Careers at The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available. Candidates from Presbyterian communities in the global south and other historic Presbyterian Communities of Color, preferably with theological training and fluency in languages other than English, are encouraged to apply.

Senior Programmer Analyst

Department: Information Technology
Office: Home Office
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Senior Programmer Analyst

The Senior Programmer Analyst reports to the Assistant Director, Application Development, and is responsible for developing and maintaining application systems, and collaborating with functional and technical stakeholders to define requirements, specifications, security, and control procedures for systems improvements of current information technology. This individual will perform functional, regression, and operational testing for all changes to the production environment, develop balancing and control points and procedures, and maintain, trouble shoot, and fix errors in existing applications systems. The Senior Programmer Analyst will analyze, design, develop, test, and install new application systems, conduct interviews to gather information to identify the needs of the user community, and obtain end user satisfaction with all system changes. This individual will also evaluate software tools and techniques to determine potential for use in existing and new applications, develop prototypes, and give presentations to IT and functional staff as appropriate.

The Ideal Candidate Possesses

  • a bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field;
  • a minimum of six years’ experience with PeopleSoft HCM 9.1 or above;
  • experience with Workforce Administration and Base Benefits;
  • experience with Payroll for North America is a plus; 
  • a competence in Application Designer, PeopleCode, Application Engine, Component Interface, Web Services, BI Publisher, and SQR;
  • experience with employee benefits administration;
  • experience with Integration Broker and MS SQL Server database;
  • a high degree of competence in analyzing user needs and providing solutions;
  • excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills;
  • the ability to produce accurate, quality work; and
  • the ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a highly motivated, fast paced, and effective team, while managing multiple assignments and tasks, following each through to completion within given deadlines.

The Ideal Candidate Strongly Desires To Serve the Board of Pensions with

  • the ability to learn and understand the work of the Board’s business units;
  • the ability to take initiative and proactively support and anticipate client needs;
  • the ability to work overtime and weekends as required to achieve goals; and
  • a positive, problem solving, solution driven client focus.

The Ideal Candidate Would Receive  

  • medical and retirement benefits, plus …
    • a minimum of 22 days’ personal leave, plus sick time and paid holidays
    • employer matching contributions to 403(b)(9) plan
    • up to 70 percent tuition reimbursement
    • health and well-being resources;
  • satisfaction gained from working for a service-oriented employer; and
  • volunteer and other service opportunities in the community at large.

About the Board of Pensions

The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is committed to engaging the entire Church in becoming inclusive of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and language groups. As an agency of the Church, we share in and align with its values. Our staff is diverse in gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and generation, reflecting the community around us. Our different perspectives foster creativity and mutual respect enables us to execute the ideas that creativity generates.

Candidates from Presbyterian communities in the global south and other historic Presbyterian Communities of Color, preferably with theological training and fluency in languages other than English, are encouraged to apply.

View our We Serve video and see and hear from prospective colleagues at the Board of Pensions. If you believe you have the professional and personal credentials to join us as a colleague and would like to support the Board of Pensions as we serve more, serve better, and serve the Church, please visit to view our current openings and apply.

The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an equal opportunity employer.

The work environment is typical of an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job the incumbent may expect to sit for prolonged periods of time. Close vision and manual dexterity are required to access data utilizing a personal computer or other electronic device.

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