Senior Systems Administrator
Company: The University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: September 4, 2020
The Department of Radiation Oncology is seeking a Senior Systems
Administrator who will be responsible for independently planning
and leading the processes of introducing new and upgraded computer
hardware and software systems in close collaboration with the
end-users, vendors, and HCIS. This position will work closely with
one system administrator to configure, manage, and maintain
computer hardware and software systems in Radiation Oncology.
Responsibility will be to independently design, install, maintain,
organize, integrate, and consolidate departmental servers and
scripts used with enterprise software. They will also independently
perform routine and advanced administrative tasks in a complex
multi-server environment. Responsible for developing and
implementing programs for system integrity, disaster recovery,
business continuity, backup, security, and ensuring compliance with
This posiiton will execute complex tasks requiring an understanding
of computer and software system organization and integration,
computer programming, logical thinking, and the use of system
software tools. Engagement with users involving leading computer
hardware and software implementation projects with the Radiation
Oncology team and HCIS, response to trouble calls, recommend
solutions and/or dispatch problems to the appropriate party for
resolution and following through to completion. This position will
have the capability to assess the needs of end-users, assess
potential solutions, and formulate, communicate, and execute a plan
to reach the solution. Duties may require direct technical
management and mentoring.
Other characteristic duties and responsibilities include the
- Plan and lead the processes of introducing new and upgraded
computer hardware and software systems as they relate to Elekta
Mosaiq, Philips Pinnacle, Elekta Monaco, Candelis ImageGrid, Elekta
GammaPlan, Varian Velocity, and other enterprise software
applications in the Department.
- Plan and lead the processes of integrating and upgrading the
computer-based components of radiation therapy delivery systems and
imaging systems with other computer resources in the
- Write, edit, and optimize computer programs for coding
efficiency, completeness, and correctness.
- Configure, maintain, and manage the computer hardware and
software systems in the Department.
- Design, implement and maintain the system administration
program involving backups and preventive maintenance on applicable
servers, workstations and enterprise software platforms.
- Advance the IT service within the Department through continuous
improvement including the upgrade and consolidation of systems such
as servers that require renewal every several years.
- Develop and implement programs for system integrity, disaster
recovery, business continuity, backup, security, and ensure
compliance with HCIS requirements.
- Ensure HIPAA-compliant data security for patient records, often
working closely with the clinical trials team.
- Address integration needs between software, including between
Epic and Mosaiq.
- Develop test data and test routines for entire systems and
- Design and implement major systems, including data storage
structures, communications requirements, and specialized language
- Prepare detailed written specifications and documentation for
complex programs and educate users in system use and
- Provide on-call IT coverage for the Department as shared with a
- Analyze, monitor, and report financial and operational data,
information, and reports.
- Provide hardware and software application support for
departmental computer users.
- Evaluate and certify anonymized and codified patient data.
- Act as a liaison between Department of Radiation Oncology and
- Other duties as assigned.
Supervision and direction received from Medical Physics Division
- A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Computer Science or a
related field, or an equivalent combination of education and
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Availability to provide on-call support as shared with a
- Three or more years of experience providing desktop support and
customer service to technical and non-technical staff.
- Three or more years of experience in a systems administrator or
- Computer programming proficiency with a high-level language
such as C, Java, C#, or Python.
- Knowledge of Mosaiq and other software applications used in
- Experience implementing and ensuring secure systems in a
- Experience with database server administration.
In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume (under
submission relevant materials) that clearly addresses how they meet
the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. A
cover letter is required as part of the application process. Job
openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may
be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum
posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to
a criminal background and credential check.
- Classification Title: Senior Systems Administrator
- Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
- Schedule: Full-time
- Pay Level: 5B
- Salary: $61,546 to commensurate
- Pay Grade:
University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 24
days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave. Complete
information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will
receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on
the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic
information, religion, associational preference, status as a
qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected
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