Senior HPC Linux Administrator

Pacific Biosciences
Job Location
1380 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Job Description

This Senior Linux Administrator role will have primary responsibility for managing and maintaining an Engineering HPC (High Performance Computing) cluster, storage and administering standalone Linux systems.

-    Supporting, interfacing and cooperating with cross functional groups.  This person must work closely with end users to understand their needs and provide guidance
-    Capture new HPC & Engineering requirements and solution guidance and delivery
-    Create and maintain support, maintenance, and compliance policy and procedures
-    Manage the operations of the Linux and storage environments 
-    Participate in the installation, integration, acceptance testing, and on-going maintenance of Linux cluster systems
-    Provide integrated solution design in a virtualized, clustered, and high performance environment
-    Support data and process migration between internal systems
-    On-going monitoring and support of HPC cluster, storage and network
-    Work with system users to ensure efficient resource utilization
-    Generate and communicate compute and storage cluster usage guidelines
-    Be a key resource for IT Linux based systems
-    Be part of an on-call rotation for evening and weekend support


-    B.S. in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience, and a minimum of 8 years of relevant full time experience
-    Must be able to work with and provide support for cross functional groups and technical areas (compute, storage, network, applications and databases)
-    Experience architecting and administering Linux based HPC clusters, including OpenStack environments, scheduling systems, and high-performance storage and networking systems
-    Extensive systems administration of Linux and UNIX operating systems
-    Must have experience and knowledge to support parallel or distributed computing architectures used for scientific computing
-    Must have firm understanding of Linux internals and have automated system building, patching, and configuration management
-    Experience with Shell Scripting/Perl/Python and automation experience is a must
-    Extensive experience configuring and supporting job schedulers and resource managers for load balancing user jobs on a system ideally using Sun Grid Engine or Open Grid Scheduler
-    Experience with industry-standard configuration monitoring and alerting toolsExperience with Isilon and NetApp storage
-    Experience in bioinformatics workflows a plus
-    Experience with Openstack and Lustre a plus
-    Exposure to Intel Xeon Phi and other heterogeneous cluster acceleration compute hardware is a plus
-    Ability to handle rotating on-call support weekends and evenings
-    Experience with accessing Active Directory with DNS/LDAP
-    Must be able to work in a team environment with other HPC and Network Administrators
-    Must be a self-starter and be able to work with little guidance and supervision

About Our Organization

Pacific Biosciences’ mission is to transform the way humankind acquires, processes and interprets data from living systems through the design, development and commercialization of innovative tools for biological research. The company has developed a novel approach to studying the synthesis and regulation of DNA, RNA and protein. Combining recent advances in nanofabrication, biochemistry, molecular biology, surface chemistry and optics, Pacific Biosciences has created a powerful technology platform called single molecule, real-time, or SMRT™, technology. SMRT technology enables real-time analysis of biomolecules with single molecule resolution, which has the potential to transform the understanding of biological systems by providing a window into these systems that has not previously been open for scientific study. 

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