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High Performance Computing - Systems Administration Specialist
Lemont, IL

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Job Description

Chartered in 1946 as the nation's first national laboratory, Argonne enters the 21st century passionate about solving the major scientific and engineering challenges of our time: energy storage and renewable energy, environmental sustainability, super computing, and national security. Argonne is home to a staff of over 3,300 employees including over 1,500 scientists, engineers and postdoctoral scholars and, with world-renowned scientific facilities, hosts over 6,500 facility users annually.

Argonne is known for its great work- life balance. We are an internationally recognized research facility and part of the Department of Energy Laboratory complex. Argonne is located in Lemont, 35 miles southwest of Downtown Chicago, surrounded by the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve with running, walking and biking trails. Argonne offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package, detailed here. Relocation is available for out- of- state applicants.

As a member of the LCF High Performance Computing (HPC) team, you will participate in the technical operation, support and continued development of the first class HPC facilities of the LCF division and laboratory in order to enhance the productivity of the scientific staff and research colleagues of the division. With the LCF technical staff and colleagues at other labs and universities, you will assist with the coordination of similar systems. Special emphasis of this position is to lead efforts in building and maintaining the LCF HPC systems and clusters, creating technical documentation for end-users and internal use, and providing technical support to the users of the HPC resources.

Position Requirements

* You need a Bachelor's Degree and 4+ years or experience or a graduate degree and 2+ years of experience.
* Problem solving skills.
* Knowledge and expertise in UNIX systems administration, with emphasis on Linux.
* Proficient with systems administration tools and languages, such as Perl, Python, C, PHP and shell scripts.
* Expertise in installation, configuration, and management of large numbers of computers.
* Experience with installation, management and use of software such as compilers, scientific applications and job resource managers.
* Work with technologies such as TCP/IP and related protocols; networked file systems, including NFS.
* Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
* Communicate well with people of diverse backgrounds and computer knowledge.
* Flexibility in dealing with assignments and in working on several projects simultaneously, often with frequent interruptions.
* You will be able to complete tasks with minimal direct supervision.
* Knowledge of internet resources, facilities, activities and techniques.
* Experience with the installation, configuration, management, and use of high performance computers such as clusters of Linux boxes, large SMPs and hybrids.
* Good knowledge of parallel and cluster filesystems such as PVFS, Lustre, GPFS and GFS, high performance networking technologies such as Myrinet and Infiniband, and use of MPI implementations such as MPICH and LAMS.
* Familiarity with the hardware and software of mass storage systems.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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