Systems Administrator

McMinnville, Oregon

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Systems Administrator
This position is responsible for the analysis, design, documentation, development, unit testing, and support of database servers and systems on both on-prem and cloud infrastructures utilized by staff and strategic partners. The Database Systems Administrator works closely with the Director of Information Systems, leadership team, colleagues, and strategic partners to understand business and operational requirements and implement data integration solutions, procedures, and processes to meet those needs.

This is a remote position.

Systems Administrator Responsibilities:
Provides support and guidance regarding SQL Systems development activities related to integrating healthcare systems and SQL best practices.
Operates in tandem with internal resources to define and implement systems standards.
Authors and reviews system designs, provides implementation plans, and implements data integration solutions.
Develops strong business relationships and cross-functional partnerships with company colleagues and HIT partners to analyze business and operational needs.
Develops and implements IS solutions aimed at meeting current needs while positioning for future strategic direction.
Leads implementation of database systems efforts from inception to completion, utilizing project management techniques.

Job Duties:
Collaborates with stakeholders and development team members to achieve business results.
Works closely with other engineers to integrate databases with applications as needed.
Develops and maintains SQL code for supporting data interfaces with trading partners.
Designs, implements, and supports database servers and systems both on-prem and cloud infrastructure.
Interfaces with Project Managers and Quality Assurance staff to ensure accurate delivery of project requirements and compliance with standards, code quality and accepted conventions.
Works with the team to develop SQL code that meets the client’s requirements.
Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, network servers, and virtualization.
Installs and upgrades computer components and software, manage virtual servers, and integrate automation processes.
Troubleshoots hardware and software errors by running diagnostics, documents problems and resolutions, prioritizes problems, and assesses impact of issues.
Provides documentation and technical specifications to IT staff for planning and implementing new or upgrades of IT infrastructure.

Job Duties continued:
Performs or delegates regular backup operations and implements appropriate processes for data protection, disaster recovery, and failover procedures.
Responsible for capacity, storage planning, and database performance.
Responsible for administration of cloud-based Database solutions.
Troubleshoots issues, performs root cause analysis, and implements corrective/preventive actions.
Designs, develops, and implements database processes and solutions for managing and integrating data between operational systems, data repositories, and analytical reporting applications. This includes but is not limited to ETL, stored procedures, views, and functions.
Recommends and provides guidance regarding data integration, database development, SQL best practices, and development standards as needed.
Creates and proposes technical design documentation including current and future functionality, database objects, specifications, and flows/diagrams detailing proposed database and/or data integration implementations.
Provides support in investigating and troubleshooting production issues.
Participates in the establishment of Information Systems development standards and processes.
Evaluates, tests, and recommends new opportunities for enhancing software, hardware, and IS processes.
Ensures smooth delivery and operation of organizational information systems, 3rd party software applications, and IS support systems by monitoring, measuring, and, when necessary, improving systems’ performance.
Coordinates and, as necessary, completes IS activities to ensure the availability of data, network services, and software systems to maximize uptime.
Uses project management tools and methodologies to ensure smooth implementation of IS projects.
Improves training and operational procedures related to our organizational IS infrastructure and systems to increase productivity and streamline processes.
Engages strategic partners and contracted providers in Health Information Technology (HIT) initiatives as required.
Compiles and distributes reports of interest to the leadership team, including IS project status reports.

Essential Department & Organizational Functions:
Proposes and implements process improvements.
Meets deadlines for completion of workload.
Maintains agreed upon work schedule.
Demonstrates cooperation and teamwork.
Provides cross-training on specific job responsibilities.
Meets identified business goals that contribute to departmental goals.
Maintains punctual, regular, and predictable attendance.
Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
Respectfully takes direction from supervisor.
Other duties as assigned.

Systems Administrator Qualifications:
Takes on new opportunities and challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
Effectively builds formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside of the company.
Establishes partnerships and works collaboratively with others to satisfy needs and meet shared objectives.
Creates new and better ways for the company to be successful.
Keen project management skills with ability to drive projects from inception to completion.
Effective listener and excels in written and verbal communications, with ability to translate complex ideas into simple language for non-technicians.
Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments.
Gains the confidence and earns the trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
Operates effectively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear.
Maneuvers comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics.
Plans, organizes, and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational strategies, goals, and objectives.
Sharp problem-solving, analytical and innovation skills.
Ability to become up-to-date and knowledgeable in new subject matters quickly.
Respectful of all colleagues and individuals with whom communication and collaboration transpires.
Acknowledges personal strengths and weaknesses, owns mistakes, pauses to learn lessons, and carries lessons forward to improve future outcomes.
Given an understanding of business, team, assignments, and individual goals, initiates and maintains focus on matters of priority.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and timelines simultaneously, as well as to perform work with attention to detail.
Ability to work independently, when needed, use sound judgment, anticipate next steps and be proactive.
Ability to work in an environment with diverse individuals and groups.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position has no supervisory responsibility.

Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Education & Experience Required:
Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Programming, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration, or related field.

Education & Experience continued:
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in Database Administration, Cloud Services (AWS), and Systems Administration.
Advanced knowledge of SQL, including Database design and development, complex SQL queries and best practices, SQL performance tuning techniques.
Strong technical credentials, including hands-on cloud solution experience.
Established skill designing and developing solutions to complex problems in a distributed systems environment.
Minimum of five (5) years applicable experience, preferably within a health plan setting, OR:
Any combination of education and experience that would qualify candidate for the position.
Demonstrated experience leading information systems improvement projects.
Experience in establishing and fostering interpersonal relationships, written and verbal communication, teamwork, and conflict resolution.
Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, plan, and follow through on multiple complex assignments and projects.
Experience working within a government-sponsored health plan, preferably a managed care plan, or very familiar with health plan operations.
Knowledgeable of HIT enabling health plan operations such as Enrollment and Eligibility systems, Claims Processing systems, Utilization / Disease / Care Management systems, Community Information Exchange, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchanges, Provider Portals, Member Portals, and Digital Health Solutions.
Experience with Tableau and cloud-based infrastructure environments.

Certificates, Licenses and/or Registrations:
This position does not require any certificates, licenses, or registrations.

Salary: $65,000k-$124,000k/yr. (DOE)

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.
VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.


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