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HPC System Administrator

Company: SAIC
Location: Omaha
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description


We are looking for candidates passionate about craftsmanship, teamwork, and delivering user capability to join SAIC supporting the Air Force weather community on the Technology Application Development & Sustainment (TADS) contract.

The successful candidate will work within a cross-functional team to provide hands-on experience designing, installing, configuring, monitoring, and maintaining enterprise systems. You will lead and participate in the deployment, management, and optimization of systems, software, and processes in support of the High Performance Computing (HPC) environment.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Growth Mindset
  • Self-Starter
  • Servant Leadership
  • Grit



  • Bachelor's degree in an Information Technology discipline with 9 years experience or equivalent
  • 5 years of experience working in a system administration or similar role
  • Advanced Linux knowledge
  • Configures, installs, maintains, and upgrades HPC clusters (compute, storage, and network) and applications in support of research computing environments
  • Experience with infrastructure automation approaches and tools such as Ansible and Terraform
  • Familiarity with enterprise storage solutions
  • Experience working with container-based approaches
  • Experience with monitoring tools
  • Knowledge of GPFS filesystems
  • Experience with Mellanox Infiniband Fabric and UFM
  • Familiarity with virtual desktop infrastructure
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies (Kanban, Lean, Theory of Constraints)
  • Must have a collaborative mentality with an ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to advise technicians, engineering designers, or other technical support personnel as needed and recommended enterprise-level system changes
  • Evaluate factors such as reporting formats, cost constraints, and need for security restrictions to determine appropriate hardware and/or software configuration
  • Experience ensuring DISA Secure Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) are understood and solutions are automated
  • Troubleshoot outages or other system errors and implement/recommended fix actions, as necessary
  • Ability to provide operational support for 24x7 systems on a rotating basis
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be able to obtain a secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CompTIA Security+ or equivalent
  • Operating System Certificates validating depth of knowledge
  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Familiarity with cloud computing such as AWS
  • Familiarity with 557th Weather Wing

Work location:

  • Mix of on-site and remote work



SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Keywords: SAIC, Omaha , HPC System Administrator, Other , Omaha, Nebraska

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