Open position at HPC2N - System Engineer

  • Posted on: 19 April 2017
  • By: bbrydsoe

Open position at HPC2N - System Engineer

HPC2N is looking for a qualified applicant to work mainly with our new state-of-the-art computing cluster Kebnekaise.

The main working tasks include:

  • Operation and system maintenance of HPC2N’s new large scale parallel heterogenous computer system, Kebnekaise.
  • Working with HPC2N’s other computer resources, including other high-performance parallel computer systems and networks, large-scale disk and tape storage systems.
  • Responsibilities include operation and maintenance of hardware and software, monitoring, troubleshooting, user support, etc., of heterogeneous systems in a distributed environment.
  • Evaluation of new technologies is an integral part of the work.
  • To give user support is also an important activity.

We work primarily with Linux (Ubuntu and RedHat), but other operating systems are used at HPC2N.

Participation in national and international projects occurs.


Master of Science in Computing Science or equivalent.

Demonstrated experience in several of the following areas:

  • Operation of larger distributed parallel systems in the Linux environment (Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat, CentOS)
  • Installation of hardware and software
  • Troubleshooting and profiling tools in parallel environments
  • Programming environments for high performance and parallel computing
  • Script Language: shell scripts, Perl and Python
  • Operation and management of networks and network equipment
  • Automation of repetitive tasks
  • Monitoring of complex heterogeneous computer environments
  • Basic and advanced user support

Since most of the work will be done in an international environment, a high level of proficiency in both spoken and written English is a requirement.

Requirements also include the ability to independently plan, organize, document and follow up on your work, but also on social skills and ability to communicate with colleagues and users.

More information

More information, including on how to apply, can be found here:

If you have questions, further information is available from HPC2N’s Director Bo Kågström, 090-786 54 19, or HPC2N’s Technical Coordinator Björn Torkelsson, 090-786 79 28,

Updated: 2024-05-14, 14:17