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Senior HPC Linux Systems Engineer

Location: College Park, MD
Date Posted: 01-30-2017
Job # 8822717
Dovel Technologies, LLC provides leading edge software and application development services specializing in mission driven solutions that address complex business processes and technology challenges. We practice CMMI® ML3 processes and delivery solutions and are an innovative mission oriented technology company focused on complex business and technical challenges, ensuring solutions support the achievement of your mission. Our team creates software solutions that help customers communicate, access, and store mission critical information. Dovel is instrumental in the design and implementation of some of the most mission critical and innovative systems in government today.

Dovel, ranked #12 on the Washington Business Journal’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies in 2016! Join our team today!
We are seeking a Senior Linux Systems Engineer for our FDA Scientific Computing program. We support the FDA and their scientists in Scientific Computing which includes but is not limited to; technical and research aspects (e.g., hardware, software, desktop support, infrastructure, virtualization all in a laboratory environment) supporting a variety of FDA Centers.

The Senior Linux Systems Engineer will work in conjunction with the rest of the Engineering team in support of the overall FDA program, with specifics emphasis on the HPC implementation.  
The duties will include, but not be limited to:
  • Exploring new technologies to improve efficiency and maximize performance
  • Experience working within a HPC environment, using Puppet for configuration and Set-up.
  • Establishing operations policies and procedures for production Installing, configuring, and maintaining production systems and applications
  • Building and tools, scripts, and operating procedures for continuous efficiency improvement
  • Fault detection, isolation, resolution, and root cause analysis
  • Deploying new releases and patches to test and production environments
  • Evaluating commercial and open-source tools to improve efficiency
  • Performance analysis and optimization
  • Capacity planning
  • Script and procedure development
Position will require FDA public trust to start work, we will process the selected candidate for the required clearance
Required Qualifications:
  • BS degree in a technical discipline (Computer Science or Computer Engineering is preferred).
  • Minimum 5 years related IT Systems Administration experience.
  • Previous experience with Puppet required
  • Expert knowledge of Linux systems administration
  • MySQL administration; performance tuning experience a plus
  • Knowledge of Active Directory based LDAP authentication
  • Implementing and supporting management tools
  • Expert-level scripting skills using Unix scripting toolkits (bash, sed, awk, etc)
  • knowledge of systems and infrastructure security
  • Operational experience supporting large, high-volume sites, ideally at a major SaaS company
  • Demonstrated experience working with monitoring and analytics tools (e.g. Nagios, Cacti, Splunk)
  • Working knowledge of deployment and distribution automation tools (YUM, Puppet, RPM, etc)
  • Experience in virtualization environments (OpenStack or VMWare) is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written.
  • Passionate, hard-worker, team player, willingness to contribute in multiple areas.
  • Strong sense of pride in workmanship.
  • Creative problem solver and self-starter
Desired Qualifications:
  • Master in IT discipline
  • Experience working in a lab and/or scientific environment
  • Storage administration experience, especially with Network Appliance filers
  • Knowledge on parallel filesystems (Lustre, pNFS, GPFS)
  • Knowledge on Hadoop and Big Data environments
  • Knowledge on cloud-based computing is required, Amazon AWS and Azure experience is preferred, AWS certified a bonus
  • Familiarity with Atlassian Confluence and Jira products helpful
Dovel Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

Words that describe Dovel
A Lean Forward Company; Agile; Fun; High-Energy; Leaders Encouraged; Innovative; Users of Cutting-Edge Technology; Client-Oriented-Consultative Environment; Skilled, Educated, and Certified Professionals; Stable and Growing

Benefits Program
Paid Time Off; 10 Paid Holidays; Health Insurance; Dental Insurance; Vision Plan; Life Insurance; Long Term Disability; Short Term Disability; Flexible Spending Accounts; matching 401(k) with matching; Voluntary Life Insurance

Additional Benefits
CTO Group Mentorship; On-site State-of-the-Art Technology Lab; Casual Fridays, Friday breakfast on-site and more…
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