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Colorado Springs Utilities Applications Administrator in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Applications Administrator

Job Type: Information Technology

Pay Range $129,900 to $135,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 8/31/23

Applications Administrator

***A hybrid telework schedule will be considered for this position; hybrid is defined as a pre-determined blend of working from home and in the office. This position offers two (2) days in the office and three (3) days at home per week.

Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a Systems Applications Specialist to play a critical role in supporting our technology solutions through implementation, maintenance, and complex troubleshooting of in-house developed and commercial off-the-shelf systems (COTS) deployed onsite and in public and private clouds. You will support the functionality of key customer information systems and ERP/Infor Application. Some of the ways in which you will make an impact include:

  • Managing and administering software systems like ERP/Infor (Enterprise resource planning) to ensure high availability, reliability, interconnectivity, and security of the supported business applications in the portfolio and application servers and software above the OS layer (startup/shutdown of Development, QA, and Production systems)

  • Exceptional skills in Java, C#, C/C++, SQL, Bash Shell, Python, and PowerShell.

  • Managing application-related projects to include requirements gathering and assessment, high-level design, effort estimations, and ROI analysis.

  • Providing input on future technical directions for the team, including reviewing systems designs and coordinating projects or phases of larger projects.

  • Leading the installation, configuration, decommissioning, deployment, and tuning of software applications, including identifying, evaluating, coordinating, scheduling, automating, and installing application-related patches and upgrades

  • Participating in disaster recovery planning and testing, including producing and maintaining a disaster recovery plan

  • Planning, creating, improving, and maintaining procedures and documentation related to the administration of software applications, system and architecture design, implementation and backout plans, user management, and system/application release management.

  • Assisting with configuration maintenance tasks and promoting changes to QA and production.

Please note that this position requires participation in a 24/7 standby rotation.

Who You Are

  • Relevant and progressively responsible system applications experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer technology, Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field

  • Experience with application server administration including WebLogic, WebSphere, Oracle Application Server, and Apache Tomcat in a Windows Server environment.

  • Experience with reporting tools including Crystal Reports and BI Publisher

  • Experience with Java Messaging Services, JSON, and Web Services

  • Programming, database and system administration, and harnessing data across a variety of systems (Utility experience preferred)

  • Demonstrated programming, troubleshooting, and application development experience using the following:

  • Oracle PL/SQL, SQL Server T-SQL

  • SOAP / Web services applications, System monitoring tools, Strong PowerShell scripting or automation

  • C#.NET, API/.NET Framework, Java, XML, XSLT

  • Reporting tools including Crystal Reports and BI Publisher

  • Java Messaging Service

  • Maximo and Lawson's functions and processes

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Who We Are

  • One of the largest four-service public utilities in the nation (over 500,000 customers)

  • A national leader in reliability (power on an average of 99.991% of the time)

  • Diamond Designation recipient from the American Public Power Association – a utility leader in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements

  • Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the most desired city to live in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)

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 $10.00 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 PPO preventive care covered at 100% and access to orthodontia coverage

  • 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 (LTC) – 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 available

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

  • Starting pay will be determined within the posted pay range based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate; if there is a single pay rate posted, the job starts at that rate.

  • 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