Berkeley Lab has an opening for a Linux Systems and Cluster Administrator in the Information Technology Division. This position will serve as a member of the Scientific Computing Group and provide operating system support and development for Linux desktops, servers, and Linux compute clusters for a broad spectrum of scientific research. You will provide Linux customer support for scientific researchers and plan, organize, and implement deployment of cost-effective Linux solutions to replace legacy systems.
What You Will Do:
Provide Linux system administration and user support for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) scientific research groups including desktop and server system installations and upgrades, OS and security patches, system security hardening and intrusion detection, file system management, hardware troubleshooting, cybersecurity configuration, user assistance, network troubleshooting, and system recovery.
Installation and support of Linux HPC systems including building of operating system environment to support high performance interconnects, MPI, compilers, and scientific applications. General development and debugging of cluster hardware, software stack, and scientific applications.
Assist users with account creation; allocation management; software application compilation and installation; and use of popular Linux tools and libraries used for research. Help researchers use services such as Two-factor authentication, Globus Online, containers, JupyterHub, and iPython notebooks.
Frequently and clearly communicate task or project status to customers to set expectations. Work with other group members and other IT groups to deliver seamless support to the researchers.
Participate in formulation, planning, implementation, and documentation of projects in one or more of the following areas: datacenter planning, account management, cluster management, cybersecurity, storage management, and allocation of compute resources.
What is Required:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or equivalent and 2 years Linux system administration experience in a large distributed computing environment or providing support for high performance computing systems.
Solid knowledge of Linux operating system concepts and must have significant prior Linux systems administration experience. Experience working with parallel or distributed computing architectures used for scientific computing. Experience in using job schedulers and resource managers such as Moab/Torque, SGE, or SLURM for shared HPC systems. Basic understanding of high performance computing architecture trade-off and scalability issues.
Must have data center experience with the planning and installation of high density computer equipment. Familiar with basic electrical circuit loading and PDU types. Experience racking and cabling compute equipment. Must know how to calculate and measure power and cooling requirements for incoming Linux clusters.
Software development experience and related skills are essential in order to provide user assistance with their applications or user environment. Must be able to demonstrate programming proficiency in a procedural language. Software development skills of interest include C, Shell, Python, R, Git, Docker, Singularity, Ansible. Must be familiar with compilers, use of Makefiles, and with program debugging tools.
Must be able to plan, organize, prioritize, and complete assigned tasks and projects with minimal supervision. Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and customer service skills. Demonstrate ability to clearly communicate ideas or technical concepts to a wide audience.
Must be able to lift 50 lbs, rack computer equipment, and travel to various buildings on the campus. Required to work standard Lab working hours; some evening and weekend work will be required to support critical systems.
Experience providing computing support in a scientific or academic research environment
Experience supporting Infiniband interconnects and Linux-based HPC storage systems such as ZFS, Lustre or IBM GPFS
Parallel programming experience.
Experience using AWS or GCP to support computational research
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time 1 year 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.
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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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.