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OIPA System Admin (Remote)

3700 S. Stonebridge Dr., McKinney, Texas
Job number: 14838

Job Description:

OIPA System Admin (Remote)

Primary Duties & Responsibilities


Reporting to a Manager or a Director of IT Applications, the OIPA System Administrator will work directly with members of the business and technical teams to gather the business and technical requirements necessary to establish and maintain the OIPA system and PAS environment. Work will include project work related to implementing new functionality as well as maintenance and support work for existing functionality.


  • Monitor, Analyze and Configure the OIPA Application and Database Servers to ensure optimal performance.
  • Database Tuning includes query, index recommendations for performance and I/O consumption.
  • Application Server Tuning includes Clustering, CPU, Memory and Thread Pool recommendations.
  • Design OIPA production and lower infrastructure environments.
  • Produce system design specification documents.
  • Design and review Security requirements based on business user requirements.
  • Support complex deployments and migrations.
  • Proactively assess short/long term design implications that would impact effective and efficient operations of the overall OIPA and the PAS ecosystem.
  • Identify, recommend and implement standardization and consolidation opportunities as the system is implemented across the organization.
  • Work closely with internal OIPA Configuration teams as well as Oracle Development team to manage OIPA SRs.
  • Manage multiple development designs and projects to meet project and customer required time lines.
  • Participate and lead, when needed, the project meetings with technical and business teams.
  • Train and mentor other team members.

Required Skills


  • Ability to productively work under Agile project methodologies.
  • The PAS project will follow the appropriate Globe SDLC guidelines.
  • Provide reasonable and accurate estimates for assigned work.
  • Complete work within committed timeframes and budget.
  • To ensure the program management team can make timely decisions all team members must ensure project artifacts such as estimates, work completed, work remaining, task status, etc. are maintained on a daily basis.
  • Risks that would impact the delivery of the assigned tasks on schedule are immediately communicated to the project management and/or program management team.

Applicable to all employees of Globe Life & Accident and its subsidiaries:

  • Reliable and predictable attendance of your assigned shift
  • Ability to work full time and/or part time based on the position specifications.

Required Knowledge & Experience



  • Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science, Math, Statistics, Finance, Computer Science, or other equivalent working experience


Work Experience Required

  • 4+ years of Oracle DB Support/Administration.
  • 5+ years of Oracle WebLogic, IBM WebSphere, Redhat JBoss, Tomcat and Coherence.
  • OIPA Components Deployment with WebLogic will be an asset.
  • 5+ years of Oracle Linux.
  • Oracle System Administration Tools – OEM, Admin Server, Data Guard.
  • CRON jobs - creating and scheduling.
  • System Alerts - Creating and modifying system alerts utilizing scripting tools – Python.
  • Distribution of system alerts via XMail.
  • Cherwell and Service Now ticketing applications.
  • Terminal Emulation Software – (i.e., Putty).
  • Oracle Exalogic and Exadata will be an asset.
  • OIPA Database and Application upgrade will be an asset.
  • Data migration, management, partitioning experience.
  • Data simulation/replication (i.e., Policy Copy or equivalent tool) will be an asset.
  • OIPA Release Management will be an asset.
  • OIPA Components User Management with security group entitlements and SSO enablement will be an asset.
  • DI – Queue configuration and setup – troubleshooting of issues with JMS messaging with WebLogic or WebSphere.
  • Database back up tools – Rubrik.
  • Deployment experience with Docker images / Kubernetes for WebLogic and TomEE profiles.
  • Experience with Cycle and DI monitoring / troubleshooting to identify RCA.
  • OIPA v10 or v11 experience will be an asset.
  • OIPA System Design and Configuration using OIPA v10 or v11 will be an asset.
  • OIPA implementation experience for multiple clients will be an asset.
  • Knowledge of Oracle SOA, MuleSoft and BPM will be an asset.
  • Knowledge of AWS and Oracle OCI cloud computing will be an asset.
  • Ability to prepare complex design diagrams.
  • Working knowledge of insurance life and health products for individual, group and worksite markets will be an asset.


Location: 3700 S. Stonebridge Dr., McKinney, Texas

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Savings and Investment Plan (401K) - Eligible employees may begin participating in the plan on the first day of employment.

Pension Plan - Eligible employees who complete one year of service with the Company become participants in the Pension.* (Not available to Cleveland Employees)

Medical - Benefits are available to all eligible employees and qualified dependents the first of the month following 30 days of continuous service.

Dental** and Vision - Eligible employees and qualified dependents are able to enroll the first of the month following 30 days of continuous service.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) - Our FSA has two components, Health Care and Dependent Care Accounts. These accounts allow employees to set aside a portion of their earnings on a pre-tax basis to cover out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. Participation is elected on a calendar year basis and is available to all eligible employees the first of the month following the completion of 30 days of continuous service.

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) - A pre-tax Health Spending Account (HSA) is offered to those who enroll in the High Deductible Plan. It allows you to pay for health care expenses. Participation is elected on a calendar year basis and is available to all eligible employees the first of the month following the completion of 30 days of continuous service. Company contributes to HSA.

Short-Term Disability - Eligible employees may be entitled to salary continuance during periods of temporary disability. Benefits are based on employee status and years of service.*

Group Life and Long-Term Disability** - Eligible employees may elect life insurance and long-term disability coverage the first of the month following 30 days of continuous service.

Vacation and Paid Holidays - Employees are eligible for vacation upon the completion of six months of employment. In addition, the Company offers eight paid holidays.

Education Assistance - The Company supports employees who wish to continue their education to secure increased responsibility and growth within their professional careers. We offer a reimbursement program for expenses incurred through approved institutions of learning. In addition, Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) and International Claim Association (ICA) program courses are offered after the completion of six months of services at no cost to the employee.

Fitness Reimbursement - Eligible employees are able to receive up to 100% reimbursement for monthly dues (employee only).

Supplemental Plans** - Cancer, Heart/Stroke, Accident.

*Please note, some benefits may vary by subsidiary. Please be sure to clarify with the Human Resources Department.
**Company paid benefit

Do I have to apply for every job that I am interested in? - Yes. Though our Talent Acquisition Team searches our database for qualified candidates, the only way to ensure that we know what position is of interest to you is if you apply for it directly.

Now that I've applied, what happens? - You will receive an immediate response from our system. Someone from our Talent Acquisition Team will review your qualifications and skills. If you're a good fit, we'll contact you to conduct an initial interview by phone, followed by assessment testing and an in person interview(s).

How do I get the contact information of the hiring manager for the job I am interested in? - It is our policy not to give contact information to external applicants. If, after you apply, it is determined that your skills and qualifications match our hiring needs, you will be contacted directly for an interview by someone on our Talent Acquisition Team.

I've been interviewed, what's next? - If selected, we'll extend a conditional offer. Then, pending a successful background check and drug screen, we'll confirm a start date.

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