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Manager, UNIX Systems Administration

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Position Description


The UNIX Administration Manager is responsible for overseeing day-to-day activities within the UNIX/Linux Server Administration Team. The UNIX Manager is also responsible for tracking and reporting status information for project and production support tasks. They also actively participate in the refinement and creation of processes, automation, and team metrics. This Manager participates in other duties as assigned.

The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all-inclusive.
• Demonstrates leadership principles and acts as a role model for IT Operations. 
• Provides active leadership and offers timely feedback with quarterly and yearly performance appraisals of Teammates.
• Appropriately manages teammate performance as necessary.
• Effectively interviews and hires resources as required. 
• Emphasizes the importance of training and actively seeks new training and development opportunities for Teammates. 
• Appropriately track and report on project and production support team progress and follows-up as needed. 
• Ability to effectively translate business goals into clearly defined team goals and priorities.
• Effectively collaborates and partners with peers across IT Operations. 
• Capability to lead teams through change and find opportunities for teams to grow within a divergent operating model. 
• Establishes effective metrics and key performance indicators to manage system and team performance.
• Ensures compliance with Security and Audit best practice, policies and procedures including, but not limited to HIPAA and SOX and the integration of these into the daily support activities.
• Demonstrates solid understanding of Enterprise IT operations and infrastructure organizations. 
• Demonstrates solid understanding of UNIX Infrastructure best practices. 
• Assists with the refinement and rollout of new UNIX/Linux tools and processes.
• Understands virtualized architectures and maintenance requirements for high availability and business continuity.

Here is what you can expect when you join our Village: 
  • A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.    


Education, licenses, certifications, and experience required to fulfill the essential duties, include computer skills as required.
• Minimum 5 years of experience in leading and building cohesive teams across geographic regions with remote personnel.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or equivalent skill set.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel. 
• Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, set objectives and meet them with minimal supervision.  
• Demonstrated ability to analyze complex scenarios and use problem-solving skills to define and implement appropriate best practices. 
• Demonstrates appropriate judgment regarding when to escalate issues or findings to IT management and stakeholders.
• Advanced interpersonal skills. 
• Commitment to DaVita’s Values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Fulfillment and Fun with ability to demonstrate those positively and proactively to patients, teammates, management, physicians, and/or vendors (Village Service Partners) in everyday performance and interactions
About Information Technology

The Information Technology Department designs, develops and maintains software programs required to keep DaVita on the leading edge of medical technology. DaVita's Information Technology Department has both clinic facing and non-clinic facing subgroups that provide our clinician teammates the tools to provide quality patient care. DaVita IT utilizes designers, developers, system architects, project managers, application architects, nurses, trainers and many more professionals to incorporate the technology needs of our clinicians, business and physician customers.

Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."
Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.
Go to http://careers.davita.com to learn more or apply. 
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DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.

Position Summary

  • Job Title: Manager, UNIX Systems Administration
  • Job Function: Information Technology
  • Location: Denver, Colorado