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Shahzeb Siddiqui

Shahzeb Siddiqui
HPC Consultant/Software Integration Specialist
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Biographical Sketch

Shahzeb Siddiqui is a HPC Consultant/Software Integration Specialist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is the creator of few open-source project including: buildtest, lmodule, jobstatsShahzeb started out his career in High Performance Computing (HPC) in 2012 at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) when he pursued Masters in Computer ScienceShahzeb is a Developer, Dev-Ops, System Administrator and often involved in several open-source projects.

He specializes in Parallel Programming, Performance Tuning, Containers (Singularity, Docker), Linux system administration, Scientific Software Installation and testing, Schedulers including SLURM and LSF. Shahzeb has held multiple roles in his HPC career at Dassault-Systemes, Pfizer, Penn State, and IBM. Prior to 2012, he was a Systems Analyst at Global Science & Technology (GST) working for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and a Cyber Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman.

In spare time, Shahzeb likes to play video games, table-tennis, cricket, basketball.



  • M.S Computer Science at KAUST (08/2012 - 12/2013)
  • B.S Computer Engineer at Penn State University (08/2008 - 05/2011)


  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) -  Credential ID: 200-019-677

Technology Stack

  • Cluster Manager: Bright Cluster Manager, Cobbler
  • Scheduler: SLURM, LSF
  • Containers: Singularity, Docker, Docker swarm, Kubernettes
  • Configuration Management: Ansible
  • Build Framework: Easybuild, Spack, OpenHPC
  • Programming: Distributed Computing, GPU Computing, Parallel Computing, C, C++, Python, JAVA, PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, ColdFusion, TCL
  • Database: MySQL, mariadb
  • DevOps Tools: Jenkins, Git, JIRA, JIRA Service Desk
  • Module Environment: Lmod, EnvironmentModules
  • Misc: Apache, Cyber-security, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Computer Architecture, Assembly Programming, Shell Scripting, Embedded Systems.

Conference Papers

Shahzeb Siddiqui, "Buildtest: A Software Testing Framework with Module Operations for HPC Systems", HUST, Springer, March 25, 2020, doi:

Shahzeb Siddiqui, "Automatic Performance Tuning of Parallel and Accelerated Seismic Imaging Kernels", EAGE Workshop on High Performance Computing for Upstream, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineer, September 1, 2014, doi:


Shahzeb Siddiqui, HPC Software Stack Testing Framework, FOSDEM, February 2, 2020,

Shahzeb Siddiqui, Buildtest: HPC Software Stack Testing Framework, Easybuild User Meeting, January 30, 2020,

Shahzeb Siddiqui, Building an Easybuild Container Library in Sylabs Cloud, Easybuild User Meeting, January 29, 2020,

Shahzeb Siddiqui, Software Stack Testing Framework, HPCKP, June 22, 2018,

Shahzeb Siddiqui, HPC Application Testing Framework – buildtest, HPCKP, June 15, 2017,