System Engineer (1-year contract), Living Analytics Research Centre

Singapore Management University| Date Posted: 25-Sep-2020
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Bachelor's / Honours, Masters / PhD

Job Description

  • Manage and monitor all installed IT systems and infrastructure to ensure the highest levels ofavailability.
  • Install, configure, maintain and update operating systems, application software and systemmanagement tools.
  • Design and maintenance of databases and operational support systems.
  • Proactively maintain system security, backup and redundancy strategies.
  • Account management and access rights controls.
  • Develop and maintain custom scripts to automate tasks for better efficiency.
  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolutions.
  • Provide IT support to end users.
  • Conduct research on software/system solutions to address the systems/application need.


  • Bachelor/Master in Computer Science/Engineering or relevant disciplines. Minimum 3 years of working experience in IT system engineering
  • Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting enterprise Windows/Linux serverstack based environments
  • Extensive experience with large scale distributed systems: ElasticSearch and Kubernetes.
  • Extensive experience with Database Management Systems clustering (e.g., MySQL, MSSQL, MongoDBand PostgreSQL)
  • Extensive experience with system security hardening, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Experience in maintaining Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) based servers.
  • Experience with virtualization and containerization (e.g., VMware, KVM, Docker)
  • Good knowledge in scripting skills (e.g., shell scripts, Perl, Python)
  • Good knowledge in networking and security (e.g. OSI network layers, TCP/IP, VLAN, Firewall, IDS).
  • Good knowledge in web hosting administration (e.g., Nginx, Wamp, Lamp).
  • Experience in open source private cloud system and basic coding skills is a plus
  • Strong in some programming languages such as C++, Java or Python
  • Project management skills within a fast-paced work environment
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