CIRES Research and Development HPC Application

CIRES/GSD HPC Application and User Support Engineer

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) in Boulder, Colorado is seeking a professional research assistant to work in the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)/Global Systems Division (GSD) located in Boulder, Colorado. This position will provide HPC application and user support, and system optimization engineering for NOAA's Research and Development HPC systems.

Management & Communication skills
* Good oral and written communication skills in English.
* Skill in conveying complex concepts to others of various technical backgrounds.
* Experience dealing with user issues in a production, end-user service-oriented HPC environment.
* Demonstrated skill and good judgment in working with a variety of people including users, colleagues, vendors, and outside experts.
* Ability to direct and mentor junior engineers and technicians

Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in computer science, applied mathematics, engineering or related field. Two or more years of experience with usage and or support of moderate to large supercomputers. Experience running weather science workloads on large HPC clusters is desirable.

Required Technical skills
* Demonstrated skill in the usage and support of Unix- or Linux-based HPC systems including system optimization through application performance optimization, understanding of application scaling properties, workflow management, job scheduling, user resource management and user problem resolution.
* Knowledge of the tools (compilers, editors, debuggers, performance analysis, etc.) required to effectively program and optimize HPC systems.
* Skill with supercomputer programming languages and in scripting languages such as Fortran, Python Perl, and AWK, and commonly used shells (sh, bash, csh, ksh, etc.).
* Good verbal and written communication skills dealing with user support, technical documentation, teaching others, and team collaboration.

Desired Technical skills
* Experience running and optimizing weather science codes on large HPC systems.
* Broad knowledge of computer science, HPC technologies, and trends.
* Demonstrated skill in conducting performance analysis evaluations on HPC systems, networks, and peripheral equipment, including the design and development of performance measurement tools.
* Data assimilation and analysis for system optimization
* Experience in the operation, administration, and support of Unix- or Linux-based HPC systems, including provisioning, file systems, networking, and computer security.
* Understanding of HPC procurement activities, including requirements assessment and articulation, proposal evaluation, contract negotiations and monitoring.
* Knowledge of the tools required to effectively operate and administer HPC systems.

Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Resume; 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; 4 -One letter of recommendation This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10080 - Coop Inst Res/Envrm Sci - Dir

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 16, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Position Number: 00737389