ERP Senior Applications Analyst

Houston Methodist (HM)
Houston , Texas
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

The Senior Application Analyst is responsible for advancing the functionality and operational efficiency of PeopleSoft HCM/FMS application. This entails analyzing and developing PeopleSoft HCM/FMS modules. The primary focus of this position is to provide deep technical expertise in PeopleSoft HCM/FMS application development, maintenance and production support. The incumbent will be part of a team responsible for defining, developing, testing, analyzing and maintaining PeopleSoft HCM/FMS application and future modules.   The Senior Application Analyst is charged with ensuring the services that he/she provides contribute to the successful accomplishment of the primary mission of the department. The Senior Application Analyst reports directly to the Manager, while also receiving leadership from the Lead Application Analyst. The Senior Application Analyst applies skills in line with Houston Methodist values and goals, to assure the efficient, effective and consistent delivery of high quality services.  

Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.

o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:
- INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
- COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
- ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
- RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
- EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. 
o Focuses on patient/customer safety
o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 20 %
1. Works closely with functional and technical resources; initiates and maintains positive relationships with key customers and co-workers.
2. Participates in interviewing process for hiring potential team members and providing feedback to manager.
3. Demonstrates leadership and management of assigned projects; demonstrates effective assignment delegation and evaluation of team¿s work effort.
4. Provides training and mentoring for junior team members through formal and informal methods; serves as a role model for analysts on team and participates in the development and growth opportunities for team members.
5. Collaborates in team environment and independently with vendors, business partners and IT teams on projects, support, application development and standardization.

SERVICE - 30 %
1. Supports large, complex applications with technical experience in systems analysis, design, building, testing, and implementation.
2. Partners with customers and team members to translate business requirements into viable solutions, identifying potential benefits, and re-engineering workflow/processes to achieve anticipated benefits; coordinates discovery, planning, status updates, and/or follow up sessions with key customers.
3. Participates in managing and resolving major system outages, disaster management and change control.

1. Implements high quality, scalable and extendable solutions using PeopleSoft and other applications while adhering to established best practices.
2. Assists Technical Lead in providing oversight for work assigned to team members and evaluates effectiveness of their work product.

FINANCE - 10 %
1. Identifies solutions to optimize performance of existing systems and gains customer consensus on instituting changes; institutes changes when approved; supports and evaluates change management efforts on assigned solutions.
2. Coordinates and provides problem resolution, technical analyses, costs and resource estimates, work plans, workflow documentation, and progress reports on assigned projects.

1. Accountable for fostering an environment that encourages innovation, continuous improvement and growth.
2. Accountable for consistency as changes in process, tools, and overall practice are developed, ensuring a focus on continued integration and overall system benefit. 
3. Provides innovative support for custom Information Technology needs throughout organization.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

o Bachelors degree in Computer Science or a related field

o Minimum of 7 years of relevant and progressive professional experience, of which minimum 5 years of  experience with multiple PeopleSoft development tools including Application Engine, Integration Broker, PeopleCode, SQRs, Component Interface, Workflow and Process Scheduler
o Experience with PeopleTools 8.5x and higher.
o Experience with SQL, Oracle 11g, Toad, Integration Broker, XML Publisher.
o Experience with leading large scale upgrades of PeopleSoft.
o Expertise and experience with complex technical solutions.
o Experience and solid understanding of software development lifecycle

o N/A

o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.
o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
o Demonstrates deep technical expertise in PeopleSoft HCM/FMS application development, maintenance and production support.
o Ability to independently learn new modules of PeopleSoft.
o Excellent written and oral communication skills.
o Proficient with MS Office Suite.
o Excellent problem analysis and trouble-shooting skills.


Work Attire             Yes/No
Uniform                      No
Scrubs                        No
Business professional Yes
Other (dept approved)            No

On-Call*                                   Yes, on a limited basis (for Exempt jobs only)

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.
May require travel within        Yes
Houston Metropolitan area

May require travel outside     No
of Houston Metropolitan area

**Travel specifications may vary by department.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Company Profile

Houston Methodist (HM) is one of the nation’s leading health systems and academic medical centers.  HM consists of 7 hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, its flagship academic hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and six community hospitals throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area.  HM also includes a research institute, a global business division, numerous physician practices and several free standing emergency rooms and outpatient facilities.  Overall, HM employs over 20,000 employees.   FORBES magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of Best Employers in 2016.  Houston Methodist is supported by a wide variety of business functions that operate at the system level to help enable clinical departments to provide the best patient care and service in a spiritual environment.


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