Fresno State campus

Enterprise Applications Programmer - Foundation Level

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology
Position Description

Enterprise Applications Programmer - Foundation Level
(Programmer/Analyst - Foundation)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $4,100 - $4,500 per month

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,899 - $7,506 per month

  • This is a full-time (equivalent to 40 hours per week), probationary, non-exempt position.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 15 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Job Summary

This role primarily offers technical and production support for PeopleSoft systems, focusing on student admissions, student records, student financials, financial aid, and/or University Human Resources functions. The support extends to areas like Finance, Payroll, Student Services, and other administrative and academic departments across campus.

The Enterprise Applications team, part of Information Technology Services, serves as the university's central IT unit. The successful candidate will work alongside professional analysts and programmers to advance the university's mission through supporting enterprise applications. Responsibilities may include software development, documentation, and quality assurance testing, in addition to primary PeopleSoft support.

Under the guidance of the Director of Enterprise Applications, this role provides ongoing technical, analytical, and programming support for PeopleSoft and other enterprise applications. It involves coordinating system modifications, creating documentation, and contributing to strategic planning for system enhancements.


Key Qualifications

  • Proficiency in object-oriented programming languages like C++, C#, etc.
  • Capacity to quickly grasp and adapt to new programming languages such as PeopleCode.
  • Skills in software implementation lifecycle, including translating business requirements into technical designs, contributing to fit/gap analysis, application configurations, and technical specifications.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Competence in creating business process guides, user documentation, and process workflows.
  • Strong problem-solving and strategic thinking abilities for process improvement and solving complex issues.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Eagerness and openness to learning and implementing new technologies.
  • General understanding of network configuration, programming, and protocols.
  • Demonstrated conceptual thinking and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in using applications software, data structures and utilities, operating systems, and communication interfaces within the computing environment.
  • Experience in creating reports using reporting tools.
  • Effective communication skills, including the ability to assess user needs and communicate technology systems and solutions.
  • Proficient reading and writing skills, and the ability to follow oral and written instructions effectively.

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer information systems, or a related degree.  Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. 
    • Preferred Experience:
      • Experience in higher education or public service agencies is desirable.
      • Experience in using PeopleSoft Application Designer, Application Engine, PeopleCode and SQR to develop new functionality and maintain existing systems for Campus Solutions and Human Resources.
      • Proficiency in modern web application development frameworks.
      • Familiarity with web technology and accessibility standards.
      • Thorough understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).
      • Experience in project management lifecycle methodologies.
      • Previous involvement in higher education student records systems or public service agency environments.
      • Familiarity with Oracle Relational Database Systems.
      • Knowledge of Web-based Portal Technologies.
      • Preferred proficiency in PeopleSoft rules-based processing.
    • Special Conditions
      • Willingness to travel and attend off-site training programs for professional development as needed.
      • Availability for overtime work, occasional holidays, and flexible working hours to accommodate special tasks.
      • May be called back for emergency work as necessary.
      • Possession of a valid driver’s license or ability to obtain one by the date of hire.


Department Summary

Technology Services is dedicated to providing a broad range of technology-based planning, resources and services to the students, faculty and staff of California State University, Fresno.


Deadline & Application Instructions

This position is open until filled with an initial application review date of May 20, 2024.

  • Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.  Questions may be sent to


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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