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Jacobs High Performance Computing Lab System Administrator in Houston, Texas

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** We are actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opening; however, we do not have assurance at this time when the position will be finalized and opened. Because we have strong reason to believe the position will be approved soon, we are proceeding with identifying qualified candidates and conducting interviews. **

We are looking for a High-Performance Computing Lab System Administrator to join our team with Barrios Technology, Inc. , a JETS teammate company. Do you have the following skills?

​The NASA/JSC Flight Sciences Laboratory (FSL) is seeking a highly qualified individual to support its high-performance computing (HPC) laboratory. The FSL is one of JSC's primary engineering computational labs and hosts a wide variety of analyses, which support major programs at JSC including the International Space Station (ISS), Orion, Space Launch System (SLS), Commercial Crew Program, Lunar Gateway, and Human Landing System (HLS). The FSL systems are currently comprised of over 700 machines, 15,000 cores, and 3 PB of storage, which serve over 1000 users. Responsibilities will include identifying lab deficiencies, investigating system problems, proactively monitoring system health, working with a team of system administrators, and helping lab users to effectively utilize the system.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements, and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

  • BS degree in a computer or system science discipline from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of progressive, relevant experience, or an MS degree in a computer or system science discipline and four (4) years of progressive experience, or a Ph.D. degree in a computer or system science discipline

  • Significant experience with Linux-based system administration

  • Experience implementing, maintaining, and verifying defined security policies

  • Willing to maintain a flexible work schedule

  • A positive attitude and willingness to help enable the lab users for success

  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills

Requisition Preferences:

  • Configuring and maintaining systems for an HPC lab in all areas, including:

  • Cluster management

  • System and software configuration management

  • High-speed networking

  • Resource managers and schedulers

  • High-speed parallel storage

  • Monitoring and alerting

  • RedHat-based systems

  • OpenHPC

  • InfiniBand

  • IPA

  • Lustre architecture and maintenance

  • Provisioners (xCAT, warewulf)

  • Configuration management software (ansible, puppet)

  • SLURM resource manager

  • SPACK software manager

  • Log consolidation and monitoring

  • Git/Gitlab and software development (CI/CD)

  • C++/Python language and software development

  • Overflow, Fluent, Matlab familiarity

  • Johnson Space Center campus network

Why Work on Our Team?

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In addition to exciting career opportunities, we also have:

  • Excellent personal and professional career growth

  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off)

  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)

  • Much, much more!

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), please visit www.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).

Equipment and Machines

Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).

Attendance

Regular attendance in accordance with the established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust the schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements.

Other Essential Functions

P rofessional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

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