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Old 02-07-2012, 10:59 AM   #1
Guevara Rowand
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Default Manager High Performance Computing position at New York Genome Center

The Manager, High Performance Computing will be responsible for the high performance computing and data storage environment for NYGC. The primary responsibilities are to maintain and support a batch computing cluster and a data storage environment. This individual will be the first member of what will expand into a full research computing team and will be responsible for a considerable variety of tasks as NYGC moves from initial operations in early 2012 into full production by the end of the year.

To apply for this position please email a resume and cover letter to

Job Responsibilities:
-Configure and support a heterogeneous batch compute cluster of approximately 1,000 CPU cores;
-Configure and support scientific data storage totaling approximately 1PB;
-Configure and support network devices required by the cluster and storage;
-Create written documentation for operational and usage procedures;
-Install and configure genomics and bioinformatics applications;
-Work closely with bioinformatics staff to ensure that the system is both useable and useful;
-Develop and maintain an initial cloud computing system and ensure HPC capabilities are robust throughout the transition from a fully cloud-based system to a system combining on-site computing, off-site data storage, and burst cloud capacity;
-Perform regular benchmarking and performance measurement;
-Participate in hardware and software lifecycle planning, including recommending hardware and software purchases; work with NYGC leadership team to make decisions regarding vendor selection and management;
-Collaborate with other internal and external information technology consultants and advisors.

Position Requirements:
-At least 5 years experience in high performance and cluster computing for scientific applications;
-At least 5 years experience in Unix / Linux system administration;
-Knowledgeable about batch queuing environments including Sun Grid Engine and LSF;
-Excellent Unix / Linux scripting skills for data motion and process automation;
-A high tolerance for change will be beneficial as NYGC is in start-up mode and the environment will morph rapidly;
-Willingness and ability to make recommendations and participate in decision-making;
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
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