Applications System Administrator

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Information Technology

Position Title: Application System Administrator 
Job Description: This position is responsible for the installation, configuration and maintenance of software applications in a Linux environment.  These applications include but are not limited to workflow, address validation, job scheduling and identity management.  This position works closely with functional teams as they implement new applications in addition to coordinating and installing upgrades and patches in both test and production for existing applications.  The Application System Administrator will develop and meet client production schedules as determined by the governing structure and work in a fast paced environment.  The position will establish practices to ensure data quality and perform data quality reviews.
Responsibilities: The Application System Administrator supports and maintains current applications.  Inherent in this function are the following: architect, install, upgrade, configure, manage, and maintain critical applications; coordinate, cooperate, and interact with other IT staff to determine system and application compatibility with departmental standards; work with vendor technical support to resolve test and production application issues; work with the manager and end users to understand and track the progress of assigned tasks; request and test firewall rules; configure users and groups following Mines standards.  Participate in implementation of new applications and expansion of existing applications which includes working with application groups to select a solution, assisting in project plan development and installing application software and pre-requisites.  This position is also expected to help ensure the 24x7 operation of Mines' applications which includes minimizing the impact of downtime required for maintenance by scheduling patches and upgrades for off-hours as well as responding to after-hours outages.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required, preferably in computer science or a closely related field.   lndividuals without a degree may be considered if they demonstrate possession of substantially the same knowledge level as found in a degree, but have attained the advanced knowledge through a combination of work experience and intellectual instruction.  Also required are a strong knowledge of relational database concepts, triggers and stored procedures; demonstrated experience with SQL - either ANSI SQL or PL/SQL; demonstrated experience supporting software application on Linux and/or Windows; demonstrated experience with scripting; strong interpersonal, verbal and writing skills. 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of principles and concepts behind applications analysis, design analysis, project planning, resource estimates, thorough testing and debugging, implementation and documentation
  • Experience in Higher Education
  • Experience with source code control and versioning systems such as Visual Source Safe, Source Gear Vault, Subversion, or GlT
  • Experience with Oracle 12c, SQLServer2012 and 2014
  • Experience with Ellucian products, especially Banner and ODS/EDW
Department Description: Computing, Communications, & Information Technologies (CCIT) provides computing and networking services to meet the instructional, research, administrative, and networking infrastructure needs of the campus. CCIT manages and operates central academic and administrative IT systems, as well as telecommunication and networking infrastructure. Additionally, CCIT provides and supports technology infrastructure that supports teaching and learning, including digital teaching labs and classroom technologies. CCIT also provides three High Performance Computing platforms that support student and faculty research needs. CCIT’s customer services and support group provides technical support through the Help Desk and the Technology Support Center. In addition to central server and facilities operations, services provided to the campus community include e-mail, wired and wireless network operation and support, access to the commodity Internet, Internet 2, system and network security, volume and site licensing of software, videoconferencing, student registration, billing, other administrative applications, campus web sites, and central systems administration and support. CCIT also manages and supports the central learning management system (Blackboard), printing, short-term equipment loan, and room scheduling for some general computer teaching classrooms.
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required).
Compensation: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Salary is expected to be in the range of mid to high 60's per year. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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