[ES_JOBS_NET] HPC Linux Administrator Opening

Pettee, Warren wpettee at uncc.edu
Mon May 15 11:04:06 MDT 2017

If anyone knows a Linux savvy graduate student or recent grad that is
proficient in the HPC environment, they may be interested in the
opportunity below at DeVine Consulting. The requirements are supposed to be
flexible (except the citizenship requirement). DeVine does quite a bit of
government contract work involving earth sciences (modeling, etc):

https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ou721fwo&s=DICE – link to the opp

DeVine is a leading provider of technical solutions for Federal, State and
local agencies.  We're in the business of ensuring our employees' and
clients' long-term success.

Our company is looking for a *Linux System Administrator, HPC* (High
Performance Computing) to join our team in Monterey, CA. This position will
be supporting a government customer, hence only US Citizens may apply.

Our client's High Performance Computing team provides project and research
support requiring high-level computational capacity.  The *Linux System
Administrator, HPC* (High Performance Computing) will act as lead for HPC
systems including; servers, switches, backup systems, and disk arrays, with
an emphasis on MPI and Hadoop software stacks.

*Responsibilities:  *
- Install and maintain user applications, system patches and libraries
- Coordinate with other HPC team members to prioritize and accomplish
assigned tasks
- Provide and implement recommendations for improved performance, including
the evaluation and implementation of emerging technologies
- Implement highly available storage systems using various filesystems
including Lustre, ZFS, and ext3/4
- Implement tape archival systems to ensure retention of critical data
- Implement system security hardening in accordance with established
information assurance policies
- Prepare technical briefings
- Create and maintain online documentation for users, develop and maintain
up to date SOPs on system design and software architecture of HPC systems
- Respond to user requests for assistance
- Support the development and refining of scheduling policies for the batch
queuing system (currently MOAB / PBS / Torque)
- Provide support for Infiniband interconnect
- Provide support for GPU computation

*Requirements: *
At least 5 years of recent demonstrable experience with the following:

   - Working with thousand-core order-of-magnitude computer clusters
   including system administration of MPI software stack
   - System administration of Redhat / CentOS Linux operating systems
   - Tape archival systems
   - Installation of compilers and application software
   - License managers
   - GPGPU–based computers including relevant software

At least 1 year of recent demonstrable experience with:

   - System administration of the Hadoop software stack
   - Lustre or equivalent filesystem (eg. GPFS, CEPH FS, BeeGFS, ZFS)
   - Working knowledge of InfiniBand or similar high speed interconnect
   concepts and related performance monitoring highly desired
   - High-speed network interfaces (10 Gbit/s or more)
   - SLURM batch queuing system
   - Experience creating and delivering presentations to various audiences
   - Experience creating written user documentation
   - Ability to create and deliver presentations to various audiences and
   the ability to provide written user documentation
   - Security + or other IATII equivalent certificate preferred
   - Redhat / CentOS Linux administration certificate preferred

*About the position: *

Position Type: Full-time, Must be U.S. Citizen
Location: Monterey, CA
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays,
Paid Sick Leave and PTO
Compensation: DOE

*Equal Opportunity Employer *

We are committed to a policy of assuring that all applicants for employment
are recruited, hired and assigned on the basis of qualifications and merit
without discrimination based on any protected classification, including,
but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
national origin, veteran status, age, disability, handicap, marital status,
or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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