Research Associate III - Joint Institute Computational Science

University Of Tennessee Knoxville , TN 37902

Posted 3 months ago

Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 44

The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS), a joint institute between the University of Tennessee (UT) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is seeking qualified applicants for a Research Associate III position. The successful candidate will be a member of the High-Performance Computing Operations Group of the National Institute of Computational Sciences (NICS) and reports directly to the Group Leader of HPC Operations.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will play a key role in evaluating, deploying, maintaining, and leading system administration tasks/projects at JICS.

Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Playing a key role in improving the security, performance, and reliability of the computing infrastructure of the JICS HPC Facility

  • Installing, configuring, and maintaining computer system software

  • Diagnosing system operational problems quickly and effectively

  • Coordinating with vendors to resolve hardware and software problems

  • Porting and writing system management tools

  • Ensure that appropriate security measures are built into the infrastructure of JICS in accordance with the JICS security plan, that these measures meet the performance needs of the center and that they are maintained in future growth of the center.

  • Coordinate with JICS CISO to harden and monitor systems against vulnerabilities.

  • Automate system monitoring using tools and integrate them with center's configuration management tool as necessary

  • Documenting system administration procedures for routine and complex tasks Qualifications Required:

  • Masters degree in Computer Science or closely related field, or equivalent experience and training

  • Strong understanding of system administration issues, technologies, and best practices

  • At least five years of in depth administration with Linux or Unix based systems

  • Strong working knowledge of DNS, LDAP, NFS, DHCP, RT, Apache, Postfix, Kickstart, and TFTPboot

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in advanced Linux system administration

  • Experience with high performance computers, parallel file systems, and associated high-performance networks

  • Strong working knowledge of configuration management software such as Ansible

  • Experience with NFS root cluster management technologies and paradigms

  • Strong knowledge of virtualization technologies such as KVM or VMware -Experience writing significant scripts with Perl, Python, Bash, sh, or similar scripting languages

Other requirements include:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team player

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Proactive and solution-oriented problem solver

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