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Research Computing positions at the University of Colorado-Boulder

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:20

Research Computing Analyst Deadline to apply is August 27.

Data Workflow Specialist Deadline to apply is August 20.

HPC positions available at University of Connecticut

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:16

The University of Connecticut is hiring three full time, permanent technical positions for its High Performance Computing (HPC) team on the Storrs campus. Applications will be accepted through September 24th. Here are direct links to the job descriptions and applications:

High Performance Computing Systems Administrator (2 positions to be filled)

High Performance Computing Storage Administrator

Systems Administrator at Northern Arizona University

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:15

Title: Systems Administrator
Deadline to Apply: 2017-08-28
Deadline to Remove: 2017-08-29
Job Summary: The candidate chosen for this position will work as a member of a team of Linux systems administrators responsible for maintaining NAU’s academic and research systems, services and applications. Major systems, services and applications currently supported include staff and faculty applications, web and file servers plus many departmental servers, services and applications. The team is also responsible for NAU’s High Performance Cluster (HPC) environment. This team maintains and administers servers on both physical hardware and on Citrix and Hyper-V virtualized environments. Team members work with a wide range of technical people including software developers, database administrators, application administrators, support center staff, and end users. This is an onsite position.
Job URL: https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=603245&PostingSeq=1
Job Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Institution: Northern Arizona University
Requisition Number:
Posting Date: 2017-08-11
Job Posting Type: Job
Please visit http://hpcuniversity.org/careers/ to view this job on HPCU.
Please contact jobs@hpcuniversity.org with questions.

Systems Administrator at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 07:36

Link to apply: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/55256

Position Information
Working Title: Systems Administrator
Department/College/Unit: Holland Computing Center-7300
Requisition Number: S_170383
Posting Open Date: 06/22/2017
Application Review Date:
(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date): 08/31/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled: Yes

Description of Work
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Position will be required to maintain core IT, webserver, and database infrastructure for the Nebraska Food for Health Center (NFHC) and to develop infrastructure for integrating data and transferring securely to Holland Computing Center (HCC) core resources. Position will be responsible for developing IT infrastructure that implements a secure RedCap web application for clinical data with survey instruments for acquisition of personalized data from human subjects, and developing infrastructure for uniting de-identified survey data with multi-omics data and other clinical measurements for analysis on HCC systems. Routine IT work may also include, but is not limited to, administer LDAP and group Content Management System (CMS), provide resolution to NFHC PIs and NFHC staff for user issues, support and maintain user authentication mechanisms and work with (HCC) staff to maintain systems security integrity. Position will be expected to keep current with industry security announcements and to coordinate with NFHC and other HCC staff to appropriately respond to maintain system security and availability. Various tasks including the following will be required: developing and implementing survey instruments through RedCap web application, developing and/or implementing pipelines for merging de-identified survey data with omics and clinical data sets and integrating with HCC, maintaining and upgrading hardware, operating systems, and related aspects (networking, storage, computing) of various systems; performing backups; managing user accounts; installing new software (commercial and public domain); maintaining system security; monitoring system usage; evaluating, recommending and/or negotiating specific hardware purchases. HCC systems are integrated with national computational grids; installation and maintenance of grid protocol software may become necessary.

Minimum Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or computing intensive physical science plus minimum of 5 years of experience in systems administration of multiple machines and programming and systems knowledge in LINUX required. High level scripting proficiency (e.g. Bash, Python, Perl) necessary. Must have experience in developing survey instruments for human subjects. Demonstrated proficiency with LAMP/LAPP stack essential. Demonstrated expertise with Linux/Unix operating systems required. Must have ability to communicate and work with a team. Ability to commute between HCC sites on occasion.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in computer science or related field preferred. Knowledge of other operating systems and an application area desirable. Prefer experience with Linux cluster provisioning tools (e.g. Puppet, Cobbler). Experience with large scale monitoring tools (e.g. Nagios, Ganglia) helpful. Experience with OpenStack and Linux virtualization technologies desirable. Prefer experience with large scale cluster environments. Teaching experience at the college level helpful. Experience administering and using a cluster with high performance networking and storage preferred.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required No
Physical Required No
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment/random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary Negotiable
How to Apply
Click on the words “Apply to this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your resume, cover letter and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact
David Swanson
dswanson@cse.unl.edu

