20 Oct 2022

Systems Administrator- Linux & Windows

Website Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities: 

The Scientific Computing and Data group at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai partners with scientists to accelerate scientific discovery. To achieve these aims, we support a cutting-edge high-performance computing and data ecosystem along with MD/PhD-level support for researchers. The group is composed of a high-performance computing team, the research clinical data warehouse team and a research data services team.

The Systems Administrator II works closely with other members of the Scientific Computing and Data group to provide Windows and Linux system and application support for both end users and the team. This position will install, update, maintain and troubleshoot a diverse set of applications, including VMware, REDCap, Jira, Postgres, MySQL, SQL server, Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM), and other Sinai-developed software. This position is also responsible for keeping the operating systems, applications, networks and other supporting software up-to-date. The systems must be consistent with the industry’s best practices for system administration, configuration management, security, compliance. The incumbent will work together with others in IT and respond to end user tickets and other support requests. In total, there are approximately 20 servers and 60 VMs along with an archival storage system containing over 20 petabytes of data.

  • Install, maintain and provide support for Linux and Windows servers and file systems for the clinical data warehouse and research data services teams.
  • Provide support for the TSM archival storage system for the 25,000-core high-performance computing system.
  • Use and maintain standard infrastructure and tools to support the systems, including but not limited to the Ansible configuration management, Grafana/Nagios/Zabbix system monitoring, Splunk and other tools.
  • Provide installation and upgrade support for databases including SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, triple store and other databases.
  • Provide installation and upgrade support for REDCap, Jira, TSM and other software.
  • Create and maintain VMs as needed.
  • Monitor all systems and applications.
  • Provide support for Active Directory, two factor authentication for all systems and applications including the use of BeyondTrust.
  • Work with other IT professionals through Mount Sinai collaboratively and effectively.
  • Ensure systems are setup and maintained as directed by Security and Compliance and all other applicable regulatory bodies.
  • Research and propose hardware and software system configuration solutions that are science/data/research-driven.
  • Plan, implement, troubleshoot and maintain systems and software applications.
  • Troubleshoot system and application issues across multiple environments and operating platforms. Provide off-hours support for critical production issues.
  • Create useable documentation so that the systems and applications can be maintained by others.
  • Understand and implement industry’s best practices for systems and applications.


  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Engineering or a related discipline.
  • At least four years of demonstrated experience supporting, maintaining, installing and troubleshooting Linux and Windows systems, file systems and VMs.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and manage multiple conflicting priorities simultaneously.
  • Experience preferred:
    • Monitoring software administration (Zabbix, Grafana or similar)
    • JIRA, JIRA Service Desk, and Confluence administration
    • Databases (MS SQL, MySQL, MySQL Galera, Oracle, PostgreSQL, etc.)
    • Automation/system provisioning experience
    • Configuration management (Ansible preferred)
    • TSM

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education, and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together and participate actively as a leader within the Mount Sinai Health System by:

  • Serving as the primary resource management representative of the Mount Sinai leadership teams, committees, etc., and acting as the primary executive leader interface between Mount Sinai and key executives from the health systems’ vendors and partners.
  • Engaging with relevant thought leaders and policy-makers at the federal and state levels, and representing the Health System as assigned.
  • Using a lens of equity in establishing and promoting policies and procedures and providing opportunities for all to thrive.
  • Confronting racist, sexist or other inappropriate behavior and challenges exclusionary organizational practices and serving as a role model to promote anti-racist behaviors.
  • Inspiring and fostering an environment of anti-racist behaviors among and between departments and co-workers.

We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story!

Who We Are

Over 42,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai Morningside (formerly Mount Sinai St. Luke’s), and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

To apply for this job please visit careers.mountsinai.org.