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Linux System Administrator / Informatics Specialist, RTP, NC area

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Location: Morrisville, North Carolina, South United States, USA
Company: Bayer CropScience
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Open Til: 11-Jul-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Crop Protection/Chemicals
Career Type: Business Development
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive

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Bayer CropScience (BCS) is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. With our headquarters in Monheim, Germany, Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of about 17,900, and is represented in more than 120 countries. BCS is structured into six Business Operations units: four regional crop protection units and two units responsible for Environmental Science and BioScience – offering an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture as well as for non-agricultural applications. BioScience Bioinformatics We offer a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefit programs. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will be eligible for an array of innovative rewards and recognition programs, variable pay and incentive opportunities as well as benefits coverage beginning on your first day of employment. We are committed to helping our employees maintain a healthy balance between their responsibilities at work and home. You will be eligible for paid time off programs, paid company holidays, flexible work options and numerous site conveniences. We are also committed to supporting your professional development through career ladders, training programs, tuition assistance and professional association events.

If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, we encourage you to explore how you can make a difference at Bayer by applying now.

To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes. Bayer CropScience is currently seeking an information specialist to join our growing informatics group. The primary function of this role as Linux System Administrator is to design, configure and maintain the computing infrastructure that supports biotechnology research. The incumbent will work closely with other IT personnel to ensure such infrastructure’s function, performance and compliance with the global enterprise infrastructure. The incumbent will also be responsible to retrieve, disseminate, and maintain internal and external bioinformatics tools and databases in support of research.

The incumbent will: • Administer Linux system for a biological research facility. • Coordinate installation of the software, OS upgrades and configurations. • Strategize and maintain data synchronization with internal and external data sources. • Monitor, analyze and/or configure network structure to ensure the usage efficiency of large datasets. • Install and configure public/custom/commercial bioinformatics and other research software under Linux and Windows environments. • Configure and maintain a High Performance Computing system for high-throughput data analysis. • Coordinate frequent system backups to ensure there is no data loss due to outages and other malfunctions. • System and data security in coordination with company IT regulations and policies. • Communicate and cooperate with system operators of other research sites to ensure system and data consistency. The selected candidate is required to possess the following: • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years’ experience in computer sciences or IT related field. • 3+ years’ system administrator experience of Linux/Unix operating systems in a networked environment. • Experience in the following areas: client/server environment, virtualization, High Performance Computing, database management systems. • Proficient with Unix shell scripting, python/perl, JAVA/C++. • Ability to self-manage tasks and work in concert with multidisciplinary research teams. • Skilled at problem solving and communication.

Preferred Qualifications: • Masters’ degree in computer sciences or IT related field. • 2+ years of hardware and network experience. • Experience in application support for biotechnology, medical or agriculture industry. • Experience with essential bioinformatics software. • Multi-site working experience.