Senior High Performance Computing Engineer

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Job Description

The Senior High Performance Computing Engineer is responsible for delivering the capabilities required by researchers, data consumers and platform teams meeting the various challenging computing and/or data demands crossing the company functional departments. This role extends advancedcomputingengineeringservices, bridges the gap between scientific domain and computing technology. This engineer will work directly with other service owners to ensure availability, reliability, security, and sustainability of the infrastructure specific to high performance computing environment (including CPU and GPU clusters).

A successful Senior High Performance Computing Engineer will:
  • Support and extend Biogen’s Hybrid Cloud solution by closely working with IT and business stakeholder.
  • Execute and promote vision for high-performance computing, including priorities, resourcing, timelines, and dependencies in collaboration with Biogen IT and business partners. Minimize service disruptions.
  • Provide guidance and technical expertise in all layers of the HPC infrastructure to ensure an effective, scalable platform capable of supporting the dynamic workloads for the Biogen scientific community.

Key Activities:

Analyzing: Document platform composition and condition, identify stakeholders and expectations on run (i.e., operations), exploit (e.g., requests) and new and current projects and issues.

Engaging: Proactively socialize the platform roadmap with business functions using the platform – and with other platform, process, and partnership managers across IT. Collect feedback for improvement, ensure alignment and coordination, and avoid redundancy or conflicting demands.

Operating: Execute on the platform roadmap, actively support the platform as a set of interconnected assets and manage cross-platform dependencies.

Evaluating: Assess the health and operational performance of the platform against established metrics. Achieve and improve operational service metrics and/or targets associated with platforms.

Improving: Identify and realize opportunities to increase the value of the platform by extending cost-effective use and/or reducing platform costs through rationalization, consolidation, streamlining, and price negotiation.


  • Experience (7+ yr.) with high performance computing platforms in life sciences (Biotech/Pharma)
  • Strong experience with cloud computing (AWS) and Infrastructure as Code automation.
  • Strong experience with HPC technologies: schedulers, package managers, parallel storage, Infiniband, etc.
  • Experience (hands-on) supporting Unix/Linux Operating systems
  • Experience (hands-on) managing Petabyte scale Storage platforms.
  • Understanding of Data Management concepts, technologies, and processes
  • Strong understanding of network protocols and troubleshooting network issues.
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python, R Studios, Ansible etc.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills. Ability to interact with a wide variety of stakeholders and with experience, capable of presenting the business side of technical topics to non-technical audiences.
  • Experience with design, deployment, support and troubleshooting in a complex computing environment
  • Experience working in a regulated industry

Minimum Knowledge Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a relevant field, such as Data Science, Computer Science, Life Sciences or equivalent
  • Thorough understanding of High-Performance Computing technologies and applications
  • Scientific background or degree preferred

Additional Information

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