17 Oct 2018
We are pleased to announce that Jacob Preston has accepted the Senior Application
Developer position in FIS Technical Services, effective October 15th, 2018. His responsibilities will include custom application development, code reviews, and third-party system support.
Jacob graduated from CCAC. He has 10 years of experience as a Software Developer and has previously worked for Fi360 as a Senior Programmer Analyst/Team Lead. His knowledge and experience will make him a valuable asset to the Application Development team. Jacob will be located in 1900 Cathedral of Learning and will report to Rich Welsh.
Jacob was born in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He is married and has two boys, Rand (3) and Remy (16 months). His wife’s name is Renata. They also have two cats, Loki and Leona. Jacob enjoys various forms of gaming such as board, computers, puzzles, and pinball. He also enjoys outdoor activities like fishing and hiking. His favorite cartoon character is Fry from the animated comedy Futurama. If Jacob wasn’t working at FIS and could have any job, he would like to be running a small shop on an island in the tropics.
Please join us in welcoming Jacob to the Technical Services team!
30 Jul 2018
We are pleased to announce that Kimberly Phillips has accepted the Engagement Analyst position in FIS Technical Services, effective July 23rd, 2018. Her responsibilities include supporting critical business strategies by managing application development and website projects, engaging stakeholders, and providing user experience and quality assurance.
Kimberly holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration concentrating on Information Systems Management and Statistics.
She obtained both degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. Kimberly has over 15 years of experience in various business and systems related roles. She previously worked for 10 years at Pitt in various positions with the most noteworthy position being Project Manager/Business Analyst at FIS. Kimberly will be located in 1900 Cathedral of Learning and will report to Carol Zielinski.
Kimberly is married and has three children, two daughters, Lexi (15) and Gigi (13) and a son, Brennan (10). She also has two dogs, Tasha and Bailey, but at one time her family had nine pets! Kimberly enjoys reading, candy crush, leading Girl Scouts, biking, martial arts, traveling, and learning new things. Her favorite restaurants are Nicky’s Thai Kitchen and Bahama Breeze. If she could have any job, she would like to be a shark on Shark Tank.
Please join us in welcoming Kimberly to the Technical Services team!
12 Mar 2018
Officially kicking off in September 2017, Technical Services has been working to complete the migration of our FIS active directory to the University-wide active directory. We are happy to announce this migration has been successfully completed on time! This has been a monumental undertaking, and we would like to thank you all for your cooperation and patience during this time.
- Joining the centralized active directory allows for better-integrated security and use of a single sign-on (Fewer passwords to remember!)
- Increased integration with the University community will streamline implementations and collaboration with other University departments, schools, and units
- 48 business services located on over 300 servers were migrated, and many were improved during the transition to include upgraded hardware and software
Thank you for your support!
02 Oct 2017
PRISM is a comprehensive suite of web-based applications which provide innovative solutions to streamline University business processes and transactions. PRISM allows self-service access for faculty and staff to manage their personal data online from anywhere, such as benefits and address information.
PRISM’s integrated applications include Purchasing, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, P-card Redistribution, Research, Human Resources, Payroll, Benefits, and Time Keeping.
07 Jul 2017
Chancellor Gallagher identified Commercial Translation as a strategic focus area in Pitt’s 5-year Plan, “Making a Difference Together”. As a result, the Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences, Dr. Arthur Levine, has set Commercial Translation as a strategic priority and charged Assistant Vice Chancellor for Commercial Translation in the Health Sciences, Dr. Donald Taylor, with leading these efforts in the Health Sciences in collaboration with stakeholders across campus. The primary purpose of commercial translation is to elevate the core missions of both the university and the respective industry partners who support their commercial translation pathways via funding and research-oriented insights.
22 May 2017
The new Printing Services website contains new information about products and services. Printing Services is also launching a new digital storefront that can be accessed from their site. If you would like to see their new offerings or take look at the new website, click here.
14 Apr 2017
The University Surplus Property Association (USPA) held it’s 18th annual conference at the University of Pittsburgh and featured our very own Janie Ondo. Janie presented to association members from over 35 universities and colleges about our custom FIS-developed Surplus Property application and website which allows the Surplus Property department to inventory, track and sell surplus items from departments and schools. Janie reviewed the 18 month process that FIS undertook with Surplus Property to gather requirements, map processes, build requirements, develop and test the system.
Janie Ondo has been with FIS Technical Services since August 2005 and has helped to produce numerous custom applications and websites.
15 Mar 2017
Julie Cursi is transferring to FIS Technical Services!
Julie has been with the CFO’s Financial Operations area as their Communication Project Manager since 2010. She has worked with us on many projects over the years. Most recently, she worked with us to redesign the Payroll department’s website which launched in December.
She has accepted the position of Engagement Analyst with our Application Development team. She will be responsible for supporting critical business strategies by managing projects, working on the Business Relationship Management team and providing UX and QA management.
Julie holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Pitt as well as a BA in Professional Writing from Carlow University and a BA in English Literature from Thiel College. She also has obtained the PMP (Project Management Professional) certification and is a member of the Project Management Institute.
Julie’s communication/project management experience, CFO background and her genuine willingness to help others will enhance our skilled team of IT professionals.
Julie is originally from Homestead, FL, but now lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, Ray and her ferret, SissieCat. She also loves equestrian sports and owns a mare with several personalities named Emma. If you looked in her refrigerator, you would find carrots and apples for Emma and canned pheasant for SissieCat. Julie’s favorite restaurant is Girasole in Shadyside, she just finished reading Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham, and she would love to meet Barry White Jr.
Julie will join the staff in 1900 CL on April 1 and will report to Carol Zielinski.
Please join us in welcoming Julie to FIS!
04 Feb 2016
We are pleased to announce that Maya Bayer accepted a position as a Web Developer in FIS Technical Services effective January 25, 2016.
Maya holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from the University of Algiers. She previously worked for MetaTechnical as the Chief Web Designer and Front-end Web Developer. Maya’s responsibilities include design and maintenance of all departmental web sites in the care of FIS as well as custom graphic designs for our custom applications. She is located in 1900 Cathedral of Learning and reports to Rich Welsh.
Please join us in welcoming Maya to FIS and the Technical Services team!