The Cyberinfrastructure Storage Engineer will play a key part in the North East Storage Exchange (NESE) project, directly supporting a critical example of the significantly increased growth of Research Computing at Harvard. This position is entirely NSF funded (NSF-ACI-1640831) through October 2021. The NESE project is a joint venture between the five founding member universities and the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC).
The Cyberinfrastructure Storage Engineer will be responsible for creating and maintaining a multi-petabyte object storage platform and partnering with the other institutions regarding access, network and security aspects of this project. The NESE project is under the direction of the PI, James Cuff, FAS Assistant Dean and Distinguished Engineer for Research Computing, and will report to the Senior Team Lead for High Performance Computing.
This position is a term position through 10/31/2021 with possibility of extension.
We regret that Harvard University does not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
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Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
A bachelor's degree in computational science or a related field with a background in engineering storage solutions. Minimum 7 years Unix/Linux system administration experience with at least 3 years experience as of storage solution architect.
The ideal candidate will have established a background installing/monitoring/maintaining: (1) large scale (multiple PBs) clustered storage (not single pointed NAS/SAN); (2) object storage, especially Ceph; (3) multi-tiered or hierarchical filesystems; (4) high-throughput data transfer nodes, especially GridFTP; (5) PerfSonar server.
Experience with secure data (HIPPA/FERPA) protocols and data encryption at rest for multi-tenant resources is a plus. Familiarity with software defined networks, federated access between authentication providers, Science DMZ, and other access related concepts are key to interacting with the partner institutions. Authentication and Identity management across federated systems (certificate management, Oauth tokens, Shiboleth etc.) will form a key part of the final service delivery, the candidate will have shown previous implementations at scale.
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