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    Randstad Technologies
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Randstad is looking to hire a HPC Applications Specialist for a 1 year contract (w/ a potential to extend or convert permanent) for a client in the Healthcare Industry. If you have experience working with HPC and Linux applications, C, C, computing platforms, and also enjoys working on a team; see the details below.

Bash, C, C, Linux, HPC, experience is highly preferred

location: Somerville, Massachusetts

job type: Contract

salary: $70 - 80 per hour

work hours: 8am to 4pm

education: Bachelors


  • Installation and maintenance of software and runtime environments: effective installation and configuration of open-source and commercial scientific applications
  • Serve as an internal consultant who can bridge the technology (HPC, GPU Cluster, and other systems) for scientific groups.
  • Work closely with research clinicians and PhD researchers to implement their advanced processing pipelines on the ERIS computational platforms.
  • Understand performance characteristics of underlying servers, network and storage hardware.
  • Audit systems and processes for compliance with security and data integrity requirements.
  • Provide expertise in data management, analytics, and optimum data structuring for large or diverse datasets.
  • Support Technical Customers: Together with the Scientific Computing team that includes scientific applications support specialist, provide support and consulting to scientific researchers who use a broad spectrum of applications from diverse fields (genetics, epidemiology, drug development, natural language processing, and high-resolution imaging).
  • Analyze and resolve customer and technical problems: Troubleshoot application and analytical problems when issues arise. Proposes, maintains and enforces polices, practices and security procedures.
  • Provide break/fix support, setup/installation support, escalation support, and solutions support for applications and tools.
  • Develop and maintain system documentation as well as training and reference materials for the community using knowledge management tools.
  • Perform other duties as required by the situation and circumstances


  • BA/BS/engineering degree required or equivalent combination of skills/experience. Experience with HPC or similar environments deploying scientific applications and tools.
  • 4+ years minimum experience in working with systems or programming environments in Linux environments for a scientific domain.
  • 4+ years of active experience with related open-source software platforms and languages (at least one of: Python, C ).
  • Minimum 3 years' experience working beyond the college level in a related position.
  • Experience installing and debugging Linux applications for science and healthcare research usage.
  • Demonstrated written communication skills and interpersonal skills required.
  • Ability to deeply understand application functionality and technical documentation required.
  • Highly desired:

    • Knowledge with statistical methods and analytical tools (R, Matlab or domain-specific tools)
    • Knowledge with deep learning tools and GPU frameworks a plus.

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required

  • Must be capable of contributing within a multi-disciplinary team, exhibit a high level of initiative, and have an eagerness to learn new technologies.
  • Candidate must possess advanced knowledge and understanding of Linux runtime environments. And high ability to debug and troubleshot complex installations.
  • Experience with Python/Anaconda environments customization.
  • Experience with containerization docker/singularity highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated abilities in self-organization, self-motivation and collaboration.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work requirements, keeping team and management informed.

Working Conditions

  • Regular office environment. Primary location is Sommerville, MA.
  • May travel to various Mass General Brigham hospitals locations
  • As projects and priorities dictate, flexible work and off-hours are required including evening, night and weekend hours to cover events, roll-outs and special project


  • Experience level:
  • Minimum 4 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors

  • Linux System Admin
  • HPC
  • bash
  • C
  • kernel
  • Puppet
  • Ansible
  • Instillation Support
  • Python
  • Linux

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