billing, Grants, Commitment Control
  • Experience with Peoplesoft security including but not limited to permission lists , roles, query administration, Dept. row level security
  • Proven recent technical end-to-end development on major projects and modifications
  • Solid understanding of underlying data structures, tables, and architecture supporting Payroll module
  • Solid PeopleTools skills, including Application Engine, PeopleCode, Fluid development, Application packages, and Component Interface
  • Ability to create and maintain queries and reporting using PeopleSoft Query Manager and XML/BI Publisher 
  • Familiarity with Portal, Fluid User Interface, Pagelets, Activity Guides, Tiles, Work centers, Homepages, page & field configurator, and Event mapping.
  • Experience planning, coordinating and executing application bug fixes, updates and enhancements for ERP business applications
  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft System Administration (Enterprise Components, Integration Broker, Web/App/Process Servers, Process Schedulers, PUMs, and Change Assistant) and Workflow / AWE
  • Significant experience writing highly complex conversions, interfaces (delivered/custom) with third-party applications and reports.
Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter and a resume.  

Closing Date: For best consideration, please apply by May 10, 2024. This position will remain open until filled.

UMBC offers a rich benefits package.

Regular and grant funded regular positions (Full benefits summary click here):

Generous Leave which includes accruing:

  • 22 Days of Annual Leave  
  • 15 Days of Sick Leave  
  • 15 Holidays
  • 3 Personal Days

Tuition Remission:

  • 8 credit hours per semester
  • Tuition remission at UMBC for eligible dependents after two years of FT employment

Additional Benefits:

  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement plans (including the choice of joining the pension plan)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Wellness opportunities
  • & Much more

Contingent II positions may include some benefits

Benefits offered align with type (Regular, Contingent II, etc.) of position. 

Salary: Salary starts at $139,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization:  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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