Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Location: Bloomington, Indiana,
Internal Number: 296598
This position works on software and computing for the ATLAS High Energy Physics (HEP) experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The primary role is software development for the CERN File Transfer Service (FTS) open-source software used to make reliable, large scale data transfers. Currently ATLAS uses the FTS system to transfer 1-5 PB of data per day between ~90 institutions and the programming work will focus on improving the performance and reliability of those FTS transfers. The code base is written in C++ and requires using the MySQL database that ATLAS FTS is built on. Additionally, there will be operational work monitoring the FTS distribution of ATLAS data to find and resolve transfer issues worldwide. This operational work will be very useful in understanding how to improve the performance of the FTS code. The final part of the work will be system administration for ~230 Dell rack mounted servers belonging to the Midwest Tier 2 Center(MWT2). The servers are located at IU's Indianapolis campus and while the administration work is largely remote, several visits per month to Indianapolis will be necessary.
CERN is the largest international particle physics laboratory and is located near Geneva, Switzerland. The work will be for the ATLAS project, one of two general purpose particle detectors at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. HEP studies the basic nature of the universe and has developed and confirmed the spectacularly successful Standard Model of particles and interactions. The position is at the Indiana University Bloomington campus and is with the Physics Department's High EnergyPhysics (HEP) group which has conducted research at CERN since 1989.
More information about the department of Physics at Indiana University can be found here.
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Provides experienced analysis and programming related to the design, development, and support of research systems.
Develops and implements well-engineered software that supports and enriches research productivity and reliability; evolves software development and data services with the research to ensure that modern standards of reproducible code are kept.
Operates, monitors, and maintains the integrity of a broad scope of CI systems (storage, cluster computing, databases, virtual machines, network).
Provides experienced consultation to researchers in the use of a broad set of state-of-the-art research systems, tools, and software to enable research productivity; partners with researchers to co-create and co-learn relevant computing and data capabilities.
Connects, facilitates, and participates in interactions between researchers and technology providers; provides regular communications to the systems and software/data professionals.
Engages and advises a broad set of researchers through support requests and providing advanced understanding (i.e. email, ticketing systems, chats); follows and contributes in establishing best practice documentation, processes and procedures to remediate support request.
Supports and collaborates with researchers and other key IT (e.g. network and security) and Data Center partners.
Builds and maintains relationships across the various CI teams to support researchers? needs in a timely manner; keeps up with the pace of complex research problems.
Enhances learning with full awareness of the local research computing and data landscape.
Works on grant funded projects with a diverse set of stakeholders including CI professionals and faculty members.
Bachelor's degree (preferably in computer science or a related field).
2 years of systems programming/analysis or related experience.
Experience/demonstrable proficiency with high-speed networks, networking software, and large-scale storage.
Experience with offline computing in a scientific setting ideally in high energy physics.
Experience with operating servers, storage, and networks.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Proficient communication skills.
Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
Highly thorough and dependable.
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
Understanding of computer networking and large storage systems.
Proficiency programming in C++ and familiarity with Python.
Familiarity with Oracle/MySQL (or just SQL) and database application development.
Demonstrable proficiency with Linux/UNIX (verified by testing).
Experience developing software for Linux using git, CMake, gcc, etc.
Basic knowledge of computer server hardware.
Knowledge of large-scale data processing.
Knowledge of software storage platforms e.g., CEPH, GPFS, Lustre, dCache, or XRootD.
Knowledge of X.509 and/or Token authentication.
Knowledge of grid computing.
Working Conditions / Demands
This position requires the ability to communicate effectively and to operate computers and other related technical equipment. The role is required to maintain and interact with computers and frequently move objects weighing up to 50 pounds. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.