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Senior Linux System Administrator

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Job ID: 2014684
Location: ABERDEEN, MD, United States
Date Posted: Oct 16, 2020
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description

Description

A leader in the exciting and growing field of High Performance Computing (HPC) SAIC is searching for a Linux System Administrator to join our team supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (DoD HPCMP) located at the Army Research Lab, Aberdeen MD

 


RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform standard Linux System Administration duties as required to maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems consisting of standalone, virtual machine, and large scale High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster based systems including coordination with network administrators.  Additional duties are:

  • Setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocate mass storage space.

  • Developing and monitoring policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.

  • Responsibilities associated with successful design, support, and integration of HPC clusters (computation, storage and infrastructure), software, scheduling, and research applications in order to meet the computational needs of DoD scientists.

  • Participating in the installation, integration, acceptance testing, and on-going maintenance of our HPC systems and software environment. 

  • Assisting with forecast resource limitations and provide recommendations for increasing the efficiency of our resources through proper scheduling and load balancing techniques

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

 

 

  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience
  • Must have an active/current DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI required.
  • This position may need to provide after-hours support and respond to emergency situations and resolve problems. 
  • DoD 8570 certification required, i.e. Security+ required prior to start date
  • OS (Operating System) certification, Linux+, RedHat, etc within 90 days of start date 

 

DESIRED EXPERIENCE: 


  • Experience with compiling, installing, and porting software.
  • Ability to understand application scaling issues related to problem resolution, algorithm choice.
  • Storage Architectures: SAN, SAS, FC, SATA, Bandwidth, Performance
  • Ability to manage development of appropriate application benchmarks, analyze results and determine optimal configurations for processor type/speed, size of memory/cache, and memory interconnect fabric for customer problem domains.
  • Solid knowledge of Linux and general Unix operating systems concepts as well as extensive systems administration experience  
  • Security implementations using multi-factor authentication, PKI, or Kerberos and Unix OS hardening to DoD STIG standards.
  • Ability to create and maintain Information Assurance (IA) compliance documentation of the Information System. Ability to develop and maintain documentation on system administration procedures for routine and complex tasks

 



Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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