This Systems Administrator III will be responsible for:
Performing systems management activities for current and future computer systems, related hardware, software, and networking components.
Evaluates current and projected demands for services and state-of-the-art in computer software. Recommend modifications to the current architectures, procedures, and configurations to maximize utilization of existing resources. Design and implement customizations to the computer environment as required to meet the needs of the Children's Hospital User Community.
Recommends software acquisitions to meet projected demands. Perform product evaluations and trials as part of a continuing effort to improve productivity of existing software.
Interacts with Application, Network, End User Support staff, vendors, and the End User Community to design and evaluate all new computer system environments and associated applications.
Identifies end user/application requirements as they relate to the computer systems environments in order to develop and execute a plan within project time frames.
Responds to computer system problems resolving them on a timely basis adhering to problem resolution and escalation procedures.
Maintains computer system security. Keep current on all published security warnings. Monitor daily security audit trail for multiple systems. Inform management of any security breaches or holes in computer system security and propose solutions.
Provides consulting services and technical support to peers, operating staff, application staff, research computing, and end user services.
Assists in maintaining performance statistics and provides performance tuning.
Identifies problem areas and develop disaster recovery and backup strategies.
In order to qualify you must have:
Knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in computer science or a closely related field and a minimum of five years of experience.
Analytical skills to collect information from diverse sources, apply professional principles in performing various analyses, and summarize the information and data in order to solve problems OR design relatively complex systems and programs that cross department/divisional lines.
Communication skills in order to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues and mediate fair solutions, or well-developed writing skills.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.