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Compute Lead

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Contract Duration-Length of Time (years/months):

3 years (renewable upto 9 years)

Contract Duration-Is this renewable to 9 years?:

Yes 

About the team/job

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced HPC professional to lead our Compute team within our Technical Services Cluster (TSC), serving an institute of over 800 researchers and technical staff. You will be working closely with members of the TSC, and more widely with technical users across EMBL-EBI, overseeing the design, deployment and operation of our HPC clusters. The EMBL-EBI has multiple large HPC clusters to support the large data flows and processing services fundamental to EMBL-EBI activities.

The services you will provide, along with the TSC, enable EMBL-EBI’s technical research and administrative staff to process and make the world’s public biological data freely available to the scientific community via a range of services and tools, perform basic research and provide professional training in bioinformatics.    

We are situated on the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, Cambridge, UK, one of the world’s largest concentrations of scientific and technical expertise in genomics. 

Your role

EMBL-EBI is custodian to an ever-increasing volume of data which is made publicly available and is processed internally via multiple HPC clusters, virtualization platforms and private & public clouds. This position offers you the chance to lead a great team, delivering compute services via a range of high end HPC hardware and storage. 

You have

Working under the the Head of Infrastructure the Compute Team Lead will:

  • Architect, design and implement future EMBL-EBI compute infrastructure
  • Ensure the operation, reliability, and integrity of EMBL-EBI’s compute resources
  • Drive automation and change which will simplify management and increase efficiency
  • Ensure reporting interfaces are in place to deliver monitoring and accounting of the compute infrastructure
  • Drive best practice and efficient usage of the compute infrastructure through positive relationships with key stakeholders across the EMBL-EBI community 
  • Ensure documentation is of standard
  • Manage and coach the team members through regular 1:1s, setting and tracking objectives and managing performance
  • Manage the implementation of technical projects
  • Oversee the sharing of knowledge, training and continuous development within the team
  • Foster a cohesive and comfortable working environment, mediating any interpersonal issues within the team and providing leadership and direction where necessary
  • Remain aware of and aligned to broader TSC and EMBL-EBI strategies

Additional to the requirements detailed here, this and all positions at EMBL-EBI will be subject to our behavioural competency framework. The EMBL-EBI Behavioural Competency Framework has been developed to capture the skills, knowledge and behaviour that individuals must demonstrate to perform effectively in their role. The framework is made up of seven competencies, grouped into three clusters; core, specialist and leadership. The indicators of behaviour are not designed to be comprehensive but provide a clear and consistent sense of what is expected from individuals at EMBL-EBI. 

You might also have

  • Experience with cloud technologies, including Google or AWS certification
  • Experience with various network technologies, such as Ethernet and Infiniband
  • Experience with storage systems, and ideally parallel file systems such as Lustre and GPFS
Location: Hinxton
Salary: £3,670 to £4,210 Monthly starting salary after tax + other paid allowances and benefits, Grade 7 - 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th December 2022
Closes: 31st January 2023
Job Ref: EBI02108
 
   
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