PeopleSoft Infrastructure Administrator


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is looking for a PeopleSoft Infrastructure Administrator.

Job Summary:

Provide administration for Human Resource applications infrastructure, including management of application servers, web servers, process schedulers and Oracle databases for PeopleSoft HCM and related applications.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):

1. Work within a team environment to support the infrastructure for HR applications. Provide operational support for PeopleSoft 9.x, including administration and maintenance of WebLogic application/web servers, process schedulers and Oracle 12c databases. Responsibilities span installation, configuration, analysis, performance management, security, troubleshooting, proactive monitoring and change control. Provide support for HR projects, including minor and major application upgrades, PeopleTools upgrades, platform migrations, and deployment of new capabilities requiring new environments to be built, converted, optimized or reconfigured. Actively contribute to the Oracle Database team. (65%)

2. Work effectively with other infrastructure teams and external vendors to diagnose and resolve issues. Collaborate with software developers, analysts and service managers to understand infrastructure requirements for projects and operations, and clearly communicate analysis and recommendations. Develop and maintain documentation of operational procedures, technical solutions and architectures. (35%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent years of professional Information Technology work experience.
  • 5 years’ experience administering PeopleSoft 9.x infrastructure.
  • 3 years’ experience administering Oracle 11g or 12c databases in a UNIX environment.
  • Understanding of UNIX file systems, shells, utilities and scripting languages.
  • Self-motivated to independently resolve complex multifaceted problems using current job knowledge, research data and internal/external resources.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills used to document analysis, share knowledge, collaborate on solutions, and deliver technical presentations.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple concurrent tasks and priorities.
  • Self-motivated and able to work well in a team environment as a technical contributor.

Desired Qualifications:

  • M.S. in Information Technology related field.
  • Experience administering multiple Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications.
  • Experience with Oracle Enterprise Manager for administering, monitoring and optimizing applications and databases.
  • Recent experience upgrading PeopleSoft HCM from 8/9x to 9.2.
  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft application development.

Special Working Conditions:

Occasional Saturday morning hours required to support operational or project requirements, as well as participation in on-call rotations every 6 weeks.


Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.


APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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