High Performance Computing System Architect & Administrator - Scientific Computing

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Responsible for the architecture, design and deployment of High Performance Computing clusters, including the management/maintenance of data and workflow systems for researchers and scientists. Participates in the integration of HPC resources with laboratory equipment (e.g. genomic sequencers), clinical and research data resources and systems. Resolves technical issues. Must be a team player and customer focused.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Architects, designs and deploys ISMMS HPC clusters, of ~20,000 cores with high bandwidth, low latency interconnects, GPUs, large shared memory nodes, databases, scientific workflows and several tens of petabytes of storage in production.
  • Maintains, tunes and manages computational, data, cloud technologies and workflow systems for ISMMS researchers, scientists and their external collaborators. Defines and deploys a comprehensive computational and data vision. Identifies and communicates system advantages/disadvantages and tradeoffs.
  • Researches, develops and deploys capabilities and solutions.
    Troubleshoots isolates and resolves application, system and other technical problems (hardware, software, and network). Actively monitors the systems.
  • Designs and develops scripts for system administration, monitoring and usage reporting.
  • Researches, deploys and optimizes resource management and scheduling software and policies. Develops and implements storage policies.
  • Participates in the integration of HPC resources with laboratory equipment such as sequencers, etc. Incorporate and link data and compute resources.
  • Designs, tunes, manages and upgrades parallel file systems, storage and data-oriented resources.
  • Researches, deploys and manages security infrastructure, including development of policies and procedures.
  • Writes, publishes and presents papers at national and international conferences.
  • Assists in developing and writing proposals. Creates and provides clear documentation on all items.
  • Works well on a team and across teams to IT and with researchers. Clear communicator with all.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Engineering, Science or a related discipline; Master’s Degree or equivalent in a domain science
  • 6 years, preferably in a Redhat/CentOS Linux administration
    Batch HPC cluster environment
  • Experience with GPFS/Spectrum Scale parallel file systems and storage
  • Configuration management systems such as xCAT, Puppet and/or Ansible
    Infiniband and Ethernet required
  • Script and programming
Preferred Experience
  • Database and web experience
  • Compliance, HIPAA, GDPR, FISMA experience
  • TSM or HPSS and tape archival storage systems
  • Singularity and/or docker containers
  • Academic and/or healthcare research setting
  • Nagios
  • Cloud technologies

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

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