Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Veterans

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Systems Administrator in New York, New York

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

We are seeking aSystem Administratorto work as part of the team supporting our cloud resources. You will be in the HPC group, but will support ongoing cloud needs across the institution. The HPC team primarily supports basic and clinical research projects that focus on cutting-edge cancer treatments at MSK.

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent with 2-4 years of relevant experience or Master’s with 0-2 years of experience.

  • Operating Systems: Linux (CentOS, SLES), Mac OS X

  • Basic Systems Administration: Linux installation, maintenance, upgrade, backup, NFS, TCP/IP networking

  • Experience with Linux/UNIX server and HPC cluster hardware setup and configuration, performance monitoring, tuning and troubleshooting

  • Experience working with highly complex system implementations and organizational processes

  • The ability to deploy new technologies

  • Effective communication and documentation skills

  • Experience with Job Queuing systems, ideally LSF, Torque/Moab, SunGrid Engine

  • Experience with Puppet management

  • Familiarity with GPU use and application

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with LDAP, Nagios, Apache HTTPd, Tomcat, iptables, rsync, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, SGE or Postfix

  • Experience with parallel and clustered file systems

  • Experience scripting or programming in Python, Ruby or Java

  • Familiarity with bioinformatics and computational biology

  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services cloud computing platform


  • Paid time off including vacation, bereavement, sick leave

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Comprehensive medical, dental & vision, FSA and dependent care

  • Life Insurance and Disability Benefits

  • Fitness Discounts

  • 403(b) retirement savings plan match

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Commuter spending account



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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Requisition ID2019-32957

CategoryInformation Technology