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PeopleSoft HCM Developer Support

April 20, 2018

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David J Murray


PeopleSoft HCM Developer, Payroll for NA, Functional/Technical Analyst for entire PeopleSoft HCM suite.


Highly accomplished HRMS and PeopleSoft HCM developer with proven expertise in creating, customizing, and repairing HR, Benefits, and Payroll applications, including pages, records, fields, functionality, menus, reports, component interfaces. Adept at modifying and writing reports and interface files between modules, systems, and outside vendors. Experience with database design and support, as well as implementations, upgrades, conversion, and post implementation support. Skilled at designing procedures, training users, and coordinating technical teams. Also an accomplished BA for all of HCM

Technical Skills

PeopleSoft HCM including Core HR, Payroll for NA, Benefits, Benefits Administration, Position Management, Talent Acquisition Management/Candidate Gateway, SQR, SQL, PeopleTools, Application Designer, PeopleCode, Workflow(AWE), Year End, MS Office, Oracle Database. Adept at translating business requirements into technical specifications, creating test cases, troubleshooting issues. Proficient with upgrades, customizations, as well as implementations and data conversion.

Functional Skills

HCM processing and reporting, Benefits Open Enrollment processing and reporting, Payroll processing and reporting, year-end processing and reporting, troubleshooting user issues, assisting users in using pages, scheduling reports, and general use of the HCM system. Gathering requirements, analyzing functionality, training end user communities, and filling in as a user whenever needed.

Professional Experience

Work Strategy Inc

Columbia, Maryland

08/2016 – 10/25/2017

Sr. Consultant

Support client organizations on PeopleSoft HCM projects (implementation, upgrades, ongoing production support) and other products. Advise clients on best practices, and assist requirements gathering and demonstrating new functionality during upgrades.


Assessed efficiencies and made recommendations for changes for a client running HCM v9.1 and tools 8.53 Payroll for NA. Member of team that converted PeopleSoft HCM to SAP Success Factors for a client that has over 40,000 employees.

Harris Corporation

Melbourne, Florida

02/2016 – 05/2016

Programmer Analyst – PeopleSoft HCM

On a 3-month contract to assist with the backlog of issues in Payroll for NA Version 9.1 (Tools 8.51)


*Successfully eliminated the reporting and processing backlog and assisted in preparing for upgrade to 9.2

Orlando Health

Orlando, Florida

07/2015 – 02/2016

Programmer Analyst – PeopleSoft HCM

Supported HR, Benefits, Payroll for NA, Benefits Administration in Version 9.0 (Tools 8.49)

Performed some upgrade tasks to Version 9.2 and Tools 8.54


*Successfully solved issues with Payroll tasks running slower than expected.

*Successfully managed Open Enrollment for Benefits

* Assisted users and technical staff with reporting needs


03/2014 – 07/2015

Principal Consultant, PeopleSoft HCM

TXDOT, Austin, Texas

Main support resource and report developer for legacy PeopleSoft HR Version 8.3 (Tools 8.22) while TXDOT upgraded to Version 9.2 (Tools 8.53). Assisted in transition when 9.2 went live and PeopleSoft Payroll for NA and Financials were implemented.


*Successfully managed the transition from maintaining the system from two companies to one. *Modified report programs and schedules to accommodate the changes to new business objectives.

UST Global

03/2013 – 03/2014

Senior Systems Analyst

WellPoint Companies, Indianapolis, Indiana

Original member of a team created to manage activities related to the operation of PeopleSoft HCM V9.0 (Payroll, Core HR, Benefits Administration, and Time & Labor) and custom bolt-ons. Established and maintain relationships with business users, vendors, off shore development and technical staff. Participated in activities related to upgrade to V9.2 and Tools 8.53. Maintained functionality of Payroll processes and reports. Researched and recommended improving processing times and maintenance costs by archiving and purging older data. Wrote technical specifications based on business requirements, performed code reviews of programs developed and/or enhanced by off shore development team. Coordinated activities with off shore DBA team and Systems Administration Team.


*Achieved 25% improvement in Payroll processing by modifying some processes and schedule so that additional volume had no negative impact on processing window.

*Successfully implemented standards and practices for offshore team to better align with client needs and processes.

STG Inc.

Reston, Virginia

05/2011- 03/2013

Applications Developer

US State Department Global Financial Services Center in Charleston, SC

First member hired to assist in forming a team for maintenance and enhancement of the PeopleSoft HCM for Payroll, HR, and Benefits applications for Foreign Service and Civil Service employees, retirees, and locally employed staff members. Version 9.1 with PeopleTools 8.52 of North American and Global Payroll. Troubleshooting, report and query writing, and software updating. Design application fixes and process improvements. Mentor for less experienced team members and business users.

New York Times Company

Norfolk, Virginia

12/2004- 4/2011

Applications Developer, Shared Services Center

Carry out programming and production support of HR, Payroll, and Benefits applications for organization that provides payroll, benefits administration, accounting, and technical support for The New York Times, encompassing 70 companies and 15,000 employees. Perform troubleshooting, report and query writing, and software updating. Design application fixes and process improvements.


* Conducted successful upgrade of PeopleSoft HRMS from v7.5 to v8.9. Migrated from client-server to web-based environment. Developed pages, records, reports, and processes. Played key role in implementing more than 400 customizations.

* Took over year-end technical tasks within first week of employment and completed accurate generation, printing, and distribution of W2s ahead of schedule.

Education & Training

Course work, University of Maryland

College Park, Maryland

PeopleSoft Training: PeopleTools, Application

Designer, PeopleCode, Workflow, Year End, multiple Delta courses

Oracle Training: Intro & SQL Builder, Oracle 7

Database Administration, Oracle 7 Backup & Recovery

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