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HPC Linux Clusters Engineer
Job Code:2021-P2S-057
Location:Oak Ridge, TN
Division:National Security - 1.4.3
Duration:Direct Hire
  

Job Responsibilities:

Position:   HPC Linux Clusters Engineer                              

Division:   National Security Division

Duration:  Direct Hire

Location:  Oak Ridge, TN

 

Company Description: 

Professional Project Services Inc. has upcoming opportunity for High Performance Computer Linux Clusters Engineer (Direct Hire) position at our offices in Oak Ridge, TN.  Please submit resumes via the web page link below.  

 

Professional Project Services, Inc. (Pro2Serve®) is a nationally-recognized technical and engineering services firm dedicated to providing critical infrastructure engineering services in support of our Nation’s security. Using a disciplined systems engineering approach that is supported by an innovative software toolset, Pro2Serve provides solutions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our government and private clients. We support the defense, energy, and science markets through responsive, cost-effective execution of critical security, facilities and infrastructure, nuclear defense and nonproliferation, and environmental projects.

 

Job Description

In this role, you will work within the HPC Clusters Group inside of the NCCS Systems Section to support numerous activities of the center.

The HPC Clusters Group administers and supports the division’s HPC computing infrastructure, which includes system installation, deployment, acceptance, performance testing, upgrades, problem diagnosis, and troubleshooting.

The Systems Section within National Center for Computational Sciences Division (NCCS).  The HPC Systems Section administers and supports the division’s computing, networking, and storage systems.

The NCCS provides state-of-the-art computational and data science infrastructure, coupled with dedicated technical and scientific professionals, to accelerate scientific discovery and engineering advances across a broad range of disciplines. NCCS hosts the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, one of DOE’s National User Facilities.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Work with the team to define and implement best practices and standards within the organization
  • Automate systems administration tasks utilizing open-source configuration management tools
  • Assist with designing, building, and maintaining HPC Linux systems
  • Tune operating systems and applications to increase performance and reliability of services
  • Diagnose system operational problems quickly and effectively
  • Document system administration procedures for routine and complex tasks
  • Participate in an on-call rotation providing 24-hour, 7-day support and off-hours maintenance windows
  • Coordinate with vendors to resolve hardware and software problems

 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or closely related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience in Linux/UNIX Systems Administration.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong working knowledge of Unix system fundamentals and common network protocols.  Knowledge or experience working with Infiniband and parallel filesystems (Lustre, GPFS) is a plus.
  • Experience managing Linux/UNIX operating systems in a heterogeneous environment.
  • Solid understanding of networked computing environment concepts
  • Ability to develop and maintain programs and scripts that aid in the operation and automation of administrative tasks using various shell and scripting languages
  • Ability to identify requirements and to define, plan, and implement requisite solutions
  • Ability to plan organize, prioritize tasks, and complete assigned projects with minimal supervision
  • Experience with continuous integration and continuous deployment software methodologies and how they apply to systems engineering
  • An understanding of site reliability engineering fundamentals
  • Familiarity with code review processes / best practices and familiarity with tools like Git, GitHub and GitLab
  • Experience using tools such as Grafana and Nagios to monitor systems, metrics, and create dashboards
  • Experience designing and implement highly available systems/services
  • Experience participating in an open-source community with patches accepted upstream
  • Experience with developing systems tools, preferably using Python, Golang, Ruby, or BASH
  • Experience deploying and maintaining automated configuration management software such as: Puppet, Ansible
  • Experience building custom packages for RHEL/Rocky using RPM
  • Familiarity or direct experience with various container strategies and orchestration tools such as Docker, PodMan, Singularity, OpenShift/Kubernetes
  • Familiarity or direct experience installing and utilizing job management and benchmarking tools such as SLURM, STREAM/OSU, MPI benchmarks, IOR, etc.
  • Experience implementing systems level security technologies like SELinux and following security best-practices

 

 

Duration:
Direct Hire

 

Federal Government Clearance:

This position may require the ability to obtain a government clearance. This position may require reviews and test for absence of any illegal drugs along with a background investigation by the Federal government in order to obtain an access authorization prior to employment, and may require subsequent reinvestigations may be required.

 

EEO Employer:

Affirmative Action Employer—M/F/Vet/Disab/LGBT

 

Benefits

Pro2Serve’s benefits package was carefully designed to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

 

These benefits include:

  • Major Medical Plan with Prescription Card, Dental Plan, Vision, and Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan 401(k)
  • Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Comprehensive Leave
  • Holidays

 

 

Pay Rate:
Please submit salary or hourly rate requirements along with resume or in a cover letter.

 

Job location:

Oak Ridge, TN area

Please submit resumes via the web page link.

 

If you meet the above requirements/qualifications, please click the Apply Now button to submit your resume to be considered for this position, as well as added to our national database.  We look forward to talking with candidates who have the requisite skills and experience level.