Summary of Duties: The High-Performance Computing (HPC) System Administrator will provide engineering and administration support for Linux-based HPC clusters used by the research community at Washington State University (WSU). Responsibilities include hardware selection and configuration, as well as the installation and maintenance of the HPC software infrastructure for networking, computing, and storage. This position requires the administration of a wide variety of HPC technologies, including enterprise Linux operating systems and virtual machines, high-speed Infiniband and Ethernet networks, parallel file systems, and cluster job schedulers. This position is responsible for ensuring a high quality of service and performance of WSU's HPC research computing resources. This position will also participate in the planning and design of additions to WSU's research computing clusters.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree and three (3) years professional experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.