[Clug-work] Vacancies at CHPC: 2x System administrator (internship)

Kevin Colville kevin.colville at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 14:03:44 SAST 2012

The Centre for High Performance Computing [2] is looking for two
system administrators.  These are internship positions and ideal for
newly qualified or graduated Linux [3] techies.

The CHPC is South Africa's national supercomputer centre with Africa's
fastest computer and is based in Rosebank, Cape Town.

>From the advert [1]:

Key responsibilities:

The successful candidate will take responsibility for the daily
activities and short-term planning associated with establishing and
maintaining high-performance computing (HPC) systems. Responsibilities
will include:

    Installation, testing and maintenance of the CHPC’s local area
network (LAN), computational application environments and their
associated infrastructure.
    Monitoring and provision of high-performance server/system administration.
    Control of the resources at the CHPC and interacting with the user
community on high-performance server administration issues.
    Identifying user needs.
    Providing advice on proper tools, programming methodology and code porting.
    Back-up servers and associated operating systems and software.
    Monitoring and management of the Helpdesk system.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

This is the ideal position for a motivated, quick learner who is goal
oriented and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. It requires
an individual with:

    A minimum three-year tertiary qualification in Computer Science or
equivalent discipline.
    An understanding of HPC technologies.
    Knowledge of programming (e.g. C, C++, Fortran).
    Linux experience would be an advantage.
    Development exposure would be an advantage.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    Ability to analyse and identify potential issues with computer systems.
    Exposure to open source databases (e.g. mysql, PostGres etc.)
would be useful.

Closing date:  28 September 2012

See: http://www.csir.co.za/recruitment/vacancy.php for all vacancies.

[1] Direct link to advert:


[2] www.chpc.ac.za

[3] The CHPC uses Ubuntu, CentOS and RedHat on its desktops, servers
and the super computers.

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