1+ months

DevOps Systems Engineer

Bethesda, MD 20814


We blend deep domain expertise in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management with advanced technologies to help Federal agencies solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. As a rapidly growing company, we combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to cultivate a culture of innovation, customer success, and employee growth.

Duties & Responsibilities

MSC is searching for a DevOps Systems Engineer to support OCCS at the NIH (National Institutes of Health):

  • Work with software application developers to architect, configure, and troubleshoot application servers and the software running on them.
  • Hands on experience in maintaining patch levels of software installations across multiple systems, Apache Server administration, and Troubleshooting and fixing errors common to Applications and Application servers.
  • Strong Cloud working experience and knowledge in Docker/Container and Migrating AWS applications
  • Manage the deployment, maintenance, and upgrade process of Applications developed by different development groups and teams
  • Implement COTS installations, changes, upgrades, patches and production
  • Install and configure systems, custom and third party software packages
  • Translate development team requirements into Application/System configuration
  • Coordinate tasks between Development teams and Systems team
  • Constantly evaluate and improve current processes or design and implement new processes to meet business needs
  • Use their Systems and Networking knowledge to isolate and fix application problems


  • LINUX/Solaris Administration
  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • BS degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Engineering;
  • Strong Scripting Skills in Python/Bash/Perl* (sh/ksh/csh/tcsh) and the ability to script on systems using VI/VIM or EMACS

 Demonstrated Experience with

  • Maintaining patch levels of software installations across multiple systems
  • AWS Cloud experience
  • Apache Server administration
  • Troubleshooting and fixing errors common to Applications and Application servers
  • Application Deployment - Java ,Standalone Custom Apps, COTS Products
  • Version Control Software Setup, Administration, Configuration (GIT, Subversion, CVS)


Knowledge/experience in

  • BigIP F5 Loadbalancing Software or other Global and Local Traffic Management Appliances
  • Docker, Phusion Passenger, or Vagrant
  • Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or Salt

Bonus points

  • A Systems Administrator who spent some time as a developer and understands current DevOps models and software development trends for publishing web applications


Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Posted: 2020-07-02 Expires: 2020-09-06

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