Research Engineer (HPC Engineer)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

The Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) is a unique interdisciplinary Research Centre of Excellence (RCE), funded by National Research Foundation, Ministry of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS). Hosted by NTU in partnership with NUS, SCELSE is linking new insights from the life sciences with expertise from emerging technologies in engineering and natural sciences to understand, harness and control microbial biofilm communities and microbiomes.

SCELSE hosts a genome sequencing facility with multiple state-of-the-art instruments generating petabytes of data every year, which is supported by a high-performance computing (HPC) system and multi-petabytes high-performance data storage system. The HPC environment is composed of multi-vendor resources with numerous specialized hardware and software components.

SCELSE seeks a high-performance computing systems Research Engineer who will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance, configuration, planning and implementation of mission critical computer systems infrastructure to support the genome sequencing laboratory.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform installation, hardware and software integration, maintenance, administration, troubleshooting and operation of both software and hardware systems, including thousand-cores computational systems, scheduling environment and low-latency high-speed networks
  • Involved in managing system architecture design and implementation projects, working closely with high performance file systems, mass storage, operations, and user services to ensure that systems remain highly available and usable
  • Develop web-based documentation of system procedures and applications, programs to support automated system maintenance, monitor system resources and usage, and implement system security policies

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with three to five years of progressive experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in one or more of the following fields: Computer Science, Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Information Sciences, Software Engineering, or equivalent
  • Experience with Linux operating system environment in a multi-vendor environment
  • Experience with job scheduling system
  • Experience with the installation and management in a Linux-based HPC environment
  • Experience administering a production cluster environment
  • Experience with high-performance parallel file system
  • Experience in common scripting and programming languages and ANSI/GNU C, Python, Perl, or others
  • Demonstrated knowledge in low-latency networking and computer security is a plus
  • Familiarity with genomics field of research is a plus
  • Strong project management skill
  • Strong analytical skills and meticulous attitude
  • Able to work independently or in a team with minimal supervision
  • Good communication, writing and presentation skill

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU

In line with Singapore’s nationwide Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS), employees must be fully vaccinated to return to the workplace, unless certified to be medically ineligible. For Information on VDS, please click here .



The Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) is a unique interdisciplinary Research Centre of Excellence (RCE), funded by National Research Foundation, Ministry of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS). Hosted by NTU in partnership with NUS, SCELSE is linking new insights from the life sciences with expertise from emerging technologies in engineering and natural sciences to understand, harness and control microbial biofilm communities and microbiomes.

SCELSE hosts a genome sequencing facility with multiple state-of-the-art instruments generating petabytes of data every year, which is supported by a high-performance computing (HPC) system and multi-petabytes high-performance data storage system. The HPC environment is composed of multi-vendor resources with numerous specialized hardware and software components.

SCELSE seeks a high-performance computing systems Research Engineer who will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance, configuration, planning and implementation of mission critical computer systems infrastructure to support the genome sequencing laboratory.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform installation, hardware and software integration, maintenance, administration, troubleshooting and operation of both software and hardware systems, including thousand-cores computational systems, scheduling environment and low-latency high-speed networks
  • Involved in managing system architecture design and implementation projects, working closely with high performance file systems, mass storage, operations, and user services to ensure that systems remain highly available and usable
  • Develop web-based documentation of system procedures and applications, programs to support automated system maintenance, monitor system resources and usage, and implement system security policies

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with three to five years of progressive experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in one or more of the following fields: Computer Science, Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Information Sciences, Software Engineering, or equivalent
  • Experience with Linux operating system environment in a multi-vendor environment
  • Experience with job scheduling system
  • Experience with the installation and management in a Linux-based HPC environment
  • Experience administering a production cluster environment
  • Experience with high-performance parallel file system
  • Experience in common scripting and programming languages and ANSI/GNU C, Python, Perl, or others
  • Demonstrated knowledge in low-latency networking and computer security is a plus
  • Familiarity with genomics field of research is a plus
  • Strong project management skill
  • Strong analytical skills and meticulous attitude
  • Able to work independently or in a team with minimal supervision
  • Good communication, writing and presentation skill

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU

In line with Singapore’s nationwide Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS), employees must be fully vaccinated to return to the workplace, unless certified to be medically ineligible. For Information on VDS, please click here .


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