HPC Team Lead

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Science and Research

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Master of Science

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United Kingdom,London,London,

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Keywords: HPC, High, Performance, Computing, Manager, Team, Leader, Cancer, Life Sciences, HCI, Clus

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21 Mar, 2019

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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High Performance Computing Lead
Life Sciences - London

This is a great opportunity for a HPC Lead to join a world renowned organisation within life sciences, based in London. You will be responsible for leading the HPC group as well as developing, managing and maintaining the HPC systems within the organisation and to assist in the design and implementation of high volume, high throughput or high compute-intensive (HCI) systems.

Responsibilities include:
*To be overall responsible for High Performance Computing, and be recognised as the primary point of interface.
*To be responsible for leading and managing the HPC group within the Scientific Computing Team, ensuring the group has appropriate skills and resources.
*To provide strategic input to the Head of Scientific Computing related to HPC developments and future direction.
*To plan and implement HPC development, including upgrades and capacity planning.
*To manage, maintain and support the organisations HPC Systems, including:
oResponsibility for all elements of the systems and services
oOngoing and regular maintenance of all elements of the services
oOngoing and regular testing of the integrity of these systems
oPerformance and capacity management.
*To oversee and support delivery of HPC support services for members of the organisation, including:
oScheduling and throughput monitoring
oScripting and parallelisation
oCode optimisation
oConsultancy and training to users.
*To participate in project work and project management as required.
*To oversee and undertake design, systems integration and implementation, including:
oLinks to scientific and medical equipment
oData throughput and workflows
oNetworking and file management systems

Experience Required Include:
*Supporting clusters and shared memory HPC systems
*Managing Unix / Linux systems
*HPC messaging software and interconnects
*Shell and Perl scripting
*Job schedulers and associated HPC infrastructure software
*Computer problem resolution procedures and techniques
*Storage Area Networks and parallel file systems
*Working in consultative and support capacity for users
*Use of DevOps tools (such as Puppet) for server management
*Knowledge of private (e.g. OpenStack) and public Cloud for HPC
*Knowledge of containerised solutions for process management
*Software tools for bio-sciences
*Working in a research environment
*HPC compilers, for example MPI and OpenMP

Skills Required Include:
*Ability to lead small team, inspire, set direction, manage, ensure excellent delivery of services
*Knowledge of current HPC technology developments and trends
*Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
*Excellent analytical and investigative skills
*Lustre, GPFS
*Unix/Linux system administration
*Shell, Python and Perl scripting

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, Manager, Team, Leader, Cancer, Life Sciences, HCI, Clusters, Linux, Shell, Perl, Python, DevOps, Cloud, BioScience, High, Throughput, London.

Paramount Recruitment Limited provides services as an agency and an employment business. We regularly have similar roles in this area. Please see our website for details or send your CV in to us to find out the latest opportunities.

Company Name:

Paramount Recruitment Ltd


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


Staffing Firms


United Kingdom


B1 1QU




less than 100


Pharmaceutical Recruitment



Phone No. :

+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.
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  • 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.
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