System Engineer - WIN/SQL

Windows, SQL server, cluster
Full Time
Depends On Experience
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

MSC, LLC - Position Description

Title: Systems Engineer – Win/SQL Location: Bethesda, MD

Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.

We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!

MSC is currently searching for a Systems Engineer to provide comprehensive operations support for enterprise Windows systems and databases (primarily Microsoft SQL Server) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide systems engineering and architecture support to ongoing infrastructure operations and projects to maintain highly available shared computing resources and data.

  • Maintain hardware and software across all environments (physical, virtual, cloud) and all platforms (Windows, Linux, and Mac).

  • Deploy approved release packages and break-fix solutions in accordance with all enterprise architecture and configuration, change, and release management policies and procedures.

  • Administer Microsoft SQL databases as required: Provision, delete, backup, troubleshoot, provide performance tuning, etc.).

  • Develop and maintain custom scripts and stored procedures to automate repetitive tasks and improve consistency in operations and maintenance activities.

  • Perform, maintain, and ensure that all data and database backups run successfully according to established schedules; perform audits on replicated data and data backups to ensure data integrity; report inconsistencies and remediation plans.

  • Monitor network infrastructure, systems operations, and critical application services 24/7; provide information and statistics relevant to system limits on capacity, data storage, system utilization, etc.; respond to critical outages and restore services within agreed upon service levels.

  • Review and assess network and systems performance; troubleshoot and resolve issues as required, and propose and implement changes aimed at continuous improvement.

  • Assist in the support of the network infrastructure and IP management for local area networks, switches, routers, firewalls, wireless access points, and other network devices.

  • Manage directories such as Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), Open Directory, Kerberos and Active Directory (AD); respond to changes within service level agreements.

  • Support data center operations and planning, including space and rack space management; enterprise-wide capacity planning; and ongoing power, wiring, and air conditioning maintenance.

  • Break down, set up, and transport IT equipment during moves within and between government-owned or leased data centers and offices for relocation and/or surplus activities.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related business, scientific, or technical discipline

  • 5+ years of experience supporting clustered Windows and SQL systems in a complex research-based 24/7 enterprise environment

  • Applicable Microsoft certifications to demonstrate technical competencies

  • Experience working with SolarWinds and What’s Up Gold monitoring tools

  • Knowledge of database administration to include query writing, stored procedures, backup tools, and performance tuning; experience executing these tasks in Microsoft SQL Server at a minimum

  • Experience with hardware and software for distributed computing; virtualization; large-scale, high-performance storage systems; databases; and cloud computing

  • Experience with enterprise technologies currently in use including: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CommVault, IBM Endpoint Manager (formerly Tivoli BigFix), JIRA, ServiceNow, VMware vSphere

  • Experience working with developers to deploy, troubleshoot, and maintain custom applications

  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing requirements with a flexible and creative approach to brainstorming, troubleshooting, and problem solving

  • Ability to effectively and confidently communicate – in writing and presentations – complex topics and procedures with team members and all levels of customer stakeholders

  • Must meet all requirements for obtaining and maintaining a Public Trust Clearance


Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Posted By

Elisa Johnston

11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 1100 Rockville, MD, 20852

Dice Id : 10412693P
Position Id : 27002387
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