OSU High Performance Computing Center Systems Analyst

Posted Sep 14
Oklahoma State University High Performance Computing Center in Stillwater, OK

The OSU High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) is pleased to announce the opening of a 'Systems Analyst' position. This position will help with day-to-day system operations of the OSU supercomputers.

The incumbent will be expected to be a fast learner and demonstrate a strong ability to troubleshoot complex system issues. Applicants with strong skillsets in Linux systems administration, networking, storage, server hardware, LDAP, scripting, and other related technical skills will receive the highest consideration.

The job posting and a link to apply can be found here: https://okstate.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=8&id=5490

Interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by September 30, 2018 to receive optimal consideration.

Further details: The incumbent will assist the HPCC (High Performance Computing Center) Manager of Operations in daily operation and maintenance of HPCC systems, troubleshoot networks & storage, review logs, compile applications on Linux servers, work with vendors to resolve complex system problems, and/or provide user support. The OSU HPCC is an extremely fast-paced environment; therefore, the candidate must demonstrate strong willingness to learn new technologies and take directions. This position requires the ability to endure sitting and/or standing for long periods at a time and occasionally lifting 50+ lbs.

The HPCC environment consists of around 450 bare-metal servers with predominantly CentOS 6 & 7 Linux operating systems, dozens of layer 2/3 switches, more than 1 petabyte of storage devices, environmental infrastructure, complex software configurations, and more than 1200 end user accounts.

The incumbent will be expected to work safely via Linux command line to analyze the system, provide day-to-day operations tasks, deploy new features, assist with system maintenances, and evaluate new tools for increasing system performance. Additional duties will be determined by the incumbent's best strengths.

HPC is an extremely fast-paced environment; therefore, the incumbent must demonstrate a strong willingness to learn new technologies and take directions from superiors. The incumbent will be expected to develop a professional working relationship with a highly diverse research community, such as undergrads, graduate students, staff, faculty and affiliates, from all domains of science.