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Senior HPC Specialist

New York University Published: September 4, 2018
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The selected candidate will be responsible for supporting the NYU High Performance Computing (HPC) systems as a member of the HPC Services team. This will require working directly with faculty and other research professionals in support of the HPC clusters. The work will involve installation, testing, maintenance, upgrades and administration of compilers and applications on HPC systems, generating system usage and utilization data, developing and teaching tutorials on HPC topics and maintaining documentation for a rapidly changing HPC environment. Additionally, the selected candidate will fine-tune system configuration which involves managing queues, schedulers and other resources in accordance with HPC policies while working closely with the Systems Administration team on hardware and storage.

Required Education:
Bachelor's degree

Preferred Education:
Master degree and Ph.D. preferred

Required Experience:
5 years' relevant experience; related specific experience with the following: running scientific applications on large scale computers, optimizing and/or developing applications on UNIX-based systems, designing/developing system enhancements and software applications, programming experience with modern languages and, application software, protocols, tools and utilities and may include installation, maintenance and support or an equivalent combination.

Preferred Experience:

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Proficiency with multi-vendor hardware/software configuration. May require any of the following: problem identification/resolution, performance management/tuning, and design configuration/planning. Knowledge of related large-scale computing systems and/or product installs and maintenance. Ability to provide technical leadership and management of complex, large-scale computing systems projects. Ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to non-technical audience. Excellent organizational and communication skills.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Queuing systems, schedulers and workload managers, configuration management, Lustre, OFED, Hadoop. Experience in Matlab, R, shell scripts, Perl and/or Python.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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