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Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Systems Administrator - WellMed - San Antonio, TX

UHG - San Antonio, Texas

Posted: 12/12/2018

This position serves as part of a team responsible for maintaining multiple systems and for meeting Service Level Agreements (SLA), System Availability, Capacity Management, Access Management and Performance Monitoring requirements around internally hosted custom and vendor databases.  Recommends and implements new or modified technology while coordinating with end users, data warehouse developers, DBA’s, System Architects and Change/Release Manager. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manages application licensing working with application owners

  • Responsible for promotion of application code through development environments to production

  • Monitors system performance and coordinates necessary upgrades or modification with related teams and resources

  • Manages product upgrades and associated relevant activities including collaborating with end users on appropriate timing and cascading effects of upgrades, etc.

  • Manages system access via established processes, i.e. Active Directory

  • Coordinates overnight job runs for data refreshes via established processes, i.e. Control-M

  • Participates in 24/7 On-call rotation (managing/troubleshooting, etc.)

  • Establishes patterns and maintains technical documentation of systems and processes consistent with Enterprise strategy

  • Communicates pertinent information to the user base as necessary and in a timely manner

  • Coordinates with third-party vendors and offshore support as necessary

  • Maintains knowledge and skills of/with  SQL Query Development as it relates to relational databases

  • Maintains understanding of software and hardware requirements of varied departmental systems

  • Maintains understanding of the workflow and process requirements of complex application systems

  • Works with multiple departments at several levels to identify risk, coordinate changes in a timely fashion

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Healthcare Administration, Information Technology or related field (4+ additional years of comparable work experience beyond the required years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree)

  • 4+ years of systems administration, data architecture management and/or application development experience

  • Proficiency in T-SQL, developing and optimizing efficient, well performing queries

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving capabilities with special attention to accuracy and detail

  • Familiarity with managing one or more of the following applications in a Windows Server environment (IIS, Tomcat, JAVA, SSRS, BizTalk, QlikView, Tableau, .net)

  • Experience with monitoring tools

  • Hands on experience in process automation, best practice approach, technology efficiency, and effectiveness

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with performance tuning tools and/or techniques

  • Expert knowledge in both real-time and batch Data ingestion, Data Processing and Data Consumption optimization

  • Experience with SSIS and ETL best practices

  • PowerShell or other scripting language experience

  • Experience with Control-M job scheduling software

  • Familiarity with enterprise job scheduling tools

  • Experience with Active Directory management

  • Professional Industry Certification(s) in Database Administration, Architecture or Development

  • Proven ability with Enterprise Self-Service BI strategies

  • Self-starter with a proven ability to take ownership of job responsibilities and ensure successful completion of all projects and requests

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to interface effectively with all levels of management, including executive and senior management teams

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task in high volume workload situations

  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service, be a good listener and work well with others

  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

  • Troubleshooting and problem solving experience

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

  • Ability to push or pull heavy objects using up to 25 pounds of force

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time

  • Ability to use fine motor skills to operate office equipment and/or machinery

  • Ability to properly drive and operate a company vehicle

  • Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writing

  • Ability to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solving

Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 240,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)



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UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.



Job Keywords: Systems Administrator, WellMed, San Antonio, TX, Texas


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