Senior Systems Administrator - Virtualization

University of Iowa Health Care Information Systems

Coralville, IA Technology $70,000 yearly
Classification Title:   Senior Systems Administrator – Virtualization 
Department:  Health Care Information Systems
Pay Grade:
Salary: $70,000.00 – Paygrade 5B
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:
Percent of Time:  100%
Location: 3281 Ridgeway Dr, Coralville, IA  52241
Staff Type: Professional & Scientific
Type of Position: Regular 
This Professional & Scientific position will be filled as a Senior Systems Administrator (PIF3) and is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
Position Summary:
The Senior Systems Administrator is responsible for the setup, maintenance and administration of a variety of enterprise Windows systems.  The position requires an individual who has demonstrated technical prowess in a 500+ server, 1,000+ user environment and who can handle the implementation of multiple projects while working with other groups in IT and across the enterprise.  This individual must work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.  This person must also network with key contacts outside their own area of expertise for issue identification & resolution.
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. 
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 Required: 
  • Typically 5-7 years of experience in IT systems 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 Operating Systems.
  • 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 and project management skills.
  • Ability to effectively document procedures and instructions. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Hands-on experience with one or more hypervisor technologies.
Highly Desirable Qualification:
  • 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
  • Support of SAN-attached devices and tools such as Isilon, IBM SVC and A900R.
Desirable Qualifications: 
  • Proficient in programming with a scripting language such as PowerShell
  • Practical experience using remote management tools.
  • Familiar with server hardening methodologies and practical implementation experience.
  • Certification such as Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and/or ECSM.
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Job ID: 69164

Posted 25 days ago

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