Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Camden High Performance Computing System Administrator. This position is under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Advanced Research Computing. The Camden High Performance Computing (HPC) Systems Administrator position reports to the Director of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) with indirect supervision by the Director of the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology (CCIB, Camden). This position provides high level consulting and support for researchers and departments around the University, with a focus on the Camden campus, where the position is primarily located. This position serves as OARC's primary contact with the Camden campus research community, and works in close collaboration with the Camden CCIB, maintaining the Center's HPC equipment and needs.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Supports the university Advanced Research Computing infrastructure, including HPC, HTC, and Data-Intensive Computing environments, and providing hardware, software, and end-user administration and support to a diverse group of end users that need access to OARC resources.
Focuses on "end to end" network performance, helping users identify appropriate software and hardware, and reviewing actual performance to determine and deal with bottlenecks.
Maintains contact with researchers around the University, and particularly on the Camden campus, developing recommendations for software that OARC should license, and hardware and service that require support.
Assesses the needs of research projects, recommending an appropriate mix of departmental, University, national and commercial resources, and helping researchers set up and use those resources.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor's degree preferably in computer science or engineering.
A minimum of three years of relevant experience in HPC system administration or research computing, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Also requires experience in HPC system administration including Linux, cluster job schedulers, parallel storage and file systems, general IP networking, high speed, low latency network interconnects, e.g., Infiniband, co-processors, e.g., GPU, familiarity with common scripting languages (Bash, Python, etc.), and parallel programming methodologies (e.g., MPI).
The incumbent will remain abreast of new technologies that have promise to advance scientific computation for Rutgers researchers.
Experience as a systems administrator of a high-performance computing system is preferred.
Other areas in which experience is preferred include network administration, video conferencing, numerical computing, and IT planning.
The candidate should also have a comfort level working directly with researchers in finding solutions to demanding computational problems.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Sitting, standing, walking, talking and hearing.
Visual acuity to perform activities such as: viewing a computer terminal, reading, analyzing written information/data, etc.
Capable to lift up to 50lb.
Requires travel to other campuses, approximately 20% of time.
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