HPC Systems Administrator

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Job Location
10 Discovery Drive
Farmington, CT 06032
Job Description

As a full time HPC Systems Administrator at The Jackson Laboratory you'll be part of an organization whose IT technology is as exciting and progressive as our science.  You will be responsible for managing high performance computer (HPC) clusters, scale out network attached storage systems (NAS), virtual computing, and cloud computing to support scientific research.

The successful candidate will participate in technical design, configuration, and implementation of server and storage solutions.  Now imagine yourself with all the excitement of a start-up company coupled with the stability and support of a well respected and established organization.


  • Provide support for server, storage and network systems installation and administration.
  • Provide technical support, innovative solutions, and integrated proposals for server and storage systems, including recommendations for hardware and software acquisition.
  • Provides documentation/project tracking and management reporting.
  • Provides tactical and strategic input on overall systems planning and related projects.
  • Researches and evaluates new products and services for applicability to in-house needs.   Stays current with new trends in processes and procedures.
  • Participation in projects that may include identifying, evaluating, and recommending the acquisition of new hardware and software.
  • Assist service desk with end user support.
  • Bachelors' degree with at least 5 years' experience in Systems Administration.  Other means of acquiring this knowledge may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Strong knowledge of Unix/Linux operating systems (SUSE, CentOS, RedHat). Certifications in these systems strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with Windows/Citrix/VMWare/Netscaler technologies are highly desirable.
  • Very good C and/or shell/PERL/Python systems programming skills.
  • Real world experience (3-5 years) with server and storage solutions including HP BladeSystem, Isilon X and NL series, and ESXi.
  • Experience in building and maintaining HPC software and hardware systems including Moab, resource management software such as TORQUE, cluster management systems such as HP CMU, Penguin Scyld or similar.
  • Familiarity with, and experience in a research/academic environment highly desirable.
  • Greater proficiency at solving problems in a timely manner.
  • Ability to adapt methods to solve problems.
  • Technical authority in area of specialty on assigned projects.
  • Available for on-call and non-business hours work to support business needs.
How to Apply

Please forward your resume to www.jax.org/careers, requisition #5136.

About Our Organization

The Jackson Laboratory (www.jax.org) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution and National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center with more than 1,700 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a facility in Sacramento, Calif., and a new genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

Founded in 1929, the Laboratory applies its eight decades of expertise in genetics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease.  It models and interprets genomic complexity, integrates basic research with clinical application, educates current and future scientists, and empowers the global biomedical community by providing critical data, tools and services. 

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