Systems Engineer Sr / DEVOPS w/LINUX - 26106 in Fort Belvoir, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/10/2018

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Systems for High-Performance Accelerated Global Intelligence (SHAGI)

The Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for deploying, maintaining and operating Unix/Linux systems, including HPC (high performance computing) clusters, a distributed DNS service, and internal support systems. This includes installing, configuring, and maintaining hardware and operating system software on a variety of platforms running Linux, and preparing and maintaining detailed systems documentation including troubleshooting, operational procedures and infrastructure diagrams. Other responsibilities include troubleshooting and resolving issues on systems.
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Math, or related field from an accredited college or university; or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

5 plus years of experience with a technical background an emphasis in Unix/Linux system administration.


 Hands-on system administration experience with RHEL / CentOS or other

 Linux distributions in a distributed computing environment

 Solid understanding of IP network fundamentals

 Network file systems such as NFS

 Scripting languages such as Perl, Python and Bash for system automation tasks

 Securing systems using SSH , VPN , PKI , Kerberos and similar technologies

 Experience installing and troubleshooting enterprise server platforms


 Familiarity with configuration of the HPC software stack, including SLURM , MPI , OpenMP, Globus, Intel and GNU compilers, math libraries

 Parallel file systems such as Lustre, Ceph,

 High-performance network technologies such as Infiniband, RDMA Configuration management frameworks such as Ansible, Puppet

 Version control software such as Git, CVS

 Virtualization and container solutions such as VMware, KVM and Docker

 Network management tools such as Nagios, Ganglia, and Cacti

 Tuning Linux to achieve optimal use of system and network resources

Additional Certifications: Security +

Travel: Must be willing to travel approximately 25% of the time

U.S. Citizenship and we require a current Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility.




Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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