HPC Systems Administrator

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We are looking for two new systems administrators to join a team of four in the systems administration. The target start date for the employment is 1 July 2020 or soonest hereafter.

These persons share responsibility for Linux hardware and software systems including but not limited to stand-alone servers and private cloud infrastructure, back-up systems and high-performance computing environments. The computer installation at the National Life Science Supercomputing Centre comprises of multi-processor shared-memory servers, Denmark’s officially fastest supercomputer for Life sciences and a large number of smaller Linux servers dedicated to specific projects.

The job
The work will focus on assuring the stable operation of the DTU wide scientific supercomputing facility managed by the National Life Science Supercomputing Centre. It will include maintenance of the hardware and installation and monitoring of the system software backup, software and user support.

The area of responsibility will include the computer, steering network, backup as well as user support and extra services like secure environments and various database solutions.

Our expectations of you
A degree in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent work experience is a plus but not required.

Required qualifications include:

  • Experience with Linux server and network administration
  • Experience with server and network security
  • Experience with system and network log analysis
  • Extensive experience with network and security solutions
  • Experience with Linux virtualization
  • Experience with queuing systems is a plus
  • Experience with Open stack is a plus
  • Experience with Backup and Tiered storage
  • Experience with Linux modules and software installation
  • Experience with Open stack is a plus
  • Experience with Linux, Mac OS user support
  • Experience with hardware maintenance and facility systems
  • Familiarity with enterprise backup strategies
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written
What we offer in return
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

Salary and appointment terms
Terms of appointment and payment according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Federation of Professional Associations (AC) or any other relevant agreement. 

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 26 May 2020 (23:59 local time). Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Head of Computerome Peter Løngreen,

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Danish National Life Science Supercomputing Center, Computerome is a HPC Facility specialized for Life Science. Users include Research groups from all Danish Universities and large international research consortiums as well as users from industry and the public Health Care Sector. They all benefit from the fast, flexible and secure infrastructure and the ability to combine different types of sensitive data and perform analysis. Computerome is physically installed at the DTU Risø campus and managed by a strong team of specialists from DTU. Computerome is the official supercomputer of ELIXIR Denmark, a member of ELIXIR, the European infratructure for biological information.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.