Systems Administrator III

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority · Denver, CO (Hybrid)

Information Technology
Public Infrastructure
Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
$92,000 - $134,000 Per Year
Posted 5 days ago

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About Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA)

Do you dream about creating an impact in our state and making Colorado a better place to live and work?

CHFA invests in affordable homeownership, the development and preservation of affordable rental housing, helps small- and medium-sized businesses access capital, and supports local communities and mission-aligned nonprofits through technical assistance and philanthropic investment. Over the past 50 years, CHFA has invested more than $35 billion into Colorado’s economy. These resources have helped:

  • 153,043 Colorado homebuyers achieve homeownership.
  • 197,896 households attend homebuyer education classes held statewide.
  • 82,597 affordable rental housing units be developed or preserved; and
  • 8,945 businesses access capital to support 88,340 jobs.[1]

CHFA is a mission-based organization and is guided by its vision that everyone in Colorado will have the opportunity for housing stability and economic prosperity.

When joining CHFA, you can expect to work for an organization with:

  • a leadership team that strives to make this the best place you've ever worked;
  • a focus on supporting employees' mental, physical, and financial well-being;
  • a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • a highly engaged workforce devoted to innovation, continuous improvement, and collaboration; and
  • a reputation for excellence, as evidenced by ranking 15th nationally in the Small and Medium-sized category in the 2023 Fortune Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance™.

What you will contribute as a (Systems Administrator III):

  • a willingness to develop your skills and expertise while working for a mission-based organization;
  • a desire to work with other talented, committed people;
  • a strong commitment to making a positive difference in communities across the state;
  • an enthusiasm for enhancing processes and procedures for the release processes and act as the primary point of contact for database administration vendor activities.
  • a sense of pride in creating high-quality work with a sense of integrity;
  • a capability to prioritize your work to adhere to deliverables and timelines amidst competing priorities;
  • Ensure IT systems, procedures, and tools meet operational, performance, and security goals.
  • Work collaboratively with Application Development, Business Intelligence, Help Desk, Information Security, and IT Infrastructure teams to ensure system availability and reliability.
  • an eagerness to Collaborate with various teams to ensure system availability and reliability.

In this role, the Systems Administrator III will effectively plan, install, configure, and administrate CHFA’s technology systems, ensuring adherence to industry best practices and organizational policies. They will participate in projects to deploy, upgrade, or reconfigure systems and provide support by responding to production issues, collaborating with other Admins, Developers, or Database Administrators, and serving as an escalation point for various server, application, or endpoint-related issues. Additionally, they will be a primary participant in the Release Management lifecycle, overseeing Azure DevOps infrastructure and participating in software and code deployments.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with various teams to ensure system availability and  reliability.
  • Perform software deployment duties and lead Change Advisory Board meetings and discussions.
  • Perform routine systems admin tasks such as server or application setup & upgrades, configuration changes, and preventive maintenance.
  • Provide technical support for advanced incidents and requests.
  • Design and deploy technology solutions to meet CHFA’s strategic and tactical needs.
  • Ensure IT systems & procedures meet operational, performance, & security goals, creating moderately complex system scripts & programs.
  • Enhance processes & procedures for the release process & act as the primary point of contact for database administration vendor activities.
  • Ensure IT systems, procedures, and tools are meeting operational, performance, and security goals.
  • Work collaboratively with App. Dev, BI, Help Desk, Info Security, & IT Infrastructure teams to ensure system availability & reliability.
  • Perform Software Migration duties, including the management and control of the staging and production environments.
  • Lead Change Management meetings to ensure tasks are scheduled and documented.
  • Develop processes and procedures to define and control the release process.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for database administration vendor activities.
  • Research new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies.
  • Create and maintain system documentation, including that which is required to deploy and maintain systems.


Knowledge, skills, and ability

  • Advanced knowledge of current Microsoft technology stack and environments, including Windows, IIS, SQL, AD, and GPO.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft cloud technologies, including Azure IaaS, M365, Entra ID, and related offerings.
  • Knowledge of security concepts and techniques within an enterprise environment
  • Knowledge of Azure DevOps, Visual Studio, GitHub, or other release-related applications and platforms
  • Ability to create moderately complex system scripts and programs.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills with the ability to establish rapport with persons of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to identify, coordinate, organize, and prioritize work items.
  • Ability to determine root cause and solve system functional or performance issues through best practice or innovative means.
  • Ability to lead weekly change advisory meetings and perform release activities for custom applications and database scripts.

Abilities that reflect CHFA’s values:

  • Ability to continuously improve and develop knowledge and skills, while adapting quickly to changing circumstances and processes
  • Ability to work towards inclusion in all activities, and decisions through the solicitation and appreciation of diverse perspectives
  • Ability to exercise personal accountability in all activities and decisions
  • Ability to embrace a culture of operational excellence to ensure processes are continually evaluated and improved as necessary
  • Ability to operate with a sense of integrity
  • Ability to have fun
  • Ability to establish rapport with persons of diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds


  • Minimum of five (5) years of previous work experience in Systems Administration or related roles
  • BS Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field preferred
  • Industry certifications such as ITIL, MCP, MCSE, and Networking+ are a plus.
  • 2+ years of software release management experience; Agile project management experience preferred.

Benefits Information

CHFA employees enjoy a suite of competitive benefits, including:

  • hybrid work – CHFA understands the value of human relationships and operates as a face-to-face culture while also offering the benefit of remote work and a flexible schedule;
  • ongoing wellness and learning opportunities;
  • a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging;
  • comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans with very low rates;
  • generous paid time off, including paid volunteer time, holidays, and other leave programs;
  • up to a 5 percent match, vested immediately, on 401(k) contributions;
  • up to 12 weeks of Paid Family and Medical Leave at 90 percent pay;
  • an extensive Employee Assistance Program that provides personalized care options for your whole household; and
  • ample opportunity to learn, develop, and grow with opportunities for career and leadership development programs, job shadowing, a mentor program, and tuition reimbursement.

For a more in-depth view of CHFA’s comprehensive benefits package, please visit

The Systems Administrator III is a hybrid position that will effectively plan, install, configure, and administrate CHFA’s technology systems, ensuring adherence to industry best practices and organizational policies.

Please visit to learn more about the position and to submit an application.

With respect to its programs, services, activities, and employment practices, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 years and over, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, marital status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Requests for reasonable accommodation, the provision of auxiliary aids, or any complaints alleging violation of this nondiscrimination policy should be directed to the Nondiscrimination Coordinator, 1.800.877.2432, TDD/TTY 800.659.2656, CHFA, 1981 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado 80202-1272, available weekdays 8:00am to 5:00pm.


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