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VIRENT-IT Applications Administrator

Date: Jun 19, 2017

Location: Madison, WI, US

Company: Tesoro Companies Inc.

Virent, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tesoro, is creating the low carbon chemicals and fuels the world demands using a wide range of naturally-occurring, renewable resources. Its patented technology features catalytic chemistry to convert plant-based materials into a full range of products identical to those made from petroleum, including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and chemicals for plastics and fibers. The products are drop-in replacements that enable full utilization of existing logistics infrastructure without blending limitations.

Requisition ID: 52721

The IT Application Administrator is responsible for ensuring the support, availability, security, and optimal performance of our application systems. This includes SharePoint, Office365, SAP ERP, and various laboratory information management systems and electronic notebooks.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES This list of duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive and may expand to include other duties as assigned.

  • Function as the point of contact for application systems
  • Review, evaluate, design, implement and maintain application systems
  • Ensures that accurate and effective solutions are provided to end users
  • Provide business users with prompt support by analyzing problems, researching and answering questions, and troubleshooting
  • Work with users & external consultants to develop technical solutions to business changes
  • Recommends new solutions and upgrades in alignment with business requirements
  • Work with end users to define and develop ad-hoc reporting
  • Develop specifications according to business requirements
  • Configure application systems and monitor performance of systems
  • Perform user administration and security management
  • Coordinate and perform testing of all system changes with business area user
  • Identifies and recommends system modifications to improve user efficiency
  • Test modifications and new releases of applications prior to distribution
  • Prepare new users by conducting training on how to use applications
  • Perform special projects and assignments as required
  • Assist with providing support to other areas within IT as required
  • Perform some duties outside of business hours
  • Knowledge of SharePoint and Office365 is a must
  • Knowledge in ERP systems is preferred but not required


  • Bachelor’s Degree in in Business, Computer Sciences or related field; experience may be substituted for EDUCATION
  • Two years of experience in Software application administration or development, IT project management and IT applications analysis.
  • Strong troubleshooting and diagnostic abilities
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical users

Tesoro Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is a leading independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products with a strategically focused presence in the western United States. Tesoro, through our subsidiaries, owns and operates seven refineries with a combined capacity of over 895,000 barrels per day. Our retail-marketing system includes over 2,400 retail stations under the ARCO®, Shell®, Exxon®, Mobil®, USA Gasoline™, Rebel™ and Tesoro® brands. Our full-service logistics business, a master limited partnership formed by Tesoro Corporation as Tesoro Logistics LP (TLLP), owns and operates 4,000 miles of crude oil, refined products and natural gas pipelines; 29 crude oil and refined products truck and marine terminals; 15 million barrels of storage capacity; two crude oil rail facilities; and four natural gas processing complexes. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, our operations span 18 states.

Our strength lies in our investment in employees and in their future. We measure success not only by the products we bring to our customers, or the financial results we deliver to our shareholders, but also by remaining true to our core values of safety and environmental stewardship, respect and integrity.

Discover your strengths and invest in your future by applying today.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

EOE: Race / Sex / Veteran / Disability

Posting Notes: || Madison || Wisconsin || United States (US) || SF:LI-JR-2 || |Information Technology || 53704 ||

Nearest Major Market: Madison

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