|Published||August 5, 2022|
MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The PeopleSoft CAPPS Senior Programmer will perform advanced computer programming work involving all technical aspects of supporting, maintaining, and enhancing the Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS) for the Texas Education Agency, specifically the Financial and HR modules. This position requires strong PeopleSoft Financials (8.x,9.2 or above) skills. We are seeking a proactive team member who will provide technical programming support for maintenance, upgrade, and implementation of CAPPS projects and initiatives. The PeopleSoft CAPPS Senior Programmer works under minimal direction with considerable latitude for independent judgment and implements technical solutions for initiatives with internal, external, and state and federal partners including Internal Audit, State Auditor's Office, Comptroller of Public Accounts, and the Legislative Budget Board. The PeopleSoft CAPPS Senior Programmer works across multiple agency stakeholders to ensure the accuracy and the efficacy of the assigned components, ultimately in the service of Texas' 1,200 school districts.
The Office of Information Technology (IT) works closely with all agency divisions to implement innovative technology solutions in a cost-efficient manner that supports the goals and priorities of the Texas Education Agency. The Office of IT provides efficient technology solutions and stellar customer services to internal staff, 20 Educational Service Centers, and 1,200-plus public-school districts and charter schools. The following services are provided by IT: leadership on IT initiatives; guidance on security/policy issues; new application development/enhancements; software acquisition; technical support; assistance with technical sections of purchasing documents such as Request for Information (RFI), Request for Offers (RFO), Request for Proposals (RFP); and oversight on the data collection process which helps to support and improve outcomes for all of Texas' 5 million-plus students.
Please note that a resume is a required attachment for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Additionally, applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.
Flexible work location within the state of Texas may be considered for qualified candidates.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Component and Module Development: develops and reviews PeopleSoft CAPPS database, software, or reports components, ensuring they adhere to TEA standards, best practices, and customer requirements; performs technical analysis on existing defects or proposed enhancements to increase efficiency or to adapt to new procedures; develops and manages the PeopleSoft CAPPS Financials job scheduling, batch processes, scripts, and integrations; evaluates technical process flows, application bugs, and program failures; troubleshoots production problems, performs debugging, and develops fixes for program code issues; identifies and documents batch processes flows and protocols • Component and Module Testing: conducts unit, system, and integration testing and coordinates user acceptance testing; conducts enterprise work sessions with technical subject matter experts to define interface and job stream requirements; completes and assists with coordination between Interface Partners, Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) and other internal stakeholders for unit, system, and integration testing and acceptance testing • Technical Analysis and Support: performs technical analysis and support of the PeopleSoft CAPPS Financials applications, designs, builds and tests new or existing programs and information systems. Implements technical solutions of the CAPPS application code and interfacing programs to support production operations; develops queries, performs data analysis, formulates problem descriptions, and identifies solutions for various processes; evaluates functional requirements and configurations and designs technical work arounds and fixes; develops and tunes PeopleCode, and other program code, reports, and queries; configures and supports PeopleTools, PeopleSoft, and process scheduling architecture • Team Contribution: collaborates with the project team for sprint/release/project work on tasks such as providing development effort estimates, discussing architecture and design, triage and resolving defects or issues in multiple environments and providing status on work assignments or issues; prepares and maintains technical documentation as required (i.e. process flows, object or data models, project plans, environment diagrams, test plans, etc.); conducts peer reviews and provides feedback to other developers on the team
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university
Experience: At least seven  years of PeopleSoft experience in technology process or application development
Substitutions: Each additional year of related experience above the required minimum may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: • Share the belief that all Texas students can achieve at high levels and are able to succeed in college, career, or the military • Knowledge in systems analysis and programming work on PeopleSoft Financials, version 8.8 or higher • Knowledge of the PeopleSoft financials application, PeopleCode, and PeopleTools • Knowledge of data integration, interface, and batch processing system designs • Knowledge of effective principles of the project development lifecycle and coding standards • Prior experience troubleshooting and resolving complex technical issues • Ability to define technical design and implement code solutions • Highly organized; ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines • Collaborative and able to partner with other IT staff to recommend standards, guidelines, and new processes • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Must have a desire to be proactive, take initiative, self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve • Must be available some nights and weekends for supporting code deployments and application support • Previous experience in XML/BI Publisher reports development is preferred but not required • PeopleSoft Financials Upgrade experience • PeopleSoft administration experience is preferred but not required
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran's preference.
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This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.
No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls and cannot reply to all email inquiries. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.