Berkeley Lab's Computational Science Department has an immediate opening for one or more Computing Systems Data Engineers to assist in the implementation and documentation of cross-facility workflows in the Physics Sciences. Experimental and observational science pipelines are increasingly turning to supercomputing resources like the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) to handle their large-scale data analysis. Many of these pipelines serve experiments that are running 24/7, and must either shutdown or find alternative locations for their real-time data analysis during NERSC's necessary maintenance and outages. Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division is conducting a research program to run these workflows at multiple computing sites. In this process, we will identify the pain points and key future research topics for automated workflow migration, and lead the way for a future where fully automated workflows can run across the Department of Energy (DOE) complex and the commercial cloud.
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What You Will Do:
Collaborate with Berkeley Lab physicists and computer scientists to port their analysis software from NERSC, to Berkeley Lab's Dirac compute cluster, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, Oakridge Leadership Computing Facility and Amazon AWS.
Investigate the use of container technology at these sites.
Investigate data management strategies across multiple computing sites.
Communicate clearly results to both domain scientists and computer systems engineers.
What is Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Physics, Computational Physics, Chemistry, Biology,Computer Science, or Applied Mathematics; or a related field, and a minimum of five years of related experience.
Strong programming background in multiple languages including C/C++, Python and shell scripting.
Prior experience managing computational needs and resources, either as a user or as an administrator.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
A Master's Degree and three years of related experience.
Experience working with experiments that have real-time and/or large-scale computing requirements.
Experience with HPC systems, including use of a batch scheduling system.
Understanding of Big Data-type problems, including system I/O, data transfer and containers.
Software development experience, including version control and debugging.
Prior experience in working on interdisciplinary projects involving multiple stakeholders and institutions.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time, 3 year, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs, skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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