HPC Support Engineer / Linux Engineer

circ £45,000 - £50,000
Network Infrastructure & Support
West Midlands
Location Specifics:
Northamptonshire - Near Northampton, Towcester
Job Type:
Post Date:
31-01-2020 05:15 PM
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HPC Support Engineer / Linux Engineer – Circ £45,000 - £50,000 + Bens
Linux Engineer / HPC Support Engineer / Linux Systems Administrator to support Grid / High Performance Computing working in a greenfield environment on Super Computers that are so new they haven’t been delivered yet…  
Our Client is based in the Northamptonshire countryside (close to Towcester, Northampton, Buckingham and Milton Keynes ); it’s a beautiful place to live and work and even better because its where the exciting action is; exciting action for you, a Junior HPC Support ( Linux Engineer / Linux Systems Administrator / HPC Support Engineer) ready to step up into a position offering significant investment in training and development with an accelerated career path without barriers to personal growth!
Our Client is already a major player in their sector but being a player is not enough. They are looking to be winners and are looking for people to join their team who have the same mindset. This isn’t just a job to them, this is about a passionate, driven bunch of people working together, getting the best out of each other and going the extra mile because it’s exciting to see where it will take them! Is this the sort of team you want to be part of?
As a member of this small HPC team you will be involved in supporting & delivering all aspects of a high performance computing environment to ensure optimisation of the environment and related components to achieve high performance of the primary applications supported. This will include:
  • Delivery of new or improved HPC solutions
  • Installation, configuration and administration of operating systems and applications
  • Implementation, configuration and administration of hardware platforms
  • Maintaining operations & administration processes
  • Prioritising important tasks to be completed on project task lists or service desk queue
  • Logging and tracking of project issues and risks
  • Logging and tracking of service desk calls
  • Maintaining and supporting change management processes
  • Monitor and test HPC system performance and provide performance statistics and reports
  • Creating scripts as required
To be considered for the role we would expect you to be able to offer at least 4 / 5 years’ IT systems support experience with at least the last 18 months working as an HPC Support Engineer / Linux Support Engineer, specifically we would expect you to offer most if not all of the following:
  • Strong relevant operating systems experience (Linux/CentOS etc.)
  • Knowledge of cluster management and scheduling systems such as GridEngine / Saltstack
  • Experience with server performance tuning and monitoring tools such as Zabbix / Grafana
  • Familiarity with TCP/IP network protocols and configuration - InfiniBand would be useful
  • Experience of storage technologies and file systems such as GPFS / Lustre
  • Knowledge of Bash scripting tools
As well as providing you with a great platform to develop your skills and experience our client can reward you with an salary in the region of £45,000 – £50,000 depending on experience (will consider slightly higher for outstanding candidate), plus a good benefits package that includes an attractive car leasing scheme.

For further information, please send your CV to Wayne Hawthorne at Vadis People Services Ltd. Vadis are operating as both a recruitment Agency and Recruitment Business

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