Principal Cloud Technologist, High Performance Computing (HPC) - Hybrid/Commercial Cloud Team

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Andover, MA 01810
Principal DT HPC Cloud Technologist - Hybrid/Commercial Cloud
Raytheon Missile & Defense Digital Infrastructure & Workplace Services - (RMD DIWS), Tewksbury MA

About Us:

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, fresh thinking and possibilities are forged in times of change and you will be on the front lines as we trailblaze new approaches, push the boundaries of innovation and chart a course to a tomorrow you can be proud to have a hand in creating.

Job Summary:

If youre a team player who is passionate about innovation and constantly seeking ways to improve how business is done, take a look at this HPC Cloud Technologist opportunity!

As an HPC Cloud Technologist on our Program Cloud Solutions team youll use your experience to research, design, implement, and administer Cloud based High Performance Computing solutions, particularly focused on HPC infrastructure delivery and the latest available vendor services. You will be challenged with providing High Performance Computing System Engineering support to the engineering consumers assisting with the development of Cloud based HPC-optimized solutions including high performance computing clusters, associated data storage, and networking environments, including use of GPUs and cloud-based environments.

A Solid understanding of Linux and Windows Server fundamentals is required, including NFS, DNS, DHCP, AD. You will work as a team member in a fast paced technological environment to help develop and implement new technologies based upon industry best practices. You will use troubleshooting techniques to resolve technical problems at a high scope and complexity to include the integration of high performance software and operating systems (OS) in a cloud based environment. An understanding of software tools, automated scripts, batch schedulers, hardware and system-level troubleshooting is required to lead and support the Cloud based HPC engineering community. You will perform OS tuning to maximize performance on Cloud based systems. You will also perform benchmarking and optimization to maximize system performance. You will work across IT functions, including Cybersecurity professionals, to standardize processes and procedures to maintain security compliance. You will provide documentation and training on advanced IT HPC processes and procedures and be a mentor to junior team members.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

In this role, your responsibilities will include:
  • Identifying new opportunities for using cloud based HPC services and infrastructure to reduce program cost or schedule
  • Implementation of HPC cloud solutions in programs and shared environments
  • Develop key reference architectures and designs for HPC Cloud implementations
  • Research new HPC Cloud technology trends, assessing their utility and developing concept of operations for deployment within RMD
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring for junior members of the team
  • Working closely with program Systems Administrators to understand existing server infrastructure and developing cloud-based HPC replacements
  • Collaborate on best practices for HPC cloud environments, develop workflows and DevOps pipelines.

This role is based in Tewksbury, MA (primary) with occasional travel our Andover, MA location. If necessary, relocation is available to the selected applicant if they are qualified per company policy. This role will be on a full time telecommuting work schedule to start, and will change to a part time or hybrid telecommuting schedule when the company determines that all employees are allowed onsite.

Qualifications You Must Have:
  • In-depth knowledge of High Performance Computing scheduling and monitoring tools such as SLURM, HT Condor, and Ganglia
  • 8+ years experience in systems engineering, IT infrastructure, or IT systems administration
  • Bachelors in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) related discipline (other degrees will be considered on a case by case basis).
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. Except in rare cases, only US Citizens are eligible for Security Clearances.
  • Understanding of cloud computing based architectures, including IaaS, Paas and SaaS models.
  • Advanced experience with Windows and Unix security hardening, systems integrations, advanced troubleshooting
  • Advanced knowledge of OS internals, file system structures, and machine architectures
  • Knowledge of data storage, NAS, and SAN technologies and solutions
  • Familiar with TCP/IP, switches, firewalls, routers, and their basic operations

Qualifications We Value:
  • Familiar with Intel and AMD based technologies
  • Working knowledge of InfiniBand and RDMA technology and architecture
  • Experience with enabling tools and/or models for HPC
  • Experience creating technical documentation, such as writing technical implementation guides
  • Ability to lead special projects and manage resources
  • Effective customer and communication skills
  • Self-Starter, customer focused, adaptable, attention to detail, time management and ability to multitask
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and follow established procedures
  • Working knowledge of parallel processing to include the support of Matlab, Python, FORTRAN, Java, C/C++, OpenMP, MPI, OpenGL and CUDA on CPU/GPU platforms
  • High-level understanding of various simulation environments, to include CFD, FPGA, and 6DOF
  • Knowledge and experience in the establishment of a DevOps pipeline to include build, continuous integration, and continuous deployment
  • Familiarity of cloud architecture implementation in Government instances of Amazon Web Services (e.g. GovCloud) and/or Microsoft Azure (e.g. Microsoft Azure for Government)
  • Experience with infrastructure automation, e.g. Terraform, Packer, Chef, Ansible
  • Experience with VMware VSphere (ESXi, vCenter, etc)
  • Experience scripting in languages such as Perl, Ruby, Powershell, BASH or Python
  • Familiarity with DoD security configuration requirements, hardening procedures and settings
  • Experience training and mentoring colleagues
  • Organizational skills to include: attention to detail, time management and ability to multitask

What We Offer:
Whether youre just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Additional Details:
Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:


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Principal Cloud Technologist, High Performance Computing (HPC) - Hybrid/Commercial Cloud Team

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Andover, MA 01810

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