University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • System Admin Engineer I - HPC

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 1 month ago(1/17/2020 3:42 PM)
    Requisition Number
    2020-34474
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
    Day
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    Exempt
    Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
    Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional
  • Overview

    POSITION SUMMARY: 

     

    Under the direction of the Director of Research Computing or designee, the HPC System Administration Engineer I, supports UMass’ High Performance Computing cluster, connected storage and networking operations.

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Provide support to HPC end users, under the direction of the Director of Research Computing or designee
    • Maintain HPC cluster’s hardware and software related to: computing, storage, and networking.
    • Acknowledge and resolve user service requests utilizing the service request management system.
    • Apply standard principles, concepts and techniques toward the identification and resolution of user problems
    • Interact with other Systems Administration staff and Manager for assistance and direction, occasionally involved in routine cross organization issues
    • Escalate more difficult user issues as appropriate.
    • Perform other duties as required.

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, or equivalent experience.
    • 1-2 years work experience in a Linux System Administration role or similar
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to travel to off-site locations

    Additional Information

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Capable of contributing within a team, exhibiting a high level of initiative, and having an eagerness to learn and implement new technologies.
    • Strong understanding of and experience working with Linux operating systems and basic IP networking.
    • Experience with open-source projects and compiling software from source
    • Ability to automate tasks using scripting languages such as bash, perl, python, etc.
    • Sufficient organizational skills to record procedures accurately and ensure reproducibility.
    • Experience with Academic research and researchers, High Performance Compute Clusters and Scheduling Software
    • Familiarity with parallel computing tools such as MPI implementations.
    • Experience with open-source and/or commercial scientific software such as MATLAB and R.

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