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IT Specialists – High Performance Computing (m/f/d)

Helmholtz Zentrum München Published: April 25, 2019
Neuherberg near Munich, Germany
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As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and lung diseases. To achieve this, it investigates the interaction of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle.

The Scientific Computing department hosts a dynamic computing environment (CPU Cluster, GPU Cloud Computing) and among others, participates in Europe-wide hybrid cloud infrastructure development projects. There are international and national partners to develop and operate cloud services in collaboration with national/international high-performance data centers. We implement applications in the area of artificial intelligence and deep learning in collaboration with highly dynamic and innovative research teams. As a future employee you will be involved in research projects in the field of big data analytics.

We are looking for two

IT Specialists – High Performance Computing (m/f/d)

Job Description

  • Contribution to the design, development and operation of cluster computing systems within an interactive team
  • Support of platform developers with porting projects onto the HPC system
  • Benchmarking and system tuning
  • Problem analysis and resolution
  • Cooperation with hardware and software vendors
  • Expected to stay current on HPC technologies like batch- and workload management systems (slurm, SGE, Univa) and parallel file systems (GPFS, Lustre, etc.)
  • Potential to advance HPC solutions like virtualization and containers technologies (OpenStack, Singularity, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Configuration and capacity management, provisioning and monitoring of the file system (file system based on ZFS)

Your Qualification

  • Bachelor or master (or comparable) degree in informatics, mathematics or a related subject from a university with internationally accepted quality standards
  • Strong knowledge of Linux, in particular installation and administration of systems
  • Strong skills in shell and script langages (Python, bash, etc.)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Preferably good knowledge of written and spoken German
  • Structured and systematic working style as well as the ability to cooperate in teams
  • Strong orientation towards customer needs
  • Ideally basic networking skills – 10, 40 G Ethernet and Fiber-Channel
  • Optional automation and configuration tools (Ansible, Foreman, etc.)

Our Offer

  • Dynamic and interdisciplinary environment
  • Promotion of your professional development
  • Extensive and targeted research training and career programs
  • Flexible working time models
  • Occupational health management
  • Day care facility for children and if applicable a childcare subsidy

Situated in the foothills of the Alps, Munich is consistently ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world, with an exceptionally high quality of life. Greater Munich is also home to several world-class universities and research institutes, creating a vibrant intellectual atmosphere.

Remuneration and benefits are in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service (TV EntgO Bund).

The position is unlimited.

As a holder of the Total E-Quality Award, we promote equality of opportunity. Applications from women are welcome. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

We look forward to receiving your online application.

Apply now

Sandra Mayer
Phone: +49 89 3187-4171

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Research Unit Scientific Computing
Ingolstädter Landstr. 1
85764 Neuherberg near Munich

The Helmholtz Zentrum München is part of the Helmholtz Association, Germany's largest scientific organization. Altogether 39,000 people currently work in its 19 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centers. The Association's annual budget amounts to more than 4.5 billion Euros.

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