Application Engineer

Time Inc., Birmingham, AL

One of the largest branded media companies in the world

Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is a leading multi-platform consumer media company that engages over 170 million consumers globally every month. The company's influential brands include PEOPLE, TIME, FORTUNE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, INSTYLE, REAL SIMPLE, SOUTHERN LIVING and TRAVEL + LEISURE, as well as approximately 60 diverse international brands. Time Inc. offers marketers a differentiated proposition in the marketplace by combining its powerful brands, trusted content, audience scale, direct relationships with consumers and unique first-party data. The company is home to growing media and platforms, including digital video, OTT, television, licensing, paid products and services and celebrated live events, such as the TIME 100, FORTUNE Most Powerful Women, PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’s Sportsperson of the Year, the ESSENCE Festival and the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen.



The job:

The Business Systems team is looking for an application engineer to play a key role in supporting enterprise-level applications.  Core activities include performing installs, upgrades, patches, administration of PeopleSoft applications, and supporting the application development groups with any systems related issues.  Additional activities will include DevOps responsibilities with PeopleSoft and many other enterprise applications. This role is responsible for delivering high quality service to Time Inc’s growing global business.

You will:

  • Perform PeopleSoft installs and upgrades.
  • Support and manage multiple software applications through the full development life cycle, including standards, reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operational production support.
  • Work with various IT groups (such as operations, networking, hardware administration, etc.), to implement system integrations as well as troubleshoot production issues.
  • Translate business requirements into technical specifications with an emphasis toward highly available and scalable global solutions.
  • Engage with vendors to implement new products, upgrade product versions, research and resolve issues.
  • Work independently and/or with a team (either inside or outside of our Business Systems) depending on the initiative.
  • Prioritize competing demands, scope large efforts and negotiate timelines.
  • Quickly learn, install, and maintain new software.
  • Communicate and organize effectively across functional and technical lines.

You have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of professional experience as a System Engineer, System Administrator, or Application Engineer.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience administering PeopleSoft applications; in-depth, hands on experience performing at least one major application and PeopleTools upgrade, and experience in setting up and applying patches/images using PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM) preferred.
  • Experience in scripting (Perl, shell) and an object-oriented programming language such as Java, C or C++ is preferred.
  • Exposure/experience with DevOps, Chef, ImageNow, FICO Blaze Advisor, Dell Stat (change control), Autosys (CA Workload Automation) would be a plus.

About Time Inc.

Time Inc. is the trusted voice of the human story. Through our 100 news and culture brands, consumers & marketers can leverage the power of Time Inc.’s stories every day, every hour, on every platform, from every angle, at the best possible moment. 

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