[Beowulf] Off Topic: High Performance Computing System Administration Position at Georgetown University

Jess Cannata jac67 at georgetown.edu
Mon May 21 13:47:51 PDT 2007

High Performance Computing System Administration Position at Georgetown 

To apply, go to the following web site:


Job No: 2007-0443S*
*Job Title: Systems Administrator*
*Department: UIS - AITS Director*
*Grade/Level: ( 10) *
*Date Posted: May 11, 2007*

This position is responsible for the operation of high performance 
computational resources and large storage facilities, including computer 
hardware, operating systems and systems software (systems operation) in 
the Advanced Research Computing Computational Core Facility. The 
position will monitor and ensure security, availability, performance, 
disaster recoverability (business continuity), software installation, 
configuration, maintenance, on going improvement and overall technical 
support. Also assist in the resolution of systems and applications 
software and hardware related problems. All work will be under the 
supervision of the existing systems administrator. The Computational 
Core Facility supports HPC needs of research scientists and divisions in 
Main Campus and Medical Center, including Protein Information Resources 
(PIR), Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chemistry, Biology, 
Physics, PIR, et al.

Minimum 2 Years Professional Linux Server Administration Experience

Operating System Skills:

Kernel Recompiling/tuning
Unix Filesystem Administration
Samba Fileserver Administration
Custom Application Compiling
Minimum 2 Years Server Hardware Troubleshooting
Minimum 2 Years Networking Experience Scripting for basic System 
Administration Tasks
Tape Library Administration Experience
Implementation of disaster recovery plan
Database Administration (MySQl, Oracle)
Administering Fiber Channel/iSCSI Storage Architectures
RHEL experience, a plus, all other *nix experiences

Application Skills:

Open Source
HPC (MPI) experience
Grid Computing Toolkits
Experience supporting scientific applications on Linux
Experience with Job Schedulers a plus

Georgetown University offers salaries competitive with other higher 
education institutions in addition to excellent benefits which include: 
tuition coverage for employees and children, outstanding professional 
development opportunities, excellent dental and healthcare for employees 
and their families and retirement savings plans through a number of the 
country's best retirement investment firms. Salary commensurate with 

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