HPC Senior Systems Administrator
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate-level research university located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia.
The Core Labs at KAUST are a shared research facility comprised of 10 laboratories run by over 230+ staff, with a mission to provide state-of-the-art facilities, training and services to KAUST students, faculty, researchers, their collaborators and industrial partners.
The HPC Senior Systems Administrator will work with other Advanced Computing Infrastructure team members to administer the 850 node Ibex+ supercomputer, storage systems, other support computers, networking fabrics and other related systems and services. The required competencies of the senior administrator are: high degree of systems design skill with respect to service dependencies and overall systems availability; ability to assess and assign priorities of various tasks based on the operational requirements of the systems; mentor junior staff in the areas of systems technology and interacting with end users. Additionally, the required competencies also include those of the “Systems Administrator” which are: a high level of Linux administration experience (RHEL6, RHEL7 or equivalent); experience managing high performance data storage systems; ability to effectively use the Slurm workload manager; automation experience (including appropriate scripting languages); monitoring of large scale systems; interaction with end users as required; and ability to adapt to changing priorities of tasks as specified by the team lead.
Providing a high level of technical competency and mentoring junior staff in all aspects of systems infrastructure administration.
Work with other team members, as necessary, to maintain the Advanced Computing Infrastructure. This includes the areas of: supporting end users; operational maintenance of existing systems; architectural and design components of upgrades (hardware and software); planned decommissioning of obsolete systems; ensuring the systems are accurately monitored; participate in design and evaluation exercises to maximise utilisation of the infrastructure; and implement and asses test bed systems to permit assessment of architectural ideas and concepts.
OR Master of Science (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline 7 years’ experience
OR Doctor of Philosophy (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline plus 5 years’ experience
Tax Free Salary Package
Mobilization / Demobilization Ticket
Annual Vacation - 30 days + 11 Public Holidays
Annual Home Leave Ticket - Cash in Lieu
Housing - Rent is subsidized
Schooling (K1 to K12) – free of charge
Medical and Dental Coverage
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
Recreational Facilities: . Gym, Diving, Cinema, Private Beach