NERSC is looking for a talented software engineer to build a new system for tracking resource usage across our supercomputing environment, to make it available via the web and via API for reporting and monitoring, and to gradually expand the API to support new ways to automate science projects. This is a great opportunity to put your software development skills to use while learning more about large-scale computational research.
The new staff member will work alongside an existing group of six systems engineers and programmers in ISG who manage a variety of services coupled to the supercomputing environment. He or she will work closely with software engineers in other groups who have a broad range of skills, including systems programming and automation, large-scale data analysis, and parallel programming.
If you have experience developing web and database systems and would enjoy working in a fast-paced, creative environment with a bright and diverse group of colleagues (not to mention a great view from our new building in the Berkeley Hills), we want to hear from you!
In the near term, the new staff member will
build the new resource usage tracking system
manage its transition into production
collaborate with other engineers to create a new, API-driven user interface, and
support the legacy system until retirement.
Longer term, he or she will
work with researchers to understand how they want to automate their projects
develop a vision for expanding the API to enable new automation, such as querying and controlling compute and storage systems, and
collaborate with other NERSC staff to build new API functionality.
Additional responsibilities as needed:
As the project progresses, there will be opportunities to
engage colleagues at Berkeley Lab and other national research facilities to collaborate on shared solutions and
present new developments at science conferences and industry meetings.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience and a minimum of eight years of related experience
four or more years of experience developing web-based, database-backed software on Linux systems using Python, Ruby, or similar languages
experience creating, modifying, and optimizing databases using MySQL, Oracle, or Postgres
ability to work with users to interpret needs, exercise judgment, and recommend and develop sustainable solutions
keen technical problem solving skills
excellent verbal and written communication skills
creative, positive, and collaborative work style
ability to work both independently and in groups in an energetic, diverse environment
ability to coordinate projects
Additional desired qualifications:
experience creating and maintaining database stored procedures
interest in technical presentations and/or writing
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Berkeley Lab operates petascale supercomputers and storage systems to solve some of today's most complex computational problems. Thousands of scientists worldwide across a range of disciplines conduct their research at NERSC with sponsorship from the Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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