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Henry Neeman <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 8 Aug 2022 20:12:49 -0500
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OSCER users,

Forwarding from the Tufts University.

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Tufts University
HPC Engineer - - Tufts Technology Services

Tufts Technology Services (TTS) is a university-wide service
organization committed to delivering technology solutions in
support of Tufts' mission of teaching, learning, research,
innovation, and sustainability.

With staff across all of Tufts' campuses, as well as
a 24x7 IT Service Desk, we collaborate with schools and
divisions to meet the demands of a global, mobile community.

We promote a collaborative, flexible work environment,
embrace diversity and inclusion, and encourage personal and
professional development.

Learn more about TTS on our website.


What You'll Do

The HPC Engineer works with directorates within TTS to support,
refine and advance the system administration/management of
Tufts High Performance (HPC) compute cluster.

The HPC system is critical to researchers and users (faculty,
student, staff) at all levels across the university and is
maintained with enterprise level expectations.

The role will also assist the larger team within Research
Technology to assess and evaluate ongoing innovation and
cutting-edge solutions to meet research computing needs.

What We're Looking For

Minimum Required Experience, Education, Background, And

* Knowledge and experience typically acquired through a
Bachelor's Degree in related field with two years related
experience or High School diploma plus 3 or more years
related experience in a higher education, research, scientific
or technical computing environment.

* Understanding of and experience with high performance
computing, scientific gateways from both an architecture,
subsystems and networking perspective as well as daily usage,
support, and application-level knowledge.

* Experience maintaining specific technologies used in
research and high-performance computing such as job schedulers
(Slurm), Containers (singularity, docker), RDMA over ethernet,
Infiniband, GPUDirect, etc.

* Experience with scripting basics (e.g., Shell, Batch, Perl,
Python, etc.).

* Experience with modern system administration devops and
design patterns to automate Linux HPC clusters, operating
system, software installation via scripting as well as
configuration management systems such as ansible, puppet.

* Experience installing, maintaining open source and commercial
research computing web gateway solutions such as OpenOnDemand,
OpenXDMod, FastX, Airvata, HubZero, NanoHub, or Taverna.

* Experience installing, configuring, maintaining,
troubleshooting common frameworks and software used in
research and high-performance computing such as scikit-learn,
TensorFlow/TensorBoard, Keras, Theano, Caffe, Pytorch, MXNet,
DGL, GPU libraries such as NVIDIA RAPIDS suite (cuDF, cuML,
cuGraph, cuDNN). on both GPU and CPU architectures.

* Experience and resourcefulness with all aspects of the
system management and development cycle from analysis through
evaluation and documentation when approaching system
engineering challenges.

* Willing and able to learn technologies and required domain
knowledge at a rapid pace.

* Background supporting academic researchers (e.g., faculty,
staff, students, etc.).

* Strong communication, presentation, customer service,
problem-solving skills in pursuit of system management and

* Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a dynamic,
collaborative environment with colleagues and build
partnerships across technical disciplines, job functions and

Additional Preferred Experience, Education, etc.

* Master's Degree in science or engineering field plus
2 or more years related experience in a higher education,
research, scientific or technical computing environment.

* Familiarity and experience with resources at private or
public sector HPC research computing environments, national
centers or XSEDE (eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery
Environment) beneficial.

* Knowledge of the continuum of research computing and
scalability from desktop to HPC to cloud and grid solutions.

* Experience with relational databases such as mariadb, mysql
or postgres.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate
background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.