Job Category (old) Managerial/Professional
Job Type Full-Time
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5)
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date: ASAP
Appointment End Date
Supplemental Questions

Required Documents
Resume
Cover Letter
List of References
Optional Documents

Systems Analyst II

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 15:39

Title: Systems Analyst II
Deadline to Apply: 2017-08-17
Deadline to Remove: 2017-08-18
Job Summary: Information Technology Services (ITS) at Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for the System Analyst position. Depending on the level of experience, the individual may be hired as a Systems Analyst II or III. ITS provides core computing, network services, enterprise systems, and information security resources to students, faculty, and staff. ITS also collaborates with technology professionals campus wide to provide specialized IT resources to academic and business units. The System Analyst is responsible for onsite and remote support needs for our customers. This position will ensure the campus and customers’ needs are addressed by focusing on architecture, design and implementation of visionary technology solutions. This relates to a multitude of technologies and includes but is not limited to: virtualization of servers and desktops, storage, cloud services, mobile computing, servers, operating systems, applications, networking and vendor spe!
cific hardware and software.
Job URL: https://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/27780
Job Location: Iowa State University
Institution: Ames, IA
Requisition Number:
Posting Date: 2017-08-09
Job Posting Type: Job
Please visit http://hpcuniversity.org/careers/ to view this job on HPCU.
Please contact jobs@hpcuniversity.org with questions.

IT Support Professional

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 15:37

Title: IT Support Professional
Deadline to Apply: 2017-09-09
Deadline to Remove: 2017-09-10
Job Summary: At PACE, we enable discoveries by providing the necessary bridge between state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure and world-class scholars, revealing a powerful combination of the two. We facilitate research efforts and foster strategic partnerships to provide Georgia Tech researchers with an unrivaled advantage, empowering them to lead their disciplines for the advancement of science and society across the globe. The Senior IT Support Professional will work collaboratively as part of the PACE team to build and lead a growing customer support team. This team will be the main point of contact for all customers using PACE services and systems, and will bring a high-level of enthusiasm and devotion to customer service to customers of all experience levels. The successful candidate will exhibit a combination of leadership, communication, and technical fluency needed to address common impediments to productivity including systems, user accounts, software and storage is!
sues. The candidate will also take initiative in analyzing trends, collecting feedback, and generating meaningful reports for all stakeholders on a regular schedule. Previous experience with ServiceNow is strongly preferred. Linux system administration, scripting and programming skills are advantageous.
Job URL: https://gatech.taleo.net/careersection/gatech_classified/jobdetail.ftl?job=0175053&lang=en
Job Location: Atlanta, GA
Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Requisition Number:
Posting Date: 2017-08-09
Job Posting Type: Job
Please visit http://hpcuniversity.org/careers/ to view this job on HPCU.
Please contact jobs@hpcuniversity.org with questions.

Research Computing Facilitator

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 15:36

Title: Research Computing Facilitator
Deadline to Apply: 2017-08-10
Deadline to Remove: 2017-08-11
Job Summary: The Research Computing Facilitator works with campus researchers to identify and assist with implementing technologies that will best support their research and scholarly activities including: provide Research Computing “concierge” service, collaborate with campus researchers and scholars to understand their areas of research interest and scholarly activity. Identify appropriate information technology (IT) services and approaches for researchers and scholars that help to remove barriers to their research and scholarly goals, facilitate the connections between researchers and scholars to the appropriate IT services, build and deliver appropriate training for campus researchers and scholars in cooperation with other staff, develop and provide appropriate documentation in cooperation with other staff, provide recommendations for new and expanded research computing services based on evaluations of campus needs, and advocate for the services on behalf of the campus researchers, develop a professional knowledge network with other facilitators, both on- and off-campus, leverage the professional network to advance research and scholarly activities. Identify potential intra- and inter-institutional collaborations, and other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
Job URL: https://stonybrooku.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1701438&lang=en
Job Location: Stony Brook, NY
Institution: Stony Brook University
Requisition Number:
Posting Date: 2017-08-09
Job Posting Type: Job
Please visit http://hpcuniversity.org/careers/ to view this job on HPCU.
Please contact jobs@hpcuniversity.org with questions.

Wrangler Status August 15, 2017

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:40

We will be having a Wrangler maintenance 8/15 @ 8am-5pm to complete some work on fixing a degraded OSS on the /data Lustre filesystem with Dell On-Site support.

Data Workflow Facilitator Position at CU Boulder

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:13

Job Description – HPC Workflow Facilitator (10471)

Click here to visit job posting

University Staff

Description

Who we are:
Research Computing (RC), within the Office of Information Technology (OIT), provides services for researchers including large-scale computing resources, storage of research data, high-speed data transfer capabilities, and support for data sharing. In addition, the RC group provides consulting in computational science and data management, and will support grant proposals by partnering or providing letters of support.

What your key responsibilities will be:
This position will work closely with researchers at the University of Colorado to develop repeatable and generalizable workflows with a focus on data management, analytics, visualization, and dissemination. By understanding the best tools the available the RC Workflow Facilitator will assist the researcher’s needs and advise on how to integrate these tools into a larger, campus-wide infrastructure. The Workflow Facilitator will maintain a close partnership between the Research Computing group and the CU Boulder Libraries, largely through the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS). This position is part of a larger, coordinated effort between Colorado State University, the University of Utah, and the University of Colorado Boulder.

In addition, this position may carry with it some teaching responsibilities, including training workshops or formal CU courses and may also include extensive travel to other RMACC institutions to develop solutions for their researchers.

What we can offer:
The annual salary range for this position is both competitive and market-based and will depend upon relevant background and experience. In addition the University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement (with a 2-for-1 employer match), generous paid time off, tuition benefit and RTD ECO Bus Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be professional. Be collaborative. Be effective. Be Boulder.

Qualifications

What we require:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in computer science or a related field with experience with science groups OR a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the physical sciences or related fields with strong quantitative background in analysis, statistics, and programming OR a Master of Library and Information Science.
Experience managing science data.
Proficiency working with one or more of the following software programs or languages: R, Python, Matlab, C/C++, Fortran, Globus
Experience analyzing and documenting workflows and procedures.
What you will need:
Exceptionally strong communication skills.
Ability to work well with other scientists/researchers in intensive face-to-face and remote collaborations.
In-depth knowledge of data workflows and informatics adequate to exploring and analyzing large scientific data sets.
Strong desire to educate academic researchers on how to use these tools, which includes a strong service background.
Experience working in a Unix/Linux Environment.
What we’d like you to have:
Advanced quantitative skills in data workflows area.
Data analytics and/or visualization experience.
Advanced knowledge in R.
Three years’ experience in a quantitative or scientific field in the area of data workflows.
Previous teaching experience.
Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please apply by August 20, 2017
If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at cucareershelp@cu.edu. All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions: To apply, please submit the following materials AS ONE DOCUMENT/PDF to this posting at www.cu.edu/cu-careers:
1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
Please name your document as follows: First-Last-Resume-CL-10471.
During upload, please indicate the type of document to ensure accurate submission.

Job Category: Information Technology
Primary Location: Boulder
Department: B0001 — Boulder Campus – 10948 – OIT-Administration
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Aug 4, 2017
Closing Date: Aug 21, 2017
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: HRESmail@colorado.edu
Position Number: 00736334

Recent updates from XCI

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 16:18

A new Community Software Repository (CSR) “Discussion Forum” feature enables anyone with an XSEDE account to participate in software related discussions. Over the coming months we will introduce new discussion forum areas focusing on: campus software topics; software requirements/needs, use cases, and priorities; software integration efforts; software deployment and operations issues; and discussion areas for software and service users. Please see https://software.xsede.org/forum for more information.

