Senior Systems Administrator - Virtualization

University of Iowa Health Care Information Systems

Job Reference #: 2002653

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Health Care Information Systems is seeking a Senior Systems Administrator to be 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.

Pay Grade:

Salary: $70,000 to commensurate – 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% 

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

  • 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 Desired Qualifications

  • 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 FlashSystem Storage.

Desired Qualifications

  • Proficient in programming with a scripting language such as PowerShell
  • Practical experience using remote management tools.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.


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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.

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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.

Job ID: 71392

Posted 22 days ago

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