CUNY PeopleSoft Procurement Lead in New York, New York


I.T. Computer Systems Managers manage and direct an Information Technology area at a College or University level. They set policies and procedures, direct technical staff, and maintain responsibility for administrative as well as technical issues within their assigned area(s) of responsibility. They may manage major and/or large, complex information systems activities and/or manage a unit or group.

This job is in CUNY's Classified Managerial Service. The full specification is available on our web site at


Computer Systems Manager




The Office of Computing and Information Services (CIS) at the City University of New York (CUNY) support the IT and telecommunications needs of CUNY's 24 colleges. CIS supports enterprise IT and applications; develops new technologies that advance University's core mission; builds, upgrades and maintains the University's network; operates the University's Data Center and help desk; develops disaster recovery and business continuity plans; and leads the CUNYfirst Enterprise Resource Planning Project (ERP), which integrates 25 university systems, covering student administration, financial management, and human resources.

Reporting to the PeopleSoft Finance Solutions Manager, the PeopleSoft Procurement Lead will be a functional application support specialist responsible for day-to-day functional-techno application support. The PeopleSoft Procurement Lead offers superior client support, promotes and ensures consistent performance of deployed services and in coordination with others and supports the application change control process. Support and trains for rollout of new modules or enhancements; and collaborate with various cross-functional IT teams to implement solutions, program modification and process transactions.

  • Acts as a functional resource in the technical upgrade, business process management, and analysis and design configuration of the PeopleSoft Financials/SCM modules.

  • Analyzes customizations to retrofit to delivered product as much as possible.

  • Collaborates with Pillar Support Leads, managers and others to facilitate processes, projects, installations and formulation of operating policies and procedures, especially in relation to CUNYfirst and the PeopleSoft Financials/SCM pillar.

  • Creates and takes lead in gathering functional requirements and suggests industry best-practice solutions.

  • Develops functional design documents based on business requirements.

  • Evaluates and analyzes user requests and requirements for new or modified program to determine feasibility, cost and time required, compatibility with current systems and computing capabilities.

  • Manages system administration and supports activities focused on the Req-to-Pay and Travel and Expense portion of the CUNYfirst PeopleSoft implementation including testing, change control, monitoring utilization and triaging support.

  • Studies existing installation to evaluate effectiveness and develop new approaches to improve production or specifications as required.

  • Supports the activities of CUNY-wide committees and discussion groups pertaining to CUNYfirst PeopleSoft support with particular emphasis on the Financials/SCM Support pillar.

  • Supports users through unit, integration, system and user testing.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve functional issues, determine if functional requirements are met, develop action plans to correct deficiencies, work with technical teams to test, diagnose and isolate the root cause of problems, coordinate further diagnosis and tests as necessary and recommend and implement appropriate workarounds to complete functional/technical SCM service requests.


  1. Six (6) years of progressively responsible full-time paid information systems technology experience, at least 18 months of which shall have been in an administrative or managerial capacity in the areas of computer applications programming, systems programming, information systems development, data telecommunications, data base administration or a closely related area.

  2. Education at an accredited College or University may be substituted for the general information systems technology experience at the rate of one year of college for 6 months of experience up to a maximum of 4 years of college for 2 years of experience. In addition a Master's degree in computer science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for an additional year of the general information systems technology experience. However, all candidates must possess the 18 months of administrative or managerial experience described above.

This title has multiple levels. In addition to the minimum qualifications above, additional qualifications, such as education, experience, or certification relevant to the area of specialization are required.


The ideal candidate will be an experienced IT Application Support Lead with proven functional and technical knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:

  • Of the number of years experience required, six must be related to the job duties listed above in PeopleSoft Financials/Supply Chain Management 9 or higher in a lead role.

  • Experience in problem triage and resolution as applied to IT applications.

  • Experience in production application change control practices and processes.

  • Understanding of PeopleTools 8.5.x in the area of Workflow, SQR, PeopleCode, Application Engine, XML Publisher Upgrade Assistant and others.

  • Understanding of the workings of Weblogic, Tuxedo, SFTP and BPEL in a PeopleSoft-hosted environment.

  • Strong communication skills to interface with technical staff, administrative users, business process owners and other Information Resources managers.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


For full consideration, submit a cover letter and résumé online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.

The direct link to the job opening from external sources is: Page=HRSCEJOB_DTL&Action;=A&JobOpeningId;=18386&SiteId;=1&PostingSeq;=1


Open until filled with review of applications to begin March 27, 2018


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job Title: PeopleSoft Procurement Lead

Job ID: 18386

Location: Central Office

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular