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UW-IT is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing critical technology support to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at the UW. The Research Computing group within UW-IT designs, implements, and operates Linux based High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters, high-performance parallel file systems storage, as well as provides research computing consultation and support to campus customers.
UW-IT has an outstanding opportunity for a HPC Systems Engineer.
This position focuses on supporting HPC efforts for the research computing group, while providing expertise and support to other endeavors when needed. This position requires a team-oriented professional, experienced in managing large IT systems for research using automated and software-defined approaches. This position regularly interfaces with other UW-IT teams as well as research customers across campus.
Expertise in process automation, software development, Linux system administration, attention to detail, eagerness to evaluate and push new technologies, an optimistic “can do” disposition, collaborative growth mindset, and a customer-centric perspective are all key for success in this role.
Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information technology, scientific, engineering, or related field.
Three years Linux system administration experience or substantial experience working with Linux.
Basic knowledge of networking hardware, software, protocols, and concepts.
Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities.
Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision, both independently and as part of a team.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Knowledge of containerization platforms such as Docker or Singularity.
Employment of configuration management tools such as Ansible, Chef, SaltStack, or Puppet.
Coding in programming and scripting languages such as BASH or Python.
Familiarity with SLURM or other HPC scheduler (Moab, TORQUE, PBS, SGE/UGE, etc).
Knowledge of high-performance networks such as Infiniband or Omni-Path.
Familiarity with administration of network and/or clustered storage.
Experience in a data center environment (e.g., racking equipment, running cables, labeling, asset tracking).
Deployment tools such as MAAS, Foreman, xCAT, Cobbler, or ROCKS.
Experience compiling software.
Familiarity with source control tools such as Git or SVN.
Use of cloud environments such as GCP/AWS/Azure.
Basic familiarity with Kubernetes.
Scientific background, research experience, and/or experience in a University setting.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Requires monitoring of e-mail and trouble ticket system for questions needing immediate response during business hours.
On-call responsibilities for after-hours system outages.
Server management will include both production (24x7x365) and development systems.
This is an essential position is required to work remotely when the University suspends operations.
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