Systems Analyst III

Broad Institute
Job Location: 
Cambridge, MA
Job Description: 

Consults with scientific organizations and users about their computational goals and requirements. Suggests appropriate solutions that meet institute requirements for security, supportability, and data protection. Provides insight into best practices and methods for data analysis tasks. Provides direction to IT staff and leadership regarding computation needs and appropriate resource-sharing approaches.

Manages scientific software and associated tools on the Broad Linux computing cluster. Advises on available software tools and investigates and installs additional software packages as appropriate. The ideal candidate will have direct experience in using common bioinformatics tools and a solid knowledge of Linux administration.

- Maintain regular contact with consumers of computational services, acting as their partner in technology planning activities
- Act as Subject Matter Expert for several technology areas
- Manage technology deployment projects of moderate scope and size
- Participate in evaluation, prioritization, and resolution of reported issues
- Maintain domain-specific software collections and databases
- Evaluate requests for new software installations
- Help users automate routine repeated tasks through scripting or other means
- Assist in the development and delivery of user documentation and/or training
- Document administrative procedures and issue resolutions
- Perform off-hours work as required to accommodate production requirements or respond to highpriority service requests
- Other tasks as required

- Bachelor’s degree in biology, computer science or other technical or scientific discipline with Intermediate/Advanced knowledge of Linux OS and networking, masters degree preferred
- 5-8 years of related experience
- Understanding of fundamentals of TCP/IP, NFS, CIFS, Linux memory management, scheduling
- Familiarity with common bioinformatics software strongly preferred
- Familiarity compiling open-source software on Linux or UNIX strongly preferred
- Ability to communicate effectively with people of differing technical abilities
- Experience with at least one workload scheduling system (e.g. GridEngine or LSF)
- Experience in an academic or research environment strongly preferred

*The Broad Institute will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity

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