Welcome UIS New Hires - March 2017 Edition

Welcome UIS New Hires - March 2017 Edition

Please welcome the new and transferring UIS staff members joining February and March 2017 to support universitywide services!

 

PeopleSoft Grants
Name Position New or Transfer Effective Duties
Ryan Day Sr. Business Systems Analyst for PeopleSoft Grants Transfer 3/1/17 As the Sr. Business Systems Analyst for PeopleSoft Grants, Ryan supports the Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC). He provides subject matter expertise for OGC team members, delivers training and support and assists them with determining the best solutions for their needs. Ryan gathers and translates functional business requirements into design criteria for OGC’s post-award research system, as well as develops functional design specifications and documentation. He also analyzes and troubleshoots problems with the system to minimize delays in the university’s critical research process.

 

PeopleSoft Finance

Name Position New or Transfer Effective Duties
Bryce Oakes PeopleSoft Grants Developer Transfer 1/31/17 Bryce started in UIS as a PeopleSoft Finance Developer in February 2015. In his new PeopleSoft Grants Developer role, he immediately began work on integration enhancements in the PeopleSoft Grants module. He also provides ongoing support for the UIS Grants team and campus Grants users for continued stabilization and improvements to the PeopleSoft Grants module.

 

HCM Systems

Name Position New or Transfer Effective Duties
Angelica Throckmorton Payroll Application Manager Transfer 3/1/17 As the Payroll Application Manager, Angelica is responsible for production and system support for the payroll module. This includes writing functional design specifications, coordinating system integrated and user acceptance testing, regulatory requirement management, cross training and communication with end users and other stakeholders like Employee Services staff and campus Human Resources employees. Angelica also helps to coordinate the quarterly regulatory patching for the HCM system for the payroll module.
Jon Danzl HCM Core Business Systems Analyst Transfer 3/1/17 As the HCM Core Business Systems Analyst, Jon is responsible for production and system support of the HCM core business functions across multiple modules. His duties include analysis, configuration, testing, and troubleshooting of the application. Jon also provides expertise in gathering business requirements to optimize and enhance the system. Jon also supports the module(s) through partnering with other UIS application managers and system owners to provide system documentation and integrated support.
Sharon Schryver HR/GL Business Systems Analyst Transfer 3/13/17 As the HR/GL Business Systems Analyst, Sharon is responsible for production and system support of the HR/GL and payroll business functions across multiple modules. Her duties include analysis, configuration, testing, and troubleshooting of the application. Sharon also provides expertise in gathering business requirements to optimize and enhance the system. Sharon also supports the module(s) through partnering with other UIS application managers and system owners to provide system documentation and integrated support.
Toby Lutz Benefits Application Manager Transfer 3/1/17 As the Benefits Application Manager, Toby is responsible for production and system support for the benefits module. This includes writing functional design specifications, coordinating system integrated and user acceptance testing, cross training and communication with end users and other stakeholders like Employee Services staff and campus Human Resources employees. As needed, Toby provides special guidance and assistance to campus customers on various employee benefit plans. Additionally, Toby develops, recommends and ensures proper configuration of all new or modified benefit plans and policies.

 

Middleware Applications

Name Position New or Transfer Effective Duties
Steve Taylor Assistant Director of Middleware Transfer 2/2/17 Steve joined UIS November 2015 as an Application and Middleware Administrator. Steve now leads the Middleware team, which provides stable and safe platforms for non-PeopleSoft UIS service owners through monitoring, security and governance of applications to identify issues and ensure that these critical services run efficiently. He is focused on strategies to improve support that will ultimately positively impact campuses. Steve is looking at ways to rapidly deploy servers and services to his team’s customers through containerizationContainerizationCost- and resource-effective way to deploy and run distributed applications without the overhead of creating a virtual machine (VM) for each application. Containerization brings efficiencies in memory, CPU and storage usage. Because many containers are housed in the same infrastructure, many more applications can be contained on a single host system., to more richly tell the technical and business stories of Middleware applications through better monitoring of system health and performance and also supporting automation technologies for development and operations.

 

Service Desk

Name Position New or Transfer Effective Duties
Nina Bush Service Desk Team Lead New 3/27/17 Nina joins us to lead the day-to-day operations of the UIS Service Desk. She will focus on improving customer satisfaction through identifying opportunities for process improvement and building skills and knowledge within the team. She will also help build UIS's customer self-service offerings through creating and improving service desk documentation and supporting knowledge base development.

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