XCI staff assisted in building a new HPC cluster at South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings, South Dakota. The Networking and Research Computing team at SDSU reached out to campus bridging staff asking for guidance on upgrading their existing cluster, BigJack, using the XSEDE Compatible Basic Cluster (XCBC) tools provided by XSEDE. The new cluster, named Campanile, will eventually integrate the nodes currently used in BigJack, resulting in a final size of 71 nodes, with 3360 TB of total RAM and 840 total cores.

A tutorial on building XCBC clusters on the Jetstream system was presented during this month’s PEARC 17 conference and the tutorial steps are available at https://github.com/ecoulter/tutorial_practice. Please note that you will need API access to use the OpenStack command-line tools on Jetstream. These instructions also rely on the use of an OpenStack host where the commands are installed on Jetstream in order to build the cluster. In order to replicate, you’ll need access to a VM on Jetstream that has OpenStack command-line tools installed. We’re working to adapt these instructions to more general use, please send us comments via the Jetstream tutorial discussion posting.

A new OpenHPC version of the XCBC stack is also being tested. This allows for the installation of a new cluster based on OpenHPC packages, with some XSEDE-specific configuration and automation to help make managing the system easier. The toolkit basics and some documentation are available at https://github.com/XSEDE/CRI_XCBC and we are eager to get user responses on the OpenHPC build. If you try out the OpenHPC version of XCBC, please provide commentary via the discussion form topic.

We want your software ideas! If you have ideas on new software and software based services that would help you use cyber infrastructure more effectively, or how XSEDE could improve existing software and services, please send them to help@xsede.org. The mission of the XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Infrastructure (XCI) team is to enable users to leverage national CI using advanced software and services. We look forward to your input.

August 15 ECSS symposium

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 16:17

Please join us for the August ECSS symposium.

Tues Aug 15, 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/350667546 
Or Telephone:
    Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 350 667 546

Our speakers this month are Lars Koersterke (TACC), who will discuss his work with PIs Duncan Brown (Syracuse) and Josh Willis (Abilene Christian University) to improve the performance of one of the largest (most resource demanding) pipelines called pycbc (python compact binary collision) for the LIGO project.

Yifeng Cui (SDSC) will discuss work with USGS PI Morgan Moschetti optimizing finite element solver Hercules on Stampede to perform a series of computationally intensive simulations for improved understanding of earthquake hazards.

For full abstracts and recordings of past symposium talks, see http://www.xsede.org/ecss-symposium.

Maverick Status 10-12 August 2017

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 13:41

Maverick is reserved for 48 hours beginning Thursday, 8/10/2017 at 8 AM CDT to support a large-scale, real-time simulation project. During that time, no new jobs will start, but login nodes and filesystems will remain available. Also, jobs that cannot run during this 48-hour window will be held in queue until the system resumes production, when they will become eligible to run. Maverick is scheduled to resume normal operations at 8 AM CDT on Saturday, 8/12/2017.

Please submit any questions you may have via the XSEDE User Portal

Senior IT Support Professional at Georgia Tech

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:40

We are pleased to announce an availability for a Senior IT Support Professional position to build and supervise a team of support engineers within Georgia Tech’s PACE team to provide research computing support (including but not limited to HPC and HTC) for the entire campus.

Please see the PACE career page for more details, application links (and other positions that will be open soon, hint hint!): http://pace.gatech.edu/careers
Direct application link: https://gatech.taleo.net/careersection/gatech_classified/jobdetail.ftl?job=0175053&lang=en

At PACE, we enable discoveries by providing the necessary bridge between state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure and world-class scholars, revealing a powerful combination of the two. We facilitate research efforts and foster strategic partnerships to provide Georgia Tech researchers with an unrivaled advantage, empowering them to lead their disciplines for the advancement of science and society across the globe.

