System Manager
Royal Institute of Technology

Senior HPC System Manager at PDC

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of EECS

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The new high performance computing (HPC) system manager will work at the PDC Center for High Performance Computing. PDC is the leading Swedish supercomputing center and is hosted by KTH. It operates state-of-the-art computational and storage resources for a variety of scientific application domains, including mechanics, computational chemistry, life sciences, climatology, and physics. PDC’s current flagship system is a 2.5 PF Cray XC-40 system, Beskow, with over 67,000 cores. This computer will be replaced early in 2021 by a system with a maximum capacity of about 10 PF that will be equipped with a substantial GPU partition.
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Job description

PDC is expanding its group of system administrators. The new system manager will take up a leading role in the system administrator team (which consists of about eight people), running PDC’s computational and storage infrastructure. The work includes administration of the HPC and storage infrastructures and services, development of these services based on user needs and technological advances, and close interactions with the PDC application experts, users and suppliers of computing systems and software.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in central Stockholm , in close proximity to nature

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Applicants need to have an academic degree in computer/computing science or in an area that involves using HPC calculations, or a similar competence acquired through considerable practical experience. You need to have extensive experience using, deploying, and administrating large Linux-based systems and services, plus experience running large HPC systems, preferably in an academic/research environment. Excellent knowledge of Linux, standard programming and scripting languages is required. Experience working with HPC environments like MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, Lustre, SLURM etc. is also needed. In addition, knowledge of virtualisation (OpenStack, Docker, Singularity, etc.), big data analysis or machine learning would be useful.

A good command of English is required, however it is not necessary to be able to speak Swedish as PDC is an international environment.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence.

Trade union representatives

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The application should include the following:

  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae, and
  • a personal letter describing why the applicant is interested in this position.

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About the employment

The employment is valid indefinitely or limited in terms of contract

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2020-1975
Gert Svensson,
Lars Malinowsky,
Published 24.Sep.2020
Last application date 26.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET


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