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Working As An Application Administrator

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $109,778

    Average Salary

What Does An Application Administrator Do At Bae Systems

* Be able to work in a rapid paced environment and must be able to work independently.
* The candidate works independently to maintain the smooth operation of a multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators.
* The candidate will be responsible for configuration, implementation, testing and performance enhancements for ArcSight appliances (loggers, smart connectors, forwarders, ArcMCs, and ESM).
* Work with systems engineers, enterprise architects, systems administrators and other technical staff on the implementation, testing, deployment and integration of computing systems
* Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products.
* Creates, maintains, and implements detailed documentation and maintains standard operating procedures.
* Application of security settings and other commercial best practices such as DISA STIGS.
* Provides coaching and reviewing the work of lower level technical staff.
* Provides support on a M
* F business hours schedule, also responsible for on-call, extended hour, and weekend support as required by mission or emergency situations

What Does An Application Administrator Do At Thermo Fisher Scientific

* Monitor EnterpriseOne performance and architecture and maintain the J
* D.Edwards system’s reliability, integrity and recoverability.
* Establish and maintain processes and procedures for implementing and maintaining the J
* D.Edwards EnterpriseOne technical environment On
* Premise and in cloud.
* Install, implement and monitor Oracle Weblogic, Oracle Application Server and E1 JAS Components.
* Install, implement and monitor Business Services Server and related package deployments.
* Perform setup, maintenance and coordination of users, user profiles and EnterpriseOne environment security

What Does An Application Administrator Do At Schneider Electric

* Specific responsibilities may differ by application.
* Work closely with end users, application development and vendors to tune; troubleshoot and resolve problems.
* Plan, coordinate, test, and communicate changes, upgrades/maintenance schedules; and new services with end users, ensuring business operations will operate correctly in current and future environments.
* Ensure appropriate controls (especially access controls) and audits logs are in place.
* Monitor, update, and maintain existing legacy environment software systems interfaces to ensure that the interfaces exchange data properly and to support the current legacy environment.
* Maintain governance/ownership and system documentation.
* Monitor software applications, and document and analyze problems.
* Develop test plans to verify logic of new or modified applications.
* Set up administrator and service accounts.
* Maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies and business processes.
* Review the governing regulations to ensure proper program support.
* Enable best practices.
* Process automation.
* May program in an administrative language.
* Collaborate with other technical teams to ensure proper integration of the environment.
* Maintain SLA, System Availability, Capacity management, and Performance KPIs.
* Provide second level of technical support for all corporate systems and software components.
* Provide Level 3 support for specific applications.
* Also, enable production support team to tackle Level 2 support and issues.
* Lead and participate in efforts to develop and implement processes for application and system monitoring.
* Provide advice and training to end‐users.
* Daily monitoring and maintenance activities.
* Assist in the day-to-day operations of Operations department.
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What Does An Application Administrator Do At Volt Information Sciences

* Collaborate with engineers on use of third party applications that allow them to more effectively define, design, develop, verify, and validate high quality and secure medical software.
* This includes configuring/customizing third party applications to solve business problems, while ensuring those applications enforce key product development processes.
* Provide training to internal users (small group and individual), troubleshoot application problems, define procedures that general IT support staff can follow to resolve “tier 1” requests (new accounts, software installs, etc.).
* Participate in the team’s recurring work direction meetings (aka scrum standups) and team planning meetings.
* May recommend purchase of software and coordinates installation with vendors and/or technician.
* COMPETENCIES:
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
* Good understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and familiarity with the different types of applications used by large teams to manage the SDLC and adopt various “best practices” in software development (exposure to SDLC in medical or defense environment a plus).
* Experience working with and administering third party client-only application and enterprise applications (client/server and web based).
* Able to rapidly absorb and implement new technologies and procedures.
* Technical and communication skills to support, diagnose, and troubleshoot end-user problems (supporting software engineering teams a plus

What Does An Application Administrator Do At Henry Ford Health System

* Administer CS Systems, environments, upgrades and security for SharePoint 2013, Project Server 2013 and TFS
* Assist in the Implementation, Configuration and Support of new services and applications into the SharePoint 2013 environment
* Assist and consult with Architects in capacity planning and tuning of web servers, application servers and process schedulers on Windows platforms
* Coordinate with Infrastructure Teams for trouble-shooting, capacity and performance issues
* Assist end-users with configuration options for CS Systems
* Assist in the installation of CS System upgrades (SharePoint service packs or CUs, other patches as required)
* Assist in Disaster Recovery planning, and testing for CS applications.
* Adhere to Change Management processes, represent CS application and other changes as necessary at Change Management meetings
* Deploy and administer Application and third party tools as required on SharePoint and other platforms as necessary
* Support CS Application environments and software including third party products and software upgrades on 24X7 on call basis including at off-business hours as directed by the management as needed
* Monitors and coordinates installation and upgrades of software as necessary to enhance performance.
* Research or assist in various software products as required; recommend solution and implements approved products
* Provide work guidance and leadership to less experienced personnel.
* Acts as technical project leader on assigned projects
* Utilize standard corporate tools to record changes and problem activities for tracking and resolution purposes
* Collaborates with Architects to define and facilitate solutions that meet organizational needs
* Ensures proper documentation and on-time delivery of all technical artifacts and deliverables
* Keeps abreast of new Tools & Technology and functionalities across the solution domain
* Promotes teamwork and mentors junior personnel
* Initiates a personal training plan, continues acquiring skills and knowledge, and pursues an understanding of the organization’s business plans and strategies

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How To Become An Application Administrator

Most employers require network and computer systems administrators to have a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. Others may require only a postsecondary certificate.

