The University of Chicago is seeking a highly qualified Senior HPC System Administrator to join the system and operation team that builds and manages RCC HPC systems and facility operations. The individual in this position will be involved in the procurement and management of HPC hardware and software.
Installing, configuring, and maintaining large computer clusters/servers and software.
Day-to-day operations of the systems including systems administration, monitoring and storage performance up to and including network components. Management of the systemâ™s network switch, parallel file system and HPC software stack and tools.
Configuration of the scheduling and queuing system.
Diagnosing and resolving system operational problems quickly and effectively. Coordinating with vendors to resolve hardware and software problems. Assist users with access and other help desk ticket requests or issues.
Use scripting/programming skills to enable system-level automation, problem detection, security maintenance and patch management.
Building and deploying open source software and software from vendors/partners.
Providing reliable and efficient backups/restores for all managed systems.
Documenting system administration procedures for routine and complex tasks.
Maintaining and monitoring the security of the HPC systems and servers. Other duties as assigned.
Ability to work well with faculty and researchers.
Ability to identify and gain expertise in appropriate new technologies and/or software tools.
Ability to function as part of an interactive team while demonstrating self-initiative to achieve project's goals and Research Computing Center's mission.
Strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability.
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree in Computer Science or closely related field strongly preferred.
A minimum of five years of full time Linux system administration experience in a large distributed computing environment required.
At least two years experience in providing support for Linux HPC cluster used for scientific research preferred.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Experience with installing, configuring, and maintaining job management tools (such as SLURM, Moab, TORQUE, PBS, etc.) required.
Experience configuring, installing and troubleshooting MPI and OpenMP preferred.
Experience with operating system deployment tools (e.g. XCAT, ROCKS) preferred.
Hands-on experience of at least one distributed file system (Spectrum Scale-GPFS, Lustre, BeeGFS, Gluster, IMRIX, PVFS, etc.) required.
Direct experience working with Infiniband (must at least be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of Infiniband concepts, OFED layers, sub-net managers) required.
Experience configuring, installing, tuning and maintaining scientific application software on large-scale systems preferred.
Experience supporting HPC compilers and libraries preferred.
Experience with systems automation tools such as Ansible or Puppet preferred.
Experience configuring, installing, maintaining and/or using performance monitoring and optimization tools preferred.
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