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#102893 Sr. Systems Administrator

Filing Deadline: Mon 12/16/2019

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/16/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Candidates hired into this position will be able to work remotely up to 3 days a week.

This posting shall remain open until filled.


UC San Diego Health is seeking a Senior Systems Administrator who provides expert knowledge in analyzing, designing, developing and maintaining applications and systems in a healthcare environment. This position will serve as a technical resource primarily for UC San Diego Health’s Enterprise Business Applications products with a particular emphasis on coordinating with internal and external IS resources, hospital end-users, and application vendors in support of the development and implementation of integration efforts between various systems and third-party applications.

The Senior Systems Administrator must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively communicate with technical and functional team members to translate user requirements into working application functionality. The Senior Systems Administrator must be able to work independently but in collaboration with the team on multiple projects and provide 24/7 support and maintenance for a variety of business applications, with a particular emphasis on managed file transfers (IPSwitch, GoAnywhere, etc.), MuleSoft (API management), 3M, OnBase, and more.

Technical: The Senior Systems Administrator will need an understanding of managed data movement and be able to work closely with the project teams, application analysts to translate business needs into the application. The Senior Systems Administrator will provide system analysis, design proposals, programming and maintenance for application systems and will provide leadership in managing and supporting systems and associated resources. Additionally, the Senior Systems Administrator will be an integral member of the team supporting all file transfer activity into and out of the health system. A strong understanding of IT infrastructure, security, and tools related to connecting to various operating and file management systems is required.

Project Management: The Senior Systems Administrator is responsible for their own project plans in conjunction with the operational project managers to ensure timely and reliable product delivery. Specific duties include but are not limited to developing and maintaining project plans, directing work to other informatics', creating status reports, facilitating decisions, identifying and mitigating risks, collecting and interpreting data from various sources, presenting measure and program results to clinical and operations executives, and managing evolving technical requirements.

Key Responsibilities: Plans, implements and supports software, hardware, operating systems and /or distributed information systems of moderate scope and complexity. Contributes to estimates of resource needs and scheduling of system upgrades and modifications. Works on complex initiatives to analyze integration needs from various departments, and to develop and define information technology solutions for improved system integration and functionality. Applies innovation in management of complex scenarios. Collaborates with key clinical, technical, and management users on complex projects.

Plans and develops improvements in functionality and efficiency of applications with the broader application team. Liaison between vendors and IT leadership. Contributes to the development of new projects at all levels of scope and complexity. Performs systems analysis, planning and preparation, coding, testing, implementation and client/vendor coordination. Troubleshoots escalated issues of moderate complexity and scope with software, hardware, operating systems and/or distributed information systems. Provides mentorship to junior team members as part of the broader application team.

Identifies and coordinates service and support as needed between clinical applications, IT, networks, departments and outside vendors. Proposes new solutions in regards to workflows, processes, system designs or developments as needed. Participates in development of complete, concise and comprehensive policies and operation procedures to assist in communicating issues to management staff. Realigns based upon business and clinical needs. Looks to new opportunities to address customer service challenges. Documents issues and develops/communicates plans to address. Estimates project time requirements, addresses gaps, and participates in feasibility assessments. Other duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • Five (5+) or more years of relevant experience experience systems/application administration experience (Windows Server 2012+, Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server).

  • Advanced knowledge of computer security tools, best practices and policies including demonstrated experience securing server-based software.

  • Demonstrated skill at analyzing and preventing security incidents of high complexity.

  • Strong security skills for protecting the operating system, software, data and hardware.

  • Experience and proven success providing a variety of IT services such as database administration, application programming, IT project management, systems administration, systems and process analysis, security, solution development and maintenance, business technical support or a combination of these and/or other IT functions.

  • Must have experience in data integration and the specification of data services.


  • Experience in a healthcare environment.
  • Experience with IPSwitch MoveIt, GoAnywhere, or MuleSoft administration.
  • Advanced level of project management or program management experience including administration of a project management platform.
  • Product management experience qualified at a minimum of leading a product through (2) releases.
  • Experience with developing and managing technology products including developing user profiles, requirements, experience testing, and product portfolio management.
  • Familiarity with Agile development, Software Development Life Cycles (SDLC), Product Development Life Cycles (PDLC), and waterfall implementation methodologies.
  • Knowledge, experience, and/or certification working with Epic data (please note your certifications and/or proficiencies).


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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UC San Diego Health Sys
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Information Services
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La Jolla
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday


As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.