HPC Systems Administrator

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Master of Science

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United Kingdom,Surrey,Sutton,

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Keywords: HPC, High, Performance, Computing, Administrator, Linux, Scientific, Unix, Cloud, DevOps,

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21 Mar, 2019

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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HPC Systems Administrator
Sutton/ London

This is a great opportunity for an HPC Systems Admin to join a world-leading organisation within life sciences. You will support the operations and maintenance of the HPC systems and services, as well as assisting the end users of HPC and supporting other scientific computing services and projects when required.

Responsibilities Include:
*To assist senior staff managing & maintaining the HPC systems and Scientific Computing services, including:
oDay to day administration of the systems and services
oMonitoring and regular testing of the integrity of these systems and reporting any problems to line manager
oMonitoring the job schedulers and job queues
oTechnical support for HPC users
oContributing to design and implementation of service upgraders to meet changing research demand
oLeading service support for the Translational Genomics Laboratory (TGL) cluster and other clinical HPC resources
oIdentifying areas for, and implementing, continuous service improvement
*To provide input into design, systems integration and implementation activities, including:
oData throughput and workflows
oNetworking and file management systems
oHigh volume, high performance storage and data management strategies and systems
oCloud-based computing services
*To help deliver HPC services within defined Service Level Agreements, including:
oProblem Management
oMonitoring of a service availability, performance and health

Requirements Include:
*Using and supporting Unix / Linux servers
*Highly competent in a command line and shell environment
*Development of shell scripting plus Python, Perl or similar
*Use of DevOps methodology and remote management
*Supporting users in a technical/research environment
*Use of clusters, shared memory, cloud or other HPC systems
*Knowledge of basic networking and security concepts
*Management of clusters, shared memory, cloud or other HPC systems
*Use of job schedulers and associated HPC infrastructure software
*Experience of parallel file systems and HPC interconnects
*Experience of running small R&D projects
*Working within a server room/data centre environment
*Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
*Excellent analytical and investigative skills
*Excellent Team player
*Experience of computer problem resolution procedures and techniques
*Knowledge of current technology developments and trends

There are some great benefits available with this position including a competitive salary and the chance to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry, looking to revolutionise the way healthcare is carried out in the UK.
Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at huppal@pararecruit.com or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.
Keywords: HPC, High, Performance, Computing, Administrator, Linux, Scientific, Unix, Cloud, DevOps, Python, Scripting, Shell, London, Sutton.

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd


No. 5 Lower Temple Street,No. 5 Lower Temple Street


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United Kingdom


B1 1QU




less than 100


Pharmaceutical Recruitment



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+44 (0)121 616 3460

Specialist in Permanent, Contract and Interim recruitment solutions to the Pharmaceutical and Life Science industries throughout Europe.

Our goal is to assist our candidates in finding that “perfect fit” between individual skills and experience and the right career opportunity. We identify and only present the positions that accurately reflect a chosen professional path. We discuss opportunities in detail, respect choices and ask permission prior to presenting any details to prospective clients. We brief and prepare every candidate for client meetings, and once the interview process is complete, provide feedback in a timely manner.

Our clients choose Paramount because:
• We are a Corporate Member of REC (Recently Inspected)
• We aspire to build long-term partnerships
• Our consultants are highly trained with expert market knowledge
• We are one of the most effective advertisers on the Internet
• We provide tailored Recruitment Solutions
• We keep up-to-date with Industry information – Salary scales, market knowledge, skills shortages

For more information,visit www.paramountrecruitment.co.uk.

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Established in January 2003, Paramount Recruitment is an independent recruitment consultancy which has grown to be one of the leading recruiters to the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries, throughout the UK and Europe.

Our Vision is to be internationally recognised and admired as the number one recruitment solutions provider to the Healthcare Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries.

Our Mission is to employ the best Consultants, whose aim is to deliver a professional and superior service to ensure our clients achieve their business goals and our candidates attain their career aspirations.
Our Values define who we are as an organisation and what makes us different. They influence the way we work with each other – and the way we serve our clients and candidates:

  • Respect - Paramount people listen, engage and contribute to ensure we make  the best possible decisions.  We are proud to work in recruitment.  Our diversity    makes our team uniquely adaptable to whatever challenges be it location, industry or culture we work in.
  • Integrity - Credibility means everything.  We are honest and transparent in our approach with everyone.
  • Entrepreneurial - We make it our business to excel when others can’t.  We relish the opportunity of a challenge using innovative and unique solutions.  We strive to be the agency of choice.
  • Experts Continuous knowledge building and sharing is central to our success.  We work in partnership with clients and candidates, our combined knowledge of industry and recruitment ensures we match the right person to the right job at the right time.
  • Success – At Paramount we recognise and reward achievement, we nurture an environment where people can fulfil and maximise their potential.

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