FAS Research Computing (FASRC) is seeking a Systems Engineer to put their Linux skills to work building, supporting, and maintaining a range of research computing systems (storage, cluster computing, network, database, virtualized systems, etc.) to meet the bleeding-edge computational needs of faculty and researchers.
The system engineer will participate in group projects such as building large Lustre-based storage systems, rearchitecting/redesigning client storage solutions, working with networking staff and compute cluster management to update Infiniband connectivity to current technology, and working with Software Engineering and client support teams to facilitate projects.
FAS Research Computing continues to evolve, expand services, and support its leading research faculty and their collaborators around the world. These services include maintaining a Top 100 academic high-performance computing cluster, cloud computing, storage, databases, instrumentation core facility workstations, and other development platforms. We directly engage with researchers through help requests, monitoring, office hours, training, and in-depth consultations. Research Computing has numerous other successful collaborations, including building the MGHPCC (http://www.mghpcc.org/) in Holyoke, MA, with leading partner universities. Research Computing at Harvard has a proven track record of building partnerships to accelerate research and collaboration.
We are committed to cultivating not only the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students but also in developing an inclusive culture that is vibrant, engaging, and encouraging of innovation as well as intellectual debate. We believe creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace allows employees from all backgrounds and walks of life to achieve their fullest potential. We also believe an inclusive culture is one that accepts, values, and views as strength the difference we all bring to the workplace.
Minimum of five years' post-secondary education or relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Two years minimum experience in deploying and managing data center class Linux systems (e.g., storage, cluster computing, network, database, virtualized systems);
Broad knowledge of and experience in the deployment and management of Linux systems (e.g., storage, cluster computing, network, database, virtualized systems);
Experience with configuration management (e.g., Puppet, Ansible) and version control (e.g., GitLab);
Experience in managing database systems;
Basic knowledge of TCP/IP networking protocols; and
Demonstrated ability to be productive in team environments, with a service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor.
This is a full-time position with flexible hours and a hybrid in-person/remote work schedule option to be agreed upon at hire. The selected candidate will periodically need to be on campus as business needs require. All remote work must be performed in a state where Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, NJ, RI, WA, VT, and Virginia).
Occasionally required to work outside normal business hours and may be contacted during off hours.
Occasional travel to Boston and Holyoke data centers.
We regret that Harvard does not provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship for this position.
We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities to be a part of our community.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.
EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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