Senior Systems Administrator

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Updated: September 4, 2019
Job ID: 214777
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Senior Systems Administrator to support the Bioinformatics Core for the Collaborative Health Research Initiative Program (CHIRP) at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland has an immediate opportunity for a High Performance Systems Engineer. The High performance systems engineer will manage computational infrastructure for the Bioinformatics Core.


This individual will perform software configuration and installations to support the CHIRP computer cluster, storage cluster, tape system and LIMS database. This individual would have these responsibilities:

  1. Maintaining and monitoring the operation of the current configuration of CHIRP systems, including enterprise equipment as well as workstations.
  2. Trouble shooting software problems as they arise and reconfiguring to fix.
  3. Maintaining and expanding the current systems administrator documentation, and communicating additional details.
  4. Working with vendor support on hardware needing replacement, and software patches.
  5. Performing data exports and archives, according to standard procedures.
  6. Provides collaborative assistance to USU personnel that require the incumbent's expertise.
  7. Completes other projects as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Experience in building and maintaining high performance computer environment. Preference for experience in scientific research. Preference for experience in Amazon Cloud storage and compute.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related discipline. PhD degree preferred.

Minimum Experience: 5+ years related experience

Physical Capabilities: Extended periods of sitting and working at a computer.

Work Environment: Office or laboratory environment

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.