IT Specialist - High Performance Computing (m/w/d)

Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health (HMGU)

Neuherberg (bei München), Germany

Work group:

Research Unit Scientific Computing

Area of research:

Technical staff

Starting date:


Job description:

As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and lung diseases. To achieve this, it investigates the interaction of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle.

The Scientific Computing department host a dynamic computing environment (CPU cluster, GPU Cloud Computing) and among others, participates in Europe-wide hybrid cloud infrastructure development projects. There are international and national partners to develop and operate cloud services in collaboration with national/international high-performance data centers. We implement applications in the area of artificial intelligence and deep learning in collaboration with highly dynamic and innovative research teams. As a future employee you will be involved in research projects in the field of big data analytics.

We are looking for two

IT Specialist – High Performance Computing (m/w/d)

Job description

Contribute to the design, development and operation of cluster computing systems within an interactive teamSupport of platform developers with porting projects onto the HPC systemBenchmarking and system tuningProblem analysis and resolutionCooperation with hardware and software vendorsExpected to stay current on HPC technologies like Batch- and workload management systems (slurm, SGE, Univa) and Parallel file systems (GPFS, Lustre, etc.)Potential to advance HPC solutions like Virtualization and containers technologies (OpenStack, Singularity, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)Configuration and capacity management, provisioning and monitoring of the filesystem (file system based on ZFS)

Your Qualification

Bachelor or master (or comparable) degree in informatics, mathematics or a related subject from a university with internationally accepted quality standardsStrong knowledge of Linux, in particular installation and administration of systemsStrong skills in shell and script langages (Python, bash, etc.)Fluent in written and spoken EnglishStructured and systematic working style as well as the ability for cooperation in teamsStrong orientation towards customer needsPreferably good knowledge of written and spoken Germanideally basic networking skills – 10, 40G Ethernet and Fiber-Channeloptional automation and configuration tools (Ansible, Foreman, etc.)

Our Offer

you work in a dynamic and interdisciplinary environmentwe promote your professional developmentwe offer extensive and targeted research training and career programmesflexible working time modelsoccupational health managementday care facility for children and if applicable a childcare subsidy

Situated in the foothills of the Alps, Munich is consistently ranked as one of the most live able cities in the world, with an exceptionally high quality of life. Greater Munich is also home to several world-class universities and research institutes, creating a vibrant intellectual atmosphere.

Remuneration and benefits are in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service (TV EntgO Bund).

The position is (initially) limited to two years.

As a holder of the Total E-Quality Award, we promote equality of opportunity. Applications from women are welcome. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

Curious? We look forward to receiving your online application.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019/0144