Education

Although some employers require only a postsecondary certificate, most require a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. There are degree programs that focus on computer network and system administration. However, because administrators work with computer hardware and equipment, a degree in computer engineering or electrical engineering usually is acceptable as well. Programs in these fields usually include classes in computer programming, networking, or systems design.

Because network technology is continually changing, administrators need to keep up with the latest developments. Many continue to take courses throughout their careers and attend information technology (IT) conferences to keep up with the latest technology. Some businesses require that an administrator get a master’s degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification programs are generally offered directly from vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates knowledge and best practices required from network and computer systems administrators. Companies may require their network and computer systems administrators to be certified in the product they use. Microsoft and Cisco offer some of the most common certifications.

Other Experience

To gain practical experience, many network administrators participate in internship programs while in school.

Advancement

Network administrators can advance to become computer network architects. They can also advance to managerial jobs in information technology (IT) departments, such as computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Administrators need analytical skills to evaluate network and system performance and determine how changes in the environment will affect them.

Communication skills. Administrators must be able to describe problems and their solutions to non-IT workers.

Computer skills. Administrators oversee the connections of many different types of computer equipment and must ensure that they all work together properly.

Multitasking skills. Administrators may have to work on many problems and tasks at the same time.

Problem-solving skills. Administrators must be able to quickly resolve any problems that arise with computer networks.

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Real Application Administrator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Linux Applications Administrator OCTO Consulting Group, Inc. Suitland, MD Aug 14, 2016 $155,000
Senior Enterprise Application Basis Administrator Vmware, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Jun 15, 2016 $142,376 -
$177,000
Administrator-Distributed Applications Citco Technology Management, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL Jun 08, 2016 $135,000
Lead Applications Administrator Biogen, Inc. Weston, MA Jun 29, 2015 $132,000
Lead Applications Administrator Biogen, Inc. Parkton, NC Jun 29, 2015 $132,000
Lead Applications Administrator Biogen, Inc. Weston, MA Jul 15, 2015 $132,000
Applications Administrator IV Cox Communications Atlanta, GA Sep 01, 2015 $130,000
Lead Applications Administrator Biogen, Inc. Durham, NC Sep 14, 2016 $128,000 -
$138,000
SR. Applications Administrator Vmware, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Dec 30, 2016 $123,517
Principal Enterprise Applications Admin EMC Corporation Southborough, MA Nov 20, 2015 $121,800
SR. Applications Administrator Informatica LLC Redwood City, CA Jun 23, 2016 $120,000
Lead Microstrategy Applications Administrator Gap Inc. Pleasanton, CA Aug 02, 2016 $117,760
Principal Software Application Administrator Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Baton Rouge, LA Oct 25, 2016 $117,300
Senior Middleware Applications Administrator Telcobuy.Com Maryland Heights, MO Mar 28, 2016 $116,800
Web Application Administrator Adobe Systems Incorporated San Jose, CA Feb 18, 2015 $104,000
Senior ERP Application Administrator Stefanini, Inc. Southfield, MI Jul 02, 2015 $101,458
Application Administrator IV Cox Communications, Inc. Atlanta, GA Nov 23, 2016 $100,422
Principle Enterprise Application Administrator EMC Corporation Southborough, MA Sep 22, 2016 $100,350 -
$135,450
Senior Applications Databse Administrator DNPR Services, LLC King of Prussia, PA Mar 06, 2016 $100,100
Guidewire Application Administrator Baldwin & Lyons, Inc. Carmel, IN Apr 04, 2015 $100,000 -
$110,000
Senior Application Administrator-Websphere Commerece Tractor Supply Company Brentwood, TN Nov 14, 2016 $100,000 -
$110,000
Web Application Administrator VSLN International, Inc. Saint Louis, MO Oct 01, 2015 $88,000
Oracle Applications Administrator, Fusion Middleware Rackspace Us, Inc. San Antonio, TX Jun 17, 2015 $87,090
Obiee Application Administrator Credit Acceptance Corporation Southfield, MI Jul 17, 2015 $86,840
Application Administrator The Finish Line USA, Inc. Indianapolis, IN May 13, 2016 $85,000
Application Administrator-Websphere Commerce Tractor Supply Company Nashville, TN Feb 16, 2015 $85,000 -
$95,000
Oracle Applications Administrator Smartdog Services, LLC (Formerly DCC Services, LLC Austin, TX Dec 01, 2016 $84,656 -
$120,000
Web Application Administrator New York Global Consultants Inc. Uniondale, NY Apr 05, 2016 $84,365

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Top Skills for An Application Administrator

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Top Application Administrator Skills

  1. Database
  2. Pl/Sql
  3. Web Server
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintain Oracle databases to ensure data reliability and performance.
  • Use PL/SQL for writing triggers, procedures, packages and functions for performing different kinds of functions.
  • Authored standard web server and Internet Information Services (IIS) installation procedures.
  • Provided Microsoft Windows server and Active Directory design and support for the CDC's (Center for Disease Control).
  • Conducted troubleshooting to resolve application issues at the workstation level, following prescribed escalation procedures for higher level technical issues.

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