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System Administrator Server

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Job ID: 128361
Category: Information Services/Technology/Service Desk/Telecom
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: WILL REQUIRE full or partial on site work

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Responsible for fulfilling business requirements using sound, proven, industry best practices and in accordance with architectural standards and engineering methodology. Analyzes and resolves complex issues related to server administration and operations, system software, storage management, backup methodology, virtualization, monitoring and management tools, business continuity, high availability solutions, provide hardware estimates, support hardware and related applications. Analyzes, coordinates, and implements infrastructure projects. Monitors system performance and capacity, and provides periodic system status reports to department management. Analyzes reports to identify trends and opportunities for process and technology enhancements. Provides cost and trend analysis and resolutions to critical Infrastructure problems.


  • Build and support server infrastructure and systems
  • Responsible for maintaining the server and virtual machine environments
  • Manage physical and virtual server environments using sound process and procedures
  • Service, incident and change request ticket management
  • Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, in Computer Science or related degree program preferred.
  • Current Internal Penn Medicine Information Services division employees may be considered with proof of active and continued enrollment in an approved bachelor degree program.
  • At least 3 years of experience with System Administration, VMWare and Storage required.

Licenses, Registrations, and Certifications:

  • MCSE certification preferred.

Required Skills:

  • Windows system admin
  • Working knowledge of networking including routing, switching, firewalls.
  • Working knowledge of common security devices and practices.
  • VMware experience

Preferred Skills:

  • Linux system admin
  • DEVOPS experience
  • Storage and backup systems
  • Healthcare experience

As part of our COVID-19 response, this position may currently be offering partial or full remote work. However, in the near future this position will require full or partial on-site work.

Be a part of the exciting and ground-breaking upcoming years for the Penn Medicine Information Services department! Because growth is essential to continuing to meet the current and future needs of patients, Penn Medicine continues to expand its capabilities. Penn Medicine's Information Services (IS) Department focuses its efforts on the clinical and financial systems that support the day-to-day operations of six (6) hospitals, several satellite practices, and more than 8,923 physicians.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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