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UW Information Technology is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing critical technology support to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at the UW. IT Infrastructure (ITI) within UW-IT, provides system design, system management, software engineering and operational support for academic and administrative systems, the University's wired and wireless networks, telecommunications services, departmental IT and the UW-IT organization.
The Research Computing group within ITI, designs, implements, and operates Linux based High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters, high performance parallel file systems and storage, as well as provides research computing consultation and support to campus customers.
UW-IT has an outstanding opportunity for a Systems Engineer.
This position focuses primarily on supporting the (HPC) efforts for the research-computing group, while providing expertise and support to other endeavors when needed. This position requires a team-oriented computer professional, experienced in managing a high performance-computing cluster using sophisticated system management tools. This position participates as a member of the UNIX Engineering team, and regularly interfaces with other UW-IT teams, as well as campus customers.
High technical expertise, attention to detail, and a customer-centric perspective are all key for success in this role.
This position on the (HPC) team, is tasked with building and maintaining UW's NextGen super-computer cluster (Mox), while continuing to support our existing (Ikt) cluster. This position will assist in maintaining or increasing service availability to campus, reducing cost of looking to external resources to provide HPC capability.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, engineering or related field or experience.
Minimum of three years experience in the following:
Demonstrated Linux systems administration experience.
Demonstrated networking experience with TCP/IP and familiarity with full range of network hardware and protocols.
Experience managing information technology resources in a complex organization with a large heterogeneous distributed computing environment.
Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities.
Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision, both independently and as part of a team.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Demonstrated High Performance Computing experience.
Experience in a major research university setting.
Experience with xCAT, Adaptive Computing Moab/Torque, SLURM, and Grid Computing technologies.
Knowledgeable with many of the following technologies: Blade servers, NAS storage, MPI, DNS, Kerberos, event logging, SNMP, Samba, GPFS, SAN, NFS, RAID, Perl, C, Wiki, Tivoli Storage Manager, Omni-Path, Python.
Working environmental conditions: Requires monitoring of e-mail and trouble ticket system for questions needing immediate response during business hours.
On-call responsibilities for after-hours system outages.
Server management will include both production (24x7x365) and development systems.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
This is an essential position is required to work remotely when the University suspends operations.
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