High Performance Computing Specialist

    University park, PA
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    The Computational Mechanics Division, located in the Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics Office of The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is seeking two High Performance Computing Specialists to support the operational needs of systems and applications, provide strategy to design and build infrastructure plans based on business requirements, and oversee the implementation of new system technologies.

    Responsibilities Include:
    • Attend conferences and workshops relevant to HPC, advance skills, and stay current with emerging HPC technologies and trends; develop and maintain external contacts at institutions having similar HPC requirements and solutions
    • Lead the design, procurement, and implementation of ARL's next generation supercomputer systems to maintain solver efficiency and fast turnaround of Navy-critical modeling activities
    • Collaborate with unit leaders and stakeholders to analyze business needs to define an architectural strategy
    • Investigate and resolve computational performance issues related to in-house-developed and commercial computational codes as a technical liaison with other departments and sponsors to implement, integrate, review, and evaluate technologies and services
    • Interact with faculty, engineers, and students on computational needs to optimize disk usage and solution times for high-speed, high-throughput file systems
    Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in plus eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Required skills and experience include:
    • A demonstrated track record of setting and meeting goals
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills
    • Effective problem solving skills
    • The ability to work well under pressure of deadlines
    Preferred skills and experience include:
    • Scripting and coding: bash, python, perl, FORTRAN C/C++; large scale parallel filesystems (GPFS, Lustre, etc.); configuring and managing batch schedulers, specifically Slurm, Torque, PBS; common HPC software stacks and management tools
    • Knowledge of standard networking, security practices, and user management
    • Configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or Salt
    • Version control systems: Git, SVN, etc; and a working knowledge of Cray proprietary HPC hardware and administration
    Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

    Employment with the ARL will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. ARL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce.


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    University Park, PA
    Posting ID: 558255575Posted: 2020-05-21