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Bioinformatics High Performance Computing (HPC) System Admin - (R1046567) in Research Triangle Park, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 12/5/2018

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Job Description

Launched in 2015, Q2 Solutions is a leading global clinical trials laboratory services organization. We help biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics customers improve human health through innovation that transforms science and data into actionable medical insights. Q2 Solutions is a quality driven, responsive partner with strong global experience and deep scientific and medical expertise. The Q2 Solutions joint venture was formed by Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics, combining the best of each parent organizations clinical trials laboratory services capabilities.


Under supervision, assist EA Bioinformatics Software and System Engineering management and staff in the day-to day operations, coordination, support, maintenance, and growth of a Linux High Performance Computing (HPC) environment. Assume responsibilities of specified tasks ensuring compliance to process and security standards.
  • Under supervision, install, configure, tune, and troubleshoot a multi-vendor multi-site suite of Linux storage and compute servers. The environment to administer involves 2 PB of storage and approximately 2500 processing cores.
  • Under supervision, responsible for the organization and management of day-to day Linux HPC operations that support the R&D, clinical, and production efforts of a bioinformatics team. The team creates, analyzes, and manages next-generation sequencing (NGS) data.
  • Ensure equipment is maintained at peak capacity by monitoring enhancements, training users, and updating documentation resources with proven and reliable upgrades.
  • Under supervision, participate in the continual automation of NGS processes, e.g., cluster status, maintenance and pipeline status, in an evolving HPC environment.
  • Work in conjunction with supervisor to ensure problem resolution issues are resolved and goals of the customers are properly addressed.
  • Maintain awareness of developments in relevant information technology.
  • Perform other duties as required.
All responsibilities are essential job functions unless noted as nonessential (N).
  • Expert knowledge of Linux systems, preferably Ubuntu, and related file systems (XFS, etc).
  • Excellent knowledge of networking and cluster-based distributed computing.
  • Ability to deploy computer software, both open-source and internally developed.
  • Working knowledge of operational planning and process tracking.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of system monitoring.
  • Strong scripting skills (Bash, Perl) and an ability to program is an advantage.
  • Good written and oral communication skills, ability to document work in wikis.
  • Excellent organizational, consultative and communication skills with strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of IT environments, equipment and devices and ability to install and maintain computer equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematical sciences or a related field with a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time
  • Occasional travel
EEO Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


Job ID: R1046567