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Research Computer Engineer

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 20, 2023

Job Description

The Virginia Tech National Security Institute is seeking a highly qualified professional to consult and assist research faculty with complex, research computing problems. The Research Computing Engineer is responsible for supporting the planning, implementation, availability, performance, security, maintenance, and repair of high-performance research computing infrastructure. This includes high performance computing systems, enterprise storage systems, high speed interconnect technologies and networking. This position will also provide tier II and III backup administrative IT (Information Technology) support for the Institute as needed. The institute conducts research that primarily focuses on supporting the national security community, and therefore US citizenship is required for this position.

Required Qualifications

• Master's degree or Bachelor’s degree with significant experience, in a relevant field such as computer science, computer information systems, etc., or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
• Experience with HPC (High Performance Computing) systems and cluster technologies
• Experience with virtualization technology such as VMware vSphere hypervisor, Docker and Kubernetes container management.
• Advanced technical knowledge of research system requirements (memory, CPU and GPU for ai/ml applications)
• Experience with enterprise, high speed storage systems and storage technologies
• Knowledge of HPC storage principles (FC, SAS), file systems (SAM-FS/-QFS, BEE-GFS, ZFS, etc.), and computer node storage (NFS, ISCSI)
• Familiarity with low-latency/high-bandwidth, interconnected infrastructure (including InfiniBand, Myrinet, 10GigE, and others)
• Experience with networking equipment, configuration, and concepts. (Cabling, VLAN, port channel, link aggregation, etc.)
• Experience with Git revision control systems such as Gitlab, GitHub, Bitbucket, etc.
• Extensive knowledge of secure Linux system administration including deployment, automation, scripting, logging, monitoring, etc.
• Proficient fundamental programming skills (Bash, Perl, Python, or similar languages)
• US Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications

• Some experience in one of the following fields: information technology, system administration, or high-performance computing
• Previous experience providing support for research faculty in an academic environment
• Previous experience working on government contracts and federal funding

Appointment Type


Salary Information

90,000 -120,000 depending on experience

Review Date

March 8, 2023

Additional Information

Due to the nature of the Institute's work, all applicants must be US citizens.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Sue Kass at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: February 20, 2023
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