New York State Psychiatry Institute
  • 08-Jan-2021 to 29-Jan-2021 (EST)
  • PI- psyIT
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $103,082 including location pay
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits package according to percentage of full-time effort

The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the open position of Senior Systems Administrator. Columbia Psychiatry, the nation's leader in psychiatric research, composed of the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, New York State Office of Mental Health and non-profit Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, impacts the world through discovery and care. Supporting core IT services for Columbia Psychiatry, the senior IT systems administrator will be responsible for critical on-premise and cloud-hosted platforms and systems. The administrator will work closely with senior technical program and business staff to design and effectively leverage the services. Technical processes range from apache web-based solutions, including various PHP-based CMS and data collection solutions, to robust research data capture, management, processing and analysis services, including prepping for "big data" systems. Data reporting/visualizations and other executive-level report preparations also anticipated. Secondary/tertiary support for backup, database, storage and virtualization host platforms is also required. Support will be designed to empower content management, developers, researchers and IT support teams to work independently on areas within their mission.


Lead platform management efforts related to internet- and intranet-facing systems
Develop and monitor cloud and system logging / alerting
Support cloud architecture with secure and efficient design
Develop, monitor and support cloud compute solutions in AWS
Develop and support small scripts and applications to automate platform services.
Provide advanced end-level support to technical directors and leaders of core services
Help guide appropriate development of overall architectures, including networking and storage supporting computational services in on premise and cloud (AWS) environments
Ensure innovation and compliance through technical services

Minimum Qualifications:

Applications/resumes must clearly document professional experience performing the following functions:
- At least 5 years full-time professional experience administering Linux system
- Professional experience managing templates and systems in multi-host/multi-server Drupal 8 platform on Linux systems
- Experience managing MySQL or other open-source Linux-based database clusters for production workloads
- Experience managing cloud-based workloads in AWS
- Experience with and ability to clearly communicate technical matters to both IT and business staff

Preferred Qualifications:

M.S. or equivalent in an IT-related field. Experience and applicable certifications may substitute for Masters degree.
AWS Solutions Architect, SysOps or DevOps certification
Formal project management experiencing including management of project schedules
Experience managing computational and storage workloads in AWS
Experience developing and support CloudFormation deployments
Training and/or certification in IT security
Professional experience in healthcare IT operations
Experience working in an IT division which was part of a large, multi-site organization


To Apply:       Submit a resume and cover letter on our website at: . Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.


The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.




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