NERSC operates some of the world's largest supercomputers and storage systems to solve today's most challenging computational problems. Scientists worldwide conduct their projects here with sponsorship from the Department of Energy's Office of Science. In this position, you'll help build and manage systems that complement the supercomputing environment: web services, databases, container and virtual machine platforms, authentication, identity and access management, and others.
This is a great opportunity to learn about large-scale computational research while putting your systems engineering and DevOps skills to use. You'll join a group of systems and software engineers who manage services coupled to the supercomputing environment and will work closely with many others throughout the organization on a variety of projects.
If you are interested in science, have systems management experience, and would enjoy working in a fast-paced, creative environment with a bright and diverse group of colleagues (not to mention a beautiful view from our building in the Berkeley Hills), we want to hear from you!
Work with other staff to build and manage Linux system and storage infrastructure
Develop strategy in collaboration with other group members
Troubleshoot and solve complex, highly technical problems
Install, upgrade, and secure equipment and services
Develop and refactor scripts and other code for automating systems management
Coordinate project teams or other initiatives (such as the rollout of a new service or system, or a major equipment or software upgrade)
Work with researchers to deploy services using our Kubernetes-based container cloud platform
Additional responsibilities as needed:
Engage with colleagues at Berkeley Lab and other national research facilities to collaborate on shared solutions
Present new developments at science conferences and industry meetings
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience and a minimum of eight years of related experience
Four or more years of experience managing Linux systems
Experience installing, configuring, and securing web services (such as Apache, nginx, Tomcat, and others)
Deep experience in at least one of the following areas of specialization:
container technologies (such as Docker or Kubernetes)
identity and access management
database administration, tuning, and troubleshooting
networked storage systems
Familiarity with automated provisioning systems (such as Chef or Foreman)
Familiarity with configuration management systems (such as Ansible or Puppet)
Ability to work with users to interpret needs, exercise judgment, and develop sustainable solutions
Keen technical problem-solving skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Creative, positive, and collaborative work style
Ability to work both independently and in groups in an energetic, diverse environment
Ability to coordinate projects
Participation in 24x7 on-call rotation
Additional desired qualifications:
Experience in additional areas of specialization, as listed above
Experience in software engineering or complex scripting
Experience managing network equipment
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed atLawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.