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HPC Storage Expert

Houston, Kuala Lumpur, London and Perth

Reports to: System Architect

DUG runs multiple large clustered storage environments, based primarily on Lustre and ZFS.  This role helps to administer and support the entire DUG storage environment, with a particular emphasis on planning, predictive monitoring, and troubleshooting. You’ll also work closely with the security, network, and senior system admins to diagnose problems that relate to storage.


  • Overall responsibility for the planning, maintenance, and operation of network storage systems globally, both online and archive
  • Troubleshooting the entire I/O path (from the desktop software all the way down to the disk platter) and root-cause analysis
  • Help the monitoring/automation/DevOps engineers to design useful tools to simplify or otherwise improve operations
  • Storage-related performance tuning
  • Providing guidance to management on all storage infrastructure.


  • Background as a solid Linux system administration generalist
  • True Lustre expertise, with experience deploying, administering, and troubleshooting Lustre at scale
  • Knowledge of modern Linux NFS theory and practice; we don’t use it a great deal, but it has its place
  • The tenacity and attention to detail to pursue a challenging, complex issue to its root cause.


  • Experience with a large-scale, high-performance ZFS deployment, particularly on Linux
  • Experience diagnosing and solving problems in the Linux kernel.

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