University of Utah Systems Administrator in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/25/2018

Requisition Number PRN17015B

Job Title Systems Administrator

Working Title Systems Administrator

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. On-call rotation with some after hour support required.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00850 - Pediatric Critical Care

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $47,600 to $79,699

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for an experienced Systems Administrator (SA) who will be responsible for the installation, support and maintenance of servers, services, and storage systems in a highly available 24/7 research datacenter environment. The SA will help create and enforce IT system policies and procedures, and will have responsibility for the integrity and security of enterprise systems. The SA will work with a team of highly motivated individuals that regularly collaborate on a wide range of tasks and projects in a fast paced environment.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package, with excellent health care choices, retirement plans and paid leave time. Current benefit information is available at


Administration & Security:

•Installs, configures, and secures servers in a virtual environment

•Administers and troubleshoots Windows environments

•Audits and implements patches and upgrades to systems

•Creates and implements use cases to be used when upgrading, patching, and modifying software and systems

•Monitors and optimizes system capacity, performance and utilization

•Regularly audits and remediates systems to keep them in security compliance

•Works with development and support teams to meet requests and troubleshoot issues

•Provides Tier II support for users

•Projects related work, including rollouts, migrations, and product launches

•Creates and maintains documentation of enterprise infrastructure topology and system configurations

•Provides input to ensure proper selection and deployment of technologies, creation and enhancement of current processes

•On-call rotation with some after-hours support

•Performs and verifies backups. Creates and tests recovery plans

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency with at least 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


•Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related area

•2 + years of Windows Administration experience (2008/R2, 2012/R2)

•Strong working knowledge of Windows server infrastructure and Active


•Strong experience with MicrosoftSQL2008/2012/2014

•Experience with the administration of web servers includingIIS, Apache, Tomcat

•Experience with the administration and deploying of web applications running on Java,ASP.NET

•Experience with virtual technology

•Ability to collaborate as a team member as well as work independently

•Flexible and able to quickly and effectively change priorities and direction

•Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

•4 + years of Windows Administration experience (2008/R2, 2012/R2).

•Microsoft certifications

•Experience with MSSQLDatabase Administration

•Experience withSSIS,SSRS,SSAS

•Experience with SharePoint

•Experience with Confluence \JIRA

•Experience with Linux environments

•Experience with Symantec Backup Exec

Applicants will be screened according to preferences

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.