Career Opportunities

System Administrator Posted on: 30 October 2018

A Software Development Lead position is available in the Data department at Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), Agency of Science and Technology Research (A*STAR). The focus of our group is the management of the clinical data from national and international birth cohort studies. The successful candidate will be managing the team in charge of the development and maintenance of biomedical databases and applications.


This individual will be responsible for installing and administrating systems, applications, and processes and ensuring that all issues are identified and resolved in a timely manner. He/she will be responsible for ensuring server and desktop configuration, configurations are optimized and running continuously and efficiently, and will perform security management and application performance optimization functions.


  • Creating and maintaining network enclaves, including establishing system scanning procedures, vulnerability management assessments, and active directory configurations.
  • Planning and implementing IT enhancements and leading IT optimization projects.
  • Identifying and correcting hardware and software issues.
  • Responding to system administration, operations, and maintenance problems and developing re-work solutions.
  • Creating and maintaining documentation of server/network environments to ensure that clear, concise and accurate information is readily available for incident resolution.
  • Working closely with cross-functional teams to provide technical solutions for varied internal and external System Administrators and Research groups.
  • Communicating with users and external support personnel regarding system outages and upgrades, and conferring with upper management regarding recommended resolution options.

Technical Experience / Expertise:

  • Linux and Microsoft-based servers, and workstations.

  • Network security solutions, SIEM technologies and threat detection platforms using COTS products, custom developed and open source packages.

  • Understanding of Red Hat 6.x and Red Hat 7

  • Familiarity with Server 2008R2, Server 2012R2, and Server 2016

  • Must have experience in or familiarity with the following systems: Windows/Linux operating systems, VMware, Firewalls and Networking: Switches, Routers, LANs, & cabling.

  • Familiarity with Storage technologies

  • Experience with application integration testing methods.

  • Experience with software deployment methods for applications, patches, and operating systems.



  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of related experience

  • Candidates must possess strong analytic abilities and must be meticulous and careful in their work.

  • Must have experience providing assistance to users and optimizing system operations

  • Must be committed to adopting and adhering to best practices including compliance with maintenance windows and change control procedures.

  • Must have an understanding of information security principles and practices.

  • Must have experience with or familiarity with software and security architectures.

  • Must be an independent thinker capable of working proficiently independently as well as within a team.


We welcome interested applicants to submit a full CV and contact details of two referees to A*STAR career portal at

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on its prevailing recruitment policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.