189125 - Sr Linux - HPC Administrator
3 Months

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Sr. Linux - HPC Administrator for an opening in Jupiter, FL.

The position is responsible for supporting a Linux/HPC Infrastructure in the Classified Computing environments. The position will also provide Linux support and HPC Cluster management and tuning in an accredited classified computing environment supporting multiple Department of Defense (DOD) programs. This position will be located in West Palm Beach, Florida and Los Angeles, California. This position may require 10% travel to support implementations at other sites throughout the country. The position will require one to support build, and maintain an Authorization to Operate with Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA).

50% - Provide technical hardware and software support for Red Hat/CentOS Linux systems to include High Performance Compute Clusters running Engineering codes like ANSYS and CFD++. Provide patch management, performance troubleshooting, application installs and upgrades, and cluster management.

20% - Address service request and incident tickets submitted by the user population requesting new access or break/fix activities to support the user community

20% - Apply System Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIGs) to systems, apply compliance and hardening updates and represent the company during audit activities to help maintain accreditation and authorization to operate

10% - Support projects and help support Linux and Networking environments.

Requires 10 years of experience

Knowledge of Linux and UNIX operating systems, including scripting and programming proficiencies. Demonstrate experience in programming system maintenance tasks in C, Java, Perl, Python, batch/shell, or another general purpose programming language. Knowledge of NUMA and understanding of NUMA related APIs. Be able to perform complex performance analysis including system processes, I/O subsystems, networks and other related components. Must have experience with multi-threading and parallel processing tools and environments. Must have experience as a systems administrator. Must have advanced ability to analyze, design and architect complex IT systems. Experience with high-performance servers and associated high-performance networks. Experience installing and maintaining clustered environments, including automated installation methods. Knowledge of common server hardware architectures including servers (CPU, bus, memory), SANS, disk arrays, network hardware. Understanding of Red Hat Linux Operating system including processes, files, memory management and I/O systems; networking services and protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, SSL, FTP, Telnet, LDAP). Understanding of IP networking, basic routing, TCP ports and network services, including SSH, LDAP, SFTP and HTTP(S). Ability to design, promote, and implement change control and configuration management, patch management, high availability systems, structured design and support methodologies. Must be organized with a strong ability to deliver tasks on time, manage multiple efforts and be able to work with minimal supervision. Demonstrated ability to proactively learn, adapt to and use new hardware/software.

Lead Linux Engineer responsible for setting technical direction in a multifaceted computing environment.
Solid understanding of NFS and NIS implementations on CentOS and RedHat operating systems EL 6 & 7 on networks and also standalone systems.
Scripting skills required ( e.g., Python / Perl /Bash) .
Customization of Linux operation system packages and distribution (e.g., kickStart)
Experience supporting nVidia based graphics on Linux workstations (e.g., TurboVNC)
Experience with compute clusters, (e.g, Infiniband experience)
Project leadership in the integration of legacy tools / systems with the new technologies
10 + Years of Linux engineering application environment experience
Exposure to High Performance Computing (HPC) and Machine Learning (ML) codes, building recipes, and tuning (e.g. compiler and OpenMP and MPI, NUMA, and various frameworks)
Exposure to HPC applications like ANSYS, CFD++ preferred
Performs system administration duties on a linux HPC Cluster, cluster management, virtualization, cluster usage monitoring, health monitoring, job scheduling, and application integration/installation.
Responsible for system implementation/integration and systems performance analysis.
Manages hardware and software applications in the production environment provided to HPC users.
Experience with batch systems, such OpenPBS or OpenLava
Experience managing parallel and cluster file systems, such as NFS, GPFS, or Lustre
Install software and updates
Coordinates with vendors to resolve hardware and software problems in HPC Cluster.

Accredited Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).


MISCELLANEOUS: Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Max Cameron
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x242 or (800) 927-9318 x242

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.