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Systems Administrator III

USC Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute San Diego, California

The USC Keck School of Medicine - Alzheimer Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI), located in San Diego, California is an academic institute comprised of an expert panel of scientific collaborators committed to advancing the development of new treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) through innovative clinical trials.

ATRI is looking for a Systems Administrator III that will assist with customizing and maintaining a multi-platform system configuration, ensuring efficiency and security. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Proven ability to be strategic, creative, and interested in leveraging technology to solve business problems
  • Effectively develops and communicates a business/technology approach to solve business needs
  • 3+ years of experience building and supporting solutions on Amazon AWS
  • Ability to implement cloud infrastructure designs provided by architects
  • Willingness to provide solution in design, troubleshooting, and operations
  • Understand fault models and able to design fault-tolerant distributed systems
  • Comprehensive experience with AWS including a solid understanding of CI and CD, CloudFormation, Amazon S3, RDS, EC2, SQS and Route 53
  • Experience using AWS EC2, Lambda, Elastic Load Balancer
  • Experience in container technologies and management platforms (Docker, Elastic Container Service)
  • Experience in AWS Identity and Access Management and SAML integrations with Active Directory
  • Expertise in security best practices including AWS Security administration, IPS/IDS
  • Experience with server OS and storage technologies required; knowledge of replication, distribution, availability, recovery, development, and Linux experience a plus
  • The ability to use intelligence monitoring, scripting and tools
  • Self-driven to take challenges head-on and achieve goals
  • Excel at working in small, dynamic and fast-paced groups
  • Passionate about performance, reliability and scalability

Preferred skills:

  • Familiar in developing on distributed storage systems
  • Familiar in public cloud service providers such as AWS, VMware vCloud, Microsoft O365, Rackspace, and IBM Cloud
  • Familiar in developing and troubleshooting Python, Node based applications
  • Familiar with using source code repositories (SVN, Git)
  • Familiar in writing queries and administration scripts in languages like Python, TSQL, Bash
  • Familiar with agile software development process

Location: San Diego, CA

Salary is dependent on education and experience.


Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience: 3 years

Minimum Field of Expertise: Advanced understanding of and experience with systems administration, backups, operating systems programming languages and associated hardware platforms. Previous systems administration experience required.



REQ20044813 Posted Date: 11/13/2017 - Thru date - 1/31/2018

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