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System Administrator IV (HPC) - 2 Positions

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Are you a talented System Administrator looking for the next step in your career ? Check out TETRA CONCEPTS!

Position Description

TETRA CONCEPTS, a PSS Company, is actively seeking a System Administrator
to join our growing team located in Annapolis Junction, MD.


Clearance Requirements

TS/SCI with polygraph (Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Accordingly, US Citizenship is required.


Position Requirements

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR IV shall have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, and have eight years of demonstrable experience in system administration and support of a large client-server based IT enterprise. Or the individual shall have five years of full time computer science work that can be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree, and have ten years of demonstrable experience in system administration and support of a large client-server based IT enterprise. An industry recognized professional certification may substitute as one year experience.
Experience shall include installation, configuration, and networking of UNIX and/or NT based platforms. This experience shall include: creating, modifying and deleting user accounts, performing system backups, and maintaining system configuration files. Individual shall have a fundamental understanding of operating systems and be familiar with either UNIX or NT commands or utilities at the user level. Experience shall include the installation and configuration of hardware, operating systems, and commercial software packages. Individual shall be to develop and implement enterprise backup/recover strategies, server configuration and consolidation, and verification of the health and status of the entire IT infrastructure. Individual shall be able to provide support for enterprise services such as DNS, NFS, email services, security protection mechanisms, and the interoperability of UNIX and NT based systems.

In addition to the above qualifications, SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR IV FOR HPC must have the following qualifications required by the relevant TTO:
Installation, configuration, tuning, troubleshooting, and administration of:
• Multi-vendor servers running numerous COTS, opensource, and in-house applications to accommodate HPC Division IT support requirements.
• Multi-vendor servers running Redhat or SuSe with direct attached, FC SAN storage or SSDs.
• Distributing computing tools such as RES, LSF and SLURM.
• HPC farm systems, HPC MPP Clustered systems. Front End servers of SPDs
• IBM or HP Blade servers with FC/SAS/Network back end
• Multi-vendor filesystems such as XFS and Lustre
• Pre-Factory testing. Factory testing, Systems integration and Acceptance testing during the purchase process of the HPC systems.

Prefer candidates with experience with Clusters and MPP systems from HPE and Cray 

• Accepted professional certifications include:
o Valid RHCSA or higher red Hat certification
o Valid VMWare certification


About Tetra Concepts, a PSS Company:

Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. (PSS) is a recognized leader in providing Information Technology, Engineering Services, Program Management, and Consulting Services. For over 20 years, PSS has enabled Government and Commercial clients to achieve their organizational initiatives through the application of high quality, innovative, and cost effective professional services and solutions. PSS provides a positive working environment, with opportunities for advancement in our growing local Federal sector workforce. Tetra Concepts is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PSS, and is located in our Columbia, MD office!

Our various customers include: US Army, US Navy, DLA, NAVAIR, DOE, DOS, VA, USDA, TRANSCOM, FBI, DHS, DIA, NGA, GSA, AMBC, DOT and the DOC.


If you are a System Administrator and seeking an established, mid-sized company to work for, consider a career at   Tetra Concepts, a PSS Company!  We offer numerous opportunities to expand your experience, in various areas, depending on your individual aptitude and interests. Our employees are not only passionate and driven, but also strive to ensure customer quality is delivered consistently and effectively. In addition to a working environment with opportunities for advancement, we also offer the potential for the following benefits (please inquire further for a full list of benefits):

  • Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Paid leave (holiday, sick, vacation, etc.)
  • 401k plan (employer matching contribution)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Computer purchase programs
  • Potential for clearance upgrade, when possible
  • Flexible work hours

By joining Tetra-PSS, you will have the unique opportunity to support various customers across multiple programs. Our excellent recruiting team will not only ensure that we find the best match for your skill set, background, and experience, but will also ensure that we provide you continuous employment through our Workforce Management Program.

Tetra-PSS is committed to the diversity we bring to the marketplace by being an EEOC/AA employer who is committed to hiring a diverse team of professionals to provide world class services and products aimed at exceeding our customer’s expectations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. PSS is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.




Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI + Poly
Annapolis Junction, Maryland
United States
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