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HPC System Administrator (Job Number:430114)


SAIC has contingent job opportunities to support a NASA program at the AMES facility at Moffet Field, CA

The HPC Systems Administrator performs high-level, day-to-day operational maintenance, support, and upgrades for complex operating systems, workstations and servers. Coordinates, directs and performs complex software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages. Schedules installations and upgrades and maintains them in accordance with established IT policies and procedures. Continually monitors and tunes multiple systems to achieve optimum performance levels. Ensures workstation/server data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions of varying complexities. Ensures data/media recoverability by developing and implementing a schedule of system backups and database archive operations. Plans and implements the modernization of servers. Develops, implements and promotes standard operating procedures and schedules. Conducts hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines. Incumbent develops and implements new standards, policies and procedures. Incumbent in this job works closely with Network and Systems Analysts to help determine and develop the systems that will be implemented.

Required Experience and Skills
- Understanding of parallel programming concepts and application development. In-depth understanding of one or more computational technical areas such as computational fluid dynamics, computational chemistry, computational physics, or advanced modeling and simulation is preferred.
- Domain knowledge in HPC and system software such as cluster management/ provisioning tools, job schedulers, workflow tools, load balancing tools, etc.
- In-depth understanding of one or more of the technology fields in storage (FC, SAS, iSCSI, FCoE, etc), high speed interconnects (Omnipath, InfiniBand, 10GigE, etc), cluster file systems (pNFS, Lustre, PVFS, GPFS, etc), provisioning tools, parallel programming techniques, code optimization, code porting.
- Hands-on experience with performance analysis tools, benchmarks and applications. Experience developing or tailoring benchmarks for use in acquisition support is preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects, creating innovative processes and solutions
- Problem solving and analysis skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Experience specifying user-representative requirements for complex computational environments
- Experience managing or supporting in a significant role, the acquisition, integration, and acceptance lifecycle of one or more complex computational systems or system upgrades in a mission critical or production R&D computational environment.
- BS is required. BS, MS or Ph.D in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Science or other related technical discipline is preferred.

SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC provides systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SAIC has approximately 15,000 employees and annual revenues of about $4.3 billion.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Aug 22, 2017, 1:08:06 AM
Primary Location: United States-CA-MOFFETT FIELD
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: NACI
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time

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