HPCS Senior Production Engineer, India

at Shell
Location India
Date Posted September 13, 2017
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


High Performance Computing (HPC) in Shell is used extensively in the Upstream part of the business (seismic processing, reservoir modeling, and R&D;). Shell is actively exploring for hydrocarbons across the globe. HPC is an enabling technology for many Shell businesses, Joint Ventures and Operating Units.

The HPC Services (HPCS) group in Shell provides HPC infrastructure services globally to Shell, with staff based in Houston (USA), the Hague (Netherlands), Malaysia (MY), and Bangalore (IN). The HPCS team brings business value with innovative, agile, reliable and secure operational HPC services.

An HPC Production Engineer focuses on administrating the hardware and systems software used for High Performance Computing. This includes; keeping existing hardware running reliably and securely either, directly or by working with other teams, testing and installing new hardware and system software, and decommissioning old hardware. In this role, you will work with colleagues and users across Shell globally. The HPC environment within Shell is constantly changing as we adapt to evolving business needs with innovative solutions and reliable services to our Shell customers. The global nature and large scale use of HPC within Shell provide a challenging and exciting work environment.

Administration of servers, storage and/or network hardware and system software
Compliance with information risk management policies
Compliance with change control policies
Monitoring and tuning of HPC environments
Producing and maintaining technical documentation
Sharing knowledge with other staff to ensure business continuity
Dimensions and Special Challenges
No direct reports.
Virtual working in a global environment with culturally diverse teams. Managing multiple delivery priorities and multiple demand requests.
Working with multiple stakeholders in various organizations.
Secure and Reliable operations are of the upmost importance. This position must focus on ensuring availability, reliability, and supportability within a high performing team.
Desire career minded individual interested in stable long term employment

Requirements Qualifications and Skills

Job Skills and Experience Requirements: (5-8 years experience in a Linux environment)
Technical Skills
Significant HPC hardware experience

Strong technical skills in some of the following areas:
Programming and scripting skills: shell scripting, Perl, Python, etc.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x and above image creation and installation
Red Hat Satellite use and support
Luster Storage installation and support
Ethernet and InfiniBand fabrics design and support
Information Risk Management policy development and compliance checking in a Linux environment
Self-starter with good analysis and problem solving skills
Strong team player and communicator, able to work well in a distributed work environment
Openly share knowledge in a collaborative manner
Knowledge of support processes, ITIL – Incident and Change Management
Strong stakeholder, communications and interpersonal skills (via email, phone, IM)
Proven ability to deliver results vis influencing and team working
Ability to operate in a virtual cross cultural organization
Ability to deal with conflict and ambiguity effectively
Ability to handle concurrent tasks with appropriate priority
Strong relationship skills; work well with multiple stakeholders across organizational boundaries
Graduate or relevant experience in High Performance Computing industry
Experience guiding or leading project activities
Strong understanding of the IT business environment will be advantageous
Experience within the Oil/ Gas industry

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