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Systems Administrator
Maple Grove, Minnesota  |  Hybrid, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on September 29, 2022
Job Id #59395 Posted September 21, 2022


  • The Sr. Systems Administrator will be directly involved with PLM and other Quality applications upkeep and their high availability by conducting variety of daily, weekly and monthly Scheduled Maintenance tasks.
  • This role is critical in assisting users with application support and identification of opportunities for system monitoring and maintenance.

Job Duties:

  • PLM – Windchill
  • Support and System Administration
  • L2 support for Windchill users through ServiceNow / email/ phone
  • L2 support for USA and other regions for Windchill users
  • Hardware architecting and preparing OS configuration documentation.
  • Create/update KB Articles for Windchill (Internal Vs External)
  • Adjusting OS by performing UNIX and Windows tasks.
  • Perform Windchill Scheduled Maintenance tasks.
  • Coordinate with Infrastructure teams for Windchill hardware / software needs.
  • Coordinate with infrastructure teams for patching of the OS and Databases.
  • Update Windchill data through data loads.
  • System refreshes from prod.
  • Execute software installs and patching.
  • Create and maintain shell scripts for starting, stopping and monitoring of the application.
  • Monitor and maintain performance tuning of the application.
  • Submit and maintain scheduled jobs executing in the cron scheduler.
  • Maintain service account profiles used for starting/stoping of the application.
  • Keeps informed of trends and new developments in technology to better advise management of systems goals
  • Communicates effectively with management to enhance their understanding of the opportunities and limitations of information systems
  • Communicates with Windchill vendor for system issues and possible enhancements
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.
  • Develops technical disaster recovery plans and participates in testing.
  • Designs, tests and implements system security.


  • Two-years Tech college or bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of information technology experience
  • 3+ years of experience with PLM application administration, preferably Windchill
  • Experience with UNIX, windows OS configuration
  • Oracle database experience is a plus
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills. Able to bridge communication between technical areas
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

Additional Info:

  • This position will be primarily responsible for Windchill PLM system administration.
  • Responsible person will perform Windchill Administration activities while working with other IT teams make sure system is highly available for business.
  • Position requires good understanding of Windchill PLM administration and some operation systems knowledge such as UNIX and Windows.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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