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Systems Engineer - High Performance Computing (HPC)

Company: Auburn
Location: Auburn
Posted on: June 1, 2024

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Home Org Name
Office of Information Technology

Division Name
CIO Information Technology

Position Title
Systems Engineer - High Performance Computing (HPC)

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The central Office of Information Technology at Auburn University is seeking a Systems Engineer to join our High-Performance Computing team! Auburn researchers use High Performance Computing to solve some of the world's most difficult and important problems. As a HPC Systems Engineer at Auburn, your programming, automation, and systems administration skills make a direct, positive impact on scientific discovery, and advance the Auburn mission, which is dedicated to improving quality of life across the world.

This position will play a crucial role in ensuring the continuous operation and enhancement of our High-Performance Computing infrastructure, supporting diverse research projects and academic initiatives. You will collaborate with a team of accomplished researchers, educators, and administrators to provide a robust HPC environment.

We're interested in hearing from all Linux\programming enthusiasts, regardless of experience or background. If you are passionate about technology and eager to support academic and scientific research, we want to hear from you! New graduate bachelor's degree candidates will be considered.

Working onsite is a requirement of the job. May work up to 2 days hybrid remote in local area with supervisor's approval.

7 Reasons You'll Love Being a Systems Engineer at AUBURN:

  • Work/life balance is a priority! No travel is required.
  • Careers in Higher Education are reliably stable.
  • Competitive retirement plan and benefits.
  • Generous leave (including two weeks off during the holidays!)
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Tuition assistance for yourself and dependents.
  • Being a part of the life-changing work and research our students, faculty, and staff perform.

    Auburn was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama's best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years! Learn more about Auburn's impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting

    It's a Lifestyle:
    The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We're proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you're new to Auburn, we'd love to introduce you. If you're already acquainted with Auburn, we'll keep it simple: it's time to come home!

    Our Commitment:
    Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

    Essential Functions
    Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

    • Specialized system administration, programming, scripting, and automation tasks as part of the High-Performance Computing team
    • System maintenance and troubleshooting, primarily for Linux operating systems, leveraging industry standards and best practices
    • Monitoring and reporting on system health and status
    • Developing and deploying new solutions as needed
    • Providing technical expertise and support for research software and general HPC system usage

      In addition, this position will work closely with both IT personnel and end-users from a number of different disciplines and backgrounds. Performs on-call support during evenings, weekends and holidays on a rotating basis.

      Minimum Qualifications

      Minimum Qualifications
      This position is advertised at two levels:

      Associate Systems Engineer (MA45)
      High school diploma and 8 years of relevant experience OR
      Associate's degree and 4 years of experience OR
      Bachelor's degree and 0 years of experience.
      Typical starting salaries for this level is between $54,300 to $63,500

      Systems Engineer (MA46)
      High school diploma and 11 years of relevant experience OR
      Associate's degree and 7 years of experience OR
      Bachelor's degree and 3 years of experience.
      Typical starting salaries for this level is between $68,200 to $81,100

      Relevant IT experience in the administration of distributed computer systems.

      Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

      Minimum Skills and Abilities

      • Knowledge of general Linux systems administration, standard CLI commands and tools, and shell scripting.
      • Installation, configuration, and use of common Linux administration tools and software.
      • Basic knowledge of common Linux services, protocols, and ports and their corresponding management, configuration, monitoring, and security.
      • Knowledge of information technology principles and applications, IT system management methodologies, and evaluation and testing of new technologies.

        Minimum Technology Skills

        Minimum License and Certifications

        Desired Qualifications

        Desired Qualifications

        • Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or a related field from an accredited institution
        • Demonstrated skills in creative problem solving and troubleshooting
        • Experience with parallel computing and multi-core \ multi-threaded programming libraries
        • Knowledge of parallel file systems
        • Algorithmic performance analysis and benchmarking

        • GPU programming experience: CUDA, PyTorch, TensorFlow

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          Information Systems/Technology

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          EEO Statement
          Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

          AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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