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Retiree Systems Solution Architect

Company: The City of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

  • Full-time Company Description A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.-- As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you're interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here. What We Offer: Impact ---The work you do here matters to millions.-- Growth ---Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it?-- Diversity & Inclusion ---Find a career in a place where everyone belongs. Opportunities in Tech ---Don't wait for the future, shape it. Benefits ---We care about your well being. Agency Description The Office of Director of Finance was created by the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, adopted by the electors of the City on April 17, 1951, to give the Mayor and the City government a principal officer responsible for the financial, accounting, and budgeting functions of the executive branch. The Director of Finance is thus the chief financial officer of the City and all powers and duties concerning finances, accounting, and budgeting in the executive branch are directly or indirectly the Director's. The Director of Finance is also the Chairman of the Board of Pensions and Retirements and an ex-officio member of the board of various quasi-governmental agencies, including the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority. The City of Philadelphia operates on a fiscal year between July 1st and June 30th. Job Description The--Retiree Systems Solution Architect is responsible for end-to-end solution design and delivery of City of Philadelphia's Retiree Administration System. The occupant of this position will be responsible for facilitating and creating Business Process Maps; Requirements Traceability Matrix; Conference Room Pilots, recommending and deploying strategies; business engineering and, re-engineering, as well as planning initiatives that will support the overall implementation of the PeopleSoft application and core organizational operations, ; ensuring horizontal and vertical integration across the comprehensive solution; validating system performance. Essential Functions
    • Responsible for developing, communicating, maintaining, and enforcing the overall architecture of the PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) that includes Human Resources, Benefits Administration and Payroll for Retirees.
    • Expected to understand all solution components and how they inter-operate to support business processes and management information needs.
    • Responsible for interface and integration strategies with external systems and processes, including determining, understanding, and maintaining business requirements for those interactions.
    • Responsible for ensuring compliance with external requirements that impact the business.
    • Responsible for managing a team of Oracle functional and technical resources (both employees and consultants) who maintain, support and enhance City of Philadelphia's PeopleSoft Pensions systems.--
    • Fully responsible for managing direct reports, including interviewing, hiring, motivating, conducting performance reviews, and terminations when needed.
    • Gains an in-depth understanding of the current business processes by meeting/working with business owners.
    • Gains a good understanding of how the team integrates with others in accomplishing objectives and evaluates needs by using multiple sources of information as input to analyze solutions
    • Provides guidance to team members and business analysts in the creation of unit system testing plans and test scripts and ensures the thorough testing of all software customizations, bolt-ons, and interfaces to meet SDLC requirements.
    • Ensures that team members complete necessary documentation for all efforts
    • Reports on the project status per agreed upon details in the Project Communication Plan
    • Enforces the compliancy of established processes and procedures for project management, SDLC, and/or ERP design and coding standards for all efforts.
    • Is responsible for the quality and timeliness of end results and the effectiveness of the team
    • Stays current with evolving technologies.
    • Uses highly developed communication and diplomacy skills in order to direct/motivate/influence teams and external customers Qualifications Education and Experience
      • Completion of a Bachelor's--degree with coursework in computer science or information systems, or in management and progressively responsible technology-related and analysis experience.
      • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft, Oracle, and enterprise applications
      • Working knowledge of databases
      • Seven (7) years or more of applicable work experience
      • Experience working in a large governmental environment preferred Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
        • This position requires an individual with Senior PeopleSoft Engineer/Architect skills, application knowledge, and business experience to lead the delivery of quality applications in the expanding HCM and Archiving environments, with the ability and desire to lead technical solutions, and collaborate closely with the technical, functional, and business team members to enhance the retiree systems capabilities.
        • Ability to communicate and interact with all levels of team members, as well as senior business owners.
        • Demonstrated PeopleSoft HCM functional/technical implementation expertise in a large, complex environment
        • Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates
        • Good understanding of the methods and techniques used in information technology
        • Ability to coordinate a work team to determine and coordinate training needs for specific tasks or assignments
        • Ability to perform detailed work accurately
        • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
        • Ability to communicate clearly, succinctly and effectively both verbally and in writing
        • Knowledge of safe working procedures related to work performed. Knowledge Of:
          • Oracle EBS HCM and PeopleSoft Pension Module
          • Broad-based technology in multiple business applications and environments
          • Strong knowledge of MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
          • Working effectively across organizational boundaries Additional Information Please submit a cover letter, resume, and reference list with your application.--Applications without all required documents will not be considered. Did you know?
            • We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
            • Employees are eligible for a 25% tuition discount program--(and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities
            • We offer comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
            • Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
            • Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
            • Generous retirement savings options are available-- Successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at--215-686-4670 --or send an email more information, go to: Human Relations Website:

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