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Systems Engineer - Domain and Email Services, Full-time, Days

Northwestern Medicine
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Full time
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General Technical Skills:
Maintains solid technical competence for assigned services and systems while grasping the integration and interaction of all supported services and systems. Provides technical leadership and support for computing systems and systems integration. Conducts, analyzes, recommends and presents performance and/or capacity analysis to assure systems reliability for current and/or future use. Maintains a broad working knowledge of the full range of NMHC IT server/distributed systems. Provides diagnostic skills and expertise to coordinate problem determination and solution, including vendors and manufacturers, across the full range of NMHC server/distributed system IT environment.

Customer Service:
Responds thoroughly and promptly to customer needs as defined in conjunction with our customers. Manages customer relationships and follows issues through to closure. Includes all aspects of customers (NMHC technology users, IS team members, etc.). Works effectively in supporting the application teams with project and support activities. Actively participates and communications with the project teams. Prepares and delivers effective support by seeking a thorough understanding of the team's goals and objectives. Understands the business and clinical processes at NMHC and the operational environments of assigned customers.

Communication Skills:
Communicates clearly, responsively, and purposely with customers and team members. Proficient in all written communication, both internally and externally. Develops effective relationships with users and other IS team members to enhance the timeliness and effectiveness of technology solutions.

Determines strategy and supports system-to-network connectivity and interfacing to assure stable integration of the NMHC distributed system IT environment. Reviews technology projects, analyzes business requirements, recommends system changes, writes technical specifications and implements system and system changes to address changing application requirements. Provides technical leadership including the identification and implementation of NMHC best practice standards. Develops project plans to direct technology activities either in support of application projects or as independent work activities. Works directly with project managers to understand application objectives, develop scope of project, outline effort projections, determine schedules, and finalize plans. Establishes and enforces standards, policies and procedures for local area networks. Participates in long and short range technology planning.

Personal and Staff Development:
Leads on-going process to integrate vendor, manufacturer and point-expertise technical knowledge into NMHC. Seeks to improve talents and skills consistent with overall IS direction. Provides mentoring and acts as a resource for others on the immediate team, as well as members of the application teams.

Teamwork: Focuses on IS team success and promotes collaborative efforts with others. Shifts easily among different technical and project roles as required by situation. Adapts well to rapid change and multiple priorities. Contributes to the IS Knowledge Repository. Additional Functions: Providing on-call support is required. EOE including Disabled and Veterans.

  • Bachelors in computer science or related field (or equivalent experience).
  • 7 years experience in core discipline.
  • 6-8 years technical experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.


  • 7-10 years experience in core discipline in the healthcare industry.


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