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HPC Engineer

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 01/02/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 03/02/2018
Working Title HPC Engineer
Job Classification Systems/Programmer III
Department Name 19200K-CSSD-NOC System Engineers
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135144
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is seeking a High-Performance Computing (HPC) Engineer at the off-campus Network Operations Center (NOC). This technical position will administer and maintain various HPC environments and other critical technology resources.

The incumbent will be responsible for tier 1-2 support for University HPC 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 perform server hardware and software upgrades, as well as monitor server performance and network connectivity. The incumbent will also monitor, resolve or escalate assigned customer trouble tickets associated with the HPC infrastructure and other University systems.

Knowledge of RHEL Linux file server operating systems and strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills are required. The following related skills are desirable: Red Hat Linux server administration experience, knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Servers (networking & storage), experience patching Unix/Linux OS, familiarity with certificate renewals, UNIX/Linux scripting, High Availability and failover scenarios as well as load balanced environments, and Perl and Python.

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.
Applicants should include salary requirements in cover letter.

Education Required Associate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Degree (or equivalent in experience) preferably in computer science or related discipline. 5 years of total IT experience with at least 3 years experience working with Linux technologies. Incumbent should demonstrate experience and knowledge in the following:
-RedHat and Linux derivatives experience
-Experience in high bandwidth network fabrics – 10 Gigabit Ethernet
-Application development background in C++, C#, and Java 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.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
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

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Associate's degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter