System Engineer Specialist - Information Systems
Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals - Philadelphia, PA

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A position exists in the Hospital Information Systems department to install, upgrade, maintain and administer multiple computer systems and subsystems. Includes general problem solving, file configuration and maintenance according to application specifications, support and administration of system backup and restore processes, daily performance monitoring, error detection; and system tuning. The duties and responsibilities for supporting the various environments associated with the position are as follows:
-Install, upgrade, and maintain multiple UNIX systems and subsystems, including AIX and Red Hat Linux.
-Support and administer system backup and restore processes using Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) and related database utilities / methods; would include support for end point servers, as well as the TSM infrastructure server.
-Provide day to day performance monitoring and error detection; perform system tuning as necessary.
-Establish / maintain appropriate security facilities on supported servers and perform ongoing monitoring of access activity.
-Perform system bench marking for server sizing and develop/document new configurations as required.
-Configure and maintain file systems as required by application.
-Perform general problem solving and provide support to developers, DBAs and clients.
-Provide remote, multi-data center monitoring and support
-Develop, test and implement automation routines and scripts where necessary
-Perform research and development on new and emerging technologies in SAN/NAS disk storage.
-Provide 24x7 on-call support for these technologies, on a rotating basis
-Provide support as necessary to the Data Center Coordinator with hardware provisioning


The position requires 5 years hands-on, operational UNIX administration experience with 3 years of AIX. This includes administration of software, hardware, printing, security, networking, scheduling, and file systems. Experience with more than one UNIX variant helpful. Shell scripting skills are essential, as is familiarity with networking concepts including TCP/IP. Knowledge of blade technology, exposure to network monitoring tools, Oracle, or SQL Server DBMS architectures, Tivoli Storage Manager, and a SAN environment, as well as awareness of client server architectures are a plus. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with well-developed technical, organization, project and communication skills who can work independently, but also collaborate within well-structured teams, in a growing healthcare environment.

Closing Statement

Thomas Jefferson University and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals are partners in providing excellent clinical and compassionate care for our patients in the Philadelphia region, educating the health professionals of tomorrow in a variety of disciplines and discovering new knowledge that will define the future of clinical care.

Thomas Jefferson University is composed of Jefferson Medical College, Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences, and the Jefferson Schools of Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Population Health. The University enrolls more than 3,200 future physicians, scientists and healthcare professionals. Founded in 1824, Jefferson Medical College is one of the largest private medical schools in the nation, with among the largest living alumni group.

As an academic medical center within a regional healthcare system, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals are dedicated to excellence in patient care, patient safety and the quality of the healthcare experience. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals among the best hospitals in the nation, and has recognized a number of its specialties including orthopedics, rehabilitation medicine, cancer, digestive diseases, ear, nose and throat and respiratory disorders. Begun in 1825, the Hospital now has 969 licensed acute care beds, with major programs in a wide range of clinical specialties. Services are provided at four locations--the main hospital facility and the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, both in Center City Philadelphia, Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia and Jefferson at Voorhees in South Jersey.

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ
individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

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