School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Job description

PDC is expanding its group of system administrators. The new system manager will take a central role in the system administrator team (which consists of about eight people), running PDC’s computational and storage infrastructure. The work includes administration of the HPC and storage infrastructures and services, development of these services based on user needs and technological advances, and close interactions with the PDC application experts, users and suppliers of computing systems and software. 

PDC operates state-of-the-art computational and storage resources for a variety of scientific application domains, including mechanics, computational chemistry, life sciences, and physics. PDC’s current flagship system is an HPE Cray EX system with 1270 CPU nodes and 56 powerful GPU nodes, making the system the most powerful computer in Sweden.

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What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm , in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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  • Applicants need to have an academic degree in computer/computing science or in an area that uses HPC calculations.
  • You need to have extensive experience using, deploying, and administrating large Linux-based systems and services, plus experience running large HPC systems, preferably in an academic/research environment. 
  • Excellent knowledge of Linux, standard programming and scripting languages is required.
  • A good command of English is required. However, it is not necessary to be able to speak Swedish as PDC is an international environment. 

Preferred qualifications

  • Operate HPC-systems, especially larger systems for research and development
  • Systems for cluster management
  • Configuration management, for example, Ansible, Puppet
  • Low-level handling of servers, for example, IPMI, Redfish
  • HPC-specific APIs and technologies (Lustre, SLURM, MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, etc.).
  • Virtualisation (OpenStack, Docker, Singularity), ”big data”- analyses or machine learning. 

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

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The application should include the following:

  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae, and
  • a personal letter describing why the applicant is interested in this position.

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About the employment

The employment is valid until further notice (permanent post) according to agreement.

The employment begins with a six-month probationary period.

Other information

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2023-1215
  • Åsa Andersson,
  • Maria Engman, HR,
Published 12.May.2023
Last application date 15.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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