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Corning, NY - $32/hr Contract Posted: Friday, 14 September 2018
Title-Unix/Linux Technician(W-2/Onsite)
Location -Corning,NY 
Duration-12 Months contract (Possibility of extension)

Max pay rate is $32/hr on w-2 without benefits However Benefits can be purchased through TalentBurst on discount

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:
Mon-Fri, regular business hours 8h/5d including on-call support and off-hours maintenance windows.

Scope of Position (ie projects involved with and role within group):
Subject Matter Expert providing technical support of the Linux & Windows HPC-Back End Scientific Computing (SC) environment ensuring reliability, stability, performance and security of the network and computing infrastructure.

Day to Day Responsibilities:
Technical support of license management infrastructure and software license management;
Coordination with vendors to resolve hardware, system software and application license issues;
Development, implementation, and review of technical network and security requirements
Planning the direction of the SC network to meet application requirements and to help budgeting, testing, and planning equipment upgrades
Coordination of cluster outages and improvements with SC Operations staff, IT and customers;
Identification and diagnosis of network congestion, data loss/corruption, and cluster malfunctions;
Maintaining and enhancing network and cluster performance and health metric collection, monitoring, and analysis to proactively avoid future problems, fix current issues;
Assistance in capacity and capability planning activities;
Making sure that appropriate security measures are built into the network, they meet the performance needs and that they are maintained in future modifications to the network;
Collaboration with IT security team to provide appropriate data for intrusion detection;
Support of system and user backups/restores for all managed systems;
Documentation of system administration procedures for routing and complex tasks;
Participation in an 8h/5d on-call support and off-hours maintenance windows.

Travel requirements (please note if international):
Individual may travel 1-2 times per year for 2-5 days to other client s locations (domestic and international) or to pursue training opportunities (conferences, classes).

Required Skills (These are skills that candidates must possess)
Networking fundamentals, Linux, Windows operating systems and cluster fundamentals and their interaction with each other;
Working knowledge of RHEL/CentOS and other UNIX operating systems;
Working knowledge of Windows 2012+ operating system;
Working knowledge of software build systems (GNU Make, CMake)
Protocols: TCP/IP, Ethernet and Infiniband/OFED;
Distributed file system (Lustre, OneFS, others);
Scripting languages Python, Shell (BASH or ZSH), Perl;
Experience managing SANs, LANs, and administration of Back End service components:
Batch system (PBS), mail, software license management system (FlexLM, others);
Monitoring tools (Nagios, Ganglia); configuration management tools (Puppet, CFEngine, SaltStack);
Provisioning tools (Kickstart, Cobbler, Sysprep, gPXE)
Hypervisors (KVM/oVirt, Citrix XenServer)
MPI expertise with configuration and system libraries
Working knowledge of packet capture and analysis tools;
Working knowledge of test utilities and other methods for simulating workloads in a test environment.

Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration)
BS or MS in computer science, math or closely related discipline.
2+ years of experience directly related to network and Linux cluster administration and planning.

Desired Skills (these are the skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)
Experience with following:
o Performance Benchmarking Applications (IOR, Iozone, LINPACK, STREAM)
o Apache Hadoop FileSystem
o SR-IOV technology
o Linux Cgroups
o SystemD
A foundation in software design principles and an ability to design and create code as necessary to augment off the shelf components to satisfy SC requirements;
Familiarity with software development languages Java, C#, C/C++, Fortran;
Familiarity of C/C++,FORTRAN compilers and optimization flags
Familiarity with Microsoft Windows HPC Cluster;
Project management skills.

Corning, NY, United States of America
Santy Kumar
9/14/2018 12:24:34 PM

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