Works with emergent technologies and user requirements in cloud and edge computing to build and evaluate innovative solutions changing the way we do science.
Helps build and operate the Chameleon experimental platform (www.chameleoncloud.orgâ‹): specific tasks may range from integrating state-of-the-art technologies such as disaggregated hardware or IoT/edge devices, evaluating, and extending open-source systems and tools such as OpenStack, and new feature development -- to system upgrades and maintenance or implementing security controls.
Works directly with users to answer their questions, troubleshoot issues, and see the impact of your work daily.
Collaborates with scientific application groups nationwide, works as part of a large supercomputing center and an outstanding academic institution.
Shares your experiences with wider community by contributing to papers as part of a research team that regularly publishes in various academic venues.
Prepares plans to translate business requirements into well-designed applications while balancing user and business needs, technical competencies, industry developments, and time constraints.
Plans and defines specifications for complex installations, maintenance, and upgrades. Identifies and analyzes performance and capacity issues.
Perform other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree in computer science or another relevant computer-related field.
Advanced degree in mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field.
Programming experience (development, debugging, and maintenance).
Experience with IaaS cloud systems, such as OpenStack or Amazon Web Services, and relevant technologies.
Programming experience with Python.
Interest in research and working on challenges that donâ™t have obvious solutions.
Demonstrated contributions to open-source software.
Experience with distributed systems, performance analysis, and resource and/or data management systems.
Experience with virtualization technologies (e.g., Xen, KVM) and/or containers (Docker).
Experience with system administration technologies (e.g., Ceph, MariaDB) and DevOps tools (e.g., Jenkins, Ansible).
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Knowledge of Unix/Linux.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to prioritize and manage workload to meet critical project milestones and deadlines.
Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
Experience with remote working and associated practices.
Ability to work on a flexible schedule which will include occasional late night and/or weekend hours.
Ability to think independently and creatively to develop exceptional technical solutions.
Ability to identify similar or complementary commercial or academic solutions and read scientific literature to fill in knowledge gaps as needed.
Sense of humor appreciated.
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