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Colorado Springs Utilities Application / Systems Administrator in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Application / Systems Administrator

Job Type: Information Technology

Pay Range $72,232 to $109,306

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 12/16/19

Application / Systems Administrato r

Colorado Springs Utilities is looking to hire two Enterprise Systems Application Administrators to join our team; an Intermediate Enterprise Systems Application Administrator and a Senior Enterprise Systems Application Administrator.

Level of hire will be dependent on relevant experience and education**

In this job, you will support our technology solutions through implementation, maintenance and complex troubleshooting of both in-house developed and Commercial off-the-shelf systems (COTS) deployed on site and in public and private clouds on mixed OS platforms. Key enterprise application systems supported by this position include the Human Resources and Financial system, Asset and Work Management System, and a variety of applications supporting utility operations.

Typically, the Senior will be expected to work autonomously and on more complex incidents, problems and projects than the Intermediate Application Administrator.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage and administer software systems to ensure high availability, reliability, interconnectivity, and security of the supported business applications in the portfolio

  • Manage and administer application servers and software above the OS layer (includes startup/shutdown of QA and Production systems)

  • Install/Configure/Decommission/Deploy/Tune Software Applications

  • Troubleshoot and resolve production application/system issues

  • Identify, evaluate, coordinate, schedule and install application related patches and upgrades

  • Producing/Maintaining disaster recovery plans and testing

  • Configure and refine system monitoring and alerts

  • Plan, create, improve and maintain procedures and documentation related to administration of software applications, system and architecture design and maintenance, system and database backup policies, user management, and system release management

  • Automate existing system administration functions

  • Coordinates with vendor support for issue resolutions, patching and release management

  • T h e position requires Rotational On-Call support of mission-critical applications 7x24

Why should you apply: In this position you will have the opportunity to contribute to the long-term IT road map, while updating and replacing existing systems. Also, it will reward you with intellectually challenging work, including complex professional level application implementation, integration, and support of mission-critical business infrastructure systems.

What will it take to be successful? Highly qualified candidates will bring a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or closely related field, with three or more years of demonstrated experience. Additionally, we are seeking technical skills and knowledge in the following:

  • Prior experience with remote servers and server virtualization

  • Web servers such as WebLogic, WebSphere, IIS, IBM HTTP Server (IHS)

  • PowerShell, Java, Web Services, XML

  • Technical process definition and optimization

  • ITIL certification is desirable, but not required

  • Experience administering and supporting HR, Asset/Work Management, and Energy Trading information systems; Laboratory, Energy and Water management systems is highly beneficial

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you

  • The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.

  • The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.

  • A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

  • The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community!

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled . Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Information Technology