The Defense Group at Leidos has a career opening for a Senior Systems Administrator (Linux) in Aberdeen, MD.
The successful candidate will perform advanced level systems administration for the High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) at the Army Research Lab (ARL) DoD Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC) in Aberdeen MD. Systems include HPC hardware, firmware, operating systems, system utilities, and 3rd party software applications.
Candidate will develop policies and standards related to the use of computing resources, overall strategy, design, implementation, and operational aspects of multiple systems, operating environments, and related software; Schedule, plan, and oversee system upgrades; Develop functional requirements through interaction with end-users and coordinate with development teams on systematic enhancements or changes; Configure operating systems (Unix, Linux) and associated supporting software and utilities to optimize systems performance and systems services; Perform an analysis of the benefits and risks of implementing hardware and software updates prior to implementing changes; Validate and implement critical system patches; Administer, manage and optimize system data and databases; Coordinate with vendor OEM personnel as necessary to administer systems; Maintain classified and unclassified data storage systems; Provide user support for all computer systems; Maintain utilization, availability and performance data, and operation and maintenance logs; Perform root causes analysis when directed by the Government or when data indicate a trend requiring further analysis.
• Requires BS degree and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain; experience in lieu of degree optional.
•Candidate must have knowledge of HPC systems, scalable, parallel architectures, Unix workstation and server implementations, and computer graphics hardware and software; Knowledge and ability to develop systems software and scripts using conventional high level languages (C, C++), shell scripts, and web-based tools; Ability to develop policies related to HPC systems; Ability to understand and capture computer system design, implementation, and operations requirements through interaction with users and development teams; Ability to manage user requirements, prioritize and develop project plans, manage multiple complex projects simultaneously, and communicate with and understand the requirements of scientists and engineers in the deployment of HPC solutions; Excellent written and oral communications skills.
•Ability to obtain an Interim Secret Clearance to start, and ultimately obtain a Top Secret clearance. Those candidates with an existing Secret or Top Secret clearance are preferred. •Must also have a CompTIA Security+ and Linux Certification.
•DOD 8570 certification required, i.e. Security+ and OS certification such as Linux+, Red Hat, etc.
• Knowledge of HPC users and applications that support DoD priorities.
• Security implementations using multi-factor authentication, PKI, or Kerberos
• Ability to understand application scaling issues related to problem resolution, algorithm choice.
• Ability to manage the following Storage Architectures (including Bandwidth and Performance): SAN, SAS, FC, SATA
• Ability to manage development of appropriate application benchmarks, analyze results and determine optimal configurations for processor type/speed, size of memory/cache, and memory interconnect fabric for customer problem domains.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Systems Administration
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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