Computer system operator for HPC (M/F)

Référence : ERIN_2016-013_ERTP-HPC

Type: Chercheur
Type de contrat: CDI
Durée: Permanent contract
Lieu de travail: At the premises of LIST situated in Belvaux, Luxembourg



The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is looking for a motivated computer system operator for its high performance computing (HPC) facility. The system consists of a number of Windows and Linux-based components for server-based scientific computing, a centralized storage, a backup library system and a Linux cluster. The HPC facility supports project teams in solving advanced and complex computation problems in environmental, biological, material sciences and technologies as well as in big data analytics.




Main missions
The primary responsibility of the selected candidate is the system administration of LIST’s in-house HPC system. The candidate has to ensure full operation of this system.

Typical tasks include:
• administration and maintenance of the Windows (part of larger Active Directory Domain) and Linux servers (SLES, Ubuntu);
• OS installation and configuration;
• PBS of the Linux cluster and user management;
• backups and archival;
• system planning and extension and involvement in the acquisition of new components;
• user support (software installations, …);
• participation in European consortia and fora (ETP4HPC, PRACE, Terratec,…).
In addition, the candidate may be involved in scientific programming: tasks include supportive work on the implementation, maintenance and upgrade of complex numerical models.




Education and experience
• Master Degree in Computer Science or other science domain with a professional experience in HPC operation
• Demonstrated experience in HPC operation and management
• Open minded, flexible and think interdisciplinary
• Creative, autonomous, have proven organizational and communicational skills


• Good understanding of HPC programming technologies (MPI, openMP, TBB, Fortran, …)
• Very good knowledge of HPC related hardware technologies (Infiniband, AMD/Intel CPU arch…)
• Very good knowledge of Linux and Windows OS
• Good Bash scripting capabilities
• Good understanding of various compilers (Intel, GCC toolchain…)

Proficient spoken and written knowledge of English is mandatory. Proficiency of at least one of the official languages of the country is an asset (French, German or Luxembourgish).

The application file should include:
• a CV, including the publication list (if available)
• a motivation letter
• reference contacts
• any other document you may think useful to be considered in your application file.


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