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    Opportunity: Systems Engineer - Cloud Computing @ J. Craig Venter Institute--Rockville, MD (US)
    Submitted by Julia Lang; posted on Friday, November 04, 2011


    JCVI is looking for a Systems Engineer specializing in cloud computing to establish and drive the creation of test-bed and production systems based on current and future needs of scientific team. The Systems Engineer will be deploying large-scale data analysis pipelines on a cloud / distributed computing environment. This position presents the opportunity to join an interdisciplinary scientific team leading the next generation of bioinformatics computing.


    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline required. Master's degree a plus.
    • Two to Four (2-4) years of systems engineering and systems administration experience preferred.
    • Specific technical skills and experience to include some combination of the following:
    • Software Development: Python, Perl, Unix shell scripting, Java, C/C++
    • Virtualization and Cloud Systems: Xen, KVM, OpenStack, Eucalyptus, VirtualBox, Vmware
    • Hadoop/HDFS/MapReduce: cluster development, tuning, user support
    • Amazon IaaS cloud computing platform: EC2, S3, SQS, EBS, Elastic MapReduce
    • Systems Administartion: Linux installation, maintenance, upgrade, backup, NFS, TCP/IP networking
    • Operating Systems: Linux (Redhat Enterprise, CentOS, Ubuntu)
    • Sun Grid Engine, parallel computing such as MPI will be considered a plus.
    • Ability to create and configure Virtual Machines (VMs) with customized software stack according to the needs of the team and support developers.
    • Must be able to work as an effective team member
    • Excellent communication skills (oral, presentation, and written) required. Willingness to perform technical presentations to both IT and science departments, contribute to creating technical documentation (including wikis and screencasts) and internal/external user support.


    JCVI offers an excellent working environment and a competitive benefits package.


    For more info or to apply, visit our web site at


    Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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