REMOTE Sr HPC Engineer, BioInformatics

Irwindale, California
July 25 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

This is a Fully Remote Opportunity. Candidate may sit anywhere in the United States.

Position Summary
The Senior HPC Engineer of City of Hope High Performance Research Computing Center (HPRCC) is responsible for supporting the computational biology, genomics, informatics, mathematical oncology, metabolomics, proteomics, biostatistics and system biology programs. This position is responsible for providing customized research support for high performance computing clusters, research servers and end user Bioinformatics and Linux based specialized support. This position reports to the manager of HPRCC.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for supporting on premise research and research grade cloud environment for individual research programs.
  • Responsible for maintaining an update to date common scientific software library between on premise and cloud environments
  • Responsible for providing customized software environments and workflows based on individual researchers needs.
  • Responsible for documentation of research computing environment and software offerings
  • Works with research groups to optimize software programs for effective cluster use.
  • Creates policies and procedures for system administration, software and hardware access
  • Ensures compliance with industry cyber security and architectural standards
  • Supports the development and execution of a research computing disaster recovery and business continuity plan.
  • Provides strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation, and coordination of research information systems
  • Participates in the identification, development and communication of new technology standards and best practices as appropriate

Technical Skills & Experience:
  • At least 4 years of experience managing HPC and its software environments within a research environment with similar 24/7/365 high availability requirements.
  • Experience with compiling, optimizing and debugging open source scientific code
  • Experience with customized software environments for scientific workloads
  • Experience with building compilers and core operating stacks.
  • Experience with building computational clusters in cloud environments
  • Experience in job management support tools
  • Experience in application systems performance monitoring
  • Experience in virtual machine provisioning and maintenance on premise and in cloud
  • Experience as it relates to strategy, planning, purchasing, maintenance, and monitoring of research computational systems
  • Experience with building infrastructure and networks to support high performance computing and big data collection and analysis
  • Knowledgeable in cyber security threats and prevention strategies.
  • Communication & Presentation Skills:
  • Dresses in a professional manner
  • Effective writer that can convey complex technology topics in a meaningful and concise way to non-technical executives
  • Writes all emails, presentations, and papers with a high level of quality and in a concise manner that also ensures accurate spelling and grammar usage in the English language
  • Comfortable speaking in front of a large audiences in a very comfortable and articulate manner.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

  • Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience preferred.
  • 4 years of work experience

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Master or PhD Degree in Applicable Field
  • Bioinformatics Background in DNA RNA and scRNA pipelines
  • Experience in Perl, Python, R, JavaScript
  • Familiar with Bioconductor, Conda, CPAN and CRAN
  • Experience with HPC schedulers (Slurm and Grid Engine)
  • Experience with containers (Docker and Singularity)
  • Experience with Ganglia and Naigos monitoring tools

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

  • Posting Date: May 27, 2021
  • Job Field: Information Technology
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

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