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HPC Engineer

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 07/12/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 10/29/2017
Working Title HPC Engineer
Job Classification Systems/Programmer IV
Department Name 19200K-CSSD-NOC System Engineers
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0133821
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is seeking an High Performance Computing (HPC) Engineer at the off-campus Network Operations Center (NOC). This is an advanced technical position to administer and maintain various HPC environments and other mission critical technology resources. Responsible for ensuring continuity of service for University HPC systems, and enterprise systems and services on UNIX & Linux platforms. Duties include installation, configuration, and day-to-day support of hardware, operating systems and system administrative applications for HPC, Linux, and UNIX infrastructures. The incumbent will coordinate and perform server hardware and software upgrades, as well as monitor server performance and network connectivity. The incumbent will also monitor and resolve assigned customer trouble tickets associated with the HPC infrastructure and other University systems. The position is challenged with ensuring maximum availability and highest level of performance for production and mission critical technology resources.
Excellent knowledge of RHEL Linux file server operating systems and strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills are required. Seeking the following related skills:
-Red Hat Linux server administration experience
-Strong knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Servers (networking & storage)
-Experience patching Unix/Linux OS
-Familiarity with certificate renewals
-Solid experience decentralizing multi-server environments
-UNIX/Linux scripting
-High Availability and failover scenarios, load balanced environments
-Perl, Python, InfiniBand skills a plus
Must be willing to work day, evening, and night shifts as required to support a 24-hour, seven-day operation.

Applicants must provide three work related references (supervisory, whenever possible) as well as include their complete employment and salary history on their application.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 6-9 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent in experience) preferably in computer science or related discipline. 6-9 years of total IT experience with at least 3 years experience administering and maintaining High Performance Computing environments with various server technologies. Incumbent should demonstrate experience and knowledge in the following:
-Experience with High Performance Computing environments (HPC)
-Experience with Scyld ClusterWare cluster management applications
-RedHat and Linux derivatives experience
-Experience in high bandwidth network fabrics like Infiniband or 10 Gigabit Ethernet
-Experience with Penguin Computing, Dell and IBM HPC hardware. Sun Solaris. EMC.
-Experience with Scyld Integrated Management Framework is a plus
-Application development background in C++, C#, and Java is a plus
-Knowledge of HPC job schedulers such as TORQUE and Scyld TaskMaster is a plus
-Familiarity of key protocols including TCP/IP, SSH, DNS, SMTP, SNMP, HTTP and LDAP, SAN
-Familiarity with network switch configurations involving IOS and complex VLANs
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
-Excellent customer service skills required

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:


• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit www.hr.pitt.edu/benefits

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  1. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
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    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter