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Systems Administrator Sr

University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024

Job Details

Systems Administrator Sr

Job Summary

We invite you to join our modern and forward-thinking IT group. Be part of a robust team of systems administrators, business intelligence developers, full stack software developers, data architects, IT project managers, and technical support analysts. Our stakeholders include faculty and staff that are dedicated to accelerating the translation of clinical research to the bedside. We work hand-in-hand with our customers as business partners as we make it our daily mission to facilitate clinical research by ensuring the technology (both traditional and emerging) matches business needs.

The Data Coordinating Center's IT group has an immediate need for a Sr. Systems Administrator. This position will report directly to the IT Director. The Sr. Sys Admin is essential in upholding and enhancing the technical framework of our research datacenter, which operates continuously to support critical research activities. The role demands a professional with extensive experience in on-premises data center management, and a strong acumen in security protocols. The successful candidate will be proficient in managing Microsoft and server environments and will value the autonomy of their role while appreciating the dynamics of working within a supportive and collaborative IT team.

Responsibilities of this role are comprehensive, encompassing the design, installation, and ongoing management of servers and network devices to ensure reliable internal and customer-facing services. This role will be actively involved in all phases of the IT lifecycle, from the initial development and testing stages to the full-scale production environment. This includes meticulous management of system documentation, asset inventories, and the creation of technical guidelines and documentation.

The Sr. Sys Admin will work with software developers to deploy new applications and updates, ensuring that development efforts are seamlessly integrated into the operational environment. This collaboration is vital for facilitating a dynamic, agile IT infrastructure that can adapt to the evolving needs of clinical research, thereby directly contributing to the DCC's objective of accelerating the translation of clinical research findings to practical applications.

This position is hybrid, requiring the selected candidate to either reside in or be willing to move to the Salt Lake City area. This position may require working off hours and participating in an on-call rotation to address critical system issues and ensure continuous, 24/7 operational efficiency.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Additional benefits information is available at

  • Perform maintenance, updates, and upgrades for servers and desktops, ensuring optimal system performance and reliability.
  • Provide support and routine maintenance for specialized applications, addressing specific operational needs.
  • Manage Active Directory, including group policy and preference settings, to ensure secure and efficient user access control.
  • Administer database and web services, offering end-user support to facilitate smooth operations and accessibility.
  • Diagnose and resolve issues related to servers, software, computers, networks, printers, and Active Directory connectivity to maintain system integrity.
  • Implement security tools and strategies, planning and executing rollouts to strengthen system defenses.
  • Monitor system performance and health, proactively identifying and addressing potential issues to prevent disruptions.
  • Execute additional responsibilities as needed, adapting to evolving departmental IT requirements and projects.

Disclaimer:This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Comments:Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a project leader or manager.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required:Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required:Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications
Require a bachelor’s degree in a related area, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience), and 3-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

  • Strong preference for AWS expertise.
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in Systems Administration or Systems Engineering.
  • Comprehensive experience with Microsoft Windows server and desktop operating systems.
  • Strong background in database management.
  • Experience with VMware, Remote Desktop Services, storage management systems, and server hardware.
  • Possession of relevant certifications such as A+, MCSE, CCNA, Network+, ITIL or others.
  • Working knowledge of Windows server infrastructure and Active Directory, DNS, GPO, TCP/IP, SMTP.
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL.
  • Experience with the administration of web servers including IIS, Apache, Tomcat.
  • Experience with the administration and deploying of web applications running on Java, ASP.NET.
  • Experience with virtual technologies.
  • Experience with SSIS, SSRS, SSAS.
  • Experience with SharePoint.
  • Experience with Confluence / JIRA.
  • Experience with Linux environments.
  • Experience with Symantec Backup Exec.

Applicants will be screened according to preferences.

Special Instructions

Requisition Number: PRN38207B
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. May require working outside of regular scheduled hours, including weekends, and participating in an on-call rotation to address critical system issues and ensure continuous, 24/7 operational efficiency. Opportunities for a hybrid telework schedule may be available if supported by operational needs.
Department: 00848 - Pediatric Administration
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: $60,700 - $109,649
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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