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Sr. HPC Application Performance Engineer- Hybrid/Telecommute

Company: Varada Consulting
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

Sr. HPC Application Performance EngineerClearance: Ability to obtain a Public TrustJob Location: Hybrid-onsite (Mountain View, CA) OR Remote, US
Overview:Varada Consulting proudly supports NASA's High Performance Computing Services program in Mountain View, CA at the Ames Research Center and in Greenbelt, MD at Goddard Space Flight Center. Make a DIFFERENCE on a program that supports 4 On-site Supercomputers 18,000+ nodes, 17+ combined petaflop supercomputer systems.
We have an immediate position for a Senior HPC Application Performance Engineer to join our Application Performance and Productivity Group (APP) team. This role supports the hundreds of infrastructure systems that support HPC operations. As a member of the APP group, an individual at this skill level should have demonstrated experience working with users of HPC resources on the various issues they might have getting applications to run efficiently. The abilities to interact with users to determine symptoms and then reproduce their issues in order to isolate thecauses are critical skills for this work. After a period of acclimatization, the person filling this role would be expected to assume Point of Contact (POC) duties on a regular schedule. Besides the POC role, there will be activities in testing, benchmarking, user tool scripting, and analyzing trouble tickets to find patterns indicating system or user education issues. A significant portion of the job duties will be doing performance analysis and optimization of user applications.

Responsibilities: - Consult and support our user base with the most challenging aspects of scientific computing - Acts as one of several escalation points for the group's Tier 2 Points of Contact (POC) for handling of group's level-2 trouble tickets. Issues can include - Porting, scaling, optimization, and debugging of application codes and runtime libraries - Assisting new users with issues such as logging in and setting up their environments Helping users with job scripts, including parallelization when indicated - Using applications and benchmarks, conducts system testing-both proactively and in response to requests. - Designs and develops scripts for the automation of testing and benchmarking. - Designs and develops scripts to improve user productivity and system utilization. - Works with users to understand their current and future requirements for applications and workflows. - Evaluates tools for improving user workflow productivity and application performance. - Monitors trouble ticket trends and develops knowledgebase articles and training modules to address common issues.
Requirements: - Master's degree (or equivalent experience) in computer science, science, engineering, or related field - 5 years of HPC specific software optimization and consulting experience (not including as a user of HPC) - Experience with performance analysis tools - Experience with Message Passing Interface (MPI) programming - Experience working with HPC systems - Experience working with HPC applications and proficiency in at least one of C, C++, or Fortran - Superior scripting skills and excellent attention to detail; proficiency in at least one of Python, Perl, or Bash - Good organization skills to balance and prioritize work, and ability to multitask - Ability to work in a hybrid remote/onsite team environment - Strong ability to interact with customers to understand needs, elicit requirements, and get feedback on prototype solutions - Excellent communication and people skills, time management, and organizational skills

  • Must be a US citizen and be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance.
    Preferred Skills: - Proficiency at technical writing - Proficiency with analysis and problem-solving skills for debugging and optimization of applications - Proficiency working with HPC systems and scheduling software (PBS, Slurm, or Moab/Torque) - Proficiency with C, C++, Fortran, Perl, Python, Bash - Proficiency with OpenMP - Proficiency with revision control software e.g., CVS, SVN, Git - Experience with HPC, Lustre, and InfiniBand


    Join an Award - Winning Team! Voted as Most Innovative and Fastest Growing Company, Varada Consulting offers highly customized IT capabilities in the federal civilian and DoD market space in support of the mission objectives of the federal government. Varada provides competitive compensation and benefits packages including 100% employer paid healthcare premium.
    Varada Consulting, LLC is an Equal Employment Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Keywords: Varada Consulting, Mountain View , Sr. HPC Application Performance Engineer- Hybrid/Telecommute, Engineering , Mountain View, California

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