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

System / Application Administrator

Job Type: Information Technology

Pay Range $76,000 to $113,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 9/22/21

Application / System Administrator

Who We Are…

Colorado Springs Utilities is a community-owned, four-service utility proudly providing natural gas, electric, water, and wastewater services since 1924. Our Customer Portfolio Information Systems Team is counted on to support, implement, maintain and troubleshoot our Customer System Technologies critical to supporting Advanced Metering Infrastructure.

As a System Administrator, you will provide exceptional support for mission-critical applications as part of our IT Customer Portfolio. The position has the responsibility for researching, troubleshooting, and supporting multiple on-site and cloud-based Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) systems in integrated and highly configured environments. In this job, you will solve problems collaboratively with internal stakeholders by providing consistent, high-quality implementation and support services.

*Utilities is advertising this position at either an Intermediate or a Senior. The successful candidate will be offered a position and a corresponding salary commensurate with experience.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • 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

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

  • Participate in On-Call rotation (every 4-6 weeks; with 7-day on-call coverage)Troubleshoot and resolve production application/system issues

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

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

  • Configure and refine system monitoring and alerts

  • Consult with analysts, developers, and project teams for promoting system changes through the various environments

  • Plan, create, improve, and maintain procedures and documentation related to administration of software applications, system and architecture design, implementation and back-out plans, user management, and system release management

  • Automate System Administration functions, such as environment refreshes and password changes

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

  • Contribute to the development and management of knowledge-sharing methodologies, diagnostic tools, and creative processes, to improve the user experience

  • Maintain open communication, transparency, trust & collaboration within & across departments


  • Strong Production Support / Implementation experience

  • Ability to work as a team in a diverse/ multiple stakeholder environment

  • Experience working in an Oracle database environment

  • Experience working in a Unix or Linux server environment

  • Sound problem-solving skills with linear and logical troubleshooting

  • Attention to detail and the ability to learn quickly

  • Ability to work calmly and professionally in high-pressure situations

Highly Desirable…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or closely related field

  • System monitoring tools and techniques

  • Batch job scheduling and execution tools

  • Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing (CC&B) and/or Meter Data Management (MDM) experience

The military job codes/duty codes most closely related to this role are: 25A, 25B, 25D, 25U, 25Z, 250N, 251A, 254A, 255N, 255S, 255Z 17C0, 17D1, 17D2, 17DX, 33S1, 33S2, 33S4, 33SX 6420, 6423, 6425, 6427, IT 2502, 4002, 4010, 5970, 9628, 9646, 9975, 9985, 9634, 9934, 9975, 9985

Our Commitment…

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 comprehensive benefits program.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance


  • 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