The University of Pittsburgh's Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is seeking a High-Performance Computing (HPC) Engineer at the off-campus Network Operations Center (NOC). This technical position will administer and maintain various HPC environments and other critical technology resources.
The incumbent will be responsible for tier 1-2 support for University HPC and enterprise systems and services on UNIX & Linux platforms. Duties include installation, configuration, and day-to-day support of hardware, operating systems and system administrative applications for HPC, Linux, and UNIX infrastructures. The incumbent will perform server hardware and software upgrades, as well as monitor server performance and network connectivity. The incumbent will also monitor, resolve or escalate assigned customer trouble tickets associated with the HPC infrastructure and other University systems.
Knowledge of RHEL Linux file server operating systems and strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills are required. The following related skills are desirable: Red Hat Linux server administration experience, knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Servers (networking & storage), experience patching Unix/Linux OS, familiarity with certificate renewals, UNIX/Linux scripting, High Availability and failover scenarios as well as load balanced environments, and Perl and Python.
Must be willing to work day, evening, and night shifts as required to support a 24-hour, seven-day operation.
Applicants must provide three work related references (supervisory, whenever possible) as well as include their complete employment and salary history on their application. Applicants should include salary requirements in cover letter.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled
Degree (or equivalent in experience) preferably in computer science or related discipline. 5 years of total IT experience with at least 3 years experience working with Linux technologies. Incumbent should demonstrate experience and knowledge in the following:
RedHat and Linux derivatives experience
Experience in high bandwidth network fabrics - 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Application development background in C++, C#, and Java is a plus
Familiarity of key protocols including TCP/IP, SSH, DNS, SMTP, SNMP, HTTP and LDAP, SAN
Familiarity with network switch configurations involving IOS and complex VLANs
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required