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Federal Systems Administrator – High Performance Computing

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About the Federal Systems Administrator – High Performance Computing

HPE Pointnext is currently seeking highly qualified, experienced, and motivated candidates for a High Performance Computing (HPC) Systems Administrator (SA) to join its HPC team to provide System Admin support for our Federal Government customer in the Bluffdale, UT area. No relocation assistance available.

As the Federal HPC Systems Administrator, you will use your knowledge and expertise to support the customer’s software needs and to maintain the operational stability and performance of the HPC Cluster Solution and its integration into the existing customer computing infrastructure.

Your work will be conducted on premise at the Federal Government facility, which requires a TS/SCI Full Scope Polygraph (FSP) Federal clearance. As a result, US citizenship is required.

Primary Responsibilities

In this role you will:

  • work in partnership with the other HPE system administrators and Government system administrators to resolve issues and maximize system uptime
  • provide system administration support and hands-on training to Government personnel
  • provide expertise to establish the stability and performance of the Solution, software and applications programming support, and integration into the existing computing infrastructure
  • take the actions necessary to ensure that the warranty remains in effect, maintaining the system documentation under configuration management, and providing for the continual operation, stability, and performance of the Solution
  • support, install, upgrade, and configure the software and assist the Government’s use of software and software tools for the Solution
  • mitigate any identified security vulnerabilities within a 30 day period
  • track software tool errors and provide reporting to HPE quality control department
  • provide expertise in system resource allocation and OS tuning and configuration
  • write scripts for use of and configuration of standard OS utilities
  • assist users with system operation and application design, optimization, and debugging
  • assist users in finding performance issues in their applications and help users understand and measure the performance limits of the Solution
  • perform other duties as needed or assigned

Education and Experience Required

  • 8+ years professional experience
  • 7+ years as a system administrator in programs or contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university
  • Without a degree, 5 additional years’ system administrator experience, for a total of 12 years

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • 5+ years’ LINUX admin experience
  • Experience with High Availability systems
  • Experience writing and troubleshooting scripts
  • Strong collaboration skills: works well on a team; takes ownership where appropriate; communicates well; strong customer skills
  • Current, active Federal security clearance (strongly preferred), or willingness to undergo and ability to attain a TS/SCI Full Scope Polygraph (FSP) clearance
  • US Citizenship required due to Federal security clearance
  • Good discipline, with ability and willingness to learn and follow process

Knowledge and Skills Desired

  • Experience with configuration management tools
  • Experience setting up and troubleshooting remote network OS installations
  • Experience in multiple scripting languages, such as bash / Perl / Expect / Python
  • Experience with CentOS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Experience with Pacemaker / Corosync High Availability systems
  • Experience deploying and / or supporting Lustre or other parallel file systems
  • InfiniBand experience
  • Experience with Ansible configuration management tool
  • Experience with HPE CMU  

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About Pointnext Consulting High Performance Computing

Pointnext Consulting High Performance Computing (HPC) group works hand-in-hand with the largest commercial and public sector customers globally to effectively manage their High Performance Computing needs across their businesses, and around the world. 

The HPC group provides the expertise to deploy, integrate, and manage HPC solutions within customer infrastructures to allow them to quickly and effectively maximize their HPC investment and increase their business agility.

About HPE Pointnext

HPE Pointnext is a global service provider and business integrator delivering solutions with speed, power, precision, and passion.  HPE is responsible for the development and delivery of the IT infrastructure solutions at the core of the world’s largest and fastest growing organizations, which includes servers, storage, networking, technology services, converged data center infrastructure, Telco and cloud solutions. As part of HPE, Pointnext provides world-class support and consulting services for Hewlett Packard Enterprise products and solutions. 

Pointnext assists clients in realigning their IT strategies and making the best use of technology to create or capitalize on business opportunities. We offer onsite services, Internet and global technology solutions to multi-site, multi-national businesses, including manufacturing, telecom, automotive, energy, financial services, and other key industries.  Services range from warranty and product support to proactive mission-critical and business continuity services, deployment and performance services, security, and integrated support for complex multi-vendor environments.

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Please note the above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not a complete list of all required responsibilities, duties and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.


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