Systems Administrator - CSS

University of Iowa Health Care

Coralville, IA Technology $55,000 to $ yearly

Job Reference #: #19001711

This Professional & Scientific position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
Position Summary:
The System Administrator is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational standards.
  • Provide input with the architecture and design of departmental and enterprise level healthcare related systems. 
  • Research and evaluate new technologies and present recommendations and justifications on hardware and software purchases
  • Collaborate with service owners and vendors to define the scope of requests
  • Install and maintain enterprise-class Windows servers and all related processes, including backup/restore, security policies and virus protection, tuning, capacity planning, and monitoring of all resources to ensure high availability of all services provided
  • Address operational systems issues including file and share permissions, user accounts and installing applications
  • Participate in release management functions, in coordination with Application Management group
  • Integrate systems, devices and instruments with core enterprise business applications
  • Write procedure documentation for peers and junior staff
  • Write installation and setup documentation for supported systems
  • Write and document test plans for system, device and instrument implementation and maintenance
  • Maintain server patch management practices.
  • Monitor capacity and performance
  • Plan and implement upgrades
  • Support SQL, IIS, Microsoft Windows failover-clusters and related devices
  • Develop scripts for automation of systems tasks
  • Troubleshoot and provide problem resolution for complex server issues
  • Provide 24 x 7 on-call support as required and requested.
  • Participate in projects as assigned, and work with team members across the organization to deliver project goals
  • Provide mentoring and cross-training of Systems Administration and Service Desk staff
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. For questions or additional information, please contact Kurt Wendel (
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.
Position Qualifications:
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
·Typically 3-5 years of experience in IT infrastructure development.
·3+ years of experience in a position focused on systems administration of Microsoft SQL, IIS and Windows High Availability solutions.
·Technically fluent in server hardware and Windows Server administration version 2012 R2 or later.
·Practical experience with remote management tools, scripting, server clustering, system backups, and/or software and operating system patch management.
·Accuracy and attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
·Ability to effectively document procedures and instructions.
·Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and strong interpersonal skills.
Highly Desirable 
  • Experience with medical system/device integration including installing, maintaining, and/or troubleshooting problems with medical systems/devices
  • Experience with Epic Client Systems Administration or systems administration experience in a healthcare environment
Desirable Qualifications 
·Hands-on experience with one or more hypervisor technologies.
·Proficient in programming with a scripting language such as PowerShell
·Familiar with procedure recording, medical virtual presence, and Information Integration
·Familiar with medical instrument tracking and sterilization applications
·Certification such as Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and/or ECSM.
To apply for this position visit our website at and search job listings by the Information Technology category, Requisition #19001711.
Competitive salary and outstanding fringe benefits.  Applicant credentials subject to verification.   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 ID: 67519

Posted 18 days ago

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