DST Systems Software Application Administrator in Kansas City, Missouri

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

The DST Business Intelligence Services team is looking for a Software Application Administrator responsible for system administration of third party software applications and providing integrated team support and maintenance. This individual routinely engages with other application administrators, developers, analysts, DBA’s, network administrators, AD administrators, UNIX administrators, Windows administrators and other technical support teams. Software Application Administrators are top level technical contributors with advanced knowledge and experience in the area of application communications and related hardware/software. They are knowledgeable in a multi-platform operating environment. They also possess the ability to assimilate new information quickly and have strong analytical skills.

This individual will be expected to be part of an on-call rotation.


  • Monitor application performance and maintain application integrity.

  • Troubleshoot application problems, including patching, installing and upgrading application software and middleware.

  • Participate in the long-term strategic planning to ensure application capacity meets current and future requirements. This includes planning for remote hardware and communications facilities as well as development and implementation of methodology for application analysis, installation, and support.


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 PeopleCenter@dstsystems.com for assistance.

DST Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, DST helps companies master complexity in the world’s most demanding industries to ensure they continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements.

We work with companies in some of the world’s most demanding industries where rapid shifts in consumer, regulatory, and technology trends are increasingly affecting how our clients do business. For them, keeping up in a landscape of constant change is becoming more and more complex. Through our technology, strategic advisory, and business improvement solutions we work with clients to help them stay ahead of and capitalize on customer, business, and regulatory change.

Mastering complexity is not an end-state. It’s 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.