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Analyst Developer, Techno Functional Analyst

Fairfax, VA
95,000 - 120,000
May 19, 2020

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David J Murray


Highly accomplished HRMS and PeopleSoft HCM Developer and Business Systems Analyst 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 developer for all HCM, including implementations, upgrades, customizations, analysis, and peripheral systems.

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

KForce May 2018 – Present

Falls Church, VA

Sr Systems Analyst/ Business Analyst

Support Inova Health System’s HR, Payroll and Financials system by gathering requirements, doing the analysis by meeting with the user community and technical group, working up technical specifications and assisting with testing.

Work Strategy Inc August 2016 – October 2017

Columbia, Maryland

Sr. Consultant/ Business Analyst

Supported client organizations on functional aspects of PeopleSoft HCM projects (implementation, upgrades, ongoing production support) and other products as a Business Analyst. Advised clients on best practices and assisted with requirements gathering and demonstrating new functionality during upgrades.


oAssessed efficiencies and made recommendations for functional and procedural changes for a client running HCM v9.1 and tools 8.53 Payroll for NA.

oMember of team that converted PeopleSoft HCM to SAP Success Factors for a client that has over 40,000 employees.

Harris Corporation February 2016 – May 2016

Melbourne, Florida

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)


oSuccessfully eliminated the reporting (SQR) and processing (Payroll for NA) backlog and assisted in preparing for upgrade to 9.2 by documenting customizations, analyzing business processes, interfaces, and special processing (executive payroll, bonuses, terminations.

Orlando Health July 2015 – February 2016

Orlando, Florida

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.


oSuccessfully solved issues with Payroll tasks running slower than expected.

oSuccessfully managed Open Enrollment for Benefits

oAssisted users and technical staff with reporting needs

oAnalyzed, applied, and tested tax updates

oActed as a Business Analyst for Core HR, Payroll for NA, and Benefits Administration

NTT Data INC March 2014 – July 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.


oSuccessfully managed the transition from maintaining the system from two companies to one.

oModified report programs and schedules to accommodate the changes to new business objectives.

UST Global March 2013 – March 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, offshore development and technical staff. Participated in functional 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 offshore development team. Coordinated activities with offshore DBA team and Systems Administration Team. Worked with functional user community on all aspects of PeopleSoft HCM.


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

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

STG Inc. May 2011- March 2013

Reston, Virginia

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 business process improvements. Mentor for less experienced team members and business users. Business Analysis and training the user community as necessary to improve efficiency.

New York Times Company December 2004 - April 2011

Norfolk, Virginia

Applications Developer, Shared Services Center

Carried out programming and production support of HR, Payroll, and Benefits applications for organization that provided payroll, benefits administration, accounting, and technical support for The New York Times, encompassing 70 companies and 15,000 employees. Performed troubleshooting, report and query writing, and software updating. Designed application fixes and process improvements. Performed Business Analyst tasks and assisted in training.


oConducted 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.

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

oPerformed DBA tasks for the development environment, including tablespace creation, importing the database tables, user security creation, and testing.

oAnalyzed, applied and tested tax updates

oTrained the user community in new aspects of the upgraded system.

oActed as Business Analyst on the upgrade project to point out new features and how they fit in with the current system. Addressed business processes and customizations to see what could be retired and what was still necessary.

Education & Training

Course work, University of Maryland

College Park, Maryland

PeopleSoft Training

oPeopleTools, Application Designer,

oPeopleCode, Workflow, Year End, multiple Delta courses

oUpgrading to PS 9.2 using PeopleSoft Upgrade Manager (PUM)

Oracle Training

oIntro & SQL Builder, Oracle 7

oDatabase Administration, Oracle 7 Backup & Recovery

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