Administrator of Cloud Computing Platform for Analysis of Biological Data M/F

Job Location
Villeurbanne (Lyon), France
Job Description

I - MISSION The position reports to the "data storage and high performance computing" core facility and is located at the IN2P3 Computing Centre (CC-IN2P3) in Villeurbanne. The core facility provides capacity for storing and analyzing data generated by the other BIOASTER core facilities. This capacity relies on the infrastructure, know-how and expertise of the CC-IN2P3. The center employs about 80 people. His expertise in the field of processing data from the high-energy physics is recognized internationally. The missions will be: • Participate in the development, the operation and the evolution of a platform of cloud computing dedicated to scientific computing, with experts from the CC-IN2P3. • Ensure the automation of the administration, the reporting and the accounting of the platform. • Establish connections between the computing platform and storage systems and data management. • Contribute to the collection, the integration and the provision of scientific data between applications or between application services with experts BIOASTER. II - ACTIVITIES • In collaboration with the CC-IN2P3, participate in the installation of the techniques and procedures enabling the delivery on demand of virtual services for the management, the processing and the analysis of data. Participate in the establishment of the connection between the task scheduling system and the cloud. • In collaboration with the CC-IN2P3, implement the accounting system to supervise the usage by user, user group and project. • In collaboration with the CC-IN2P3, implement the authentication and rights management’s procedures on the cloud platform and virtual machines. • Provide to the virtual machines the storage space required for the data analysis. • In collaboration with bioinformaticians, biostatisticians, data managers and clinical research associates, establish bridges between applications to ensure the continuity of the data processing chain. In particular, it will involve the automation of repetitive steps to extract, transform and load data to applications or data base. • Participate in technology choices for the management of raw data and metadata.


III - PROFILE SKILLS • Higher education degree in computer science or bioinformatics, Engineering school or equivalent, with 3/5 years of experience in a similar position in industry or SME or academic. • Proficiency in administration of the GNU / Linux system. General knowledge of Windows and PowerShell is a plus. • Knowledge of the fundamentals of network (TCP / IP). • Good knowledge of IT security procedures. • Mastery of languages Shell (BASH, CSH, etc.) and Python; • Knowledge of the concepts and techniques of virtualization (KVM / libvirt). Knowledge of OpenStack Cloud Management Platform is a plus but is not determinative. • Knowledge of the fundamentals of relational databases. • Good knowledge of distributed or network file systems (GPFS, NFS, etc..). • Knowledge of a job scheduler (OpenPBS or Grid Engine) is a plus. • Mastery of the principles and methods of project management IT development; • Very good knowledge of French and fluent English. PERSONAL QUALITIES • Autonomy, rigor, reactivity. • Capacity for technological intelligence and adaptation to new technologies of information and communication. • Excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills, ability to work in teams in the context of a service center, • Adaptability, availability • Sense of initiative and creativity.

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BIOASTER has been selected as the only official Technology Research Institute (“Institut de Recherche Technologique “) in France specializing in the field of health and life sciences. Focusing on infectious diseases and microbiology, it combines the competencies of private and public research to face public health challenges related to infectious diseases. As a Foundation for Scientific Cooperation with its own infrastructure and resources, the BIOASTER TRI is firmly committed to the economic growth and industrial development necessary to create wealth and employment.

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