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General Dynamics Information Technology Senior HPC Systems Engineer (100% Remote) in Lincoln, Massachusetts

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Public Trust/Other Required: NACLC (T3)

Job Family: Systems Engineering

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. Our work depends on a Senior HPC Systems Engineer joining our team to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Weather and Climate Operational Supercomputer System (WCOSS). This position is remote with some travel required.

WCOSS provides NOAA the operational High Performance Computing (HPC) resources essential to process sophisticated numerical models used to predict and understand atmospheric and oceanic phenomena for weather and climate operational use. Operating 24/7, the next 10-year WCOSS program will deliver significant computational capability that will evolve over time to keep pace with NOAA’s growing environmental modeling needs.

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity.

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Applying current HPC systems administrative skills; desire to learn and deploy new technologies.

  • Developing and deploying monitoring capabilities.

  • Developing and implementing tools for cluster administration.

  • Providing technical support with team of HPC System & Storage Administrators to resolve operational issues.

  • Providing off-hour on-call support on a rotating basis.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 10+ years of related experience (5+ years of experience with HPC systems operations highly preferred).

  • Parallel filesystem configuration and monitoring experience (e.g., Lustre, NFS).

  • Batch management/scheduling experience, PBSpro preferred.

  • Experience working in a 24X7 operational environment.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.


  • Demonstrated experience to deploy and manage large-scale HPC systems using OS provisioning tools (e.g., xCat).

  • Demonstrated experience using configuration management tools (e.g., Ansible, Puppet).

  • Linux system administration experience (e.g., SLES, RedHat or CentOS).

  • Network interconnect configuration and monitoring experience (e.g., Infiniband, Ethernet).

  • Programming or scripting in at least two languages (e.g., Bash, Perl, Python, C).

  • Strong writing skills for technical documents, system procedures, user wiki’s and FAQs.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.


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This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or the start date, if after December 8.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.