The Consortium, Inc.

HPC Systems Administrator- Elastic Storage System- ESS, NetApp, Supermicro, HPE, Brocade

The Consortium, Inc. - Berkeley, CA

Hybrid Job ...SystemAdmin needed, MUST be a US Citizen per Federal GOV requirement :

HW & SW is part of a High Performance Computing (HPC) system environment and includes storage systems, servers in support of storage systems, storage services, software, and network components. The work will require active interaction/participation with clients and the Team to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues with production storage system. Systems Admin Team of 4 -5 people.

High Performance Computing Environment:

  • 14 racks of Elastic Storage System computer storage - Community File System
  • 43 disk arrays - NetApp
  • 80 storage servers - Supermicro
  • 12 elastic storage systems
  • 44 storage servers - test development environment - Supermicro
  • 48 mid-range servers - HPE


  • 164 enterprise tape drives -
  • 3 director level fiber channel switches - Brocade

    Baseline Software:

  • IBM Spectrum Scale
  • Red Hat Linux, Centos
  • High Performance Storage System


  • Communicate hardware issues to the storage team
    • Slack or email for awareness
    • Service Now ticket for tracking status and closure
  • Monitor & Respond to hardware issues on all systems from multiple vendors as needed, open support cases with upstream vendors
  • coordinate with team on Activities
  • see issues through to resolution
  • Work with on-site technicians as needed from the University and vendors
  • Install/de-install hardware as needed
  • rack and cable both new and existing equipment
  • contribute to larger-scale integration responsibilities shared with other groups

    Software activities :   Determine when updates are needed for all storage system components (OS/kernel/firmware/etc.)

  • communicate with team
  • Via Gitlab issues, document upgrade plan, date of change(s) and systems involved, any issues encountered, potential risks
  • Identify areas for routine process optimization and implement solutions
    • Automation of common tasks, contributing to monitoring infrastructure
    • Develop scripts and tools and contribute them to internal Gitlab repository
    • Contribute to integration and implementation planning for future system upgrades and deployments



For consideration, please submit your resume as a MS Word attachment to


The Consortium

"Combining Talent with Technology"


Posted On: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Compensation: 80 - 100 /hour

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