Linux Systems Engineer I

George Washington University

Washington, DC

ID: 7206465
Posted: January 11, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description Summary:
The Biostatistics Center (BSC) of the Milken Institute School of Public Health is an off-campus research facility of The George Washington University located in Rockville, Maryland. The Biostatistics Center serves as the coordinating center for large scale multi-center clinical trials and epidemiological studies funded by federal agencies including the National Institutes of Health. The Biostatistics Center is a leader in the statistical coordination of major medical research programs of national and international scope. Visit our website at:

The Biostatistics Center Systems Support team is seeking a full-time Linux Systems Engineer I. The position will provide a full spectrum of software and hardware support to our on-site and remote client community. The position is responsible to assist in the design, implementation, engineering and administration of Linux computing systems hardware, software, network, and storage infrastructure supporting a 24×7 mission-critical environment. These systems are core components of the IT infrastructure supporting all aspects of the research portfolio of the Biostatistics Center. The individual will work on site to provide continued development, maintenance and support of the physical and virtual servers and network infrastructure of the on-site data center.

Essential duties include:

· Design, implement and support Linux computing systems hardware and software infrastructure.
· Administer and maintain Linux server operating systems and related software within a complex computer environment.
· Design and implement robust and secure IT solutions within a fast paced research environment using open source tools.
· Provision bare metal and/or virtual server installation and configure.
· Perform OS upgrades and patching.
· Work closely and collaborate with other team members to ensure optimal server functionality and infrastructure systems availability.
· Build new and maintain existing technical documentation.
· Perform network administration, security monitoring as well as backup and redundancy procedures.
· Design and provide operational support of infrastructure systems with minimal supervision.
· Identify organizational needs and research and develop solutions to address these needs.
· Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
· Contribute to and maintain system standards and security posture in accordance with security best practices.
- Maintains knowledge, skills and abilities through attendance at seminars and workshops, the review of professional literature and best practices.
- Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience in scripting languages and automation.
-Strong communications and customer service skills with the ability to provide top tier customer support to the user community.
-Familiarity with the following technologies:
-IBM Z Systems and LinuxONE servers as well as Linux on System Z.
-IBM z/VM and/or Linux KVM as a hypervisor
-Building and maintaining x86 server hardware and storage
-SUSE Linux and SLES
-MySQL, MariaDB, Apache Tomcat and HTTP servers and similar tool