Working with the User Support Group within the Center for Computation and Visualization (CCV), the HPC Application Specialist is responsible for providing high level support for Brown researchers and their collaborators in the life, physical or social sciences. This includes installing, debugging and maintaining domain specific scientific applications, and understanding best use practices needed to take full advantage of the Universityâ™s high performance computing (HPC) resources. The Application Specialist is also responsible for helping users adapt to a production shared resource, its scheduling system, and its high performance data storage systems. This position is also expected to help produce and present workshops and technical presentations in support of CCV activities. Other responsibilities include providing parallel coding support, adapting serial codes to effectively use CCV resources, and provide new and improved web documentation and functionality to the centers clients. This is a two year position with the possibility of becoming a permanent position.
Bachelors Degree and 1 -2 years of relevant experience with strong computational emphasis
An advanced science degree preferred
Advanced knowledge of Linux/UNIX systems and shell scripting
Experience building , installing and maintaining open source software
Strong debugging and trouble shooting skills
Experience with distributed parallel computing architectures and software systems
High professional standards with the ability to manage competing requirements in a diverse user population
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with strong analytical ability
Experience with parallel programming models (e.g., use of OpenMP, MPI, Co-Array Fortran, Unified Parallel C, etc.)
Experience with GPGPU computing
Experience with MATLAB, numpy, R, Python
Experience with parallelization of serial computational applications
Experience working with an institution wide High Performance Computing environment and associated scheduling software
Experience with cloud computing software and services
Experience with scientific visualization in one or more science domains
Experience collecting, analyzing, and disseminating system usage and performance metrics
Experience with the slurm scheduling system
Experience with Red Hat 7 in a production HPC environment
Cover letters and updated resumes must be submitted in addition to the application.
Successful completion of a criminal background check and education verification is required.
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HPC Application Specialist
Office of CIO
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Internal Number: REQ147598
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