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Scientific application/infrastructure specialist for Linux research pl

Posted on Nov 20, 2019 by Coopers Group GmbH

Basel, Switzerland
IT
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For our pharma client in the Basel area we are looking for a

Scientific application/infrastructure specialist for Linux research platform and HPC environment

Background:

12 month+ HPC migration project

The position will involve working with our scientists on their Linux application needs and translating this to core infrastructure needs provided in partnership with our service providers

Candidates must have strong knowledge of Linux system administration, scientific application build and tuning, high performance compute/storage systems, cloud technologies, Scripting and a devops approach to platform.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Support an HPC migration project moving workloads to shared platforms including on premise HPC, container orchestration platform (k8s) and public cloud offerings
Contribute to HPC/Scientific workflow and job submission optimization activities
Experience giving training courses and developing material on complex applications and platforms
Work with operational team on delivery/support of the scientific Linux application environment

Must Haves:

Technical Skills (must haves):

At least 3 years of administering Linux HPC environments
Experience of Linux build and packaging tools (Make, CMake, Easybuild, RPM, Yum)
Proven experience working with installing and configuring scientific applications particularly on a Linux/Unix platform, examples: Schrodinger, Moe, Bowtie, Gromacs, R, Python, Matlab, Topspin, Pipeline Pilot
DevOPS approach: configuration management (eg puppet), automated build/release test & deployment (eg jenkins, git)
Cloud technologies, infrastructure/platform as a service, AWS, Google, Azure

Other Skills:

- Experience in fast changing environments where solutions are deployed and retired at high pace.
- Problem solving attitude
- Senior level technical operational skills, such as troubleshooting, capacity planning, and root cause analysis
- Writing application and platform documentation, performing benchmarking
- User training and education experience
- Excellent customer orientation and delivery focus with good end user perspective
- Scientific knowledge or awareness - bioinformatics, cheminformatics, life sciences
- Advanced English language skill is a must
- Ability to work effectively within virtual teams
- Desirable understanding of Computer Systems Validation and ITIL concepts
- Experience in a global organization, working in an international and multicultural environment

Start date: 01.01.2020
End date: 31.12.2021
Location: Basel

Reference: 799048754

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