More than ever before, scientific discovery transforms our world. NERSC is at the forefront, operating some of the world's largest supercomputers for scientists worldwide to solve society's most challenging problems with computational power.
In this position, you'll help build and manage our container and virtual machine platforms and deploy services that help our supercomputing center run smoothly, including authentication, identity and access management, API endpoints, web services, databases, and others.
This is a great opportunity to learn about computational science and contribute to real research projects and discoveries while putting your SysAdmin and DevOps skills to use. No science background is necessary. You'll join a group of systems and software engineers who manage services coupled to the supercomputing environment and will work closely with others throughout the organization on a variety of projects.
If you are interested in science, have experience in managing Linux systems, and would enjoy working in a creative environment with a bright and diverse group of colleagues, we want to hear from you!
Work with other staff to build and manage Linux systems and storage infrastructure
Troubleshoot and solve complex technical problems with other team members
Install, upgrade, and secure equipment and services
Develop and refactor scripts and other code
Develop team strategy and project plans
Work with researchers to deploy services using our container cloud platform based on Kubernetes
Coordinate small project teams or other initiatives (such as the rollout of a new service or system, or a major equipment or software upgrade)
Participation in 24x7 on-call rotation
Additional responsibilities as needed:
Build connections with colleagues at Berkeley Lab and other research facilities and work on collaborative projects
Present new developments at science conferences and industry meetings
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
Eight or more years of relevant work experience
Four or more years of experience managing Linux systems
Specialized experience with some or all of our key technologies:
containers (such as Docker or Kubernetes)
virtualization (such as VMware or oVirt)
cloud-based deployment (such as AWS, Azure or GCP)
identity and access management
database administration, tuning, and troubleshooting
networked storage systems
Familiarity with automated provisioning systems (such as Chef, Foreman, or Terraform)
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
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 full salary range of this position is between $10,307 to $17,393 per month and is expected to pay between a targeted range of $11,595 to $14,172 per month depending upon candidates' full skills, knowledge, and abilities, including education, certifications, and years of experience.
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.
This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule - a combination of teleworking and performing work on site at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. Work schedules are dependent on business needs. Individuals working a hybrid schedule must reside within 150 miles of Berkeley Lab.
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Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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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.