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    Opportunity: Senior HPC / Scientific Systems Engineer (Unix/Linux) (#RQ10223) @ CSRA -- Rockville, MD (US)
    Submitted by Dr. David Pot; posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2018


    CSRA has an opportunity for a strong Unix / Linux Engineer to join our team of Scientific Systems / High Performance Computing [HPC] Engineers supporting the gene sequencing and bioinformatics needs of a scientific research environment at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). This team is managing about 200-300 Linux servers, and supporting approximately 100 PhD scientists and their applications. In this role, you will use your experience with Linux engineering to manage large high performance supercomputers and the myriad of scientific and software applications that run on them.

    You will be hands on with the design, build, and configuration of services necessary for research computing, and underlying scripting capabilities. This role requires regular, close collaboration with Data Center, VmWare, Oracle, Storage, Backup, SQL Administrators, as well scientific investigators. This is a customer service focused environment with the associated business needs of an advanced research environment, requiring high reliability and 24 x 7 up time.

    Position is for full time employment with CSRA and will be based at our customers office located at 5635 Fisher Lane, Suite 1400; Rockville, MD.


    • Provide hands on design, build, and configuration of services necessary for research computing, and underlying scripting capabilities.
    • Diagnose hardware and software problems, and replace defective components.
    • Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.
    • Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments, including computer hardware, systems.
    • Collaborate with other Systems Administrators who oversee the Data Center, VmWare, Oracle, Storage, Backup, SQL Administration, as well scientific investigators.
    • Use strong analysis and decision-making skills to conduct briefings and participate in technical cross-functional meetings.
    • Focus on process and documentation with a demonstrated understanding of change and configuration management principles in support of a validated environment.
    • You'll be utilizing an exceptional Linux/UNIX scope and associated project management skillset as well.


    Required Skills and Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree and 6+ years experience (equivalent professional experience may be considered in lieu of formal education)
    • In depth knowledge of UNIX/Linux systems, system administration tools, methodologies, and security practices; CentOS and Scientific Linux Knowledge
    • Experience managing multiple systems and in-depth understanding of one or more of the following – storage (FC, SAS, iSCSI, FCoE) or high speed interconnects (InfiniBand, 10Gig, etc), provisioning tools, etc.
    • Experience writing scripts to automate processes in a production *nix environment using any of the following languages – shell, Bash, Perl, or Python
    • Proactive communication to manage scope and schedule for multiple priorities
    • Focus on Customer Service and Business Needs (Support Science), Reliability, Up Time (24 x7) etc.


    • Certifications such as RedHat Certified Engineer – RHCE (RHEL 7), CCNA & MCP are preferred.
    • Domain knowledge in HPC and system software such as cluster management/provisioning tools, job schedulers, MPI, etc. is strongly preferred.
    • Knowledge of programming languages (C, Ruby, or R) is a plus.
    • Knowledge of a configuration management tool such as CF Engine, Puppet, Ansible, or Chef is preferred.
    • Knowledge and/or experience with cluster file systems (pNFS, Lustre, PVFS), and MPI
    • Experience with revision control software (such as Subversion, CVS, Git) is a plus.


    Full Time Employment


    Rockville, MD




    Please apply directly online via to job #RQ10223 or via this link:[...]linux





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