• High Performance Computing Specialist - Biology

    Posting Number 2018-4489
    Posted Date 3 months ago(5/15/2018 11:28 AM)
    Location : Location
    US-NY-New York
    Biology and Genomics (Administration)
    Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) (AS1111)
    Compensation Grade
    Band 53
  • Position Summary

    Arts and Science is seeking a talented High Performance Computing Specialist to join the Department of Biology. This individual will provide technical leadership in design, development, installation and maintenance of hardware and software for the central High-Performance Computing and Biology Department server systems and/or scientific computing services at New York University. Plan, design and direct implementation of the Linux operating system's hardware, cluster management software, scientific computing software and/or network services. Analyze performance of computing systems; plan new system configurations; direct implementation of operating system enhancements that improve reliability and performance. Develop and implement monitoring and testing tools; monitor the system for performance and security; analyze malfunctions; direct and/or support resolution of system's technical problems. Plan, implement, debug, document and maintain software to develop and/or support user applications for the Biology Department and NYU. Research, evaluate, devise, select and authorize configurations for new systems, hardware and software. Participate in strategic planning for long-term requirements of system operations; develop and implement information system enhancements for the University.


    Required Education:
    Bachelor's degree

    Preferred Education:
    Master's degree in Computer Science.

    Required Experience:
    5 years relevant experience with Linux system administration including installation, maintenance, support or an equivalent combination. May require related specific experience with any of the following: operating systems, servers, hardware, network administration, authentication systems, client server applications, designing/ developing system enhancements and software applications, programming experience with modern languages and, application software, protocols, tools and utilities.

    Preferred Experience:
    Master's degree in technical field with 4 or more years’ experience as a Unix/Linux cluster administrator. The ability to learn new tools and concepts quickly is essential. Experience with some of the following will be important: compiling scientific software, Open MPI; PBS/Torque/Grid Engine; configuring database, file, and web servers; installing and maintaining various UNIX OS's, Rocks, Ganglia, Nagios, Hadoop, etc; knowledge of backup solutions for large quantities of data; and tuning configurations for high performance needs, such as minimizing latency and maximizing throughput.

    Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
    Proficiency with multi-vendor hardware/software management, security, network/Internet protocols. May require any of the following: problem identification/resolution, performance management/tuning, and design configuration/planning. Knowledge of related large-scale computing systems and/or product installs and maintenance. Ability to provide technical leadership and management of complex large-scale computing systems projects. Ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to non-technical audience. Excellent organizational and communication skills.

    Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
    Knowledge of common scripting languages, network and communication protocols, and multiple Unix-like operating systems. Ability to work well individually, and take ownership of projects. Excellent communication skills. Motivated to work in a dynamic and challenging research environment.

    Additional Information

    EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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