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Full-time HPC System Administrator

at Northeastern University in Massachusetts | MA Jobs

Skills:
Linux, Unix, Cluster, Clusters, Linux kernel, DNS, LDAP

Travel Req:
none
Telecommute:
no

The Division of Information Services is currently seeking a talented individual to fill the role of High Performance Computing System Administrator. As a part of our HPC system administration team, this individual will work with other system administrators, programmers, application support experts, and faculty partners in the design, implementation, ongoing operations and user support for high-end computing systems. Core responsibilities will include system administration, software maintenance, system monitoring and troubleshooting for HPC clusters and related infrastructure. The HPC System Administrator will also provide user support, documentation and consulting to help ensure the effective use of HPC resources by faculty members and their students. The person in this role will have opportunity within the group to work with a range of systems and technologies such as compute clusters, parallel file systems, high-speed interconnects, GPU-based computing, and database servers. The HPC System Administrator must also stay abreast of market trends and to participate in group evaluation and adoption of early-stage technologies before they come to market. To ensure that essential services are provided to the university research community, the employee will be required to work outside their regular working hours as needed.

The ideal candidate will have at minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science , Computer Engineering or related field. One year of enterprise-level experience in a combination of building, configuration, and administration of Linux or Unix computer systems (preferably Linux clusters). Diagnosing system and application software problems. Experience with scripting in Perl, bash or Python. Knowledge of Linux kernel internals. Occasional trips to Western Massachusetts may be required. Demonstrated experience with a parallel file system, e.g. GPFS or Lustre. Knowledge of or experience in networking systems, including DNS, LDAP, and TCP/IP. Familiarity with cluster configuration and management tools (i.e. Platform, Rocks). Demonstrated experience working in an environment with rapidly changing job priorities. Knowledge of or experience administering computer security software and hardware requirements.

IT Professionals come to Northeastern for many reasons. Here are just some of the reasons they stay: Close-knit teamwork with outstanding people…a cutting edge, constantly evolving IT environment…and benefits that promote a positive balance of work and personal life.

To name a few:

- Tuition benefits for employees and their families

- High quality medical and dental plans

- Generous time off policies (vacation, sick-time, personal days, all holidays)

- Excellent retirement plan

- Onsite daycare

Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Web: http://www.neu.edu


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