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 Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH
Program Job Description:
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
Education and Experience:
- High School Diploma and nine (9) years or more experience; OR Associates and seven (7) years or more experience; OR Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; OR Masters and three (3) years or more experience;
- DoD TS clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI required.
- This position may need to provide after-hours support, respond to emergencies, and resolve problems.
- DoD 8570 certification required, i.e. Security+ required prior to start date
- OS (Operating System) certification, Linux+, RedHat, etc within 30 days of start date
- 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
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