The System's group at NERSC ensures our systems are reliable and secure, and provide a
state-of-the-art scientific development environment with the tools needed by our diverse community
NERSC provides world-class supercomputing, high performance, scalable data systems and
services to 6,000+ users worldwide who conduct ground-breaking research. We support the U.S.
Department of Energy Office of Science mission to deliver scientific discoveries that transform our
Understanding of nature, and advance the energy, economic, and national security of the United
This position will be filled at a level 3 or 4, dependent on experience.
As a High Performance Computing Systems Engineer (Level 3), you will:
Lead (or collaborate on) systems programming projects to maintain and enhance system functionality, in areas such as large systems monitoring, systems and workload management and file systems and I/O subsystems.
Develop and use tools to manage task automation on the computational systems.
Work independently and as part of the Systems Group to diagnose and fix system problems, help analyze system issues and develop and implement workarounds and/or patches for software bugs.
Install, test, maintain and manage the NERSC computational systems.
Assist with technology evaluation of systems and system architecture to provide input for HPC system procurements and DOE technology roadmaps out past the next decade.
Work with vendors to prioritize, develop and enhance their technologies in order to better meet the needs of our users.
Be part of a team that provides 24x7 systems support.
In addition to the above, the High Performance Computing Systems Engineer (Level 4) will:
Provide leadership and technical guidance to group members, members of other groups at NERSC.
Recommend and lead implementation and deployment efforts for system improvements that enhance reliability, stability, usability, performance and security.
Identify and evaluate emerging HPC technologies and explore new features that would create new capabilities and enhance system performance and usability.
Participate in working/user/advocacy groups and represent NERSC and its interests to the broader HPC community.
High Performance Computing Systems Engineer (Level 3) - Required Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Computational Science or equivalent experience and/or a minimum of 8 years of UNIX or Linux experience.
Minimum of 4 years of experience with systems programming or management of large-scale UNIX based systems in a high-performance computing (HPC) or warehouse-scale computing (WSC) environment.
Strong technical and collaboration skills needed to create and deploy innovative ways of allowing our diverse user base to effectively utilize the unique resources that NERSC provides.
Experience with C and shell/PERL/Python systems programming as well as with processor, interconnect, and storage technologies for High Performance Computing systems.
Familiarity with UNIX/Linux internals.
Experience with installation, configuration, monitoring, and tuning of workload management systems such as SLURM or Torque.
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in large projects, and contribute to an active intellectual environment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Understand user needs and show initiative, tact and good judgment in developing solutions to problems.
Desirable qualifications include experience in one or more of the following:
In addition to the above the High Performance Computing Systems Engineer (Level 4) will have:
Minimum of 12 years UNIX or Linux experience with a minimum of 6 years experience with the management of large-scale UNIX based systems in a HPC or WSC environment.
Demonstrated excellent systems programming skills and strong knowledge of UNIX/Linux internals.
Demonstrated ability to successfully lead complex projects.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on January 15, 2018.
Export Control Language:"This position requires access to export controlled and security sensitive information. Employment is contingent on successfully obtaining federal approval in the form of an export control license or on having U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency."
This is a full time career appointment.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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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