Jefferson Lab

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Posting Date: 10/20/2022

Salary Range: $110,300 - $174,200 (SCS III)

Work Location Type: Hybrid (combination of on-site and remote work based on business needs)

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

What your job will be like:

At Jefferson Lab (JLab), you’ll have the chance to build a career as exceptional as you are, supporting a world-changing scientific mission. We’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help JLab make tangible positive impact on the world around us as we explore the frontiers of advanced science. Join us, and help build the future.

JLab’s Computational Science and Technology (CST) division provides advanced computational tools and solutions to support an ecosystem of scientists, engineers, and staff. We are seeking a dynamic Lead Storage Systems Specialist. As part of CST, you will have primary responsibility for coordinating the planning, design, and operation of storage solutions in support of diverse communities including Experimental Nuclear Physics program, the Theory Center, and the Data Science department. We have a bright future ahead and want you to be part of it.

This position involves an exciting opportunity to participate in the development of a new facility with a large user base. That translates to more growth for you, exciting learning opportunities, career choices, and the chance to make a real impact. Come and join our team!

In this role you will:

  • Develop high performance and high throughput storage systems with high availability and class leading performance.
  • Research and recommend leading storage solutions that balance performance, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Participate in long-term planning for lab computing infrastructure that will demand concurrent facility operation and upgrades.
  • Coordinate group projects that involve developers, system administrators, and network staff.
  • Be an active participant and technical contributor to such storage projects.
  • Analyze and use trends and monitoring data from diverse sources to tune storage systems.
  • Produce written documentation for diverse audiences, including system administrators, lab management, peers, and professional organizations

Qualifications We Require:


BS degree in Computer Science or other relevant information technology field from an accredited university


    • Six years of experience with the management of large storage systems

      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Expert knowledge of Linux System administration
    • Expertise in the specification, configuration, tuning, and operation of Lustre Filesystems
    • Desired knowledge of parallel and distributed filesystems
    • Experience with grid tools such as XRootD, CVMFS, and HTCondor.
    • Knowledge of Networking including InfiniBand and Ethernet as they pertain to storage systems,
    • Expert knowledge of Tape-based storage technology
    • Demonstrated experience in python and shell scripting
    • Desired knowledge in other languages such as C, C++, Java, and Perl
    • Ability to work in the data center and to participate in an on-call rotation.

    Qualifications We Desire:

    A master's degree in computer science or STEM field is preferred

    Experience in a dynamic research environment preferred

    Strong communication skills and ability to report on progress of tasks and projects

    Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work on project teams

    Excellent leadership and management skills

    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 (vacation, holidays, sick leave)
    • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
    • Flexible Work Arrangements (Hybrid & 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 employment @ or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    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.