Subject: POSITION: Chidren's Hospital Of Philadelphia: Linux Engr/Admin
From: Henry Neeman 
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:39:28 -0500 (CDT)
OSCER users,

Forwarding from Mike Chupa ( of The
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute.

Please reply directly to Mike, and please feel free to
forward to anyone who may be interested and appropriate.

All applications should be directed to the CHOP Careers site:

Questions (brief) can be directed to Mike.


Linux Engineer / Administrator
The Research Institute and Division of Genomic Diagnostics (DGD)
of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Research Institute and Division of Genomic Diagnostics (DGD)
of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is seeking a
Linux Engineer / Administrator to implement and support genomic
computing infrastructure a new generation of genome-wide
diagnostic tests.

The successful candidate will join a research systems team
providing end-to-end engineering and production support of a broad
portfolio of world-class biomedical research computing.

This position is focused on the high performance computing and
storage systems deployed by Research Information Systems for the
DGD in order to analyze high-throughput genomic data used to
diagnose complex genetic disorders.

In consultation with DGD bioinformatics staff, the
Linux Engineer / Administrator will propose, develop and deliver
Linux-based systems to achieve DGD goals of data analysis
turnaround, availability, and scalability.

Once systems are deployed in production environments, the
Linux Engineer / Administrator will provide ongoing support to
DGD staff and will maintain the systems in compliance with
established standards for security and functionality.

This position requires close coordination with DGD bioinformatics
staff, research administration, project management staff, and the
other systems team members to integrate Linux-based systems into
the larger operational objectives of the Research Institute and

All applicants are expected to embrace diversity in the workplace,
and to conduct themselves with dignity in all interactions with
colleagues, clients, hospital staff, patients and their families.

Requisition #:14-32473

Job Title: Linux Engineer / Administrator

City: Philadelphia
State: Pennsylvania

Scheduled Shift: Days

Employee Type: Regular - Full Time

*Scheduled Days: Monday through Friday

Research Division: RESEARCH IT

- Bachelor's degree or substitute years of job experience.
5-7 years large enterprise or scientific computing experience,

- Experience in implementing and optimizing high performance
computing systems, especially those used to analyze highly
dimensional data, e.g. genomic data.

- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with scientific or business
clients to define and optimize large computing systems for
specific workflows and tasks.

- Experience in a regulated environment subject to audit and
governance by standard operating procedures and configuration
management controls.

- Experience in the implementation of automation in system and
network management environments, with heavy automation analytical

- Experience in the usage of cloud resources for scientific

Required Qualifications:

- Comprehensive knowledge of RedHat Enterprise Linux and/or CentOS.

- Strong ability in shell scripting and other scripting languages
(e.g., Perl, Python, Ruby).

- Strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to
manage multiple tasks. Proficiency in standard office productivity
tools for documentation.

- Strong interpersonal skills in interactions with a wide variety
of technical and non-technical colleagues.

- Exceptional dependability and integrity in all client and
colleague interactions.

- Willingness to work "out of band" in larger projects including
other members of the Research IS team, research staff, and
hospital Information Services personnel.

- Ability to work at multiple installation sites with some
off-hours work required. Ability to occasionally lift up to
50 pounds and work in a data center environment for extended

Preferred Skills:

- Bachelor's Degree

- At least 4 years' experience in Linux - Redhat/CentOS

- Experience with specific Linux High Performance Cluster tools:
Condor, Bright Computing, Univa, Rocks, Sun Grid Engine,
PBS/Torque/Maui, Ganglia, Puppet

- Experience with Linux network-based installation using Kickstart.

- Experience with Linux installation and packaging tools,
especially RPM.

- Experience with information security concepts as applied to
Linux and Unix operating systems and services.

- Experience with compiled languages (C, C++, Fortran90) in open
source (gcc) or proprietary (Portland Group, Intel) development

- Experience integrating Linux systems in an Active Directory

- Experience with configuration and tuning of Linux-based web

- Experience integrating Linux systems with Fibre Channel storage
area networks.

- Experience configuring Linux systems for backup and archiving
with enterprise-grade systems, especially EMC NetWorker and Avamar.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide
patient care/work with human subjects in clinical trials are
required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are
granted a medical or religious exemption.


The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing
a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members,
visitors and employees.

In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at The Children's
Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly
scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation
that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine
in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs
after a job offer).