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Senior Network Engineer

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, California 94720
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Senior Network Engineer - 89736

Organization: NE-NERSC


The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC, https://www.nersc.gov/) is looking for a Senior Network Engineer to work with innovative technologies at one of the world's premier supercomputer centers. In this position, you will be part of the team who shares in the design, implementation and on-going maintenance of NERSC’s high performance networks. NERSC’s mission is to accelerate scientific discovery, and our network provides the foundation for NERSC’s high performance compute and data systems which are used by researchers from around the globe. We value diverse viewpoints and contributions from all team members while working towards a common goal, and collaborate with our peers at NERSC, ESnet (http://es.net/) and other High Performance Computing centers.


What You Will Do:

• Lead requirement analysis, design, implementation and maintenance of NERSC’s production network infrastructure.

• Deploy automation tools to streamline network management.

• Work closely with Computational, Storage, and Advanced Technologies groups in designing and building network solutions supporting massive compute systems, storage systems and extreme data flows between NERSC and remote user facilities.

• Participate in evaluating, constructing, and configuring the high speed network used for NERSC Supercomputers.

• Design and deploy effective monitoring, logging and auditing of production network equipment.

• Work closely with NERSC Security to ensure secure access to NERSC resources.

• Participate in 24x7 on-call rotation.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.



• This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

• This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

• Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


How To Apply

Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.


Learn About Us:

Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here (https://hr.lbl.gov/).


Berkeley Lab (LBNL, http://www.lbl.gov/) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.


Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4 (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/PayTransparencyNondiscrimination.html).  Click here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) to view the poster: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law".


What is Required:

• Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 8 years of related experience, or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or equivalent experience.

• Experience constructing and designing networks based on customer requirements.

• Demonstrated experience with installation, configuration, testing and operation of network equipment from multiple equipment providers.

• Experience with C, C++, Python or other programming languages.

• Demonstrated troubleshooting and diagnostic experience using end hosts and test equipment.

• Experience with Unix/Linux environments.


What We Desire:

• Experience with HPC network technologies such as Aries, IB, OPA, Slingshot etc.

• Experience with SDN and OpenFlow technologies.

• Knowledge of the Linux networking stack (e.g. TCP implementation, routing, name resolution, etc.).

• Experience with workflow accelerators using FPGAs/SmartNICs.

• Ability to assume a leadership role in national and international scientific collaborations, and to write and present results in peer reviewed journals and conferences.



Posted: 2020-02-27 Expires: 2020-04-27

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