Storage Team Leader

Harvey Nash Plc
Bristol (City Centre)
11 Sep 2018
17 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Storage Team Leader in Bristol (openended role)

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Team Leader to join Advanced Computing Research Centre (ACRC), one of the UKs leading High Performance Computing (HPC) and Research Data Storage (RDS) providers. Clients latest HPC cluster contains more than 15,000 compute cores and provides over 800 TFlops. This computing power is coupled to a multipetabyte, highlyresilient and highlyavailable storage facility serving thousands of users. Does it sound like something you are looking for? If yes, please see more details below!

Your role:

* Being at the forefront of bringing innovative and highly performant storage solutions to a large and vibrant community of researchers.

* Combining passion and appetite for new technology and innovation with system development and planning together with problem solving, strong user support ethos and excellent communication skills.

* Leading a team of Systems Administrators, Data Specialists and Research Software Engineers who support the administration and operation of high performance parallel file systems and the development of innovative data sharing facilities.

Your responsibilities:

* Supporting a wide variety of researchers and workflows and engaging with many cuttingedge storage technologies.

* Leading in the innovation and strategy to support the growing research data storage requirements of clients and of the HPC facility.

* Leading the storage team within the ACRC and are responsible for day to day management of the team and the operation of the RDS and its supporting infrastructure.

* Providing leadership to the storage team and fostering collaboration across the ACRC.

* Being responsible for the day to day operation of the infrastructure underpinning the RDS and the coordination of any development work.

The RDS uses IBMs Spectrum Scale parallel file system backed by several petabytes of disk and SSD storage. An innovative Hierarchical Storage Management system couples this to tens of petabytes of tape storage. The backend storage libraries and arrays are connected by a Fibre Channel SAN to highly available cluster of servers providing network attached storage to over 2,000 users. The RDS is far from static and we are currently investigating the use of new SSDbased caching technologies along with bespoke data migration and placement policies. Looking ahead, we are planning for the next 20 years of data storage, the role holder playing a major part in the development of the next generation of our storage facility.

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