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HPC Storage Systems Engineer-Clusters Group
Job Code:2021-P2S-059
Location:Oak Ridge, TN
Division:National Security - 1.4.3
Duration:Direct Hire

Job Responsibilities:

Position:   HPC Storage Systems Engineer-Clusters Group 

Division:   National Security Division

Duration:  Direct Hire

Location:  Oak Ridge, TN


Company Description: 

Professional Project Services Inc. has upcoming opportunity for High Performance Computer Storage Systems 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

  • The application of systems analysis techniques and procedures, including consulting with users/customers, to determine hardware, software or system functional specifications
  • The design, development, documentation, analysis, creation, testing, optimization, or modification of computer systems or programs, including prototypes, based on and related to user or system design specifications
  • The design, documentation, testing, automation, creation, or modification of computer programs or complex tasks related to machine operations
  • Work with the team to define and implement best practices and standards within the organization
  • Diagnose system operational problems quickly and effectively
  • 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
  • Ability to lead storage-related projects with internal and external representatives
  • Act as subject matter expert for storage resources for various projects
  • Lead system design, facility integration, deployment, upgrades, issues resolution, and decommissioning


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or closely related field.
  • 5+ years of experience managing Linux/UNIX operating systems in a heterogeneous environment.
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of Linux system fundamentals and common network protocols and technologies like TCP/IP, InfiniBand, and Fiber-channel
  • 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 code review and familiarity with tools like GitHub and GitLab.
  • Experience using tools such as Grafana and Nagios to monitor systems, metrics, create custom checks, and create dashboards.
  • Experience with stateless operating system technologies, concepts, and rollout
  • Experience participating in an open source community with patches accepted upstream.
  • Experience deploying and maintaining automated configuration management software such as Puppet.
  • Experience building custom packages for RHEL/CentOS using RPM.
  • Experience in common RAID schemes
  • Experience with ZFS
  • Experience in storage benchmarking fundamentals and associated tools.
  • Ability to provide dedicated mentorship on diverse, complex, and abstract concepts
  • Experience with HPC parallel storage solutions like Lustre, GPFS, etc.



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



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.