• Systems Administrator I

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

    The Systems Administrator is responsible for the planning and administration of multiple systems and gateways adapted as needed to a scientific environment, including system design, management, backups, maintenance and upgrades. This position provides technical support, consultation and research of new technologies. The administrator coordinates and/or provides technical support to users, and works with multiple shared resources in addressing specific support needs on a timely basis.


    The incumbent works independently to design, administer and maintain systems that service multiple resources. Systems may include physical and virtual, workstations and servers, and multiple operating systems. Responsibilities include:

    • Provide strategic planning and analysis of shared resource computer and software requirements. Recommend appropriate software and hardware, within context of a long range plan.
    • Install new servers/virtualized hosts and workstations and associated hardware and software. Provide support for scientific instrumentation workstations supporting shared resource services.
    • Evaluate, install and trouble-shoot system and application software supporting shared resource operations.
    • Trouble-shoot system problems.
    • Assist with maintenance of hardware and software inventory records.
    • Provide technical support for end-user application development.
    • Perform systems analysis and programing for department-specific applications
    • Troubleshoot system hardware and network or system software problems, including network servers and printers. Determine when service/repair calls are required and work with service personnel to ensure a rapid and thorough resolution
    • Develop and oversee backup procedures and off-site data storage
    • Maintain current knowledge of and comply with Center standards for hardware and software
    • Attend and participate in center-wide information technology meetings on a regular basis


    • Computer science degree or equivalent experience.
    • Three years supporting a large number of users in a comparable systems environment
    • In depth knowledge of Microsoft Server 2008 or higher, Windows XP operating systems and higher, Macintosh operating systems, and VMWare or equivalent virtualization platform
    • Experience with system design, integration of systems and programming desirable
    • Ability to lift and carry computer equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Proactive working style and ability to work in a team environment

    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 escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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