Application/infrastructure specialist for Linux platform

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15 months
Experis AG
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Application/infrastructure specialist for Linux research platform and HPC environment

Experis IT is Europe's leading IT recruitment agency. We are dedicated to connecting talented individuals with Business opportunities across a number of professional sectors, with IT being at the heart of our operations.

For one of our client, specialized in the pharmaceutical area with HQ in Basel, we are looking for a Scientific application/infrastructure specialist for Linux research platform and HPC environment.

This is a challenging contracting position starting in March until the end of 2019.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of the scientific Linux application environment
  • Support of HPC platform, Linux systems including laboratory environment
  • Manage scientific application and data analysis toolset build system
  • Contribute to HPC/HTC workflow and job submission optimization activities
  • Contributes to the concept, planning and execution of projects.


Technical skills - Must Haves:

  • Desirable at least 3 years of administering Linux HPC environments
  • Experience of Linux build and packaging tools (Make, CMake, Easybuild, RPM, Yum)
  • Proven experience working with installing and configuring scientific applications particularly on a Linux/Unix platform, examples: Schrodinger, Moe, Bowtie, Gromacs, R, Python, Matlab, Topspin, Pipeline Pilot.
  • Experience working with Parallel Filesystem (eg Lustre, GPFS) and Scale-out NAS (eg Isilon)
  • DevOPS approach: configuration management (eg puppet), automated build/release test & deployment (eg jenkins, git)
  • Cloud technologies, infrastructure/platform as a service, AWS, Google, Azure
  • Workload management, queue configuration (eg SLURM, Torque, LSF)
  • Knowledge of parallel programming techniques and tuning, openmp, mpi
  • Knowledge of HPC cluster build and management tools (eg bright, xcat)
  • Knowledge of HPC infrastructure components, infiniband networking, GPUs
  • Scripting: Shell, python, Perl
  • Big Data frameworks (eg Hadoop, Mapreduce, Spark)
  • Monitoring tools/frameworks (eg nagios, ganglia, elk)
  • Programming skills in high level languages such as Java or C++ are a plus
  • Virtualization and containerisation awareness
  • Professional Linux/Unix Certifications
  • Senior level technical operational skills, such as troubleshooting, capacity planning, and root cause analysis
  • Scientific knowledge or awareness: bioinformatics, cheminformatics, life sciences
  • Desirable understanding of Computer Systems Validation and ITIL concepts
  • Proactivity, with a clear ability to think beyond boundaries, take controlled risks and assume responsibilities
  • Excellent customer orientation and delivery focus with good end user perspective
  • Experience in fast changing environments where solutions are deployed and retired at high pace
  • Performing platform and application benchmarking
  • User training and education experience

Other skills - Nice to Haves:

  • German would be considered an advantage
  • Experience in a global organization, working in an international and multicultural environment is considered an asset

Location: Basel

Start Date:

If you are a result oriented application/infrastructure specialist currently looking for a challenging new position that applies to your skills, then we look forward to receiving your application!