Systems Administrator, HPC

(Menlo Park, CA - New York, NY)

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Facebook has developed a large-scale compute cluster, providing our industry-leading Artificial Intelligence Research group with access to massive CPU and GPU resources. We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic systems administrator to continue to improve the performance, reliability, and flexibility of our cluster. The ideal candidate will have sharp and tenacious troubleshooting skills, a burning desire to "Move Fast and Be Bold" along with strong communication skills and attention to detail. This position is full-time and located in either our Menlo Park or New York office.


  • Work closely with world-class Research Scientists and Engineers to accelerate their research projects.
  • Understand and accommodate their diverse set of requirements.
  • Select, implement, and improve technologies for workload management, shared storage, and low-latency networking
  • Provide simple and robust mechanisms for scientists and engineers to use the software packages they need on the compute cluster.
  • Help engineers and scientists diagnose performance and reliability issues with distributed training jobs

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years experience administering a scaled HPC cluster with automated processes
  • Experienced with UNIX
  • Understanding of both InfiniBand and Ethernet networking and switching topologies
  • Ability to configure and troubleshoot high-performance shared storage systems such as Lustre
  • Experience with Slurm or a similar workload management system
  • Ability to develop maintainable scripts to automate common system management task

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