The Senior IT Support Professional will work collaboratively as part of the PACE team to build and lead a growing customer support team. This team will be the main point of contact for all customers using PACE services and systems, and will bring a high-level of enthusiasm and devotion to customer service to customers of all experience levels.

The successful candidate will exhibit a combination of leadership, communication, and technical fluency needed to address common impediments to productivity including systems, user accounts, software and storage issues. The candidate will also take initiative in analyzing trends, collecting feedback, and generating meaningful reports for all stakeholders on a regular schedule.

Previous experience with ServiceNow is strongly preferred. Linux system administration, scripting and programming skills are advantageous.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Preferred Education: MSc, or comparable post-BSc degrees/certifications (e.g. online trainings, certification programs).
• Preferred Work Experience: 4 years of experience in a higher education institution.
• Preferred Skills: Leadership, excellent people skills, experience with incident and problem response and resolution, basic reporting and statistical analysis for identifying trends, excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to simplify complex solutions and information, creation and dissemination of technical documents, basic scripting and code development for automated solutions of common problems, understanding of HPC specific system components such as job schedulers and parallel storage solutions.

Ranch Maintenance 22 August 2017

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:44

Ranch will be unavailable from 8:00am to 8:00pm CST on Tuesday 22 August 2017 for system maintenance.

Systems Analyst at Iowa State University

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:38

Information Technology Services (ITS) at Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for the System Analyst position. Depending on the level of experience, the individual may be hired as a Systems Analyst II or III. ITS provides core computing, network services, enterprise systems, and information security resources to students, faculty, and staff. ITS also collaborates with technology professionals campus wide to provide specialized IT resources to academic and business units.

The System Analyst is responsible for onsite and remote support needs for our customers. This position will ensure the campus and customers’ needs are addressed by focusing on architecture, design and implementation of visionary technology solutions. This relates to a multitude of technologies and includes but is not limited to: virtualization of servers and desktops, storage, cloud services, mobile computing, servers, operating systems, applications, networking and vendor specific hardware and software.

The Systems Analyst II will work as part of a team to implement and maintain technology solutions for campus. The position will provide tier 2 and 3 support for campus IT users and services, and work closely with vendors to plan and maintain technology solutions.

In the addition to the above, the Systems Analyst III will lead and participate on teams to plan, implement and maintain technology solutions for campus. This position will act as a technology lead on campus wide projects and initiatives, provide tier 2 and 3 support for campus IT users and services, and work with vendors to identify and implement appropriate technology solutions to the campus environment.

Successful candidates should have a passion for helping customers leverage technology to improve their effectiveness. In addition, the candidate will possess the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects at once; strong communication skills; and the ability to work successfully in agile, team oriented environments.

Stampede 2 status August 3, 2017

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 09:08

The Stampede 2 /scratch filesystem currently has one storage target unavailable which could cause hangs or I/O errors if users try to access files on those targets. Administrators are working to restore the target and an update to user news will be posted once the problem has been resolved.

Senior HPC Engineer at Purdue University

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 14:00

IT at Purdue University is searching for a Senior HPC Engineer who will participate in the operation of systems comprising Purdue’s community cluster program. The Sr HPC Engineer will research and design large-scale research systems, related infrastructure services, and help set direction of future research systems and services.

The successful candidate will work closely with researchers, systems administrators, and developers throughout the University and partner institutions to develop large-impact projects and computational systems. Lead IT colleagues and actively contribute to internal and external research projects, along with grant-funded initiatives.

the Sr HPC Engineer will develop and improve existing cluster and research technologies; and research and prototype new systems and technologies.

Write proposals outlining new acquisitions, and lead efforts to improve service delivery to Purdue’s researchers. Participate in national computing activities by attending workshops, conferences and presenting research.

To apply, visit the Purdue Career Web site to submit a resume.

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