Work with emergent technologies and user requirements to build and evaluate innovative solutions changing the way we do science.
Help build and operate the Chameleon experimental platform (www.chameleoncloud.org): specific tasks may range from integrating state-of-the-art technologies such as disaggregated hardware or IoT devices, evaluating and extending open source systems and tools such as OpenStack, and new feature development -- to system upgrades and maintenance or implementing security controls.
Work directly with users to answer their questions, troubleshoot issues, and see the impact of your work daily.
Collaborate with scientific application groups nationwide, work as part of a large supercomputing center, and an outstanding academic institution.
Share your experiences with wider community by contributing to papers as part of a research team that regularly publishes in various academic venues.
Investigates, analyzes and resolves day-to-day technical problems using standard procedures.
Performs code testing on components and works to ensure that appropriate implementation standards are met. Evaluates design alternatives for development cost and solutions using various methods.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree in computer science or another relevant computer-related field.
Advanced degree in mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field.
At least two years of programming experience (development, debugging, and maintenance)
Knowledge of Unix/Linux.
Experience with IaaS cloud systems, such as OpenStack or Amazon Web Services, and relevant technologies.
Programming experience with Python strongly.
Interest in research and working on challenges that donâ™t have obvious solutions.
Demonstrated contributions to open source software.
Experience with distributed systems, performance analysis, and resource and/or data management systems.
Experience with virtualization technologies (e.g., Xen, KVM) and/or containers (Docker).
Experience with system administration technologies (e.g., Ceph, MariaDB) and DevOps tools (e.g., Jenkins, Ansible) strongly preferred. Two years of experience in an organization with similar scope and objectives and professional employee management responsibility.
Seven years of experience in nonprofit, capacity building, or strategic partnerships.
Five years of experience in higher education outreach initiatives.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to prioritize and manage workload to meet critical project milestones and deadlines.
Ability to work in a collaborative team environment required. Experience with remote working and associated practices.
Ability to work on a flexible schedule which will include occasional late night and/or weekend hours.
Ability to think independently and creatively to develop exceptional technical solutions.
Ability to identify similar or complimentary commercial or academic solutions and read scientific literature to fill in knowledge gaps as needed.
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