Berkeley Lab's NERSC Division has an opening for a Software Integration Specialist. NERSC supports more than 7000 users across more than 600 projects running 800 different codes. These users have unique application software needs, including hundreds of different scientific software libraries and applications that must be supported by NERSC. Without automation, providing reliable, working software libraries to users becomes an impossible task. In this position, you will develop and support a software and workflow environment to integrate third-party and user-contributed software packages into the NERSC high-performance computing programming and runtime environments, and automate the Continuous Integration process for NERSC. You will collaborate with other groups at NERSC, DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Software Technologies teams, and NERSC users in this position to develop innovative solutions that resolve user requirements. In addition, you will help research, evaluate, and develop new technologies to support future NERSC supercomputer and edge-service deployments.
What You Will Do:
Develop and support a software and workflow environment that integrates third-party and user-contributed software into the NERSC high-performance computing programming and runtime environments.
Support the Continuous Integration process developed by DOE.
Contribute to the NERSC HPC consulting effort:
Provide a broad spectrum of courteous and expert services to ECP teams and NERSC staff and its users who are configuring, compiling, and/or developing codes to run on NERSC resources. This includes:
Consulting with ECP Software Technologies teams to configure and install their software at NERSC.
Developing configuration scripts to compile codes in a simple and reproducible manner using the Spack software management system.
Testing and validation of software contributed by ECP.
Playing a role in the development of a continuous integration system from the ground up and deploying it on NERSC resources.
Taking a lead role as liaison between NERSC staff and users with ECP Software Technologies teams.
Consulting with users via the NERSC ticketing system.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Assist in the decision-making process about future NERSC supercomputers and edge service deployments.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 6-8 years of related experience; or a Master's degree or equivalent work experience.
Experience compiling and running scientific codes on a Linux-based cluster or supercomputer.
Experience developing scripts in a scripting language such as Python, perl, ruby, bash, etc.
Experience with using a software packaging product to install software, such as Spack, EasyBuild, Smithy, etc.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with various users; show initiative, tact, and sound judgment in developing solutions for users.
Astute interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate well verbally and in writing is essential.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Teaching and developing workshops or short courses.
Experience with software engineering practices, including continuous integration and testing frameworks.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on July 26, 2018.
This is a full time, 3 years, 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.
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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