Server and Storage Administrator (IT Senior Professional)

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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Technology, IT Support & Training
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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz

School of Dental Medicine

Server and Storage Administrator (IT Senior Professional)

Position #00218182 – Requisition #23906

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Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

    Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The School of Dental Medicine has an opening for a full-time, University Staff (unclassified), Senior IT Professional position.

As Colorado’s public urban research university, the University of Colorado Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. CU Denver graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experience that are in demand today. The city benefits from well-educated, top talent and a new generation of knowledge that fuels the future of Denver and our region. We are CU in the City.

CU Denver offers more than 100 degree programs, from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level, in the heart of downtown.  Here, more than 15,000 students pursue academic programs that range from global energy management to music industry studies to criminal justice. As part of the state’s largest public university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with nearly 2,500 employees and annual economic impact of $800 million. Read CU Denver Quick Facts here.

Nature of Work

The purpose of this position is to aid, identify, facilitate, develop, monitor and maintain the School of Dental Medicine’s hardware and software computer needs.  The person will assist in network maintenance, system updating and backup, installation of software and hardware, software and hardware technical support for students, residents, faculty and staff.  Aid in the development, maintenance and monitoring of computer hardware and software inventory.  Develop and write software and database applications and/or reports needed by offices and departments of the Dental School.  The incumbent will make independent decisions necessary to provide a timely resolution to the needs of the Dental School

Job Responsibilities

This position is primarily responsible for identifying, developing, monitoring, and maintaining the School of Dental Medicine's hardware and software computer needs.

Server and Storage Administration – (100% Essential Function):

    Serve as primary server administrator to allow SDM IT to function as an agile strategic business unit, managing Dell and other miscellaneous physical server technology used by SDMServe as server administrator for 150+ virtual servers, appliances, datastores, networking, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Netscaler, as well as the underlying hypervisors VMWare ESXi and vSphere.  Serve as primary storage administrator for SDM, ensuring that the Tegile, Equalogic, Nas and other local storage devices including Fibre Channel switches, are effectively meeting the data needs of the schoolServe as primary Backup administrator, verifying effective backups of all infrastructure servers, testing and implementing new policies and plans to effectively back up and secure SDM information and IT resources. Assumes the backup role for the majority of SDM servers from OIT and provides a cost-effective, agile solution to data backup needs with Veeam.  Serve as primary resource for all Active Directory needs, including group policy (GPO) creation and management, computer and user management, group membership, shared drive and permission configuration.Functions as primary network contact to OIT, and working with OIT to develop more streamlined control over the SDM’s unique networking needs and as one of a very limited group of campus administrators with appropriate experience to allow OIT to give access to full (Domain name server) DNS naming and IP addressing rightsDevelop the unit’s HIPAA compliance policies and plan, including analyzing the environment, documenting the systems and implementing policies on those systems.  Continually re-analyses the environment to ensure that best practices are being followed and new vulnerabilities are not exploitable.Assists in developing IT security policies for the SDM serversHandles purchasing and specification needs of all workstations and accessoriesMaintains and updates server monitoring infrastructure to ensure early notification of infrastructure configuration and security problems, including Nagios, OpenVas, Splunk, VMware Operations Manager, Nessus, Metasploit, Nexpose, and SecurityCenter while avoiding overloading servers during production timesSupervise and train student workers assigned to tickets and other special projectsProvides intermediate to advanced script writing for automating software updates within the school on Mac and windowsPerform data recovery on failed hard drivesContinually re-analyzes current practices for all products and ensures they meet the needs of the unit.Assists in the recommendation of and installation of new or upgraded hardware and software productsAssists in the migration of servers (Windows & Mac) and workstationsAssists in remote technical upgrades and assistance when possible via RDP or SCCMFunctions as the SDM help desk for computer needsProvides backup assistance and support to the Manager/Director of ITTeaches and trains students, faculty and staff in the use of computer hardware and software and various other duties or tasks as assigned and/or needed.  Provides strategic input to the IT policy as needed
Other Duties(Non-essential Function)

On occasion, this position may be assigned other duties needed to help drive to the vision, fulfill the mission, and uphold the organizational values of CU Denver/Anschutz and the SDM.

Minimum Requirements

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Management, or in a related field 5+ years of professional IT experience troubleshooting, repairing, upgrading, and replacing computers.
Preferred Qualifications

    5+ years experience as a professional systems administratorMasters degree in Computer Science, Information Techology, or a related fieldProfessional experience teaching and training others in the use of computer hardware and software.Recent experience (within the last 5 years) working in an IT Help Desk setting.Experience in virtual environments including Citrix (Xenapp, Xenserver, Provisioning Server etc) and VMware ESXi/vSphere 6.5+Experience with Veeam backup softwareExperience with Dolphin Imaging Software, Emago Imaging softwareVirtual storage configuring/working experience. (Tegile, Equal logic, EMC, Netapp, Nimble)Oracle and Sql experience Previous experience working with students, faculty, and staff within a higher education or academic medical environment.Knowledge of and experience with dental clinical management systems (i.e. axiUm, IMS, etc).Experience troubleshooting and resolving issues with classroom or conference room computers, projectors, monitors, and audiovisual equipment.Experience in planning and implementing IT security and safety features.Experience with Sharepoint

    In-depth knowledge of IT best practices and HIPAAIn-depth knowledge of securing servers via policies and firewall rulesIn-Depth Knowledge of VMWare HypervisorsIn-Depth Knowledge of Active DirectoryIn-Depth Knowledge of Veeam Enterprise backup software, architectures and backup/recovery protocolsGood working knowledge of networking, DNS, DHCP, PxE boot protocolsIn-Depth knowledge of non-invasive data recovery software and methodologiesExtensive knowledge of Linux operating systems and linux server managementKnowledge of Windows server 2019, 2016, 2012R2, 2012, , Windows 10, Windows 7, Mac OSXGood working knowledge of Office O365, 2016Extensive knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems and the compatibility of various types of hardware and supporting equipmentAbility to diagnose and perform advanced hardware and software repairsAdvanced troubleshooting skills and ability to multitaskOutstanding planning and organization skillsExcellent customer service skillsExcellent interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly establish rapport with a wide variety of individuals, sense of urgency, patience in dealing with end usersAbility to work independently or as part of a team

Interaction with students, faculty and staff on a daily basis. Strong communication skills and problem solving skills for dealing with a variety of personalities and various levels of stress at times.  

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $58,481 - $74,388  

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Job Category: Information Technology
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Nov 30, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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