Requisition ID:  30288

Application Administrator

Job Summary

The Application Administrator provides support for Purdue University's institutional repository, Elements, which tracks and reports on faculty activities such as research, teaching, and service.  This includes becoming the subject-matter expert on system capabilities, maintenance of the application, monitoring and troubleshooting issues, and implementing new features and workflows to meet campus business needs.  This position can be a fully remote or a hybrid schedule.   Review of applications will begin after March 15th, 2024.


Working closely with program stakeholders, this individual will manage the technical functionality of Elements including:

  • Understanding business requirements, identifying application impact, and recommending solutions
  • Configuring the solution to meet the needs of the academic campus community
  • Managing interactions and relationships with the vendor
  • Managing data automation and migration processes
  • Reviewing large data files for system alignment, user needs, and automation tasks
  • Identifying and repairing data quality issues, as necessary
  • Responding to technical support tickets from end users
  • Staying abreast of new features and enhancements for existing solutions
  • Maintaining and developing technical expertise through professional development, including attending conferences and exhibitions

What We're Looking For:



  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, technology leadership, information management, statistics, business management or another related field
  • Two or more years of experience in data analysis or application administration
  • Experience in an academic environment
  • Previous experience in application administration, data analysis, business solution implementation processes, or similar experience
  • Ability to repeat mundane tasks with consistent zeal, accuracy, and quality
  • Excellent problem-solver
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical issues to a diverse set of stakeholders, while maintaining a high degree of professionalism
  • Ability to interpret complex business processes and match those with business solution functionality (i.e., translate user needs/wishes to the vendor).
  • Demonstrated high commitment to quality, along with being highly thorough and dependable
  • Strong commitment to staying involved with and abreast of evolving data-related topics, policies, regulations, and ethical standards

What is Helpful:

  • Previous experience managing vendor and user communications, expectations, and needs

What We Want You to Know:

  • A background check is required for employment in this position
  • Review of applications will begin after March 15th, 2024
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

What You'll Get iin Return:

All university employees are afforded a generous benefits package,, including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and retirement contributions. As part of Purdue University’s expansive employee benefit package, the University is proud to offer its employees the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance by offering a tuition remission opportunity at both Purdue University and Purdue Global.

Take Your Next Giant Leap

We never stop, we keep going, because Discovery is in our DNA, and we want you to discover a Career at Purdue University! Come work alongside a family of diverse culture with faculty, students, and staff who come together to become one, Boilermakers! Our greatest adventures are yet to come, and we want to include you.

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