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Colorado Springs Utilities Application / System Administrator  in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Application / System Administrator

Job Type: Information Technology

Pay Range $75,000 to $95,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 10/1/21

Application / System Administrator

We understand employees have competing priorities, and although this position is a non-remote, on-site role, we have created an environment which embraces teamwork, flexibility, and work-life balance.

Who We Are: Colorado Springs Utilities is a community owned, four service utility serving our friends and neighbors for over 130 years! As Colorado Springs Utilities is growing quickly and adding many new users, your team will be essential to the continued support of our internal customers and, ultimately, the services that we provide to our community.

Colorado Springs is the third most desired place to live in the United States (according to U.S. News & World Report, 2019). Our city is a particularly popular place to live for professionals, millennials and families – thanks to its unique neighborhoods, easy access to nature and adventure, and our beautiful parks. Want to know more about Colorado Springs? Look here: Live in Colorado Springs! (

Colorado Springs Utilities is looking to hire an Intermediate level Application Administrator to join our team. In this job, you will support our technology solutions through implementation, maintenance and troubleshooting of both in-house developed and Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) applications deployed on site and in public and private clouds. Key application systems supported by this position include the Human Resources and Financial system, Asset and Work Management System, and a variety of applications supporting utility operations and engineering.

Typically, this mid-level administrator will be expected to work semi-autonomously on moderate to complex incidents, problems, and projects. Possess knowledge and breadth of experience in supporting multiple applications of varying technologies and will be expected to run minor software upgrades with minimal direction leveraging internal and external resources.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Manage and administer software applications/systems to ensure high availability, reliability, interconnectivity, and security of the supported business applications in the portfolio

  • Manage and administer application servers, software, and middleware above the OS layer (includes startup/shutdown of Development, QA and Production systems)

  • Install/Configure/Decommission/Deploy/Tune Software Applications.

  • System password changes; Certificate maintenance

  • Rotational On-Call support of mission-critical applications 7x24

  • Troubleshoot and resolve production application/system issues

  • Identify, evaluate, coordinate, schedule and install application related patches and upgrades

  • Participate in disaster recovery planning and testing, including producing/maintaining disaster recovery plan

  • Configure and refine system monitoring and alerts

  • Plan, create, improve, and maintain procedures and documentation related to administration of software applications, system and architecture design, implementation and back-out plans, user management, and system release management

  • Automate System Administration functions, such as environment refreshes and password changes

  • Accountable for promoting changes to QA and Production

  • Clone / refresh environments.

  • Coordinate with vendor support for issue resolutions, patching, system upgrades, and release management

  • Managing small application related projects to include requirements gathering and assessment, high level design, effort estimations and ROI analysis

What Does this Opportunity Offer... If you are highly organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, and possess strong customer relationship skills, we want to hear from you! This job will reward you with intellectually challenging work, including complex professional level application implementation, integration, and support of mission-critical business infrastructure systems.

This position is eligible for relocation assistance.

The military job codes/duty codes most closely related to this role are: 251A, 255A, 25A, 25B, 25E 33S1, 33SX, 37A1, 37A4 6420, 6423, 7421, 7427, IT 681, 6673, 9934, 9975, 9985

Who You Are... excellent communication skills, the capability to prioritize projects and issues, ability to effectively disseminate technical information, and commit to ongoing learning and self-development. Also, possess a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or closely related field. Additionally, will bring three or more years of demonstrated experience in these areas:

  • Application support experience as an Application/System administrator in a live production environment

  • Administration or troubleshooting experience with one or more; Web services such as WebLogic, WebSphere, IIS

  • Scripting experience with one or more; PowerShell, Java, XML

  • Windows Application Administration

  • Technical process definition and optimization

Highly Desirable Experience

  • System monitoring tools and techniques

  • ITIL certification

  • Experience administering and supporting HR, Asset/Work Management, and Energy Trading information systems; Laboratory information, Energy and Water management systems is highly beneficial.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.

  • The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.

  • A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

  • The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security .

  • Medical

  • Voluntary Wellness Program

  • Dental

  • Vision Insurance

  • Health Savings Account

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Disability Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • Vacation

  • Personal leave

  • Sick Leave

  • Holiday

  • Jury Duty

  • Bereavement

  • Vacation Buy

  • Colorado PERA Pension

  • Retirement Saving Programs

  • PERA 401(k)

  • PERA Roth 401(k)

  • ICMA Roth IRA

  • ICMA 457

  • ICMA 457 Roth

  • Educational Assistance

  • Additional Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Long-Term Care Insurance


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: . If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

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Job Type: Information Technology