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HPC Systems Administrator

posted Nov 8, 2010, 3:53 AM by Pantelis Bagos

Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC)


HPC Systems Administrator


The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC) has an opening for a Systems Administrator for Linux based Systems. The successful candidate will provide computational expertise and technical support for the management of large cluster systems and contribute in the development of high performance computing.

About us

CaSToRC is a research center of the Cyprus Institute (see, a new dynamic academic research institute that is rapidly expanding. CaSToRC is being developed in partnership with NCSA of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and currently is in the process of implementing the infrastructure project Cy-Tera, which includes a multi-Teraflop High Performance Computing (HPC) facility. This is the first phase of development of CaSToRC and will initiate a research and educational program of international caliber in computational science, engineering and technology. The center aspires to be a catalyst for the development of research and education programs in this vital field in Cyprus an in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Future plans foresee expansion of CaSToRC to become a Tier-1 regional supercomputing facility; establish an interdisciplinary research and education center; perform frontier computation-based research in science, engineering and technology; and build the e-Science infrastructure needed by the Institute’s research programs.


About you

If you enjoy working in a dynamic HPC  team in a research institute and you have experience in the following domains, please consider submitting an application in English.


  • Management of High Performance Computing  facilities
  • User support (Linux) in an HPC environment
  • Scientific Applications support
  • Linux based Systems Administration
  • High Performance computing


Required Qualifications and Experience:

·         MSc degree in natural sciences, computer science or engineering

·         At least 2 years of experience in administering Linux clusters

·         Experience in development, maintenance, porting, tuning, and scaling parallel applications

·         Strong knowledge of computer systems and programming with at least 2 years of

 programming experience with one or more of the following: C, C++, Fortran.

·         Ability to work independently

·         A willingness to participate in ongoing training and to provide training to others as needed

·        Good verbal and written communication skills with fluency in English


Will be considered as an asset:

·         In-depth knowledge in one (preferably more) of the following areas: application algorithms, performance analysis, system software, specialized hardware (GPUs, Cell, etc.)

·         At least 2 years experience using multiple high-performance parallel computational platforms

·         Experience programming in Co-Array Fortran or PGAS languages


The initial appointment will be for 3 years with the possibility of extension depending on performance. Compensation will be commensurable to the qualifications of the incumbent and it will match international standards.

For full consideration, interested applicants should send a motivation letter and their curriculum vitae, and the names of three contactable referees, by e-mail to HR[a] by 15th December 2010. Please show the following reference in the subject heading: CASTORC_SYADM_05_10. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. Please note that an acknowledgement e-mail will be sent upon receipt of each application within three working days.

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