Human Resources Systems Lead

Job Description

Human Resources adds value by developing proactive human resource strategies
and delivering exemplary employment related services. As a team of innovative
professionals we encourage a productive and respectful work and learning
environment through collaboration, partnership and technology.

The Human Resource Systems Lead is responsible for defining and overseeing the
implementation of business requirements, maintenance, upgrades and associated
software applications to support the human resources enterprise information
system (PeopleSoft HCM 9.2) and other applications deployed to support the
broad scope of accountabilities for Human Resource services at Western. The
incumbent provides functional and technical advice and first level support to
the team in developing and maintaining many of these applications as well as
the human resource professionals and interface partners using the HR
system. The incumbent will work with the human resources leadership, project
teams and other specialists in human resources to meet its goals in support of
critical technology applications that address the University s needs in
payroll, identity management, talent acquisition, on-boarding, employment
equity, health and safety, labour relations, learning and development,
engagement, benefits administration and leave management. The incumbent will
provide direction and assistance to developers and database administrators in
Western Technology Services, ensuring projects remain on track and critical
human resource transactions, data and processes are well managed.

The incumbent is responsible for continuous research, analysis, and
identification of software development trends, PeopleSoft/Oracle functional
releases and applicable mobile technology. The incumbent is accountable for
promoting informative resources to the human resources systems team by staying
current on developments using a variety of PeopleSoft resources (i.e.
information portals) and through participative membership in software
development or higher education consortiums, list-services and established
partnerships. The role is responsible for leveraging collective expertise and
knowledge to manage large, enterprise scale software implementations/
enhancements and projects.


- University Degree or 3 Year College Degree in Computer Science or
Information Systems
- Proficiency in a variety of programming languages
- Oracle Peoplesoft Certification in a variety of functional modules preferre

- 5 years' detailed hands-on experience supporting enterprise level software
applications in a large diverse employment environment
- 5 years experience in providing functional guidance to development te
- Experience in relational databases including SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle
- Experience with workflow, security administration, portal administration,
- Experience with PeopleSoft HCM 9.2 modules: Human Resources, Benefits
Administration, Payroll for North America, Candidate Gateway, Talent
Acquisition Management, Self-Service is preferred
- Hands-on experience developing & supporting a large variety of critical
integrations. This includes integrations with PeopleSoft and non-PeopleSoft
systems that are received & delivered in various methods, such as flat files,
xml, integration broker transactions is preferred
- In depth knowledge of PeopleTools, including Integration Broker, Search
Framework, Life Cycle Management tools, etc is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- In-depth knowledge of computer system administration, including computer
networks, operating systems, and application software
- Knowledge of HR Business Processes including application process design,
development and implementation experience
- Ability to communicate with a wide range of individuals including senior
leaders, internal & external clients, integration partners, developers,
database administrators, operations, etc.
- Knowledge of techniques for planning, managing and coordinating multiple
projects, often with competing priorities that involve a variety of
- Ability to assess and balance cost vs. benefit vs. risk of customizations
- Detailed knowledge of data structures, data relationships and reporting
- Demonstrated ability to affect change and support new directions for
applications development technologies on campus
- Ability to provide direction and guidance to a team of application
- Competency to maintain confidentiality and treat sensitive information with
- Ability to introduce innovations and significant improvements to processes
and outcomes of work
- Strong attention to detail with an ability to retrieve, analyze and
synthesize sizable amounts of data while ensuring that information is accurate
and comprehensive
- Ability to implement corrective actions based on the immediate context of a
situation, follow-up questions, and solicited input
- Ability to successfully manage meetings with customers and colleagues
- Initiative to gather data that helps identify and differentiate the symptom
and root causes of defined problems
- Ability to establish a higher standard of performance excellence in key
areas of responsibility, thus serving as a model for performance in this role
- Knowledge of desktop, web, and mobile platforms
- Knowledge of current Internet technologies, including HTML and CSS includin
responsive web
- Expertise in the development and execution of test cases and test plans
- Solid communication skills, with demonstrated excellence at writing clear,
concise procedural documentation
- Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development
- Ability to investigate defined issues with uncertain cause

Interested applicants are asked to visit: to apply
online to job reference #20120, by midnight on July 19, 2020.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is
committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes
applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities,
Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual
orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the
recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other
meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-
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