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Colorado Springs Utilities Applications Administrator (hybrid/telework) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Applications Administrator (hybrid/telework)

Job Type: Information Technology

Pay Range $71,500 to $85,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 6/8/22

Applications Administrator


Colorado Springs Utilities is looking to hire an Applications Administrator to join our team. In this job, you will support our technology solutions through maintenance and support troubleshooting of both in-house developed and commercial off-the-shelf applications (COTS) deployed on-site and in public and private clouds. Key applications supported include Human Resources, Financial, Asset and Work Management, and a variety of applications supporting utility operations and engineering. As an Applications Administrator , you will be expected to work semi-autonomously on moderate to complex incidents, problems, and projects. This requires possessing knowledge and breadth of experience supporting multiple applications of varying technologies as you will be expected to run software upgrades with minimal direction leveraging internal and external resources. This job will reward you with intellectually challenging work, including complex professional-level application implementation, integration, and support of mission-critical business infrastructure systems and the opportunity to grow and develop in your professional career.

What you will be doing...

  • Creating, maintaining, and monitoring applications and/or programs and ensuring proper functionality and system reliability

  • Working directly with requestors and stakeholders on incident resolution and change requests

  • Maintaining data integrity within applications

  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing complex software and database issues resolve production application/system issues

  • Performing research on technical software and related questions

  • Planning, creating, improving, and maintaining procedures and documentation related to administration of software applications, system and architecture design, implementation and back-out plans, user management, and system release management

  • Configuring and refining system monitoring and alerts

  • Coordinating with vendor support for issue resolutions, patching, system upgrades, and release management

  • Managing small application related projects to include requirements gathering and assessment, high-level design, effort estimations, and ROI analysis Collaborate with teams to analyze and solve Colorado Springs Utilities’ application challenges

  • Supporting existing production processes and identifying opportunities for process improvement

  • Translating functional requirements into technical solutions as well as clearly communicating & document the solutions as needed

Who you are...

  • You will either come with a bachelor's degree in a technology-related discipline or an equivalent number of years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree implementing and supporting enterprise-wide applications

  • You will possess excellent troubleshooting skills, analytical skills, and critical thinking for solving application issues

  • You will have the ability to successfully prioritize service issues based on multiple competing objectives and effectively communicate with team members and customers

  • You will demonstrate technical aptitude, be an agile learner, and be able to understand and disseminate technical information. Willingness and commitment to ongoing learning and self-development

Highly Desirable Experience

  • System monitoring tools and techniques

  • ITIL certification

  • Experience administering and supporting Asset/Work Management and AutoCAD systems is highly beneficial

  • Experience working with SQL and knowledge of PowerShell is beneficial

Our Commitment to our Employees…

Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.

  • Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge

  • Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year

  • Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave

  • Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year

  • Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time

  • Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire

  • Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.30 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network preventive care covered at 100%

  • Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery

  • Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans.

  • Disability Coverage –Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more

  • Long-Term Care Insurance – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones

  • Life Insurance –Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage are available


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

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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Job Type: Information Technology