Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (LBNL) Information Technology Division has an opening for a Computer Systems Engineer to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will provide operating system support and development for Linux desktops, servers, and Linux compute clusters for a broad spectrum of scientific research. You will provide primary Linux customer support for scientific researchers. You will plan, organize, and implement the deployment of cost-effective Linux solutions to replace legacy systems.
What You Will Do:
Provide Linux system administration and user support for LBNL scientific research groups. This includes 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. Work with vendors to resolve hardware and software issues.
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, Singularity Containers, Open OnDemand, JupyterHub, and iPython notebooks.
Plan, organize, prioritize and complete assigned tasks and projects in a timely manner. 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.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
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.
What is Required:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or 2 years Linux system administration experience in a large distributed computing environment or providing support for high performance computing systems. Experience working with parallel or distributed computing architectures used for scientific computing. Must have significant prior Linux systems administration experience.
Must have data center experience with the planning and installation of high density computer equipment. Experience racking and cabling compute equipment. Must know how to calculate and measure power and cooling requirements for incoming Linux clusters.
Requires solid knowledge of Linux operating system concepts and basic understanding of high performance computing architecture.
Software programming skills are needed in order to provide user assistance with their applications or user environment. Must be able to demonstrate programming proficiency in a procedural language. Skills of interest include Python, R, Git, Docker, Singularity, Ansible.
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.
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 in using job schedulers and resource managers such as SLURM for shared HPC systems.
Experience using AWS or GCP to support computational research.
This is a full-time, career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
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