1+ months

HPC Linux Administrator

Pleasanton, CA 94566


As a HPC Linux Admin engineer with Roche you will apply your technical skills and creativity in support of our scientific research and development for Sequencing Business Area.

This position requires a technically adept individual who can work in teams across global boundaries, applying creative thought to solve complex computing challenges. Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, eagerness to learn and grow, and have a flexible approach to solving complex problems.  The candidate is required to possess current knowledge of wide range of emerging / leading edge technologies and have the technical expertise to provide support for technological solutions for complex business challenges.


  • Implementation, administration, monitoring and optimization of Linux HPC cluster environments
  • Analyze, design, code, and test software to meet business and system requirements
  • Adhere to high quality software development standards
  • Troubleshoot and resolve hardware and application issues, networks, file system access, etc
  • Ensure continuous proactive monitoring of HPC cluster and other computer systems supporting R&D team
  • Proactively troubleshoot data workflow related bottlenecks to ensure HPC systems high availability and performance, and reliability of data collection and analysis
  • Document and communicate effectively procedures, configurations, standards, etc.



  • 5â10+ years of experience building and supporting High Performance Computing environments, bioinformatics infrastructure experience is a plus
  • Experience with cluster management tool (Bright Management), and resource scheduler (SGE or Univa)
  • Experience with isilon and GPFS storage
  • Experience in supporting tools used for development such as Jenkins, Docker, GitHub, Artifactory, etc â¦
  • Experience with scripting (Python, Perl, bash, etc)
  • Experience in DevOps automation using Puppet, Ansible
  • Experience with SaaS solution providers, such as Amazon Web Service
  • Experience working with large data storage devices.
  • Experience with virtualization solutions such as ESX
  • Excellent technical research, troubleshooting, and analytical skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Linux and good understanding of VM & Windows will be required for successful performance of this duty
  • Solid understanding and practical experience of software development life cycles, with emphasis on release engineering functions
  • In-depth understanding of the principles and best practices of Software Configuration Management
  • Experienced with infrastructure monitoring, system administration and IT Operations process, especially Release Management
  • Knowledge or interest in the biology or applications of personalized medicine in the areas of human genetics, oncology, immunology, or infectious diseases is a plus.
  • Previous experience with large-scale NGS data analysis a plus.
  • Deeply knowledgeable about working in a large-scale, distributed Unix-like environment

Who You Are:

  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly.
  • Ability to handle concurrent projects with appropriate priority
  • Ability to work with team members and stakeholders in other geographic locations, across time zones, across cultures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Excellent motivator with ability to achieve results
  • Self-driven and ability to work independently and interact with project teams.
  • Demonstrated success handling initiatives of high complexity and risk
  • Works with little/no supervision and some guidance
  • Customer focused with a passion and drive for customer satisfaction and delivering business value
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Work experience in Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology industry (preferred)


  • An advanced degree in bioinformatics, computer science, physics or a related discipline or equivalent work experience


Posted: 2018-10-04 Expires: 2019-03-14

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