Systems Administrator III

Organization: 
Broad Institute
Job Location: 
Cambridge, MA
Job Description: 

***THIS IS A TEMPORARY POSITION***

BRIEF SUMMARY:
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard seeks a Systems Administrator to help manage our 8,000 core server farm, including LSF and GridEngine environments. Administers computing hardware supporting IT services at the Broad. Responds to requests for support and new services, and follows established IT procedures. Shares on-call responsibilities with the rest of the Systems Operations team members, and other duties as assigned.

The Broad generates enormous volumes of scientific data. The Institute’s network data stores have grown 50-fold in the past five years alone. The storage infrastructure now comprises more than 10 petabytes of network-attached storage and a large storage-area network supporting almost 50 Oracle database instances as well as a number of MySQL and other RDBMS systems.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Compute farm management - LSF and Grid Engine
• Server OS package administration and support
• Client issue response and escalation resolution

QUALIFICATIONS
• Required: Bachelor’s degree in computer science or other technical discipline with strong knowledge of IT computing systems, or equivalent experience
• 4-6 years of experience as administrator of Linux/UNIX or Windows systems in a large-installation environment (SAGE level III)

SKILLS / TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE
• Experience with parallel compute farm scheduling environments, including LSF or Grid Engine
• Experience with design, configuration management and administration of large-scale computing infrastructure
• Scripting ability in at least one shell as well as at least one additional common scripting language (python, perl, etc.)
• Solid understanding of networking concepts; able to perform troubleshooting of network connectivity and service issues
• Experience supporting a scientific research organization
• Demonstrated ability to automate routine repeated tasks through scripting or other means

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