• Platform Administrator

    Posting Date 4 weeks ago(3/23/2018 3:02 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Job Location(s)
    West Lafayette IN United States
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Cook Research Inc.
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The Platform Administrator at Cook Research Incorporated is responsible for installation, administration, maintenance, and upgrades of CRI application platforms. In addition, this position will ensure the implementation of well-designed IT solutions and provides hand-on expertise to administer and support the day-to-day operations of the application platform systems.


    • Work with customers and other IT teams to identify application platform requirements and define supporting solution functionality and capabilities

    • Design application server environments by coordinating with software solution teams and working with infrastructure, data, and security teams

    • Installs, implements, administers, supports, maintains, and upgrades server-side applications, off-the-shelf software, or cloud based platforms

    • Regularly administrate configurations, workflows, security groups, and user access to application platforms

    • Document the installation, configuration, software validation or qualification, and backup and recovery plans for application platforms

    • Monitors designated applications and takes corrective action to prevent or minimize system down time

    • Open, manage, and resolve applications issues with external application vendors

    • Define and execute on process improvement and performance optimization opportunities

    • Assist with application development or custom configurations as needed

    • Assist with infrastructure system and server administration as needed

    • Complete documentation for implementation procedures, test validation, and support processes

    • Create and normalize database schemas for applications as applicable

    • Identify, communicate, and mitigate potential technical risks with platforms and drive system troubleshooting activities

    • Encourage collaboration and cooperation between multiple stakeholder groups (e.g. business customers, users, IT development, IT infrastructure, and IT support teams)

    • Maintain an in-depth knowledge-base of system environments for application reuse within the organization

    • Provide 24x7 support of some systems on rotating schedule


    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science or related fields

    • Considerable experience with installation, configuration, and maintenance of web and application servers and middleware applications

    • Some experience in a Windows and/or Linux environment

    • Some experience working with custom built Java based applications

    • Some experience working with Microsoft SQL server and/or Oracle or relation object mapping tools (hibernate, OJB, etc.)

    • Some experience with software development lifecycle methodologies, including Agile

    • Some experience with application servers like Tomcat, JBoss, and BEA Weblogic

    • Some experience with Microsoft Active Directory, VMware, Cisco FlexPod, and NetApp storage 

    • Experience in troubleshooting complex technical issues with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills 

    • Ability to work with cross functional teams, consultants, vendors, contractors, and other department subject matter experts



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