Windows Server Administrator for PeopleSoft People Tools

at Consolidated Nuclear Security
Published February 1, 2023
Location Amarillo, TX
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Responsible for the implementation and management of the PeopleSoft PeopleTools and its server infrastructure that supports production and business work at CNS. Will work with all levels of CNS employees to implement, maintain, and support the most efficient, cost effective set of solutions for CNS in the underlying PeopleSoft PeopleTools architecture. Will work in a team environment to coordinate, implement, and support changes to the environment using technical tools and processes to maintain consistency, availability, and stability in performance and function.

  • Keep pace with technical advancements within computing infrastructure and supporting software. Incorporate new technologies as appropriate.

  • Determines specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility and maintenance.

  • Manage the MS Windows software configurations of the PeopleSoft/PeopleTools servers for the most efficient operation in a secure manner to meet DOE/NNSA & DISA STIG requirements.

  • When scheduled, provide non-prime time support of the PeopleSoft/PeopleTools environment as required.

  • Manage enterprise computing environments, including applicable enterprise software and hardware configurations utilizing enterprise tools and best practice methods.

  • Hardens servers for security purposes.

  • Troubleshoots complex server and PeopleSoft/PeopleTools issues and works with other technical and functional personnel to complete problem resolution.

  • Performs system updates, following an approved change control process.

  • Develops and/or implements system monitoring tools and strategies for monitoring accountable systems and ensures optimum system availability.

  • When necessary, lead efforts to define functional requirements; conduct detailed analysis of alternative solutions and make/buy options; design complex system enhancements and interfaces; develop prototype systems to refine design and requirements; document design and detailed specifications; develop data models and related data structures; plan for configuration control, testing, security, and quality assurance.

  • When required, serve as technical staff advisor for complex projects, tasks, or functions.

  • Perform system test and validations; verify system expectations and requirements; ensure system operation; perform enhancements and improvements.

  • Ensure that all appropriate implementation procedures are developed and/or followed in a routine basis.

  • Ensure that all appropriate operating procedures, contingency plans, and security policies are developed and/or followed on a routine basis.

What You Can Expect

  • Meaningful work and unique opportunities to support missions vital to national and global security

  • Top-notch, dedicated colleagues

  • Generous pay and benefits with a stable organization

  • Career advancement and professional development programs

  • Work-life balance fostered through flexible work options and wellness initiatives

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or closely-related field: Minimum 2 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of 10 or more years of relevant, progressive education and work experience may be considered.

  • Required experience working with one or more of the technologies listed that the team supports.

  • Knowledge of Windows Server 2012 r2, installation, configuration, security Knowledge of Windows Server 2016, installation, configuration, security

  • Active Directory – Group policy administration, editing, and creation

  • PeopleSoft/PeopleTools (8.51, 8.53, 8.54, 8.58) – Installation, configuration, patching, upgrading, security, and administration.

Preferred Job Requirements

  • At least 2 years’ experience in current primary and supporting technology implementations in use by CNS is preferred.

  • Supporting more than one of the technologies is preferred.

  • Knowledge of Elasticsearch technology, installation, configuration and management is desired

  • Prior experience at DOE and Y12 site is highly desirable.

  • Be able to install each version of PeopleTools, or have a general understanding of the installation process of the older versions of PeopleTools.

  • Practical knowledge of 8.56 or greater.

  • Understand de-coupling and what is required to de-couple a PeopleSoft/PeopleTools environment.

  • Ability to create, maintain, tune, and customize application server and process scheduler domains.

  • PIA – ability to create, maintain, tune, and customize PIA domains for the latest versions of PeopleTools.

  • Ability to deploy an entire PeopleSoft environment via the new DPK methodology, as well as in depth familiarity with customizations, domain creation, administration, and patching methods.

  • Peoplesoft Update Manager(PUM) – Installation, Configuration and Updates

  • Weblogic (versions 11g to 12c) – Installation, configuration, patching, upgrading, administration.

  • Be able to manage a Weblogic environment separate from the PeopleSoft PeopleTools DPK installation.

  • Familiarity with SSL and how it applies to PeopleTools.

  • Certificate creation and implementation.

Why Pantex and Y-12?

You get #morethanajob. We encourage employees to achieve a healthy personal balance among home, work and the community. One of the ways we embrace work-life balance is by offering flexible work arrangements that provide alternatives to the traditional workweek, while still meeting business needs. Top talent and personal commitment mean more to our success than any other factors, so we reward our people with the kinds of benefits that make a positive difference in the quality of their lives. Benefits such as: medical plan, prescription drug plan, vision plan, dental plan, employer matched 401(k) savings plan, disability coverage, education reimbursement and many more. Want to stay healthy and fit but hate the cost of a gym membership? Take advantage of one of our onsite workout facilities and eat healthy in our onsite cafeterias. Much more than a workplace, at Pantex and Y-12, you can build a career that lasts a lifetime.


The minimum education and experience for the lowest career level in the job posting range are listed under Minimum Job Requirements. Successful candidates hired into a higher career level than the minimum in the range must meet the requirements listed in the job leveling charts for the career level into which they are being hired.

If a range of Career Levels is posted, i.e., Senior Associate to Senior Specialist, internal applicants already in one of the Career Levels would come across at their current Career Level. Internal applicants currently in a lower level Career Level would move to the lowest posted Career Level.

Requires a Q clearance; however all qualified candidates will be considered regardless of their current clearance status. The ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy Q clearance is required.

Position may require entry into Materials Access Areas (MAA) and participation in the Human Reliability Program (HRP). If HRP is required, candidate must complete a counterintelligence-scope polygraph, pursuant to 10CFR 709. Medical requirements may apply.

CNS is a drug-free workplace. Candidates accepting a job offer will be required to pass a pre-placement physical, drug screening and background investigation. As an employee, you may be required to receive and maintain a security clearance from the United States Department of Energy in order to meet eligibility requirements for access to sensitive information or matter. U.S. citizenship is a requirement for security clearance applicants. All employees are subject to being randomly selected for drug testing without advance notification.

CNS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, disability or veteran status.