Scientific IT Systems Administrator

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CNAG-CRG is seeking an experienced Linux Systems Administrator to join the Scientific IT team. The main responsibilities of the candidate will be to manage and improve our computational resources based around a linux compute cluster using slurm, lustre storage and an infiniband interconnect. Proactive involvement in day-to-day operations and troubleshooting are a large part of the remit. The candidate will become involved in projects which offer the opportunity to learn new skills, as the computer resources supported by the team are developed. Core accountabilities [in approximate order of importance to role purpose]: - Develop effective relationships with, and a sound understanding of the needs of users to ensure that the IT infrastructure resource is effectively deployed to meet their scientific priorities - To develop and maintain effective monitoring and alerting solutions to ensure the reliability and health of the systems. - To investigate, analyse and solve issues with the systems as they arise, co-ordinating and collaborating with users and other team members to define, develop and implement effective solutions. - Provide expert advice and guidance to the community within the Institute enabling other team members and users to work more independently and productively. - Discover, study and understand new technologies to assess their potential for developing the infrastructure in support of both IT and scientific strategies at the institute. - Define, design, source, develop or redevelop the most appropriate (scaleable, flexible) and cost effective hardware/software solutions to meet the needs of specific scientific user groups. - Contributing to documentation of the systems and to documentation for procurement of IT equipment required under public tender rules. - Project manage the development and introduction of specific solutions ensuring that user needs are fully identified and met within agreed timelines and that appropriate skills transference and training takes place - Build and develop relationships and collaborations with external organisations and suppliers to exchange technical expertise and awareness of new developments.