Senior Applications Administrator

Denver, CO
Jan 03, 2019
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number A01122 Position Title Senior Applications Administrator Position Number E 1137 Salary for Announcement

The starting salary is $67,237. The final salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Employee Category Administrators Department ITS - Application Services EClass Code Admin < FT with benefits Position Summary

Come work with us at MSU Denver!
MSU Denver offers a wide range of competitive benefits, including health, dental and vision plans and 6 weeks of paid parental leave. Additionally, professional staff are awarded 24 days per fiscal year (July 01 – June 30) of vacation time, prorated upon day of hire. For more information on these and other Benefits, please visit the Human Resources Department website:

MSU Denver’s mission is to provide a high-quality, accessible, enriching education that prepares students for successful careers, post-graduate education and lifelong learning in a multicultural, global and technological society. To fulfill its mission, MSU Denver’s diverse university community engages the community at large in scholarly inquiry, creative activity and the application of knowledge.
Working as part of the Information Technology Services Application Services team, the Senior Applications Administrator supports the University mission by ensuring ongoing availability and performance of critical business systems. Successful candidates will demonstrate a balance between technical aptitude, collaborative attitude and a desire to continuously learn and grow within an ever-changing technology landscape.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.


40% – Application Administration
•The Senior Applications Administrator will devote the majority of their time and attention to ensuring the continual operation of critical systems, particularly the campus ERP platform (Ellucian Banner) and related technologies, including Oracle Weblogic and a range of third-party integrations.
•Additionally, this team will migrate code into production environments, perform scheduled system upgrades, troubleshoot system performance or stability issues and administer system access for enterprise software solutions.
•Lastly, successful team members will independently identify opportunities for configuration changes that yield enhanced stability or performance, recommend implementation steps and complete necessary tasks to implement recommendations.

30% – Database Administration
•Assist in ongoing management of Oracle and MSSQL database platforms, including routine tuning and scheduled upgrades.
•Independently perform database maintenance tasks, including data backup and restoration as needed.
•Create and configure new databases in accordance with industry best practices as needed to support campus technology operations.

10% – Knowledge Management & Skill Development
•As a senior-level resource, this position will encourage a well-rounded and cross-trained team by documenting standard departmental processes and system configurations, assisting other team members and facilitating open knowledge exchange within the team.

10% – Project Management
•Serve as a subject matter expert for specific projects as needed, identifying requirements, developing a project plan and executing approved plans as needed.

10% – Other duties as assigned, including occasional after-hours or on-call assignments.

Required Qualifications

•Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university*
•Experience administering currently-supported versions of Oracle Database and/or Oracle Weblogic
•Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux v6 or later

Preferred Qualifications

•Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics or a related field
•Professional experience in a higher education environment
•Demonstrated experience using scripting languages such as Unix shell, batch/PowerShell (Windows), or a currently-relevant programming language such as C, C#, Java or Ruby
•Demonstrated experience developing SQL queries within a production relational database environment.
•Experience administering Ellucian Banner v8 and/or v9
•7+ years’ experience administering Oracle Weblogic
•7+ years’ experience administering Oracle Database 11g or later

*Candidates who have not attained a four-year degree may be considered, with each year of professional experience counting as one-half year of education. To meet this requirement, a candidate must demonstrate a minimum of eight years’ professional experience.

Posting date 12/14/2018 Closing date Closing Instructions Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete applications received by January 11, 2019 will receive full consideration. Position is open until filled.

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References
Optional Documents
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