• Linux Administrator - Monitoring Centric

    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/19/2018 4:52 PM)
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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!


    Medical Science & Computing is searching for a Linux Administrator - Monitoring Centric to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is full-time, and it is on-site in Bethesda, MD. 

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Hands-on provisioning/upgrading/maintenance of monitoring services
    • In depth knowledge of, and experience with monitoring architectures and solutions.
    • Take direction from the team lead and work within a team-environment to achieve organizational goals
    • Provide technical solutions to a wide range of monitoring problems and user requests through an established trouble ticketing system
    • Provide hands-on systems monitoring oversight and solutions working with the Operations, Developer and DevOps teams within NCBI


    • Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of related experience
    • Working understanding of Linux Systems Administration
    • Experience working with integration of monitoring/alerting solutions
    • Basic knowledge of cloud technology, including AWS and GCP
    • Experience supporting large web applications environment
    • Familiar with enterprise network architectures
    • Working understanding of programming/scripting skills for automation in at least two of Bash, Ruby, Python, and Perl
    • General understanding of TCP/IP and related protocols (HTTP, FTP, NFS, etc…)
    • Comfortable dealing with users with varying levels of IT knowledge
    • Team player who is nevertheless able to work with minimum supervision
    • Experience with configuration and setup of Nagios, Zabbix or other monitoring tools needed
    • Experience with TIK stack like Prometheus, influxdb, graphana, Telegraph, Kapacitor needed
    • SolarWinds configuration/alerting setup is a plus



    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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