HPC Systems Administration Specialist

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7100199 (Ref:413367)

Posted: May 17, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where world- class researchers work alongside experts from industry, academia and other government laboratories to address vital national challenges in clean energy, environment, technology and national security. As a member of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) High Performance Computing (HPC) team, you will directly work with first class machines and emergent technologies alongside scientific staff and research colleagues within the division. 

 

The selected individual will primarily assist with the installation of scientific applications using the Spack package manager within an HPC environment. This position will focus on software integration with the larger software and operational ecosystem at the facility site.  

Position Requirements

Required skills and qualifications:

  • Experience with UNIX systems administration, with emphasis on Linux 
  • Experience with coding and scripting (e.g. C, PHP, Python, Perl and/or Go) 
  • Knowledge of the installation, management, and the use of software such as compilers, scientific applications, and job resource managers 
  • Experience with automation/configuration management technologies 
  • Awareness of a wide variety of opensource technologies relevant to HPC administration, such as resource management integrations, data and storage systems, system wide monitoring infrastructures, software environment deployment, and continuous integration
  • Ability to write concise documentation 
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team 
  • Flexibility in handling assignments and working on several projects simultaneously 
  • Ability to model Argonne’s core values, impact, safety, respect, impact, and teamwork
  • To perform the essential functions of this position successful applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship, which is required to comply with federal regulations and contract.
  • PT3: Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of experience, or equivalent

Preferred skills and qualifications:

  • Knowledge of capability class HPC systems architecture 
  • Knowledge of parallel and cluster file systems such as Lustre and GPFS 
  • Understanding of MPI implementations such as MPICH and LAMS 
  • Knowledge of high-performance networking technologies such as Infiniband and Omni-Path 
  • Knowledge of high-performance computing techniques, graphics, and visualization 

Job Family

Research Development (RD)

Job Profile

Computer Science 3

Worker Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

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Job posting number:#7100199 (Ref:413367)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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