Fermilab's CMS Computing Facilities Department has an opening for a Computer Services Specialist II. The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment is currently taking data at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Several petabytes per year of data are collected from the detector and generated by the simulation and data processing systems are cataloged and efficiently delivered to the scientists around the clock and around the globe. The successful candidate will assist with the smooth operation of the Tier-1 facility and the LHC Physics Center. This individual will be expected to help integrate the scientific computing needs of the CMS experiment with the effective operation of batch and distributed storage systems, develop methodologies to ensure the proper operation of a managed data distribution network and global file system, and designs and implements tools to effectively monitor and troubleshoot a large-scale computing environment. The selected candidate must work well with existing team members and scientific personnel and be available to share in an off-hour pager rotation. Respect, understand and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity. Abide by all environmental, safety and health regulations.
Qualifications and Essential Job Functions Bachelor degree and 4 years of relevant experience, Masters preferred. 1+ years experience with grid or distributed computing. Proficiency in Python. Experience in shell scripting (Perl a plus). Experience with integration, testing and troubleshooting of highly distributed systems. Demonstrated knowledge of Unix and the Linux operating system. Demonstrated knowledge working with large-scale Linux cluster with significant amounts of storage. Extensive experience working with virtual environments and/or cloud computing. Experience working with large-scale Linux cluster provisioning tools (Puppet, Chef, Spacewalk, Cobbler) a plus. Demonstrated ability to work independently and with only general direction from a supervisor. Ability to effectively communicate and describe work details both orally and in writing.
Physical Activity and Work Conditions HUMAN FACTORS: Mental Concentration, Repetitive Motion, Sitting ,Tight Work Schedule There is no legal requirement that Fermilab sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence. As a result, Fermilab will make the decision to sponsor an employee on a case-by-case basis. Fermilab will consider the following factors, among others, when determining whether to sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence: performance, length of service, long-term need for the position, and cost. Diverse People, Diverse Jobs Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V