The Biosciences Area within Berkeley Lab has an exciting career opportunity available for a systems infrastructure engineer to design, implement and operate an IT infrastructure, serving the needs of production users and scientists at the Joint Genome Institute (JGI). The systems engineer will collaborate with users, software developers and the laboratory science IT department to develop automation and tooling, which makes said infrastructure a joy to use. The JGI operates at the intersection of production and research life science, which translates into a broad field of expertise for our engineers: the JGI uses everything from science gateways (web systems) to DNA sequencers and laboratory information systems (LIMS) running inside of containers or virtual machines, to petabytes of distributed storage, to HPC schedulers and workflow managers and data processing.
This is a unique opportunity to shape a systems architecture from the ground up and establish process and culture to enable scientists to solve harder problems, faster.
This position reports to the Chief Informatics Officer at the DOE Joint Genome Institute in Berkeley, CA.
What You Will Do:
Collaborate with the Systems Infrastructure Architect to design, implement and operate reliable distributed infrastructure for the JGI.
Documentation (user-facing and internal) and monitoring of JGI infrastructure.
Develop and maintain software to automate processes and reduce the need for manual intervention.
Identify, investigate, and resolve complex systems infrastructure issues through collaboration with diverse teams across the DOE JGI, as well as LBNL.
Collaborate and coordinate with LBNL departments: e.g. science IT, security and networking, as well as colleagues at other national labs (e.g. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, etc).
Present solutions to audiences within and outside of Berkeley Lab.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
At least eight years of related experience
Proficiency in automation and/or systems programming (eg Python/Ruby/Perl, GoLang, C, Rust, etc)
Proficiency with a configuration management solution (eg Puppet, Ansible, Chef, Salt, cfengine, etc)
Strong understanding of the Linux operating system (systems, deployment, configuration).
Experience with modern software development practices, APIs and "DevOps" technologies.
Understanding of storage, virtualization and networking technologies and their limitations.
Strong customer focus and a systems-focused approach to problem-solving
Ability to conduct analysis and work independently.
A strong desire to explore and evaluate promising solutions to problems at hand
Strong interpersonal skills for working in a diverse team environment.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Demonstrated experience with operating infrastructure in a life science environment.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time 1-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing the availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
There are multiple openings for this position.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) -- 2800 Mitchell Dr., Walnut Creek, CA.
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