Jefferson Lab

Come join our team at Jefferson Lab, where great minds matter.

Posting Date: 09/22/2023
Salary Range: $85,500 - $135,300 (SCS II)
Work Location Type: Dedicated On-Site (working 100% on-site)

What your job will be like:

Jefferson Lab seeks a candidate for system design, integration, and operation of software infrastructure services in the Scientific Computing environment. These services include highly available, containerized capabilities in direct support of HPC, HTC, and the experimental physics program.

This is a Linux based position. A knowledge of Linux system administration, IP networking, containerization and workflow orchestration is essential. The incumbent must be comfortable writing code to integrate diverse systems, including complex network capabilities, authentication and authorization frameworks, complex workflow scheduling, and resource accounting. The ability to plan for future capacity, identify and mitigate potential failure modes, and maintain highly available operation are essential planning skills.

In this role you will:

  • Collaboratively design and implement software infrastructure in support of High Performance and High Throughput computing using best-in-class containerization and orchestration tools.
  • Monitor, maintain, and operate infrastructure for scientific computing services.
  • Create highly available services through consideration of the entire stack from hardware and networking though the user application.
  • Engage with users to meet service requirements for performance and availability.
  • Develop software to address gaps in existing tools.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's from an accredited University in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Math with significant Computer Science coursework.
  • 3 Years of in-depth experience in relevant infrastructure development.
  • Prior experience in Linux System Administration.
  • Prior experience in cloud technologies, containerization frameworks, and workflow orchestration.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop, debug, and test applications based upon design and performance requirements.
  • Expert Kubernetes, Docker, and containerization administration experience.
  • Experience performing Unix System Administration tasks including installation, configuration, and support of COTS/GOTS/FOSS software, file, network, and storage systems.
  • Experience operating in a production environment with high availability requirements.
  • Ability to write code to automate system administration tasks in bash and python.
  • Knowledge of Linux system administration including installation and configuration management.
  • Experience with automating test procedures.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing (e.g., email, presentations, drawings) and explain work to their supervisor and others in the group.
  • Ability to work effectively with peers and participate in participate in troubleshooting, including off-hours during outages and as part of an occasional on-call rotation.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Master's in computer science.
  • Network programming experience with TCP/IP.
  • Experience with HPC open-source parallel programming language tools.
  • General HPC technical knowledge regarding compute, network, memory, and storage components.
  • Familiarity with InfiniBand data center fabrics.
  • Experience with Parallel file systems such as Lustre.
  • Experience with XRootD storage.
  • Experience with HTCondor.

About Jefferson Lab

Join a community with a common purpose of solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems of our time. The Jefferson Lab campus is located in southeastern Virginia amidst a vibrant and growing technology community.

A career at Jefferson Lab is more than a job. You will be part of “big science” and work alongside top scientists and engineers from around the world unlocking the secrets of our visible universe. Managed by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC; Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is entering an exciting period of mission growth and is seeking new team members ready to apply their skills and passion to have an impact. You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We call it a challenge. We do things that will change the world.

Total Rewards at Jefferson Lab

At Jefferson Lab, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (Paid Parental, vacation, holidays, and sick leave)
  • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
  • Flexible Work Arrangements (Remote & Alternate Work Schedules available)
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Live near the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay region with access to nearby beaches, mountains, and all major metropolitan centers on the East Coast

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to recruiting or contact Human Resources by calling (757) 269-7100 and selecting option 1 between 8 am – 5 pm EST to provide the nature of your request.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.