IDM System Administrator

Job description

DescriptionUniversity Information Services (UIS) provides technical services and enterprise applications to the University of Colorado campuses and the Office of the President. UIS is committed to excellence in customer service and technical expertise. Through the development of enterprise applications, UIS supports the University as a whole with systems used by students, faculty, human resources employees, finance employees, and others.

This position will be responsible for providing technical administration for production and non-production Identity and access management systems. Technical administration includes developer support, production support, as well as project support. The IdM System Administrator will architect enterprise system and guide the enterprise system creation. This position will be responsible for overseeing the support of webservers, application servers, batch schedulers, and centralized integrations. This position will assist with managing application and database servers as well as work with stake holders to obtain requirements, create technical requirements, maintain integrations and support application data streams. The administrator role will be managing the development of test scripts to automate activities, assist or train other identity and access management staff, create work plans from provided test plans.

This position has the ability to work from home, which must be within a 90 minute commuting distance, on some days and work at the office the other days. There is also a potential that this position would need to work after hours and/or on-call, if a production issue arises, but this is not an often occurrence.

This position reports to the IDM Technical Manager of IAM, will not have formal supervisory responsibilities and is exempt from the State of Colorado Classified Staff system.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement centralized identity management solutions using appropriate technology. Associated activities include:
  • Guides the design and architecture of the OIM system
  • Peer reviewer of coding standards
  • Oversees the implementation monitoring and automation of the OIM system
  • Patch and deploy enhancements to a wide range of identity management systems
  • Oversee deployment standards and provide best practice recommendations for enhancements
  • Maintain the overall health and performance for a wide range of systems.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to optimize database and identity management web servers performance
  • Monitor and provide feedback systems for the health of and performance of identity management applications
Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Ensure standards based object-oriented secure coding
  • Tier three (3) customer support with authentication services
  • Prioritize and schedule batch processing
  • Provide knowledge-transfer directly to service delivery teams and managers
Who we are: System Administration, which also houses the Office of the President, is located in the uptown neighborhood of Denver with an office in Broomfield and a few smaller offices located on the campuses. However, this position is located in Denver. Many of our departments support the educational and research missions of the four University of Colorado campuses. We provide diverse opportunities for professional development, innovation, and collaboration with talented staff and faculty.

What we offer: Salary is competitive and commensurate with skills and experience.

Benefits: The University of Colorado offers an excellent benefits package including:
  • Medical: Multiple plan options
  • Dental: Multiple plan options
  • Additional Insurance: Disability, Life, Vision and Wellness
  • Retirement 401(a) Plan: Employer contributes 10% of your gross pay
  • Paid Time Off: Accruals over the year
    • Vacation Days: 22
    • Sick Days: 15
    • Holiday Days: 10
  • Tuition Benefit: System employees have the benefit on all campuses
  • ECO Pass: RTD Bus and light rail service
  • Additional Perks & Programs: Click here to access a few more Perks and Programs 
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QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in computer science, math, information systems, or other related IT field of study.
  • Two (2) years of full-time experience serving as an (IdM) developer or related occupation including:
    • Patching and installing (IdM) instances and maintaining connectors and plug-ins
    • Maintaining integration (connector and plug-in) end-points
    • Building integrations between PeopleSoft enterprise systems
    • Leading performance testing, tuning and capacity planning
    • Building, managing and scaling Oracle Identity Management systems
    • Technical architecture design (ground-up), including high availability
    • Technically complex or largescale environment
    • Administering Oracle Databases or similar and proficient with complex SQL statements
    • Testing disaster recovery scenarios
    • Advanced UNIX shell scripting to administer (IdM) applications
  • Two years of experience mentioned above must include:
    • One (1) year experience with maintaining federated services, administering authentication domains and virtual directories
    • One (1) full-lifecycle enterprise system implementation, from hardware sizing through go-live and stabilization

Job Category: Information Technology
Primary Location: Denver
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Aug 15, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 8/21/2019
Application Due: 11/19/2019
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