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Position Description



As part of the Enterprise Content Management Operations Team, you will be a member of the team responsible for administering and maintaining middleware/platform technologies and frameworks leveraged by DaVita’s Enterprise Applications.  This includes both applications developed internally as well as off-the-shelf applications that leverage middleware/platform technology, tools and frameworks to operate.  Where required, the candidate will be asked to provide technical documentation, mentor peers/customers and provide generalized support functions.  The candidate will be required to be flexible to support these technologies as a member of a 24x7 on-call rotation including nights & weekends, and may be asked to participate in early morning meetings, late night /weekend calls and participation in Development Performance Testing of applications, middle Tier components and hardware.



The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all-inclusive.


·         As part of a team of administrators, support all platform/middleware/framework software within scope of the department’s area of responsibilities

·         Execute installation and configuration of platform/middleware/framework software and technologies in lines with customer needs and DaVita standards

·         Provide performance analysis and capacity planning and assist in developing and engineering solutions to resolve performance issues

·         Participates in meetings with customers to identify and confirm future requirements and provides recommendations as needed

·         Collaborate with customers to determine appropriate system and design specifications needed to support applications to ensure middleware/platform requirements are satisfied

·         Manage security and address standards/compliance issues within the environment for middleware/platform technologies and systems

·         Provides feedback on designed solutions to Design Engineers and participates in component, system, service, functional, integration, and operational testing activities for new and existing services/applications in the environment

·         Assist in developing and maintaining processes, procedures and monitoring related to sustainment activities for ensuring optimum service levels

·         Monitor performance of middleware environment and take proactive measures to prevent service disruption

·         Collaborate with engineering for the enhancement of the middleware environment or the introduction of new middleware technology

·         Participate in disaster recovery exercises

·         Integrally work and interact with network, storage, server infrastructure, and other service support teams to deploy and ensure optimal operation of middleware environment



  • BA agree in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 4+ years experience in system administration or managing/administering platform/middleware/framework technologies and applications
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Tools including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook
  • Familiar with Windows Server,  Virtualization Technologies and general Enterprise Configurations (DNS, DHCP, LDAP, RDP, SMTP, etc)




  • General familiarity with the use, design and administration requirements/responsibilities for the Unix/Linux operating systems
  • Ability to develop scripts to streamline/automate administrative responsibilities (VBS, Powershell, Batch, Shell Scripts, etc)
  • Familiarity with delivering and administering solutions and technologies in a virtual environment tied to SLAs
  • Familiarity with administration and management of multiple of the following middleware, platform and framework technologies:

IBM FileNet P8

IBM Content Collector

 IBM Content Navigator

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), IIS7

  • Familiarity with specific IT administrated solutions:
    • Adobe ColdFusion
    • Adobe Output
    • .Net and .Net Framework
    • SAP Business Object/Crystal Reports
    • Microsoft AppFabric
    • Java Virtual Machine (JVM)
    • Apache Tomcat
    • Windows Clustering
    • Microsoft Sharepoint
    • FTP (Windows, SecureFTP)
    • Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ)
  • Familiarity with ITIL and their standards to include, Service Operations, Service Transition, Service Design, and Continual Service Improvement
    • Additional familiarity with ITIL management practices to include, Service Management, Change Management, Release Management, Problem Management

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Position Summary

  • Job Title: System Administrator
  • Job Function: Information Technology
  • Location: 5200 Virginia Way, Brentwood, Tennessee