Unix Administrator, Sr.

2 months ago
Requisition ID
Information Technology

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.


For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

The Information Services Department is seeking a Senior UNIX Administrator to join us at the new MSK Data Center located Middletown, NJ.



As the Senior UNIX Administrator, you will:

  • Participate in the development and support of Open Systems architecture and strategy across a large multi-vendor platform environment (VMware, Red Hat, Suse, et cetera). 
  • Install and troubleshoot Red Hat Linux systems and manage multiple complex projects simultaneously while performing other job responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate exceptional communication skills and customer service skills.
  • Work onsite at the DC in Lyndhurst until the Middletown location is open.
  • Provide on-call coverage, when not on a scheduled absence, and work off-hours work due to the 24x7 nature of the Data Center service-level requirements. 
  • Attend periodic meetings at MSK NYC locations.


You need:

  • A minimum of 5 years of prior IT related work experience.
  • Strong Red Hat Enterprise Linux skills.
  • Hands-on experience with current server hardware technologies.
  • Experience with current Web technologies, Apache, MySQL, Tomcat and SAML 2.0 authentication.
  • Strong project management skills.

The following skill sets are highly desirable and preferred:

  • Programming experience (PHP, Python, Ruby etc).
  • Knowledge of security policies and experience implementing security controls.
  • Experience with VMware virtualization technologies.

Hours: 9:00AM-5:00PM



MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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