Job:Technology Architect Systems Administrator
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The mission of the Scientific Data & Computing Center (SDCC) group is to provide computational support for BNL scientific programs.

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization. Position Description:

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is the scientific extreme scale Data Laboratory in the US. With over 125 PB of archived data, the Scientific Data & Computing Center (SDCC) at BNL hosts the largest scientific data archive in the US and the 3rd largest worldwide. In contrast to many others, this is an active archive were we continuously reuse all the data in the archive. In 2017 we analyzed 500PB of data on site. This data comes largely from the many scientific user facilities that we support at BNL such as: the unique nuclear physics experiment RHIC, the brightest synchrotron in the world NSLS II, the largest Tier 1 center for the LHC Atlas experiment, the Japanese particle physics experiment Belle II, the Center for Functional Nano Materials and the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program. As a result we have a lively, fast growing data science research program at BNL, with a specific focus on the challenges presented by the analysis, interpretation and use of data at extreme scales and in real time. The data science program is accompanied by significant computational modeling research effort, in support of the design, planning, analysis and interpretation of experiments and their results. The Computational Science Initiative (CSI - []) provides the laboratory wide umbrella for these activities, bringing together computer scientists, applied mathematicians and domain scientists to carry out leading edge research, convert research results into practical solutions that advance domain science and provide the necessary computing infrastructure services and training to support efficient operation.

The SSDCC is currently looking for a Technology Architect to contribute to RHIC computing support at the SDCC within the NPP Directorate.

Responsibilities include assisting with the operational responsibilities in the SDCC General Services group, addressing user community requests for support, installing and upgrading hardware/software at the facility, participate in the evaluation, adoption and operation of new technologies and contribute to general operational readiness of the SDCC.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist with operational responsibilities of the  General Services team and contribute to general operational readiness
Take a leading role in instrumentation of monitoring at SDCC
Lead in the evaluation, adoption and operation of new technologies in support of RHIC computing

Position Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in physics, computer science or related discipline with 10+ years’ experience
Prior experience with Linux clusters and kernel-level knowledge of RedHat Linux OS
Working knowledge of Perl/Python scripting languages and web-based programming languages
Working knowledge of high-performance and/or high-capacity data storage systems
Experience with container and virtualization technologies

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Tape back-up and recovery technologies (TSM, TiBS, etc)
Experience with basic data center infrastructure services such as:
    DNS, NTP, OpenLDAP, Kerberos and Active Directory
    Email SMTP/IMAP/Webmail servers
    Databases systems (PostgreSQL, MySQL)
    Web services
    Configuration management and version control software
    Authorization and Authentication Infrastructure (AAI)
    Deploying and operating secure, internet-facing services
    Network interconnect technologies (Infiniband, Fibre Channel, Ethernet, etc)
    Willingness to perform physically demanding work occasionally
    Demonstrated ability to work autonomously in a collaborative environment with time-sensitive deadlines


Occasional travel (foreign and domestic) is required.

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

Medical Plans
Dental Plans
Life Insurance
401(k) Plan
Retirement Plan
Paid Parental Leave
Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
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