[Jobposts] Unix Systems Engineer: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Scientific Networking Division

Anne White amwhite at es.net
Tue Feb 5 19:14:26 UTC 2019

Dept: Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
         Infrastructure Team
Location: Berkeley, California USA

   - On-site work preferred.  Considerations for remote work made on a
   case-by-case basis.
   - Relocation allowance (domestic) applicable in some circumstances.
   - International applicants are welcome


Berkeley Lab’s Scientific Networking Division has an opening for a Unix
Systems Engineer.

Are you an exceptional Unix systems engineer who likes working on truly
innovative projects? Do you tinker with micro electronics and Unix kernels
in your spare time? Are you passionate about the advancement of science and
technology? Do you dream of automating a distributed collection of Unix
hosts and configuring them to support one of the worlds fastest networks
designed for science?

If so, consider joining the Infrastructure Group for Berkeley Lab’s Energy
Sciences Network (ESnet). The services we manage support a network that
interconnects the U.S. national laboratory system. ESnet is widely-regarded
as a technical pioneer, is a dynamic organization of highly-motivated
engineers focused on results. Our mission is to accelerate science by
delivering unparalleled networking capabilities, tools, and innovations. As
an organization, we are small enough to be agile, but large enough to offer
rewarding challenges on a global scale. ESnet provides innovative
networking and collaborative services to national research laboratories and
other Department of Energy sites, connecting them to research and education
networks worldwide, as well as the greater Internet. We envision a world in
which scientific progress is completely unconstrained by the physical
location of instruments, people, computational resources, or data. If you
share that vision, ESnet is the right place for you.

The Unix Systems Engineer will:


   Consult and collaborate with ESnet staff to understand needs and
   requirements for hosting, identity management and collaboration solutions.
   Architect, design, implement and support those solutions to meet science
   networking and computing requirements.

   Configure, troubleshoot and maintain a broad set of services on CentOS,
   Debian, and FreeBSD systems. In addition, demonstrate skills in designing,
   implementing and supporting automated DevOps and container-based systems
   and workflows (commercial as well as in-house developed) integrated with
   ESnet’s Information Architecture.

   Participate on project teams to successfully complete project scopes, on
   time and within project budgets.

   Independently carry out on call support for infrastructure systems on a
   rotating basis. Additionally, the Unix Systems Engineer may:

   Architect systems infrastructure solutions, and lead architecture
   development initiatives.

   Lead project teams, develop and executes project scopes, schedules and

Minimum Qualifications:

   - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.

   Minimum of four years of related unix systems management experience.
   - Experience deploying, configuring, troubleshooting and supporting
   CentOS, Debian, FreeBSD and occasionally Windows systems running a variety
   of services.
   - Experience automating approaches for configuring and maintaining (e.g.
   patching) large collections of systems using Ansible or similar
   configuration management systems.
   - Familiarity and operational experience working with virtualized
   environments such as VMware including managing a collection of
   hypervisors and provisioning virtual machines.
   - Familiarity and operational experience designing, deploying and
   maintaining DevOps pipelines and container-based solutions using Docker,
   Kubernetes and Rancher or their equivalents.
   - Understanding and experience working with identity management systems
   including LDAP and soft and hard token based authentication systems.
   - Familiarity and experience in configuring, troubleshooting and using
   IPv4/IPv6 stacks on Unix hosts and in virtual private networks, switches
   and routers.
   - Demonstrated high level of collaboration skills with technical peers,
   vendors, and customers.
   - Familiarity with and experience developing software and proficiency
   coding in Python and other scripting languages.
   - Project Management experience, specifically demonstrated expertise in
   developing technical project scope, schedule and budget.

*Additional Desired Qualifications:*

   - Demonstrated experience managing FreeBSD systems.
   - Software development in a UNIX environment, and demonstrated
   experience supporting software development teams and projects via DevOps
   - Project Management skills: demonstrated expertise leading project
   teams to successfully complete and develop project scope, on time and
   within project budgets
   - Experience as a “Product Manager” for critical Unix services.
   - Demonstrated experience for technology lifecycle management (including
   alignment with budget), upgrade planning, Subject Matter Expert (SME) for
   design, and any technical vendor/contributor management.
   - Demonstrated experience in leading committees, working groups and task
   forces to promote and develop standards in support of operations,
   engineering, and development activities.
   - Experience in establishing and leading initiatives to develop unix
   system architectures, service and capacity strategies including service
   level performance targets, and in coordination with budget planning efforts.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.



   This is a full time, 2-year, term appointment with the possibility of
   extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job
   performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.

   Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills,
   knowledge, and abilities.

   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.

   Preference for work to be performed at Berkeley Lab’s main site, *however
   considerations for remote location will be made on a case-by-case basis.*

*Equal Employment Opportunity:* Berkeley Lab is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance
with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.
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Anne White                                           1 Cyclotron Road -
Mail Stop 50A3111
Computer Systems Engineer                Berkeley, CA 94720
ESnet - http://www.es.net                     Desk: 510/4957009

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