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Job #: R-00031382
Location: Annapolis Junction, MD
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Are you ready to work on projects that can potentially change the world? Join us at Leidos, where your most important work is ahead!  You will be proud to say you work with Leidos because not only do we treat our employees like an important part of our business, everything we do is built on our commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our employees, and our communities.  You will enjoy great benefits such as 5 weeks of Paid Time Off, Flexible Schedules, Discounted Stock Purchase Plans, Education and Training Support, Relocation Assistance and more! 

Join our teams in Annapolis Junction, MD providing the development and engineering support efforts directed at enhancing our customers High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure, HPC ecosystem, and HPC Storage capabilities as a Site Reliability Engineer.  The candidate will support system engineering level studies and analysis of next generation HPC's and related technologies to design and optimize large scale storage systems.

The Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) shall perform the following duties:
•    Integrate, install, configure, upgrade, compile, and support COTS/GOTS software.
•    Generate documentation for the System Configurations 
•    Update software for sustainment support
•    Perform Linux system administration and shell scripting
•    Perform system automation using tools such as ansible, chef, puppet or salt
•    Provide product ownership for HPC tools. 
•    Perform administration of large distributed files systems such as Lustre and HDFS
•    Work in a fast paced environment and switch between various architectural paradigms.

Basic Qualifications
An active TS/SCI with a polygraph

Bachelor's Degree in Technical Field of Study

12 or more years of related experience

10 or more years demonstrable experience with integrating, installing, configuring, upgrading, compiling, and supporting COTS/GOTS software in a heterogeneous operating system environment.
An industry recognized professional certification may substitute as one (1) year experience. A Master's Degree in a related Technical field may substitute for two (2) years' experience.
•    A minimum of 3 years experience writing scripts using Bash/Python
•    A minimum of 3 years experience with Unix command line
•    A minimum of 3 years experience performing Unix System Administration including installation, configuration, and support of COTS/GOTS software preferably in a large scale Unix HPC cluster environment
General HPC technical knowledge regarding compute, network, memory, and storage components
•    Familiar with various network communications like IP and InfiniBand
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Experience with Configuration Management, including versioning and automated tools such as Puppet, Chef, Salt, and Ansible
•    Familiar with Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) principles and applications 
•    Demonstrated experience using system monitoring tools such as Nagios, ibmonitor and Prometheus 

Preferred Qualifications
•    Experience with the Atlassian Tool Suite (JIRA, Bitbucket, Confluence)
•    Familiarity with test driven Agile development best practices
•    Familiarity with Lustre file systems
•    Experience with ZFS and GPFS
•    Experience with lnfiniband and Ethernet based networks


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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Job Family:

Systems Engineering

About Leidos

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

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