Sr Software Application Administrator

DST Systems, Inc. Kansas City , MO 64126

Posted 7 days ago

The speed of technology. The influx of data. Shifting regulations. Increased customer expectations.

That's where you'll find DST, helping clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. Mastering complexity is a constantly changing and evolving challenge one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon.

If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

Job Description:

Organizational Overview

Enterprise Services is the provider of information technology services to the DST enterprise. Our business is to connect our clients to their customers by automating business processes, providing information for decision making, and providing productivity tools to increase efficiency. This includes the information technology infrastructure and architecture functions, as well as, the global information privacy and security.

Role Overview

We are looking for a motivated Senior Software Application Administrator with strong analysis skills to independently support Front-end, Back-end and Middleware Applications running on Windows, Java, Apache, Linux, Oracle, and DB2. The administrator will work with clients, client advocates, professional services, ES server support and DBA teams to maintain our in-house AWD application. The administrator will manage the execution activities for all change requests and break fix incidents; including application upgrades, code/configuration/integration changes, certificate implementation, SQL inserts/queries/views/reports/stored procedures/table modifications and develop automation through complex scripts. The application support includes handling issue escalations, synopsis/root cause analysis and lessons learned. The administrator will provide complete documentation of process & procedures, service ticket completion, and change control requests. The associate will participate in 24 x 7 on call delivery support as part of a scheduled rotation with other team members


  • Intermediate database knowledge/skills for maintaining databases; including ability to craft complex SQL statements

  • Advanced technical skills interacting with Enterprise level technology (LINUX, Windows, Oracle, etc)

  • Scripting skills preferred

  • Above average Customer Service/Communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast pace, changing environment

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Desire to work in a close knit team environment

  • Perform after hours and weekend work requests and problem resolution

  • Participate in the oncall rotation supporting the AWD Application for hosted clients


  • Bachelor's degree and 3 years of work-related experience, or Master's degree and 1 year of work-related experience, or 5 years equivalent work-related experience

Required Skills

  • 5-7 years of UNIX and Windows experience.

  • 5-7 years of experience implementing, upgrading and supporting applications.

  • 5-7 years of software/application administration experience.

  • General SQL knowledge and experience with various database platforms including Oracle, DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server, including performance troubleshooting are expected.

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge or experience working with a variety of applications such as Tableau, Splunk, WebFOCUS, Dell IAM tools, CA Clarity, Hyperion, PeopleSoft, DataStage, Tomcat, WebLogic, and Windows PowerShell experience.

  • UNIX shell scripting experience.

  • Past work experience in a multi-tiered/highly available application infrastructure

  • Knowledge and understanding of network, hardware, operating system, and DBMS administration.


Kansas City Missouri

DST is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here and here. DST is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at for assistance.

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