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Senior Technology Engineer/ Technology Architect

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The mission of the Scientific Data & Computing Center (SDCC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is to provide computational support for BNL scientific programs. BNL is the US extreme scientific scale Data Laboratory. The Scientific Data & Computing Center provides data services for the many scientific user facilities on the BNL site, such as the nuclear physics Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), the brightest synchrotron in the world at National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS II), the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, or remote like the Atlas experiment at CERN (Switzerland), the Belle II experiment in Japan, and the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program.  Due to BNL’s fast-growing data science research programs, the SDCC is a lively organization developing solutions and providing the necessary computing infrastructure to support BNL’s science mission.

The SDCC has an opening for a Senior Technology Engineer / Technology Architect to take a leading role in scientific computing for the RHIC and ATLAS programs. Within a team that manages thousands of compute and storage servers, the selected candidate will contribute to supporting these systems (deployment, monitoring, resource scheduling, etc.) and will lead in defining the facility evolution to support massive data processing and computing needs. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead in the research and development of new computing technologies & techniques for the LHC High-Luminosity run period
  • Operate high-availability and I/O intensive computing workflows in support of the RHIC experiments and USATLAS
  • Deploy and operate data-driven monitoring tools to analyze and optimize data storage interactions and computing activities
  • Contribute to the operations of workload (HTCondor and Slurm) management systems

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in physics, computer science, or a related discipline
  • A minimum of 8 years of full-time relevant experience
  • Prior experience with Linux system administration and virtualization/container software
  • Prior experience with operations of high-throughput computing (HTC) clusters
  • Demonstrated experience with Python (or similar) programming language
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment with time-sensitive deadlines

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ten (10) years of full-time relevant experience
  • Prior experience and familiarity with an environment composed of HPC and HTC an asset
  • Prior experience deploying and operating secure, Internet-facing services
  • Experience with collaborative tools (MatterMost, Slack, Git, ELK, Jira, etc)
  • Experience with data analytics and system performance monitoring tools
  • Working knowledge of tools and services – prior experience a plus
  • Experience with software and services such as:
    • Configuration management and version control (Puppet, Ansible, etc) software.
    • Network access protocols

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Ability and willingness to perform moderate physically demanding work occasionally (replacing server components, moving servers within the data center, connecting network cabling among servers, inventory and organizing replacement hardware parts, etc).

OTHER INFORMATION: (add if applicable)

  • This is an on-site position eligible for consideration of flexible work arrangement (hybrid telework) at the discretion of the manager/dept chair.
  • Occasional travel (foreign and domestic) may be required
  • Candidate will be placed at the appropriate level based on breadth and depth of knowledge
    • Brookhaven Laboratory is committed to providing fair, equitable and competitive compensation. This is a multi-level role and the full salary range for this position is $105500 - $193900 / year. You will be placed at the level and salary commensurate with your experience.  Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification, education and experience and considered with the internal peer group.

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at: https://www.directives.doe.gov/directives-documents/400-series/0486.1-BOrder-a/@@images/file

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Brookhaven Science Associates is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. BSA takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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The Laboratory's 2,500-plus staff members lead and support diverse research teams that address the DOE mission to ensure the nation's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. Among Brookhaven Lab’s current initiatives are nuclear science, energy science, data science, particle physics, accelerator science and technology, quantitative plant science, and quantum information science.

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