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Linux HPC Specialist

Location: Basel-City, Switzerland
Sector: Pharma & Life Sciences
Job Type: contract
Salary: Swiss Franc71 - Swiss Franc81 per hour
Reference: BBBH114777

Linux HPC Specialist

Experis IT is Europe's leading IT recruitment agency. We are dedicated to connecting talented individuals with Business opportunities across a number of professional sectors, with IT being at the heart of our operations.

For one of our clients, specialized in the pharmaceutical area with HQ in Basel, we are looking for a with previous experience in

This is a challenging contracting position starting in January 2020 until the end of 2010 with extension possibilities.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Support an HPC migration project moving workloads to shared platforms including on premise HPC, container orchestration platform (k8s) and public cloud offerings
  • Contribute to HPC/Scientific workflow and job submission optimization activities
  • Experience giving training courses and developing material on complex applications and platforms
  • Work with operational team on delivery/support of the scientific Linux application environment


  • At least 3 years of administering Linux HPC environments
  • Experience of Linux build and packaging tools (Make, CMake, Easybuild, RPM, Yum)
  • Proven experience working with installing and configuring scientific applications particularly on a Linux/Unix platform, examples: Schrodinger, Moe, Bowtie, Gromacs, R, Python, Matlab, Topspin, Pipeline Pilot
  • DevOPS approach: configuration management (e.g. puppet), automated build/release test & deployment (e.g. jenkins, git)
  • Cloud technologies, infrastructure/platform as a service, AWS, Google, Azure
  • Senior level technical operational skills, such as troubleshooting, capacity planning, and root cause analysis
  • Scientific knowledge or awareness - bioinformatics, cheminformatics, life sciences
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with advanced English
  • Desirable understanding of Computer Systems Validation and ITIL concepts
  • Experience working with Parallel Filesystem (e.g. Lustre, GPFS) and Scale-out NAS (e.g. Isilon)
  • Understanding of object storage, S3, swift
  • Workload management, queue configuration (e.g. SLURM, LSF, Torque)
  • Virtualization and containerisation awareness, tools including Kubernetes, docker, singularity
  • Knowledge of parallel programming techniques and tuning, openmp, mpi
  • Knowledge of HPC cluster build and management tools (e.g bright, xcat)
  • Knowledge of HPC infrastructure components, InfiniBand networking, GPUs
  • Scripting: shell, python, perl
  • Big Data frameworks (e.g. Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark)
  • Monitoring tools/frameworks (e.g. nagios, ganglia, elk)
  • Programming skills in high level languages such as Java or C++
  • Professional Linux/Unix Certifications

Location: Basel

Start Date: 01.01.2020

End date: 30.12.2021

Extension: possible

Workload: 100%

If you are a result-oriented currently looking for a challenging new position that applies to your skills, then we look forward to receiving your application!

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