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    Opportunity: System Administrator (Linux/Unix) @ Medical Science & Computing, Inc.--Bethesda, MD (US)
    Submitted by Elisa Johnston; posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    Immediate Hire!


    Medical Science & Computing, Inc. (MSC) is a small business dedicated to providing scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a long history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH). MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities. We assist our employees with visa sponsorship and offer relocation assistance.

    We are currently searching for a System Administrator with extensive Linux/Unix system administration experience on multiple computing platforms to support the NIH. This is a full-time position with MSC located at the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland


    • Develop and maintain enterprise Linux / UNIX infrastructure, including operating system and system utility packaging, patch management, system security, and general support to research projects.
    • Develop and maintain IT enterprise services, such as storage and backup systems, virtual tape library, file systems, authentication systems, Domain Name systems (DNS), database, and Web servers.
    • Conduct daily administration support of computing resources, including system installation, configuration, upgrading, patching, scripting, remote access, and documentation.
    • Evaluate, test and validate variant software and hardware to support enterprise IT systems.
    • Assist with coordinating and resolving technical and operational issues.


    • B.S or higher degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline with minimum five years of system administration experiences
    • Extensive system administration skill in Red Hat Linux and Intel based platforms, including shell scripting or Perl programming
    • Demonstrated experience in enterprise storage system such as NetApp, including backup and archival, and comprehensive knowledge in DAS, NAS and SAN
    • Proficiency in DNS, NFS, NIS, LDAP and system security for both Linux / UNIX and Windows systems
    • Thorough knowledge in TCP/IP, SMTP, POP/IMAP protocols
    • Intimate understanding of overall Internet technology and architecture
    • Good understanding of computing security, authentication techniques, operation procedures and general practices in an enterprise IT infrastructure
    • Demonstrated self-initiated ability for analyzing, debugging, tracking and problem solving
    • Excellent organization and time management skills and ability to identify priorities as needed to accomplish a variety of tasks
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to work with people at every level


    MSC offers an outstanding benefits package to include comprehensive health plan, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending plans, and 401K. We are committed to a high performance culture and provide an environment that allows our employees to obtain their full potential

    To learn more about our company, visit our website


    To apply, please send resume and salary requirement to: Debbie[at]

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