DUTIES: The High Performance Computing Specialist will interface with researchers to provide technical support, training and programming expertise for the development of HPC and data intensive applications to users of local or cloud-based research clusters and data storage systems. This individual will be part of the IT Academic Computing team and will support HPC, OpenStack and Big Data distributed computing platforms. In addition, this position will work with and serve as primary IT liaison for researchers to identify and support technology related to research and research initiatives at SUNY DMC. - Running scientific applications on large scale computers. - System administration and optimizing applications in an academic HPC Center consisting of Linux-based HPC and storage systems including installation, integration, and management of high-performance computer systems, clusters, operating systems, peripherals, and system interfaces; monitor system usage; ensure that the high-performance computing complex is operating at optimal performance and reliability levels. - HPC or cloud scheduling, such as, SLURM, PBS, YARN, Mesos or Nomad. Container Orchestration Tools (Docker Swarm, GKE, Redhat OpenShift). Configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or Salt. - Management of large scale storage systems (Lustre, BeeGFS, GPFS, ZFS, etc), including backup policies, an archival storage system, and implement disaster recovery. - Experience in high-speed networking technologies (Mellanox Infiniband, Myrinet, etc), Cloud-based computing technologies. - Programming in common scripting languages (Bash, Python, PERL, etc.), and parallel programming methodologies (e.g., MPI). - Expert knowledge of SSH, IPtables, SDN, NFS, DNS, etc. - Install scientific computing software, manage the license of commercial software. Troubleshooting, isolate and resolve application, system, hardware, and other technical issues. - Work to define, pursue and meet project and budgetary goals with respect to IT HPC initiatives in support of research objectives and activities. - Regularly update and advise senior management on risks, opportunities and project progress for HPC and related areas. - Facilitate the development and delivery of training programs, tutorials, and workshops for scientists and students on the optimal use of the research computing facility resources in their research projects. Work directly with researchers in finding solutions to demanding computational and other problems with the ability to pick up and learn general concepts and technologies quickly and independently. - Investigate new technologies that have promise to advance scientific computation and other research-based technology for DMC researchers. - Contribute to grant submissions focused on developing institutional infrastructure in collaboration with research faculty. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree & 3 years experience (educational equivalent) in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering Computer Science, high performance computing cluster or cloud-based environment, or a related field. PREFERRED: M.S. degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field. Additional Info: Persons interested should email their resume and letter of introduction to: email@example.com Closing Date: 10/31/20 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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