Linux High Performance Computing (HPC) Administrator

Information Systems Solutions - San Diego, CA

Information Systems Solutions (ISS) is looking for a candidate to support Linux servers and Windows 10 clients on both classified and unclassified networks supporting a U.S. Government Customer. The selected candidate will be primarily responsible for administration of a High-Performance Computing (HPC) environment maintaining user accounts, operating system patching, security scanning, and troubleshooting hardware failures.

Specific job duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage Linux Servers and Windows 10 clients supporting the HPC
  • Hardening of Linux (CentOS and Ubuntu) machines in accordance with DISA STIGs and regulations
  • Manage backup system configuration and operation (SAN or NAS)
  • Resolution of hardware/software interoperability problems
  • Assisting end users with issues from account maintenance to software configuration and access.
  • Streamlining and enhancing distributed/shared processors
  • Basic knowledge of switching and networking
  • Perform the duties of the Data Transfer Agent for the customer 


Why Work For ISS?

At Information Systems Solutions (ISS), we pride ourselves on providing an employee-focused and family first environment. Being a small business, we take the time to get to know our employees and have a vested interest in helping them achieve their career goals. We work to schedule regular social gathering to foster camaraderie within the company. ISS values their employees by providing a comprehensive benefits package that includes a fully vested 401(k) matching program, coverage of family medical deductibles, spot bonuses, and educational assistance to further your career.

Clearance Level

  • Secret


Certifications (IAT Level II)

One of the following:

  • Security+ CE
  • GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
  • Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP)
  • System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)


and one of the following:

  • Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS)
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
  • Linux+
  • Advanced Level Linux Professional (LPIC-2)
  • Senior Level Linux Professional (LPIC-3)


Required Skills

  • 5+ years of experience
  • Experience with CentOS and/ or Ubuntu


Desired Skills

  • Know how to parallelize code with MPI, OpenMP, Fortran, C, and C++.
  • Know how to parallelize computer code using a distributed-memory or shared-memory, or heterogeneous (general processor with a specialized co-processor, or gpu) architecture
  • Be familiar with parallel algorithms
  • Understand the NIST RMF (Risk Management Framework) process for certifying systems as secure
  • Be familiar with the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) and the OpenScap tool suite
  • Be familiar with the Apache web server, and how to set up web sites, and mediawiki sites
  • Understand how to CAC-enable Apache web servers to meet SSC PACIFIC security guidelines
  • Familiarity with NetBackup, Korn and bash shells, and VMware
  • Knowledge of ITIL processes and ITIL Certification
  • Prior work on large, geographically disperse networks
  • Experience with the IAVM process

Posted On: Thursday, April 18, 2019

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