Brookhaven National Laboratory Senior Technology Engineer

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Position Description:

BNL’s Scientific Data & Computing Center (SDCC) is seeking a Senior Technology Engineer to provide computing support to the RHIC. The selected individual will perform a key operational role on the SDCC Storage team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Perform a prominent role in operational activities of the Storage team, such as:
Monitor performance and reliability of data storage systems
Collaborate with technology suppliers, user community and staff to optimize reliability and performance of storage systems
Provide technical support on seamless integration of storage systems with other facility services such as computing, data movement and activity logging.

Participate in the formulation of policies and protocols for federated authentication access to the SDCC
Lead in the evaluation, adoption and operation of new technologies in support of RHIC computing
Contribute to general operational readiness
Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Bachelor’s degree in physics, computer science or related discipline with 8+ years’ relevant experience.
Experience with Linux clusters and kernel-level knowledge of RedHat Linux OS.
Demonstrated experience with multiple high performance and/or high capacity data storage systems.
Experience with high-availability compute and storage hardware in a data center environment.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Experience with the HPSS (High Performance Storage System) mass storage system.
Experience with scale-out disk storage systems/technologies (GPFS, Lustre, Ceph, HDFS, etc)
Experience deploying and operating secure, Internet-facing services.
Experience with basic data center infrastructure services such as:
DNS, NTP, OpenLDAP, FreeIPA, Kerberos, InCommon.
Databases systems (PostgreSQL, MySQL).
Back-up services (TSM, TiBS).

Configuration management and version control software (Puppet, Cobbler, etc.).
Network access tools & protocols (GridFTP, Globus Online, Ssh, NX, VNC, etc.).
Willingness to perform physically demanding work occasionally.
Demonstrated ability to work independently in a collaborative environment with time-sensitive deadlines.

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