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Senior Systems Administrator

Apply now Job No: 492340
Local Title: Senior Systems Administrator
Budget Title: Senior Programmer/Analyst
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Information Technology



Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Information Services Department at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Senior Systems Administrator.

The Information Services Department at SUNY Downstate is seeking a full time Senior Systems Administrator/EHR. The successful candidate will:

  • Install and maintain centralized Citrix application presentation systems.
  • Install, configure and maintain server operating systems in on premise AD and Azure AD cloud-based environments.
  • Design, implement, configure, and maintain Azure Cloud solutions for company applications and services.
  • Support in analyzing and migrating workloads to the cloud using delivered or vendor-provided solutions.
  • Monitor and manage system resources, capacity, and response times to maintain operating efficiency.
  • Manage, support, and maintain VMWare virtual server environments.
  • Work with the Security and Compliance team to create, document, apply and monitor company standards and generally accepted security best practices across environments.
  • Communicate with management & project staff on such matters as budget, departmental IT requirements, policies & procedures, project status, new programs, etc., within time frames specified.
  • Oversees the 3rd party system integrators and subcontractors. Possess the ability to bridge information systems technology to users
  • Resolves software related problems
  • Performs system backups/ images and recovery
  • Monitors system configuration to ensure data integrity
  • Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and system administration procedures
  • Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job
  • Works under immediate supervision, reports to a manager
  • Diagnose and resolve complex problems involving servers, storage
  • Ability to work proficiently in UNIX and Windows operating systems environments
  • Create user accounts and maintain security levels
  • Knowledge of Cisco UCS Servers, Vmware, Windows Servers (Standard, Enterprise), Active Directory Services (ADS), Microsoft Clustering, Disaster Recovery technologies, Microsoft Azure.
  • Knowledge of Citrix Virtual Apps and Citrix Netscaler.
  • Applying operating systems updates, and configuration changes
  • Installing and configuring new hardware/software
  • Answering technical queries
  • Responsibility for documenting the configuration of the system
  • Troubleshooting any reported problems
  • System performance tuning

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in computer support services in the Healthcare industry and solid experience with Windows/Linux/Unix operating systems.
  • Excellent teamwork and teambuilding skills
  • Ability to work off hours and weekends

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge in Citrix Virtual Apps, Desktops and Netscaler ADC
  • Working knowledge in public cloud platforms (Azure/Aws)
  • Knowledge of Allscripts SCM is desirable (Other EMR systems)
  • VMware experience a desirable plus
  • Backup software (Avamar/Acronis) is highly desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and/or communication, analytical, team building management, and organizational skills with creative approaches to information systems issues and problems.
  • A demonstrated record of bringing together diverse functions and build effective teams involving all categories of health care employees is a plus.

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.



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