HPC Systems/Data Centre Engineer

£37,415 - £41,572
05 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
HPC Systems/Data Centre Engineer - IRC242629 STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Daresbury, Cheshire Salary £37,415 - £41,572 (dependent on skills and experience) Full Time Fixed Term (3 years) About Us The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe's largest research organisations. We're trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we're driving ground-breaking advances in science and engineering. At the Hartree Centre, we utilise the UK's premier supercomputing environment, researchers and software developers, to provide an outcome based collaborative R&D service to help UK Industry and Academia develop better products, services, processes and software. About The Role The continuing success of the Hartree Centre means we are looking to recruit a talented and enthusiastic Systems/Data Centre Engineer with experience of rack level design, implementation and support of novel HPC systems. You will work across the Service Operations Group/Data Centre Group and Hartree Technology. You will be working on the EuroExa project which is a high profile European funded project to develop a pre-exascale system based upon ARM processors with FPGA accelerators. You will work closely with the range of project partners as well as colleagues within the wider Hartree Centre and STFC, particularly the data centre managers. You will build relationships with all relevant stakeholders related to the project, as well as engaging with Hartree customers' representatives to support the project activities from initial scoping discussions, to preparing and implementing work plans and monitoring and reporting their progress. Duties of the role will include: - installing, debugging, integrating and supporting the evolving EuroEXA system during its three phases of deployment in the Hartree centre machine rooms ('Base Testbed', 'At Scale Testbed' and 'Final Co-design Testbed'). This includes rack design, point-to-point network planning, storage integration, power and cooling installation and integration with existing management systems - working closely with data centre operations staff to ensure all necessary aspects of equipment installation are taken care of, including (but not limited to) site surveys, provision of electrical power and cooling, specification of M&E requirements, scheduling, safety and security - providing access, account creation and user-level support for all partners across the consortium via existing helpdesk and support functions - identifying dependencies and implement priority actions to enable efficient installation on arrival of the testbed hardware e.g. Installation of heat exchanger and supporting infrastructure required for the warm water cooling solution. About You It is essential that you have comprehensive knowledge of Linux administration skills and experience of system design, implementation and support both hardware and software. You must have a high level of technical awareness within the Data Centre environment. You will have a thorough understanding of a computer room infrastructure. Sufficient understanding of electrical, mechanical and air conditioning systems to be able to operate them and to do rapid and accurate fault diagnosis, especially in an emergency situation is essential. Knowledge of risk management in a preventive maintenance plan is also required for this position. Benefits An exceptional index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexible working are offered Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC's careers pages. To Apply Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised. Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board via the 'Apply Now' button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone. The closing date for applications is 25th September 2017.
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