High Performance Computing Engineer - ISD

Atlanta, GA 30303
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Job Description

A full-time position for an experienced HPC Engineer High-Performance Computing systems architecture is available with the Information Systems Department at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). This new team delivers high-performance computing solutions to the research enterprise that includes 1800 full-time researchers and over $765M in annual awards. Georgia Tech Research Institute is a leader in national security and economic development for the State of Georgia.

Job Duties

  • Design, build and operate high-performance computing systems
  • Create systems for automating deployment, configuration management, and patch management
  • Develop systems for continuous monitoring of key performance metrics
  • Evaluate and select state-of-the-art hardware and software for high-performance computing system management and operation
  • Design and configure systems to be in compliance with applicable regulations, such as NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171, DAAPM, and JSIG
  • Serve as Level 2 help desk support for enterprise HPC systems
  • Prototype and evaluate hardware, software, and service offerings to support sponsored research
  • Work with developers to conduct performance analysis of application codes to suggest optimization strategies

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a field of study.

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist II

  • A Masters degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a field of study and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a field of study and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a field of study.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Solid understanding of how HPC systems are designed from the ground up and can use that knowledge to help others achieve the greatest performance that the machine can offer.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Secret Clearance
  • Prior professional experience working for a national laboratory
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator or other applicable certifications
  • DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certifications
  • Candidate knowledge of and experience with other HPC technologies such as networking (Ethernet, Infiniband, OPA), parallel filesystems (Lustre, GPFS, Gluster), and cluster management and scheduling (Slurm) is preferred.

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Safer Federal Workforce Executive Order

Presidential Executive Order 14042 requires most federal contractors, including federal contractors within the University System of Georgia, to comply with Covid-19 guidance from the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (Task Force). Georgia Tech must ensure that all employees covered under the Executive Order (covered employees), including those working remotely in the United States, are fully vaccinated by January 19, 2022, or by their first day of work in a covered role.

This position is covered by the Executive Order. Accommodations or exemptions for medical conditions can be requested by individuals who would otherwise be covered but have a disability, medical condition, or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

Details of the order can be found here

Benefits at GTRI

Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits, including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link: https://hr.gatech.edu/benefits

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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