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Senior Applications Administrator

St. Edward's University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Dec 27, 2023
Senior Applications Administrator
  • EINS - Enterprise Info System
  • 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States
  • Salary
  • Full Time

  • Senior Applications Administrator

    Enterprise Information Systems

    St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of Senior Applications Administrator. This position provides technical support for the analysis, development, installation, administration, and maintenance of mission critical enterprise systems, databases, and middleware applications. Using a collaborative approach, this individual performs tactical and strategic application administration for enterprise systems, while learning new technologies, to best serve the University.

    Required Qualification: Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, or other information technology field, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Four years' experience administering a SQL-capable database and in the use of SQL statements. Four years' experience administering large software applications/application platforms with various operating systems. Experience with standard integration platforms, such as Dell Boomi, and REST APIs. Experience with complex system permissions. Must possess the ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.

    Preferred Qualifications: Experience as an application administrator of enterprise ERP software such as Ellucian's Banner. Experience administering Linux systems, including shell scripting. Specific experience administering Microsoft SQL Server databases. Experience with automated system configuration. Experience with object-oriented programming. Experience working in higher education with an understanding of higher education business practices.

    Essential Responsibility include:
    • Provide application administration support, especially system and software upgrades, primarily for enterprise ERP or CRM systems and as a backup for other applications and databases.
    • Evaluate, deploy, and test new or upgraded software. Perform system and database upgrades.
    • Implement and maintain application architecture including, but not limited to leading or contributing to discussions about release processes and management; application access, user provisioning and deprovisioning; and overall application strategy.
    • Build, refine, and execute CI/CD procedures as well as backup and restore procedures to ensure system stability and business continuity.
    • Support and use integration tools allowing for the seamless transmission of data from disparate systems, both for operational and reporting purposes.
    • Contribute to the departmental understanding of industry enterprise and middleware software trends and standards to improve the simplicity, maintainability and reusability of enterprise and middleware software and to align with vendor software roadmaps.
    • Perform complex systems/software analysis; conduct application, system, and code walkthroughs; implement and maintain highly reliable, available, secure software.
    • Automate system configuration processes using standard configuration management tools.
    • Assist in the evolution and development of enterprise applications and data integrations.
    • Perform load testing as well as other application testing to ensure reliable and robust applications.
    • Evaluate new candidate technologies to ensure that they integrate with existing software and systems per the university's Technology Selection Policy.
    • Monitor and troubleshoot problems.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    • Ability to handle highly confidential material, understanding that all University information should only be disclosed to others who have a need to know, for legitimate business reasons.
    • Adapt to change in the work environment, manage competing demands and deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
    • Demonstrated ability and interest in growth and learning new skills.
    • Assure coordination of OIT resources by communicating with the OIT Help Desk and User Services to inform them of problems and resolutions.
    • Assure the security of the system by ensuring the use of industry-standard security protocols.
    • Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
    • Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the supervisor.
    • Demonstrated ability and interest in growth and learning new skills.
    • Adhere to the policies and procedures established by St. Edward's University.

    For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

    The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

    Medical & Rx Coverage - UMR (HSA & FSA Available)

    Dental - Sunlife Dental

    Vision - Sunlife Vision Plan

    Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

    Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

    Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Pet Insurance

    Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

    Retirement Plan - (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

    Tuition Benefits

    Paid Holidays

    Services & Discounts


    Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include a resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. An application will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

    In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University.


    St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;


    We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

    Background Checks:

    A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


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