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Advisory Systems Administrator

Location: 

Denver, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc

UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company.  The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,500 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
  • disability plans
  • 401(k) matched savings plan
  • paid vacation
  • company stock purchase program
  • wellness programs
  • tuition reimbursement
  • paid parental leave
  • paid volunteer time
  • adoption assistance

Position Summary:
Lead the installation, customization, and maintenance of system software. Evaluate system software and make recommendations based on technical merit and fit within infrastructure. Tune system software for maximum performance in order to meet established Service Level Agreements. Develop, implement, and maintain standards and procedures for Infrastructure Services Department. Interact with software vendors to evaluate potential software products and solve technical problems. Provide technical mentoring to other members of the department.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

PRODUCTION:

  • Install, customize, and maintain system software (Windows and Linux) and designated application software.
  • Be conversant with virtualization concepts in general and VMware as a platform.
  • Tune system software to meet or exceed Service Level Agreements and trouble-shoot and fix system performance problems.
  • Modify system resources to accommodate business applications.
  • Set up and maintain backup and recovery procedures.
  • Support Help Desk personnel with Level 2 diagnosis and resolution.
  • Support IT personnel with IT infrastructure-related problems.
  • Provide technical and project leadership for purchased applications.

 

STRATEGIC BUSINESS INTERACTIONS:

  • Develop and maintain I/S standards and procedures.
  • Work successfully with internal business partners on projects.
  • Work with software vendors to resolve technical and purchased application problems.
  • Keep apprised of technology advancements through education classes, seminars, self-study, and industry and business contacts.
  • Make recommendations on the use of emerging technologies

 

PLANNING:

  • Plan and estimate project resource requirements
  • Perform capacity planning for the server environment
  • Plan the migration of system and purchased application software
  • Evaluate and make recommendations for system software and purchased applications

 

ADMINISTRATION:

  • Track and review project progress against plans
  • Prepare and present status reports
  • Implement policies and procedures

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Basic familiarity with Business processes and functions
  • Working knowledge of COBIT5 IT Governance & Management framework or other structured industry standard methodologies.
  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Familiar with regulatory and compliance items governing IT
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite

 

Qualifications:
Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Information/Computer Science
Length of Experience:  Five years’ experience as a senior System Administrator with both hardware and software selection/acquisition/installation and support responsibilities.

 

 

UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.


Nearest Major Market: Lancaster

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