HPC Engineer

New York, NY

Post Date: 07/21/2017 Job ID: 9267 Category: Network/Systems

Our Client a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998 seeks a skilled Senior HPC Engineer to join their Systems team. The Senior HPC Engineer will liaison with various technical teams and users to maintain and expand our research computing environment.


As the Senior HPC Engineer, will be responsible for:
  • Researching, testing, recommending, implementing, and maintaining large-scale, resilient, distributed systems
  • Designing and maintaining a multi-petabyte distributed storage system
  • Optimizing resource utilization and job scheduling
  • Analyzing performance issues at scale
  • Troubleshooting node-level issues, such as kernel panics and system hangs
  • Documenting architecture and procedures for users and other members of the Systems team



If you have not used the following commands, please do not apply: vmstattopunamepsgitmakerpmping,  tcpdump/wireshark.

  • At least  5 years of experience in Linux administration in a financial services or research background
  • Hands-on knowledge of distributed filesystems, such as, GPFS, Lustre and object storage
  • Extensive experience with HPC or cloud scheduling, such as, GridEngine, HTCondor, SLURM, Mesos and Nomad
  • Experience with configuration management
  • Strong knowledge of local and distributed I/O performance tuning
  • Experience with open source applications to build enterprise-level systems
  • Previous working experience with x86 hardware testing and integration
  • Fluency in at least one scripting language and bash
  • Expert knowledge of SSH, iptables, NFS, DNS



Our Clients offices and garden roofdeck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. While employees work hard, our client offers a cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:
  • Competitive salary
  • Signing and performance-based bonuses
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Five weeks of paid vacation per year plus nine paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Free gym membership
  • Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival

vmstat, top, uname, ps, git, make, rpm, ping, tcpdump/wireshark.

Evan Pollock

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