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Lead High Performance Computing Engineer

Company: Brown University
Location: Providence
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Lead High Performance Computing Engineer

Office of Information Technology (OIT)

Location: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

The Lead HPC Engineer is responsible for supervising the HPC team that manages high-performance computing (HPC) cluster, storage, and networking infrastructure. This includes, but is not limited to the integration of HPC systems with Brown's overarching IT infrastructure, deployment and management of parallel file systems, and maintaining system security. The Lead HPC Engineer is expected to occasionally debug and possibly rewrite low-level systems software, evaluate software for potential acquisition, and work closely with vendors' support organizations to ensure timely resolution of problems and high availability of CCV production services. In addition, occasional user support will be performed to assist in system-level application debugging/optimization.


Bachelor's degree preferred

Required Experience

3 - 5 years of experience with Linux systems administration

Supervisory or lead experience

Familiarity and experience with many of the following:

Research computing environments

RHEL/CentOS Linux operating management experience

Problem resolution and troubleshooting skills; e.g. dump reading, traces, etc

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (both oral and written)

Strong ability to multitask and prioritize activities

Conceptual knowledge of all and in-depth knowledge of some of the following: systems architectures, security, networking, storage systems, parallel computing, batch/scheduling systems

Knowledge of programming languages such asC, C++, bash, Perl, etc.

Use of source control systems such as Git

Use of log correlation software such as Sumologic

Knowledge of large-scale research computing platforms such as Globus, HPC environments, SLURM, GPFS

Machine Learning Frameworks, including Tensorflow

Demonstrates a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive


Preferred Experience

GPFS, Lustre, or BeeGFS filesystem experience

basic knowledge of MPI programming and RDMA interconnects

Successful completion of a criminal background check is required.

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

To apply, please use this link to directly view the position on Brown's Career Site at:

All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening check satisfactory to Brown.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

About Brown (Please visit our website and get to know us better at:

Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown's vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly

competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

Brown offers competitive benefits such as a generous retirement plan and education programs; details are available at:

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