IT Systems Engineer (clinical research)

Kelly IT is looking for an IT Systems Engineer for a great opportunity in the La Jolla area!



This position applies advanced technical expertise for system integration and engineering to support the needs of multiple related health research and development activities.

 The primary technical responsibilities of this position include the analysis, specification, design, and implementation of software and communication solutions to support complex infrastructures for advanced scientific computing and large-scale data management.  Performs complex Windows/Unix/Linux and cloud services administration tasks, including moderate programming (mostly shell/Perl scripts) at both the application and system level; configuring and maintaining compute clusters; configuring and automating system tasks (e.g., using Cfengine, Puppet or Chef tools); setup networks and firewalls; design, implement or configure storage architectures; setup virtualization platforms and cloud environments, etc.

Furthermore, constantly seeks out and evaluate next generation technologies that support future project needs, and then devise plans for their integration into existing production systems.  Responsible for overall performance and system reliability by monitoring, maintaining, administering, developing, and testing applications and systems related to large, complex, clinical and biomedical research infrastructure.  Other activities include, participation in planning and contributions towards grant proposals and scientific journal papers, providing technical assistance/training to other groups, personnel, and technical collaborations with other related projects.


  • Experience in operations of highly available enterprise IT environment, with heterogeneous workloads and operating systems.
  • Knowledge and experience in the design, installation, configuration, troubleshooting, programming and scripting of a multi user environment comprising of VMware, Windows, Linux, Active Directory, Ansible/Puppet, SQL, Firewalls, and Data Warehouse systems.
  • Advanced experience in secure data processing management methods using commercial cloud providers and hybridized systems.(AWS & Azure experience a great plus)
  • Demonstrated experience in creating or managing servers with varying Operating Systems, including Linux, Windows, particularly within VMWare environments.
  • Experience in security operations and implementation of policies to meet regulatory compliance needs (HIPAA, HITECH etc.)
  • Extensive experience engineering and maintaining enterprise environments on a VMWare and NSX networking platforms. Highly experienced with databases/DW services (MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle), file storage (SAN,NAS, ISCSI, FC), web services (Tomcat/Apache) and scalable computing infrastructure operations management. Significant working knowledge of various shell scripts under Linux and PowerShell in Windows for configuration and automation desired.
  • Thorough knowledge of operating system internals, communication protocols, and system utilities for Windows and Linux server variants, with ability to resolve operational issues and root cause for performance/security vulnerabilities.


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