Mountain View Electric Association (MVEA) was incorporated in 1941 and is a growing not-for-profit electric cooperative governed by a board of directors elected by our members/owners. We have a 5,000 square mile territory along the Front Range and eastern plains of Colorado. We provide reliable and affordable electric service to over 52,000 members and 61,000 meters throughout portions of eight counties. MVEA has annual revenues of over $125 million and over 6,000 miles of distribution line. Our cooperative is financially strong and experiences tremendous growth of over 2,000 accounts per year due to the expanding communities outside of Colorado Springs. Our focus is on safe, affordable, reliable electricity and strong communities. To learn more about our Co-op and the communities we serve, please visit our website at www.mvea.coop.
Top Reasons to Work with Us:
Competitive Salary and Outstanding Benefits Package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Long-Term Disability, Life, and Paid Time Off
Traditional Pension Plan and 401(k) with Company Match
Stable and Growing Company
Four Day Work Week (Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
Great Company Culture!
Job Summary: MVEA is looking for a detail oriented, self-motivated, well organized, personable System Administrator. In this role you will support the Information Technology infrastructure by being responsible for the design, configuration, installation, security, maintenance, documentation, and overall administration of the corporate network (LAN/WAN/Wireless) and server systems. Responsibilities also include administering system and network configuration backups, meeting required metrics in the areas of network and system reliability and availability and overseeing data closet and data center operations.
Installs, configures, tests, maintains, monitors, troubleshoots, and backs up all network devices including switches, routers, load balancers, firewalls, and other network devices.
Installs, configures, tests, maintains, monitors, troubleshoots, and backs up all physical servers and virtual infrastructure, including servers and storage.
Installs, setup, configure and maintain equipment in data center and data closets, including battery backups, air conditioning systems and other equipment in the data center. Responsible for overall cleanliness and usability of each location.
Designs, implements, maintains, and regularly tests a tiered backup system that includes local and off-site backups utilizing Veeam, Zerto and other backup methodologies to protect the critical infrastructure of the cooperative.
Installs, configures, monitors, troubleshoots, and optimizes the performance of all employee facing systems; work with vendors to acquire technical support as needed with NISC (AppSuite, ABS, CC&B, GIS, IVR, OMS, Vault, etc.), and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL).
Administers, patches, upgrades, and supports employee facing systems including Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint and Teams sites, accounting and customer care and billing application. Coordinates support with vendor as needed.
Recommends, schedules, and performs infrastructure system improvements, patching, upgrades, and repairs.
Participates in the evaluation and purchase of security, network, and infrastructure related products with the Information Technology Supervisor.
Maintains system and network performance by conducting monitoring, analysis, and performance tuning activities; troubleshooting infrastructure problems; escalating problems to vendor(s).
Diagrams, documents, and maintains detailed records of infrastructure design, device locations, network and system configurations, and IP addresses.
Installs, runs, terminates and test copper and fiber optic cable or supervises contractors during the installation of copper and fiber cable as needed.
Performs OS installation, troubleshooting, patching and maintenance for all Windows and Linux servers. Work with vendors as needed to complete necessary requirements.
Ensures the availability of client/server applications, configuring new implementations and develop processes and procedures for ongoing management of the server environment.
Actively protects information technology assets and infrastructure from internal and external threats by maintaining knowledge of firewalls and other security solutions (web filter, spam filter, IPS/IDS).
Participates in virtual machine security architecture and administration activities with the Information Technology Supervisor
Research current and emerging technology as it relates to network and system administration and suggest changes, upgrades, and improvements as appropriate.
Provides training and technical assistance to hardware and software users as it relates to your position.
Assist in developing long-term strategies and capacity planning for future technology needs.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related technical field; or equivalent work experience
Strong knowledge of network management and analysis tools such as WireShark, Nmap, tcpdump, etc.
Working knowledge of network systems, protocols, and standards such as Ethernet, LAN, WAN, xDSL, TCP/IP, fiber, T1, 802.11x, etc.
Hardware, software, and network connection troubleshooting experience.
Experience and extensive knowledge to effectively use current Microsoft Office products.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license.
Available to work irregular hours for meetings, training, emergencies, and overnight travel.
Maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license.
The pay range for this position is between $39.80 - $57.69 per hour.
Applications for this position will be accepted through Thursday, July 7, 2022.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Females/Minority/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.