The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) Division at Berkeley Lab is looking for a skilled systems programmer to help develop innovative software features for extreme-scale storage systems. In this position, you will join the Storage Systems Group which is made up of 8 system engineers and programmers who run NERSC's 130 petabyte HPSS and center-wide file systems. The majority of your time will be spent developing storage systems software, but you should be flexible and willing to take on troubleshooting and system administration tasks in support of our production environment.
NERSC is the production high performance computing and data facility for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. NERSC serves thousands of scientists from around the world who conduct basic and applied research in fields that support the mission of the Office of Science. Come work at NERSC, and be at the forefront of high performance computing while contributing to pioneering science. The position is located at the LBNL main campus situated in the hills above UC Berkeley. If you seek an intellectually exciting collaborative software development position, and working on a dynamic team, we want to hear from you.
What You Will Do:
As a storage software developer, you will have two primary focuses:
You will work on the team of software engineers who develop the High Performance Storage System (HPSS). HPSS is the premier high-performance archive software and is deployed at some of the world's largest computing centers to meet the most challenging long-term and scalable-storage requirements. Jointly developed by five Department of Energy labs and IBM, you will collaborate daily with this geographically distributed team, taking on a variety of development tasks. The storage applications and features you create will become part of our production storage systems, and will be used by HPSS sites around the globe.
In addition to working on HPSS, you will help evaluate and shape new storage technologies to meet the evolving needs of NERSC's high-performance computing users, and work on local development projects to improve the storage resources we offer. This includes exploration of object-based storage systems, advanced high-performance data transfer tools, implementation improvements for automated data migration between file systems and the archive, and evaluation of storage software built using new storage hardware technologies. In this position you will:
Participate as a software developer in the HPSS collaboration
Help architect new storage system components and features
Iteratively design, code, review, and debug as part of a collaborative development process
Act as NERSC's technical representative to the HPSS collaboration, participating in weekly developers' meetings
Help drive software requirements, ensuring that NERSC needs are represented
Engage with NERSC users to identify development projects which will improve data management and movement at the center
Help identify and evaluate promising new storage hardware and software technologies
Assist in troubleshooting and debugging problems in our production storage systems
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
A minimum of five years of software development experience
Strong C/C++ skills
Demonstrated expertise with data structures used in a typical Unix filesystem
Systems programming in a Unix environment
Skilled in multithreaded programming
Excellent technical troubleshooting skills
Knowledge of trends in storage system hardware and software
Ability to write design documents, and present materials clearly to technical and non-technical colleagues
Strong communication skills, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a creative and diverse team
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Prior work administering or developing HPSS or other production grade hierarchical storage or file system
Experience writing high performance data transfer applications
Experience with tape storage hardware and software
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.