City of Hope REMOTE Sr HPC Engineer, BioInformatics in Irwindale, California
About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.
Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.
This is a Fully Remote Opportunity. Candidate may sit anywhere in the United States.
The Senior HPC Engineer of City of Hope High Performance Research Computing Center (HPRCC) is responsible for supporting the computational biology, genomics, informatics, mathematical oncology, metabolomics, proteomics, biostatistics and system biology programs. This position is responsible for providing customized research support for high performance computing clusters, research servers and end user Bioinformatics and Linux based specialized support. This position reports to the manager of HPRCC.
Key Responsibilities include:
Responsible for supporting on premise research and research grade cloud environment for individual research programs.
Responsible for maintaining an update to date common scientific software library between on premise and cloud environments
Responsible for providing customized software environments and workflows based on individual researchers needs.
Responsible for documentation of research computing environment and software offerings
Works with research groups to optimize software programs for effective cluster use.
Creates policies and procedures for system administration, software and hardware access
Ensures compliance with industry cyber security and architectural standards
Supports the development and execution of a research computing disaster recovery and business continuity plan.
Provides strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation, and coordination of research information systems
Participates in the identification, development and communication of new technology standards and best practices as appropriate
Technical Skills & Experience:
At least 4 years of experience managing HPC and its software environments within a research environment with similar 24/7/365 high availability requirements.
Experience with compiling, optimizing and debugging open source scientific code
Experience with customized software environments for scientific workloads
Experience with building compilers and core operating stacks.
Experience with building computational clusters in cloud environments
Experience in job management support tools
Experience in application systems performance monitoring
Experience in virtual machine provisioning and maintenance on premise and in cloud
Experience as it relates to strategy, planning, purchasing, maintenance, and monitoring of research computational systems
Experience with building infrastructure and networks to support high performance computing and big data collection and analysis
Knowledgeable in cyber security threats and prevention strategies.
Communication & Presentation Skills:
Dresses in a professional manner
Effective writer that can convey complex technology topics in a meaningful and concise way to non-technical executives
Writes all emails, presentations, and papers with a high level of quality and in a concise manner that also ensures accurate spelling and grammar usage in the English language
Comfortable speaking in front of a large audiences in a very comfortable and articulate manner.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience preferred.
4 years of work experience
Preferred education experience and skills:
Familiar with Bioconductor, Conda, CPAN and CRAN
Experience with HPC schedulers (Slurm and Grid Engine)
Experience with containers (Docker and Singularity)
Experience with Ganglia and Naigos monitoring tools
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Posting Date: May 27, 2021
Job Field: Information Technology
Employee Status: Regular
Shift: Day Job
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