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  • Waltham, MA

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  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Status Regular Job ID JR-011281 Recruiting Region Americas

Job Title: Senior High-Performance Computing Engineer

Location: Cambridge, MA

Type of Assignment: Full time

Job Description:

  • Life science laboratories require advanced informatics solutions in order to operate effectively and efficiently. 
  • This role would be responsible for being a key member of a small team that is developing High Performance Computing Solutions, as well as Data Lake Platform solutions. 
  • The right candidate would have extensive experience in Linux scripting, HPC build and configuration, Data Lake technologies, as well as familiarity with cloud implementation.


  • Report directly to  HPC lead for configuring and developing solutions
  • Strong ANSIBLE experience and skills a must
  • AWS migration experience highly preferred
  • Strong leadership and the ability to operate independently
  • Architecture and administration of large GNU/Linux installations
  • Scripting, automation, provisioning, and configuration management
  • Virtualization and cloud orchestration
  • Web/database application hosting and high-performance computing (HPC)
  • Design and development of complex software applications and libraries
  • Gather requirements from users
  • Install application enhancements
  • Manage application user lifecycle management
  • Perform unit testing

Job Requirements:

  • Very strong Linux experience
  • Strong ANSIBLE experience
  • AWS migration experience highly preferred
  • Effective configuration management, preferably using Ansible
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good requirements analysis & documentation experience

Skill Sets

  • Linux - Linux system administration
  • Ansible - configuration management tool
  • Shell scripting
  • Experience in Cloud Formation Templates
  • HPC Cloud - AWS
  • HPC - Infrastructure and UGE/SGE (Univa grid engine / Sun grid engine)
  • Familiar with scientific software installation and support
  • Experience with COTS – pharma applications
  • Prior experience in Pharma industry is an added benefit

Job Preferences:

  • Extensive years Linux administration experience


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