Systems Administrator – Deployment & Automation

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 21004673

Position will be filled as either a Senior Systems Administrator or Systems Administrator based on candidate qualifications and interview evaluation. To be considered for different job classification levels, candidate must apply for each position interested in.

Position Summary:
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Health Care Information Systems is seeking a Senior Systems Administrator. The Deployment and Automation Administrator will drive automation, build, hardening, and configuration of OS images and templates. Additionally, the administrator will manage the monitoring and al erting systems. The position requires an individual who has demonstrated technical skills with ESX, Windows and Linux operating systems running on physical as well as virtual environments. The administrator will lead extensive automation and scripting efforts while working with other groups in IT and across the enterprise. The individual will be challenged to always look for improving processes.
The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is one of the nation's leading academic medical centers. Come work for a fast paced, ever-changing organization with limitless possibilities. UI Health Care believes in assisti ng our 16,000+ faculty and staff by helping them obtain skills and qualifications that will aid them throughout their careers. We believe that continuing to support and encourage our employees’ success will end in positive results for all.

Health Care Information Systems (HCIS) provides and supports information and communication systems and technology t ha t facilitate quality patient care, progressive medical education, and innovative research.
HCIS services University of Iowa Health Care by providing comprehensive, high level support for patient care delivery, internal and external communication, technology innovation, medical education, and research. Creating and maintaining a positive, productive, and rewarding environment for information technology and communication staff

Pay Grade:
Salary: $55,000 to commensurate – 4B
Percent of Time: 100%
Location: 3281 Ridgeway Dr, Coralville, IA 52241
Staff Type: Professional & Scientific
Type of Position: Regular 
Education Required
Bachelor’s degree in MIS, Computer Science, or related degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.

Experience Requirements
• Experience, typically 3-5 years of experience in IT systems infrastructure development.
• Experience with the installation of Operating systems (ESX, Microsoft Server and Linux)
• Demonstrated ability to assist in a portfolio of projects with organizational effectiveness, within timelines and budgets
• Demonstrated job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic envir onment 
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and strong interpersonal skills

Highly Desired Qualifications
• Experience writing automation scripts in any language (e.g., PowerShell, Python, Ruby, REST API, Perl and/or others.)
• Knowledge of configuration management technologies (e.g., Puppet, Chef, Ansible) and version control systems (e.g., Git)
• Knowledge of monitoring and alerting tools (e.g., System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), Dell Open Manage Enterprise, vRealize, NAGIOS and Splunk)

Desired Qualifications
• Working knowledge of VMware hypervisor environments and day to day management of vCenter
• Understanding of security hardening policies according to best practice, vulnerability scanning and remedia tion with tools such as FireEye HX, Rapid7 and McAfee AV
• Experience in installation, maintenance, upgrade, configuration, problem resolution and performance tuning of WDS, SCOM and Dell Open Manage Enterprise
• Familiar with Cloud service providers such as Microsoft Azure and AWS
• Practical experience with Microsoft Windows virtual machine deployment via templates 
• IT industry certifications are preferred, specifically Microsoft, AWS, and VMware

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job Benefits:

The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 24 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at:

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly addresses how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. A cover letter is desired as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Job ID: 77140

Posted 13 days ago

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