Position: Sr. Peoplesoft Applications & Database Administrator
Location: Palo Alto, CA


MindSource specializes in placing technology professionals with
companies in the Silicon Valley Region. We have an immediate need for
a Sr. PeopleSoft Applications and Database Administrator with our
client in PALO ALTO, CA. This is a 3- 6 months CONTRACT to HIRE

A successful candidate will have demonstrated experience with the
installation, configuration, and maintenance of a stable production,
development and testing infrastructure for the PeopleSoft Student
Administration, PeopleSoft Human Resource, PeopleSoft Portal, and
Oracle Database.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Install, maintain, configure, and ensure the integrity of PeopleSoft

Plan, schedule and estimate resources to accomplish minor and major
PeopleSoft software Upgrades

Plan and manage the installation of application patches, tax updates
and releases on development, test, quality assurance and production

Management of application servers, proxy servers, web servers for
PeopleSoft environments.

Perform capacity planning, performance monitoring and tuning of the
PeopleSoft Application, Batch Processing systems.

Plan, schedule and estimate resources to accomplish minor and major
Oracle Database Upgrade.

Perform backup, recovery, capacity planning, performance tuning, and
cloning of the Oracle Database.

Identify and implement/participate in the implementation of hardware,
operating system and software enhancements for improving the
reliability, performance and availability of the systems.

Manage systems for high availability, and satisfactory response time.

Configure monitoring tools to evaluate the performance of systems

Provide On-call duties include a 24-hour coverage which will be
rotated among team members.

Provide technical administration and migration support for various
PeopleSoft environments.

Enforce application change control and migration strategy policies are

Participate in application message queue management.
Participate in instance refreshes. Interface with management and
technical staff.

Provide 3rd level support to users.

Create and maintain system documentation.

Required Skills / Competencies:

Proficiency in scripting languages in a Unix and Windows environment
are required.

Understanding of the layers/tiers of web applications and the
communication protocol between the tiers.

Knowledge of Apache, Tomcat, Web Logic and PeopleSoft Internet

Have knowledge and experience in PeopleSoft upgrade utilizing Change
Assistant/Upgrade Assistant in an Oracle environment.

Excellent knowledge and experience of the PeopleSoft upgrade process
including applying updates, fixes and patches with upgrades.

Experience with PeopleSoft Application activities including PIA
administration, configuration and tuning.

Experience with Oracle database tuning and administration including
instance performance monitoring, table space utilization, schema
object management, database capacity planning, “bottlenecks” and
“offensive” SQL activity monitoring and resolution.

Experience with Oracle backup, recovery, and disaster recovery process
and scenarios.

Knowledge and experience of PeopleSoft technologies such as
Integration Broker, Application Designer, People Code, Application
Engine, Security from a PS Admin perspective.

Strong knowledge of networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL, DNS, FTP,

Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills

Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment

Effective verbal and written communication skills


Relevant Work Experience:

At least 7 years of experience as an Application administrator for a
PeopleSoft environment

At least 5 years of experience as an Oracle Database (8 – 10g)


Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field or
equivalent experience

- Must be US Citizen or a Green Card Holder


For immediate consideration please send your resume to
raj AT mindsource DOT com with expected hourly rate/annual salary and
availability for a phone interview.

Raj Vemuri
Recruiter - MindSource
raj AT mindsource DOT com
650-314-6408 (Direct)