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Junior/Graduate HPC Cloud & Python Engineer Full-time

Published at 2022-07-11 - Viewed: 1216 times - StackHPC in Bristol/hybrid/remote (UK only), United Kingdom

StackHPC is hiring junior/graduate HPC cloud engineers, site reliability engineers and Python software engineers to help deliver systems for organisations that tackle some of the great scientific challenges of the modern age.

Our customers – which include research institutes and prestigious universities, plus bioinformatics, finance and pharmaceutical companies – use cloud technology and software-defined infrastructure to run scientific applications at scale using OpenStack.

You may choose which aspects you focus on – site reliability and/or software engineering – working as a team to help design, deploy and evolve this infrastructure and the application environments. Optionally, you may also help develop our core open source product – a comprehensive development framework that covers all components, from provisioning onto bare metal and upwards:

It’s a chance to embark on a learning journey together, to solve difficult problems within the broader cloud ecosystem, to help set and forge new technical standards, and to implement solutions that make a real-world impact on important and interesting projects.

We offer a supportive, inclusive and welcoming environment in which you can flourish, collaborating with accomplished colleagues keen to share their knowledge of scientific OpenStack and to support this thriving open source community.
We’ll be pleased to chat over a virtual cuppa, and to explore where this may lead.

Skills entailed in our work, across the team

Writing automation and/or product code with Python
Deployment and admin of Linux
Config management – Ansible
Infrastructure lifecycle management – Terraform
Infrastructure as Code (IaC) approaches
Systems and process automation using Python and Bash
Supporting Docker containerisation methods
Development lifecycle tools, such as Git, Jira
Monitoring and reporting tools, such as Prometheus and Grafana

Skills you could grow into, with us

Software engineering with Python, in the open source community
Performance profiling, monitoring tools, and software performance optimisation
HPC application operations
Design and deployment of OpenStack or other cloud services
Configuring and optimising object and file systems
System-level hardware and performance optimisation
Setup of HPC middleware
Orchestration with Kubernetes, and/or workload management with Slurm
Public Cloud (e.g. AWS, Azure or GCP)

Our current ecosystem – we’ll help you get up to speed

CentOS, Ubuntu, RHEL, Rocky Linux
Ceph, Cinder, Manila
Prometheus, Grafana, ElasticSearch, Kibana, Cloudkitty, Keystone, Horizon
Neutron, SRIOV
Nova, Magnum, Slurm, Kubernetes, Octavia

Joining salary and benefits

c.£40,000 – £55,000+ we’re keeping an open mind
Annual bonus (up to 25%) based upon company performance
Discretionary relocation assistance
Flexible working practices e.g. optional four day week
25 days paid holiday
Pension contribution (tbd)
Generous stock option scheme
Support for travel to conferences and delivering presentations

About us

StackHPC is an OpenStack and cloud consultancy that works with leading organisations to provide infrastructure for data-intensive scientific challenges. We’ve been growing for five years with 24 team members, and still retain a startup mindset.
An important aspect of our culture is dedication to open source, with the additional values of open design, development and community. All of our development is upstream open source; StackHPC is a committed member of the Open Infrastructure community being a Silver Member founder. Principal staff are active in community efforts around OpenStack and research computing, and our CTO is co-founder and co-chair of the Scientific Special Interest Group.

Location: central Bristol for onboarding – then optionally remote/hybrid remote once up to speed. We’re at Desklodge, Temple Way, five minutes’ walk from each of Bristol Temple Meads station, St Nicholas food market and Cabot Circus shopping centre.

Please note, we are only considering candidates that hold an established right to work in the UK.

Even if your CV isn’t ready, please talk with Andrew at techfolk to find out more:
0117 318 2447 | stackhpc[at] | [at]we_are_techfolk

RECRUITERS: StackHPC has selected techfolk as our recruitment partner and cold calling and speculative applications are not welcomed.

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