IT Application Administrator

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Feb 07, 2018
Jul 18, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time

Health Care that Starts with You!

Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota's leading health plans. We provide more than 225,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs. UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We're an organization that's going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.


At UCare, we deliver high-quality health coverage and services to help members of all ages maintain and improve their health. It's a big job that takes innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Above all, it takes a compassionate team that is dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and our communities.


Working at UCare is more than just a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization, and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Our values of integrity, community, quality, flexibility, and respect permeate every aspect of our organization - from who we are and how we act, to what we do and how we do it. We owe our continued success to our employees who proudly embody our mission and values in everything they do.


Position Description

This position is responsible for administration, support, installation, configuration, patching/upgrades and tuning of software applications.  The main application for this role is Team Foundation Server (TFS) in support of Project Management and the full Software Development Life Cycle.  Other applications include Internet Information Services (IIS), and SharePoint. This role will provide technical expertise and support on software application setup and issues. Coordination with customers and application vendors on technical issues, upgrades, licensing and maintenance renewals. Collaboration to develop relationships with peers and business staff to better understand their processes and business needs. Forming partnerships with IT team members to ensure recoverability and documentation exist for the applications.

·Develop, Design, Administer, and Support Team Foundation Server (TFS). Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:  Team Project Collections, template customization, teams, build server, automatic builds, source control repository and test management.

·Support SharePoint, and Internet Information Services (IIS)

·Perform installations, configuration, administration, patching/upgrades and tuning of the software.

·Provide technical support and troubleshooting activities.

·Coordinate with business and application vendor on technical issues, upgrades, licensing and maintenance renewals.

·Ensure all systems are documented and diagrammed, and that artifacts are kept current.

·Collaborate with IT staff to ensure solid redundancy, recoverability and that documentation exists for the applications and their support processes.

·Flexibility in the face of shifting priorities.

·Other projects and duties as assigned.


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or technical specialty; demonstrated experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Required Experience

Five years of experience successfully supporting business applications, to include end user support, administration, maintenance and upgrades.  Experience leading application upgrades and implementations.  Team Foundation Server (TFS) Administration experience with knowledge in set-up, upgrades and integrations including Team Project Administration. Desire to work together with an IT team that cares about helping each other and providing real value to our business and ability to think independently, negotiate with grace, and stay focused.

Capacity to communicate clearly and with presence; strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Experience

Experience with SharePoint and Internet Services (IIS) applications. Experience in the Health Care field.  Agile Methodology.


UCare is proud to be a recognized Star Tribune Top Workplace for the 8th consecutive year. As a part of our collaborative team, you'll experience the rewards that come with helping others and seeing the positive results of your hard work. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and give you the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, a myriad of volunteer activities, and a number of other rewards. If you're looking for a welcoming environment that celebrates what you have to offer, helps you build on your strengths, and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.




Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers. At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

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