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System Engineer

Location Stanford, United States
Posted 07-May-2019
This position will provide system administration, engineering and specialized technical consultation for existing and future systems and services for research computing workloads, reporting into the CTO for Research Computing at Client. The work will include hands-on installation, management and support of complex compute environments, including filesystems and storage platforms, Linux server environments, containers, job schedulers, scientific tools, and application software. Critical knowledge, skills and abilities Advanced knowledge of Linux and HPC cluster management and operation are required experience managing, using, supporting and consulting on research computing cyber infrastructure in an academic or research environment is strongly preferred. Proven ability to deliver outstanding system and service administration and end-user support in a thorough and timely manner is needed. This position requires that you be able to juggle multiple competing priorities, work quickly and accurately, and demonstrate initiative in conceptualizing and moving technical projects successfully to completion. The position must be able to do independent analysis, troubleshooting and problem resolution, but also must work collaboratively with other team members and across organizational group boundaries. An essential component of the job is keeping up with and mastering current and emerging technologies to facilitate researchers computing work and also that streamline and automate system administration tasks that requires a demonstrated passion for and curiosity about the breadth of HPC technologies and tools and also of technology trends in general. This position requires hands-on experience building and supporting multi-tenant Linux serversclusters and their associated networks, file systems and storage devices in production research environments. Specifically, this technical knowledge needed to be successful in this position includes Expert demonstrated knowledge of Linux and managing Linux-based environments, including securing systems, and day-to-day troubleshooting, monitoring, support, software packaging, and working within industry-wide best practices Experience administering, configuring, and supporting systems with accelerators, and shared file systems and large-scale storage platforms. This includes hardware installation, configuration, upgrades and repairs Knowledge of and experience utilizing data and system security techniques, practices and standards as they relate to multi-user systems, storage and networks Hands-on experience installing, configuring and supporting job schedulers and resource managers (eg, SLURM, OGE, LSF, Torque, Maui, etc.) is desirable. Familiarity with deploying virtualization technologies and basic knowledge of container technologies Exceptional written and verbal communication skills Experience using shells scripts (bash), programming languages (Python), and programming automated system management tools (eg Puppet) Familiarity with TCPIP, Internet Routing Protocols, private and public networks, VLANs, Firewalls, Load Balancers, addressing schemes, subnet creation and subnet masking. Proven ability to troubleshoot basic network issues and communicate and work with a team of network engineers to solve possible network design issues Familiarity with the intersection of storage and networking disciplines transport media, speeds of media, storage networks, IP based storage delivery, other storage delivery technologies Experience with some the following applications Git, Apache, Kerberos, LDAP Software installation and maintenance experience supporting research codes and clients

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