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PeopleSoft System Administrator

Hampton Roads Transit

Hampton, Virginia 23661
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Position:               PeopleSoft Systems Administrator

Department:        Technology – PeopleSoft Technical Services

Reports To:          PeopleSoft Technical Services Manager

Salary:                  Determined on Qualifications     



All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without current or future company sponsorship.

PeopleSoft Systems Administrator primary responsibility will be to provide support for the installation, upgrade, security, administration, monitoring and tuning for Hampton Roads Transit PeopleSoft HCM and PeopleSoft Financials infrastructure components – application server, web server, process scheduler, integration broker and database.


Essential Job Functions:

(Duties listed are not intended to be all inclusive nor to limit duties that might reasonably be assigned.)

  • Manage all levels of infrastructure support for all PeopleSoft environments.

  • Monitor and manage performance of the PeopleSoft application web and application tiers.

  • Download and apply PeopleTool Oracle Critical patches

  • Support annual disaster recovery exercises

  • Assist PeopleSoft developers with technical issues

  • Provide on-call application support on a rotational basis

  • Coordinate and perform code migrations to production environments

  • Coordinate and perform verification of database refreshes

  • Configuration to support build of PIA environment for internal and external access

  • Provide support for UPK infrastructure

  • Other related tasks to ensure on-going secure, supported and stable PeopleSoft infrastructure

  • Develop strong working relationships with Oracle DBA, and other internal resources to provide

  • Infrastructure support.

  • Perform maintenance and development work in a manner that is consistent with company standards and procedures

  • Manage records created and received in compliance with the Hampton Roads Transit Records Management Policy and Procedures.

  • Responsible for maintaining a general awareness of HRT’s EMS

  • Responsible for handling all related job responsibilities in accordance to HRT’s Environmental Policy, relevant EMS Standard Operating Procedures, and Emergency Management Plan


Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills essential to Job Functions:

  • 5+ years proven design experience of infrastructure to support PeopleSoft 8.4x and 8.5x applications to include support of third party integration tools.
  • 5+ years experience installing and configuring complete PeopleSoft technical environments (web server, integration broker, process scheduler, app server, database)
  • 2+ years Configuring Candidate Gateway
  • 1+ PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM)
  • 5+ years Applying PeopleTool /Application Updates
  • Two or more installations/upgrades of PeopleSoft 8.x to 9.x environments
  • 5+ years of design and setup experience in monitoring of PeopleSoft environments
  • 3+ years demonstrated experience with security administration best practices in a PeopleSoft Internet Architecture (PIA) environment.
  • 5+ years experience in resolving of technical architecture issues
  • 1+ years of database administration operations experience in a PeopleSoft environment
  • 2+ years configuring integration broker on PeopleTools 8.48 or higher
  • 2+ years Technical PeopleSoft experience with SQL, SQR, PeopleTools, PeopleCode, PS/Query and Application Engine
  • Working knowledge of Oracle database and SQL commands
  • Demonstrated experience on coordination and application of required environment patches.
  • Demonstrated experience planning and execution of PeopleSoft technical upgrades    
  • Experience in requirement gathering, fit/gap analysis and overall planning for technical infrastructure
  • Excellent skills and experience in debugging/troubleshooting techniques for technical issues within the PIA and all related infrastructure components including app server, web server, process scheduler, integration broker, and database.
  • Must have strong writing skills and be able to create technical specifications and unit test scripts, etc.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill

Required Software Knowledge and Skills essential to Job Functions:

Proficiency in using computer systems and the listed software applications associated with performance of assigned work is essential. Basic problem solving skills associated with software applications used is expected.   Software usage relevant to job duties will be evaluated.


Software applications:

  • Working knowledge of flow charting software (Visio, Smartdraw or other). To include experience diagramming or documenting system architecture and administration processes.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows products (Excel, Word, Access)

Training and/or Education

BS in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Systems or Related Technical Field

Required Experience:

5 years technical experience as PeopleSoft Systems Administrator


Licenses or Certificates:

Virginia Driver’s License


Special Requirements:

This position is classified as essential personnel.


FLSA Status:



Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Unusual Demands:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work involves meeting multiple demands on a timely basis. Duties will require working weekends and Holidays.

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