Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch's global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world's leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world's deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.
Under general supervision, the Systems Engineer II (SEII) is expected to ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of infrastructure systems that support core functions. The SEII provides operational support for IPAM, authentication, logging, monitoring and alerting; server lifecycle management as well as messaging and collaboration (Microsoft 365), virtualization platform, storage and data protection systems. This person is responsible for monitoring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all operating systems and infrastructure systems' performance to identify, resolve and communicate issues. The SEII identifies opportunities to develop and implement small-to-medium scale systems. While the work assignments of the SEII will typically follow existing solutions, this person must be able to recognize and respond to complex and non-routine issues.
This is a hybrid work position. The System Engineer II reports to the System Engineering Manager.
Fulfill day-to-day administration tasks associated with maintaining infrastructure systems including monitoring and reporting on usage, capacity and availability.
Serve as technical lead or as team member for moderately complex projects.
Provide 24/7 on-call support for mission critical infrastructure systems on a rotating basis.
Respond to incidents and service outages to restore service interruptions in a timely manner.
Control and limit access in compliance with security policies and best practices to maintain system integrity.
Create and maintain current and accurate technical documentation and diagrams.
Follow and offer improvements for departmental processes such as change management, incident management, and problem management.
Participate in infrastructure systems Design Reviews.
Analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve infrastructure systems' issues.
Create and lead system and disaster recovery tests.
Collaborate and participate in the transformation of legacy workflows.
Identify and train in technical area(s) to develop expertise.
Mentor entry level staff.
Perform moderately complex planned maintenance after-hours / weekends as required.
BS in Computer Science, Engineering or related field desired; or equivalent work experience.
5+ years of system administrator or engineer experience in an enterprise with increasing responsibilities.
5+ years of experience supporting server operating systems.
2+ years of experience building and supporting virtual servers.
Advanced skills with server operations systems, such as Microsoft Server or Ubuntu.
Python or PowerShell scripting experience.
Intermediate technical knowledge with infrastructure automation tooling including Ansible, Packer, Terraform.
Familiarity with source code management and CI / CD platform, preferably GitLab.
Expert skills administering Microsoft Active Directory; experience with multiple OSes authenticating to AD.
Up-to-date knowledge of network protocols, internet standards and client-server communication.
Foundational understanding of enterprise level virtualization standards, preferably VMware.
Broad understanding of interdependencies and strong ability to troubleshoot events (such as access rights or performance) across dissimilar platforms.
Strong presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to effectively prioritize work, juggling daily support responsibilities with project driven tasks.
Ability to analyze and provide creative solutions for technical problems of moderate complexity.
Ability to interact successfully and communicate clearly. Able to exercise a high degree of discretion and judgment.
Pursue continued professional and technical education and training.
Ability to work and collaborate in a complex and dynamic environment.
Strong work ethic, self-directed, and resourceful.
Promote a positive and safe work environment.
Advanced understanding of Linux / Unix operations processes and system administration.
Strong understanding of systems automation.
Working knowledge of Docker.
Working technical knowledge of storage and storage protocols (iSCSI, NFS, and CIFS) and one or more Data Protection solutions.
Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at email@example.com or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.