Application Expert at UPPMAX
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UPPMAX (Uppsala Multidisciplinary Center for Advanced Computational Science, www.uppmax.uu.se) is a part of SNIC (Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing, www.snic.se) tasked with providing large-scale resources for computation and data storage for Swedish scientists, as well as maintaining local large-scale resources for researchers at Uppsala University. Efficient utilisation of these resources requires advanced user support. UPPMAX currently has about 1500 active users from a wide variety of scientific disciplines which have a need for large-scale compute and storage of big data, such as e.g. bioinformatics and materials science. UPPMAX employs around 20 system- and application experts.
Application experts at UPPMAX are a varied group of about ten people who support researchers in their use of large-scale compute and storage resources at SNIC, and work in coordination with the SNIC national advanced user support.
Duties: The general tasks for the application expert group includes advanced user support, installation of software and database resources, maintenance and development of the digital research environment at UPPMAX and other SNIC partners, training of user groups on relevant topics, scripting of tools for external or internal use, and evaluation of project proposals and ongoing projects.
This position is open to a variety of backgrounds and competence areas. However, we are especially looking for application experts with competence or interest in AI/machine learning and GPU/accelerator technology. Besides general user support, this role will be engaged in the development of internal tools and systems for improved usability.
Application experts are encouraged to use up to 20% of their time on developing their professional and technical skills to keep up with developments in their field, as well as expand their knowledge in other fields, according to the interest of the employee and needs of the user community.
Requirements: The applicant must have an education in a field where large-scale computation or big data are of central importance, good social skills, good teamwork, initiative-taking, and ability to work independently. The applicant must have good professional English skills, both verbal and written. Good Swedish skills are a merit. Personal suitability is also important.
The applicant must have documented experience in the following:
- Linux (as a user)
- Using a SNIC system or other cluster/HPC environment
- Software development
- Scripting in e.g. Bash, Python, and/or Perl
Additional qualifications: Documented experience in the following is a merit:
- Handling of large-scale data and data management
- Research in a HPC-related discipline
- User support/research support
- Teaching in higher education
- Web development
Other relevant technical or scientific competence is also a merit. We aim to develop a wider pool of competences in the application expert group and welcome applications from all scientific disciplines.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position ending in 24 months.
Scope of employment: 100%.
For further information about the position please contact: Marcus Lundberg, coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or Elisabeth Larsson, Director of UPPMAX, email@example.com.
Please submit your application by 16 Augusti 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2723.
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Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/2723
Last application date: 2021-08-16
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