We are seeking to recruit an experienced individual in bioinformatic pipeline design and implementation to join the Technical Services Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about translating these pipelines into Cloud Applications. The Cloud Applications Architect will support internal and external Bioinformatic teams in their use of EMBL-EBI’s private and public ‘Infrastructure as a Service’ Cloud (the EMBL-EBI Embassy Cloud). EMBL-EBI Embassy Cloud has been developed to provide rapid access to the molecular ‘big data’ stored at EMBL-EBI by allowing researchers to bring their analysis and data to our cloud infrastructure and data.
Reporting to the Technical Services Cluster head, Steven Newhouse, you will be expected to work with teams within and external to the cluster and you will be responsible for:
- Assisting EMBL-EBI teams in porting their workloads to clouds by offering technical guidance & practical assistance in virtualising their workloads;
- Developing a deep understanding of their current service needs and future requirements of the Embassy Cloud through external projects and collaborations such as PanCancer, COMPARE, PhenoMeNal & BD2K;
- Identifying and developing services and activities that would accelerate uptake and simplify the use of EMBL-EBI’s cloud resources (e.g. developing virtual research environments, producing and maintaining a catalogue of virtual machine templates, etc.);
- Representing the various user needs within the Technical Services Cluster during technical and strategic discussion around the evolution of the Embassy Cloud service;
- Liaising with other cloud providers in the commercial and public e-Infrastructure sectors to see how their services can be used alongside EMBL-EBI’s.
EMBL-EBI operates a mixed VMware and OpenStack based virtualised cloud environment which is available for both internal and collaborative use. The EMBL-EBI Cloud Infrastructure is scaling up to an OpenStack Cloud with over 1000 cores and 1.5PB of storage in addition to an existing VMware based cloud infrastructure of 1200 cores and 0.5PB storage and a data centre infrastructure with over 2000 VMs across three data centres. The Cloud infrastructure is able to access EMBL-EBI’s existing public data resources of over 8PB.
You would contribute to the exploitation of this infrastructure investment by supporting users and their application workloads, by assisting the users in porting their applications to the Embassy Cloud and understanding and communicating their needs to other teams within the Technical Services Cluster.