13066: Application Platform Administrator

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Application Platform Administrator - Archive
Information Services

Posting: 13066
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2013-09-12

Revised: Application Review Date

Appointment Type:  Officer of Administration, 12-Month Renewable Contract
Annual FTE:  1.0 FTE
Closing Date:  Application Review begins July 5, 2013; open until filled

Job Context

Information Services (IS) is the central information technology unit for the University of Oregon.  IS provides and supports campus-wide services in the areas of technology support, enterprise applications, middleware, information security, systems and operations, and data networking and telecommunications.  IS also includes the Advanced Network Technology Center and works closely with the Network for Education and Research in Oregon.

The University of Oregon was established in 1876.  It offers a breadth and depth of curricula through its 270 academic programs and provides the opportunity to work at a respected research university with a strong holistic, liberal arts foundation.  The UO also has a history of political and social involvement that embraces diverse beliefs, cultures, and values, and it is committed to environmental responsibility.

Eugene is the home of the University of Oregon.  Located in the lush Willamette Valley, Eugene is well-known for outdoor pursuits like running, cycling, rafting, and fishing, as well as arts, music, crafts, brewing, wine-making, and community-supported agriculture.  With branches in Portland and on the Oregon coast, the UO is deeply connected to Oregon's natural and cultural treasures.

Working under the direction of the Associate Director for Enterprise Administrative Applications, the Application Platform Administrator participates in the installation, configuration, maintenance and support of application platforms including Oracle WebLogic Server and Fusion Middleware, IBM Cognos, and open source technologies such as Apache and Tomcat.  This includes installing application environments, configuring integration with databases and authentication services, installing and patching application infrastructure components, and administering application settings.  The Application Platform Administrator also coordinates system configuration and maintenance tasks, working closely with systems administration, database administration, programming and support staff.

The position has no supervisory responsibilities or budgetary authority.  This position makes decisions related to the design and development of applications and processes as outlined in the description of duties.

Duties and Responsibilities

Installation, configuration, maintenance, and support of enterprise application infrastructure.  Application integration with Identity and Access Management system including configuration of authentication services.  Application platform performance monitoring and troubleshooting.  Application administration.

Work with application developers, database administrators, and system administrators to research, design, and implement enterprise application services for the University community.  Write and maintain documentation on service configuration and support procedures.

Work with application developers, database administrators, and systems administrators to coordinate and install application patches and upgrades.

Consult with other Information Services and campus IT staff to provide software integration services.

Provide on-call support after hours and weekends (on a rotation basis with other staff).

Qualification Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

* Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
* Minimum of two years working in a production environment administering and supporting application infrastructure services
* Experience configuring web servers such as Apache
* Experience with java application server platforms such as Tomcat or Oracle WebLogic Server
* Experience with SQL and relational database technologies such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, or MySQL
* Experience troubleshooting application problems and monitoring and tuning application performance
* Experience installing and managing applications running on Linux/Unix and/or Microsoft Windows Server and configuring integration with databases and authentication services
* Experience with application development tools and technologies such as Java/JSP, Perl, XML and scripting tools such as Bash or Windows Powershell
* Excellent writing, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities
* An understanding of the security issues involved in maintaining and safeguarding institutional data
*Candidates with experience serving the needs of a diverse population are strongly desired
* U.S. citizenship (or eligibility for employment under prevailing U.S. immigration laws)
Preferred qualifications:
*Experience with Oracle Web Logic Server,  Oracle Fusion Middleware or IBM Cognos
*Experience implementing and supporting high availability enterprise services

This position is subject to a criminal background check.

Salary Range

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The University of Oregon provides an excellent benefits package including health, dental, insurance, retirement plan, employee tuition rates (transferable to immediate family members under specific circumstances) and excellent vacation and sick leave provisions.

Application Procedure

This position is open until filled.  To ensure consideration, all materials should arrive by July 5, 2013.

Complete applications must include the following:

  • A letter of application demonstrating how you meet the qualifications and addressing your interest in the position.
  • A current résumé.
  • The names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three current references who can comment on your qualifications for this position.  References will be kept confidential, and candidates will be notified before references are contacted.

The application materials should be packaged as a single PDF file, using the applicant’s last name as the document name, and emailed to iscareer@uoregon.edu.  

Please reference Position #13066 and the applicant’s last name in the subject of the email.

Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.