HPC Team Leader

Haywards Heath, UK
Added: April 12, 2024
Company Description

CGG ( is a global technology and HPC leader that provides data, products, services and solutions in Earth science, data science, sensing and monitoring. Our unique portfolio supports our clients in efficiently and responsibly solving complex digital, energy transition, natural resource, environmental, and infrastructure challenges for a more sustainable future.

Our expertise, specialized HPC and digital technologies support advanced and secure cloud-based workflows, expert geoscience data transformation and AI, machine learning and data science services. Today, our HPC supports over 700 users with 500 petaflops of compute power.

Job Description

We are looking for HPC Team Leader to join our global HPC team!

Reporting to the Data Center IT Services Manager, you will take on a key role in our organization and make a significant impact on our HPC and Cloud environment. In this role, you will work closely with our team to develop our DevOps environment and lead the transition from older IT Ops approaches into a more Agile way of working.

You will be responsible for demonstrating best practices and coaching and developing our existing staff. As a senior member of our team, you will play a crucial role in shaping our technology infrastructure and ensuring its smooth operation. With a proven track record across a wide range of activities connected to HPC and Cloud, you will be at the forefront of driving innovation and keeping our organization at the cutting edge of technology.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with leadership skills and a strong technical background and excellent communication skills to help us maintain our cutting-edge technology infrastructure.

Join us in shaping the future of HPC and Cloud technology at CGG!

Principle Accountabilities

  • Mentor and coach members of the team.
  • Improve and develop our systems, technology, and infrastructure, alongside providing third line technical support;
  • Make sure the operational maintenance model, and the tools used, are efficient and well-designed.
  • Understanding the client’s needs and converting this into technical solutions is important as well as the continued stability, availability, and performance of the platforms.


Degree in any of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems or related computing subjects.


Skills and Competencies

  • 3 – 5 years of leadership experience.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in relevant fields.
  • Extensive levels of Linux administration, preferably in an HPC environment
  • Good experience with Agile Project Management
  • Knowledge in FAI, Puppet and Zabbix
  • ITIL Foundation level certification
  • Fast and effective problem-solving skills and a methodical approach to work
  • An enthusiastic attitude towards learning and flexibility to adapt to new challenges or changes in direction
  • The ability to define and manage project deadlines
  • Effective communication


  • High level DevOps methodologies understanding
  • Knowledge of some of the following: Ansible, OpenStack, Kubernetes, CI/CD, Docker, etc.
  • Scripting and automation
  • Cloud administration experience
  • Virtualization knowledge and experience
  • Experience in hardware maintenance (Storage/CPU/GPU)

Additional Information

Why work at CGG?

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Highly attractive bonus scheme
  • Initial 22 days annual leave with future increases, complemented by a flexible buying and selling holiday program
  • Company pension with generous employer contribution
  • Wellbeing Unmind app – puts you in control of your mental health
  • A flexible benefits platform with numerous discount schemes - gym membership, restaurants, cinema tickets, and much more!
  • Regular social club events, spontaneous reward events throughout the year
  • Cycle purchase scheme
  • Flexible Private Medical & Dental care programmes
  • Sponsorship of visas/comprehensive relocation packages
  • Bank Holiday Swap - our holiday swap program allows you to change it for another day of your choice!
  • Relaxed dress code policy
  • Onsite Gym Facilities

Learning and Development

At CGG, you will have the space to grow at the pace of your passion and explore the opportunities available to those who dare and deliver.

Our culture of learning and complementary approach to supported or self-guided career development, enables the design of tailored courses to suit specific needs our employees to aid personal growth in areas related to technical, commercial and personal skills, via an extensive suite of CGG developed courses, managed through our own Learning Hub.

We Care About The Environment

We encourage and actively support a strong sense of community, through volunteering and various company initiatives, as well as a strong company commitment to protecting our environment through sustainable solutions, energy saving and waste reduction enterprises.

We see things differently. Diversity fuels our innovation, we value the unique ways in which we differ, and we are committed to equal employment opportunities for all professionals.