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Health Plan of San Mateo · South San Francisco, CA

Information Technology
Health & Well-Being
$81,000 - $107,000 Per Year
Posted 3 weeks ago

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Are you a compassionate professional based in California, eager to help the community and be part of an innovative and energetic team? Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM) is seeking a Systems Administrator to join our dynamic organization. If you have extensive knowledge and expertise in Cisco networking and VMware infrastructure and are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others, this position offers a unique opportunity to be a key player in the effective provisioning, installation, configuration, and maintenance of systems hardware and software.

Position Overview: As a Systems Administrator at HPSM, you will play a vital role in ensuring the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability. Your responsibilities will include installing and configuring servers, troubleshooting hardware and software issues, and implementing security measures. If you thrive in a challenging environment and have a passion for helping the community through your IT expertise, we want to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Install new/rebuild existing servers, configure hardware, peripherals, and services in accordance with standards and project requirements.
  • Troubleshoot hardware, software, and network problems ranging from simple to complex.
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability.
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying integrity and availability of hardware, server resources, and key processes.
  • Manage computerized telephone communications systems and oversee system operation and maintenance.
  • Evaluate end-user business requirements for enhancements and new services.
  • Provide technical support to Helpdesk and end users.
  • Research and recommend innovative approaches for system administration tasks.
  • Perform regular security monitoring, network scanning, and vulnerability assessments.
  • Plan, implement, and monitor internal IT security policies and application security.


  • Five (5) years of equivalent work experience required.
  • Degree in computer science or information systems preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years' experience in a mixed Operating System environment, including UNIX variants (AIX, Linux) and Windows variants (2008-2019 Server Platform).
  • Experience with Cisco UCS and server infrastructure (routers, switches, load balancers, DNS, NAS/SAN) design and maintenance (Cisco and EMC is a plus).
  • Proficiency in Active Directory management, networking administration, managing Office 365, and database applications (SQL Server, DB2).
  • Familiarity with VOIP, Avaya Communication Manager platforms preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team, adapt to changing priorities, and organize workload efficiently.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to provide technical guidance to other IT staff.
  • Proven experience in automation to maximize efficiency.
  • On-site work at our South San Francisco, CA office is mandatory.

Salary and Benefits:

Starting salary range: $81,000 - $107,000, based on experience. HPSM-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision coverage. Fully paid life, AD&D, and LTD insurance. Retirement plan contributions (equivalent to 10% of annual compensation). Generous paid holidays, sick days, and vacation days. Tuition reimbursement plan and employee wellness program.

To apply, submit your resume to [email protected].

Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM) is a local County-funded nonprofit dedicated to managing healthcare for over 140,000 low-income individuals in San Mateo County. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and an affirmative action employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. Join HPSM and contribute to our mission of providing quality healthcare and support to our community.

Apply today!

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $81,000.00 - $107,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:
* 4 years

Application Question(s):
* Please do not apply unless you feel comfortable commuting to South San Francisco at least 2-3 days per week.

Work Location: In person

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