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The Methodist Hospitals Senior Server Administrator in Merrillville, Indiana

Under direction, to perform work building and maintaining the core hardware infrastructure components, including Windows and Citrix servers. Provides support and maintenance for the Epic Windows based servers. Ensures systems operate without interruption and are protected against unauthorized access and disasters.


  • Implements, secures, and maintains applications, servers, network, and related systems components, and ensures equipment functions reliably and effectively.

  • Provides support for the maintenance of the Epic, VMware, and other servers and effective advanced helpdesk support for more difficult problems to ensure their resolution.

  • Effectively works with Application Owners and Users to ensure the overall 'end-product' is consistently of high quality and provides support, guidance and assistance to other departmental employees as required.

  • Adheres to established Department standards equipment, software, builds, and configurations; contributes to updating and testing. Maintains and validates back-ups and disaster recovery systems.

  • Performs work with due-diligence and in accordance with change management, testing and similar work practices.

  • Meets established target dates for required work.

  • Maintains up-to-date and thorough documentation on systems, provides current and complete troubleshooting tools to ensure coverage by other engineers, and ensures needed documentation and education is provided to enable Workstation Support Engineers and Helpdesk support on the client level.

  • Keeps accurate, current, and complete records and documentation, including inventory and other databases. Maintains documentation on work and project activities and provides proper updates.

  • Will comply and adhere to all implemented change management and framework policies and procedures as well as update the known error folder each time a problem occurs with a server they are responsible for. Ensures skills are kept current and up-to-date on industry practices, techniques and trends.

  • Responsible for weekly reporting of daily activities and participates in meetings and discussions with vendors, contractors, etc. as required.

  • Performs other duties as needed and/or assigned.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS(Minimum Requirements)


  • Working knowledge in one or more of the following areas, not to include the area of certification: Microsoft, Security, networking/Cisco, specialized vendor/proprietary system as identified.

  • Advanced certification in Microsoft or Citrix applications is preferred.


  • High School Graduation or GED equivalent is required.

  • A Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with course emphasis in Computer Science, Electronics or a closely related field is preferred.

  • Current Epic Security, VMware, UNIX, or Advanced Microsoft certification is required within 6 months of hire, with proven competency in area of certification.

  • Attainment of, and continued maintenance of, at least one additional area of current certification within 1 year of promotion of hire, from the following group: Storage, Citrix, Security, or Microsoft.

  • Current certification is defined as within one generation of the vendor's current release.

  • Advanced certification in Microsoft or Citrix applications is preferred.

  • Two (2) years of professional work experience in computer and network support, troubleshooting and design is required.

  • Five (5) years progressive experience in Microcomputer Support, including hands-on experience in Network systems design and troubleshooting is preferred.

  • DBA experience in Oracle, SQL, or Cache is preferred.

  • SAN/NAS experience, preferably EMC is preferred.

  • Scripting and HA/Clustering experience is preferred.


Meets the Standards of Behavior as outlined in Personnel Policy and Procedure #1, Employee Relations Code.


Demonstrates knowledge of procedures for protecting and maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee, patient, family, organizational and other medical information. Understands and supports the commitment of Methodist Hospitals in adhering to federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing ethical business practices for healthcare providers.

DISCLAIMER - The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

ID: 2020-6918

Street: 3961 W 82nd Ave