• Senior LINUX systems administrator

    Job Locations USA-NJ-Monmouth
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/24/2019 9:11 AM)
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  • 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 28th 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 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

    Job Description

    The Open Systems Group supports a variety of systems and applications used by Groups throughout MSK. We are backed by a strong track-record of innovation, a comprehensive variety of software services and is forward-looking in the technology we evaluate, test, improve and implement.


    In addition to the Enterprise Solutions we provide, we also work with vendors, MSKCC and third-party application developers to develop, test and implement Applications and customized scripts for added functionality and integration with other MSKCC Applications. Our team is leading the way in powering next-generation systems and applications using the cloud, on-premises and dedicated subject-matter expertise to empower our users to maintain the best possible outcomes to fulfill our mission at MSKCC.



    MSKCC Senior Systems Administrators implement, support, maintain, and manage IT services, including networking, IT security, and disaster recovery. The Systems Administrators provide advanced technical support for servers and applications Systems Admins ensure all IT services are accurately maintained and upgraded, including security, backups, imaging, and patching. They provide subject matter expertise for both hardware and software.


    We’re looking for a talented Linux Systems Administrator who has the experience necessary to help build out our existing infrastructure and assist in the troubleshooting of problems as they arise. We’re a growing Group of highly dedicated IT professionals who give their all to help our enterprise flourish.


    The ideal candidate for this position can prioritize mission critical tasks and coordinate the construction and expansion of our systems so updates and other maintenance tasks don’t get in the way of daily operations. We’re interested in automating as many of our processes as possible to reduce the potential for human error.


    You Will:

    • 5+ years experience working and deploying Linux-based Systems
    • Coordinate the development and installation of new hardware and software
    • Install and configure operating systems and other software and routinely test installed software Provide technical direction to IT support staff
    • Ensure constant availability of technical resources
    • Design and implement security systems and redundant backups to maintain data safety
    • Write custom scripts to reduce the need for human intervention
    • Fast learner, ability to research and pick up new technologies and skills
    • Perform analysis of the organization's business needs, translate line of business requirements into use cases, design and implementation services for automating system delivery
    • Develop, deploy, and maintain Linux delivery catalog
    • Participate in the development of standards and decisions regarding changes to systems/applications.
    • Identify open source tools, languages, and technologies for accelerating system delivery by leveraging automation and infrastructure orchestration techniques.
    • Define methods and practices for executing change management policies in medium scale server environments.

    You Need:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Engineering or related field required (Master’s preferred)
    • Support IT Infrastructure operations including troubleshooting and maintenance of servers, networks, and systems as required
    • 2+ years of VMWare experience is required
    • 3+ years’ experience in IT support required
    • Proven track record of success in installation and maintenance of LINUX-based software
    • Experience creating automated scripts and software
    • Administer Linux (Redhat 6,7) Servers, VMWare infrastructure, and Cisco UCS, performing patches, performing vulnerability management, upgrades
    • 2+ years experience in CISCO UCS
    • Demonstrated experience in patching servers to ensure security
    • Strong Linux knowledge and skills including RedHat/Ubuntu, System Administration, User Management, Process Management, Services Management, Networking, Firewalls, SELinux
    • Strong expertise in Security, SSH, TLS, Security Certificates, Encryption
    • Strong scripting skills including Bash, other scripting/programming experience
    • Strong expertise with Linux servers, clusters and applications including installation, configuration and management
    • Strong diagnostics and debugging skills to address server, services, networking and application issues
    • Desired experience / certifications with AWS, Azure, Virtualization technologies
    • Provide 24-7 on-call support of specific functions




    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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