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Software & Computer Systems Technician - Painted Post, NY

Job Description:

  • Scope of Position
    Provide technical support of the Linux & Windows HPC-backend Scientific Computing (SC) environment ensuring reliability, stability, performance and security of the network and computing infrastructure.
    Day to Day Responsibilities
  • Technical support of license management infrastructure and software license management;
  • Coordination with vendors to resolve hardware, system software and application license issues;
  • Development, implementation, and review of technical network and security requirements
  • Planning the direction of the SC network to meet application requirements and to help budgeting, testing, and planning equipment upgrades
  • Coordination of cluster outages and improvements with SC Operations staff, IT and customers;
  • Identification and diagnosis of network congestion, data loss/corruption, and cluster malfunctions;
  • Maintaining and enhancing network and cluster performance and health metric collection, monitoring, and analysis to proactively avoid future problems, fix current issues;
  • Assistance in capacity and capability planning activities;
  • Making sure that appropriate security measures are built into the network, they meet the performance needs and that they are maintained in future modifications to the network;
  • Collaboration with IT security team to provide appropriate data for intrusion detection;
  • Support of system and user backups/restores for all managed systems;
  • Documentation of system administration procedures for routing and complex tasks;
  • Provide technical expertise to project teams

    Required Skills:
  • Networking fundamentals
  • Linux operating system experience (must have);
  • Working knowledge/experience of RHEL/CentOS and other UNIX operating systems;
  • Day to day Linux operating system maintenance/management;
  • Protocols: TCP/IP, Ethernet
  • Scripting languages Python (preferred), Shell (BASH or ZSH), or Perl;


    Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree is required. A degree is a technical or computer related field is needed.  Desired Skills:

  • Working knowledge of software build systems (GNU Make, CMake);
  • Protocols: Infiniband/OFED;
  • Windows operating systems;
  • Cluster fundamentals and their interaction with each other;
  • Distributed file system (Lustre, OneFS, others);
  • Experience managing SANs, LANs, and administration of backend service components:
  • Batch system (PBS), mail, software license management system (FlexLM, others);
  • Monitoring tools (Nagios, Ganglia); configuration management tools (Puppet, CFEngine, SaltStack);
  • Provisioning tools (Kickstart, Cobbler, Sysprep, gPXE);
  • Hypervisors (KVM/oVirt, Vmware, Hyper-V);
  • Working knowledge of packet capture and analysis tools;
  • Designing, implementing, and testing agreed-upon infrastructures;
  • Stay current with new technologies;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows HPC Cluster in addition to Linux experience;

    Soft Skills:
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work as a team player is required;
  • Must be a proactive and solution-oriented problem solver;
  • Ability to bridge gaps between domain language (engineering, science) and computing solution language;
  • Customer focused;
  • Proven ability to embrace and drive change;
  • Clear dedication to excellence and advancing beyond the current state;
Strong personal motivation 

  • Linux operating system experience
4 year degree completed

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Painted Post, NY
United States of America

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Job Type:
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Posted Date:12/4/2018


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Job Title: Software & Computer Systems Technician

Location: Painted Post, NY

Job Type: Temp Position

Reference ID: 348573

Posted Date: 12/4/2018

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