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Fred Hutchinsons Scientific Computing team is looking for a great Linux systems engineer to join our team. You will support the hundreds of investigators and their research staff as we work to cure cancer and stop the spread of viruses including HIV and COVID-19. You will join a small team that builds, deploys, and supports research focused, IT solutions used by the Fred Hutch scientific community.
The Linux System Engineer is responsible for supporting a scientific community of Data Scientists, Statisticians, Computational Biologists and Scientific Programmers with complex and frequently changing IT requirements. You will be responsible for support for HPC systems running Ubuntu Linux. These systems include HPC clusters (7000+ cores on premise) with additional resources running in AWS, Google, and Azure, application servers hosting research projects, and Ubuntu-based scientific desktop workstations. Your duties will include configuration and day-to-day support of hardware, operating systems, and applications for HPC/Linux infrastructure both on premises and in the cloud. Job responsibilities also include monitoring and improving server, storage and network performance. You will join a team of senior engineers and will interact with stakeholders from the scientific community and other IT groups at the Hutch to identify needs, prioritize and dispatch tickets, as well as develop new projects.
Install, configure and maintain Linux servers in a Hybrid Cloud computing environment which includes physical servers running in our datacenter, cloud instances, and virtualized/containerized systems
Proactively identify issues, troubleshoot and tune systems used for scientific computing
Maintain recipes in chef configuration management
Provide end user support for investigators and staff using the scientific computing environment
Maintain end user documentation and how-tos and provide training sessions for beginners
Provide recommendations for hardware and software solutions
Build relationships with other IT professionals at Fred Hutch and educate them about Scientific Computing
Responsibilities sometimes require working evenings and weekends, sometimes with little advanced notice
BS in Computer Science, Engineering or related field desired; or equivalent work experience
Minimum of 3 years of experience managing Linux systems in a networked environment
Daily operational skills and scripting using bash, python, NFS, and POSIX file systems
Ability to work independently, multi task and prioritize workload
Experience with configuration management (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, cfengine, or Salt)
Experience with high performance computing and batch processing environments (Moab, Slurm, Torque, SGE)
Experience troubleshooting Linux performance problems
Experience with container engines such as Docker and Singularity
Experience with git, github, or gitlab
Experience using cloud computing resources at AWS, Google or Azure
Experience installing and maintaining web applications (Apache, Tomcat, Flask, nginx, etc)
R, Matlab, and Galaxy experience is a plus
Previous experience in a research or educational setting is a plus
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.