• Sr. Linux Administrator

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/11/2018 10:31 AM)
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  • Overview

    Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.


    We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!


    Duties & Responsibilities

    Medical Science & Computing is searching for a Senior Linux Administrator to support our client at the National Institutes of Health.

    Duties and Responsibilities


    • Work with software application developers to architect, configure, and troubleshoot application servers and the software running on them.
    • Manage the deployment, maintenance, and upgrade process of Applications developed by different development groups and teams
    • Implement COTS installations, changes, upgrades, patches and production
    • Install and configure systems, custom and third party software packages
    • Translate development team requirements into Application/System configuration
    • Coordinate tasks between Development teams and the Systems team
    • Constantly evaluate and improve current processes or design and implement new processes to meet business needs
    • Use their Systems and Networking knowledge to isolate and fix application problems


    Required Experience:


    • LINUX/Solaris Administration
    • Strong scripting skills in any one of languages such as Perl, Python, Ruby, or Java and/or shell scripting. Must be able to write self-contained scripts that can easily be plugged into automation tools such as Puppet, Chef or Ansible.


    Desired Experience:


    • Tomcat and Apache web Server administration (Deployment, Troubleshooting). Must have hands-on experience configuring Virtual hosts under Apache.
    • Troubleshooting and fixing errors common to Applications and Application servers
    • Application Deployment - Java ,Standalone Custom Apps, COTS Products
    • Maintaining patch levels of software installations across multiple systems
    • Version Control Software Setup, Administration, Configuration (GIT, Subversion, CVS)
    • BigIP F5 Loadbalancing Software or other Global and Local Traffic Management Appliances
    • Experience Integrating/Configuring Coldfusion, Tomcat (any Java Application Server)



    • Necessary to participate in a 7/24/365 on-call rotation
    • Must be able to occasionally work evenings and/or weekends and/or during change windows outside of normal business hours


    Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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