Central European Institute for Cosmology and Fundamental Physics

CEICO High-Performance Computing Linux Cluster system administrator

CEICO welcomes applications for an HPC Linux cluster system administrator for a new HPC system that will be installed in February 2018.


You will join a growing international team of research scientists. You will be expected to work independently in troubleshooting and problem solving and also work collaboratively with administrators of other HPC systems at the Institute of Physics and the research team.


You will be responsible for

  • Managing a High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster and associated support infrastructure including installation, configuration and support of open source and commercial software.
  • Day-to-day system administration and monitoring.
  • Developing and implementing improvements in the cluster operation procedures and performance tuning.
  • Providing user support.
  • Coordinating with vendors for resolving hardware and software problems.
  • Jointly writing the HPC cluster operations documentation with senior members of the team.
  • Installing, testing and configuring software tools, libraries and compilers as required by the research team.


Required skills include

  • Demonstrated ability in Linux system management for the cluster environment (Scientific Linux and CentOS preferred). At least 1 year experience in a similar position.
  • Demonstrated interest and skills in coding with scripting languages (Bash, python).
  • Experience in the installation and support of parallel computing environments (e.g. OpenMPI, MVAPICH etc).
  • Experience with high-performance interconnects (RDMA, high-speed Ethernet)
  • Experience in the installation, configuration and support of job schedulers (Torque, SLURM, etc).
  • Ability to communicate in English in oral and written form at the B2 level (minimum)
  • Ability to work alone and with a team.


Expert knowledge of C, parallel code optimization, experience with parallel file systems and Git, are considered an advantage.


We offer

  • Opportunity to work with a young team of scientists on an exciting research project.
  • 45000 - 80000 CZK gross monthly salary depending on experience.
  • 5 weeks of holiday and other employee benefits.
  • Flexible working hours


The application:

Applicants are requested to apply by sending a single pdf file (font size no less than 11) containing a cover letter, CV, expected salary range and any other material the candidate considers relevant to ceico-jobs@fzu.cz.

Please include the following text in your cover letter, to allow us to process your personal details:

“ I agree that, according to the decree 101/2000 coll. (Czech Republic), my personal details sent to FZU AV CR, v.v.i., Na Slovance 2, 18221 Praha 8, Czech Republic can be used for the purpose of obtaining employment and management of database of employment candidates. This permission is given for the period of one year and can be at any time withdrawn by giving a notice in writing.”


The position will be held open until filled.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Constantinos Skordis, by email. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
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