The Bristol AI Supercomputing Centre runs the Isambard-AI National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource, and the Isambard3 Tier-2 Supercomputer. Isambard-AI is expected to be the most powerful supercomputer in the UK and amongst the most powerful in Europe.
The AI Supercomputing team owns the entire process of developing and operating the centre’s compute and software infrastructure, which includes:
- The sourcing of hardware and system design.
- The deployment of huge software-defined infrastructure using tools such as Kubernetes and terraform.
- Building and operating platforms to enable researchers to conduct leading-edge research using the systems.
- Optimising and refining software to ensure environmental and economic efficient use.
As one of the largest Open AI Research Resources internationally, we are committed to catalysing an AI transformation in the research and development community.
In this role, you will work as part of the AI Supercomputing Team to build and operate primarily the infrastructure and compute platforms that researchers use for their work. You do not need to be an ML/DL or computational research domain expert to deliver world-class infrastructure, but you do need to quickly obtain a deep technical understanding of new domains. You should enjoy being self-directed and identifying the most important problems to solve as the team matures with standardized tools and processes around stability, robust service delivery and scaling.
What will you be doing?
As a member of the AI Supercomputing Team, you will;
- Use tools such as bash, Terraform, Kubernetes and Python.
- Design and operate large, highly available supercomputing services managed as software-defined infrastructures, and integrated as complete computational experiments using tools such as JupyterHub, Kubernetes and CSM (Cray System Management).
- You will experience designing and operating massive-scale GPU and combined CPU/GPU workloads across these services.
- You will design and debug platforms, and will work closely with researchers as you co-design solutions that will enable the development and operation of new algorithms and software to solve leading-edge research problems.
You should apply if
You will find this work exciting if you:
- Want to help build and maintain some of the largest, modern software-defined supercomputing systems.
- Would enjoy working with world class domain and AI researchers as your primary workload?.
- Have built small to large clusters or dabbled in building your own physical or software-defined systems, and have motivation to scale up to something massive and nationally impactful?.
- Love building large distributed, highly available systems, and want to see them used for truly open national-scale research?.
For our AI Supercomputing Infrastructure Engineer role, you’ll need:
- Domain expertise in 1 or more areas from SysOps, NetOps, DevOps, SecOps, MLOps or Research Software Engineering.
- Degree (or equivalent practical experience) in computer science, computational or ML/AI research or in a natural science with a high degree of competence in computer science or computational research.
- Good organisational skills to manage not just your own workload but also that of less experienced members of the team.
- Contract type: Open Ended
- Work pattern: Monday - Friday, 35 hours per week
- Grade: K
- Salary: The salary range for this role is £48,350 - £54,395, with an additional skills based supplement
- School/Unit: The Faculty of Science and Engineering
Shortlisted candidates for this role with be interviewed over a number of tranches, hence the 29th February is only a systematic date for vacancy closure. The role will remain open until all vacancies are filled. Please apply at your earliest convenience.