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HPC Systems Engineer (CyI_HPCFE_18_05)

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Job Description

The Cyprus Institute ( invites applications for an HPC System Engineer to join the High Performance Computing (HPC) Facility Operations Group.  The institute is an international science and technology research and post-graduate education organization, in pursuit of regional and inter-regional problems in the Eastern Mediterranean often of global significance.

 Through the operation of high performance supercomputing systems and associated user support for Cyprus and the region, the HPC Facility provides services to many scientific and technical communities.

Job Description:

The HPC Systems Engineer will be part of a team responsible for the day-to-day operation of the HPC Facility at the Cyprus Institute. As a member of the High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF) operations team the successful candidate will share responsibility for the systems administration of the facilities which include small and large scale HPC systems, private cloud, data storage, HPC networks as well as pre and post-processing systems. Duties include the interaction with HPC users, hardware maintenance and upgrade, technology evaluation and follow-up. The successful candidate will work in Cyprus and will report to the Head of the HPC Facility.

The appointment will be of a full time basis, initially for a fixed term period of two (2) years with the potential of contract renewal depending on performance and availability of funds. The salary and rank of the position will depend on the successful candidate’s level of experience and qualifications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • System Administration of the HPC Facility supercomputers, private cloud infrastructure and other Linux-based systems
  • System design, deployment, and performance evaluation
  • Systems Monitoring
  • System tools development
  • Assistance in user support
Job Requirements

Education and Qualifications:


  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required:

  • Programming Languages: Python (highly desired) or good knowledge of any other programming language
  • Good knowledge of Computer Architecture
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language. Knowledge of the Greek language will be considered an advantage.
  • High level organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to multitask changing priorities with limited supervision in a high-pressure work environment

Additional preferred skills and qualifications:

  • Linux experience
  • Shell scripting (Bash)
  • Networking certifications (e.g. CISCO)
  • Linux certifications (e.g. RedHat)
  • Network Security-related certifications

For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute JobBoard ( by attaching a letter of interest, CV and the names of three contactable referees (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Dr. George Tsouloupas ( Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Please note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Starting Date
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Closing Date
Sunday, April 22, 2018