IT Professional 1

  • Location

    Boulder, United States

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  • Contact:

    Sonu Chouhan

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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This IT contractor will support engineers using Linux systems at the Center of Competence in Boulder Colorado. The position is initially for 3 months, but can be extended if results are positive.


  1. Contribute to planning, budgeting, design, implementation, operation and/or maintenance of Linux IT systems.

  2. Compile a Linux IT usage and requirements document specific to the office needs

  3. Help scope new workstations for new users or to replace existing workstations
  4. Coordinate with global IT updates and upgrades to Linux systems
  5. Map cost / ownership of IT infrastructure contracts
  6. Maintain an overview of computing cluster utilization

  7. Perform user help-desk activities, prepare and conduct training, and coach users in best-practices

  8. Help identifying requirements to perform new simulations in Linux cluster

  9. Perform feasibility tests

  10. Help installing and testing new software (commercial and/or opensource)

Required experience:

  • Experience managing Linux HPC using RedHat, CentOS, and/or SuSE.
  • Experience deploying engineering applications to run in a Linux HPC, specifically MATLAB, ANSYS, CFD, and Siemens NX is a plus.
  • Shell scripting experience (Bash, Perl, Python)
  • Ability to troubleshoot server and storage hardware issues
  • Ability to build applications from source and troubleshoot compiling issues
  • Experience with compilers such as (GNU, Intel, PGI)
  • Experience with batch control systems (SLURM, SGE, MOAB, Torque/Maui, PBS Pro, etc.)
  • Experience with network license management

Desired experience:

  • Experience architecting HPC systems is a plus.
  • Storage Experience installation and tuning.
  • Experience with standard services (DNS, DHCP, TFTP, PXE, etc.)
  • Experience with systems automation tools such as Ansible, or Puppet.
  • Experience with identity management technology such as Active Directory, Kerberos, and LDAP
  • Experience with Version Control Systems (GIT, Mercurial)

About the Boulder Center of Competence:

  • This office has an computing cluster running Linux, a Linux VDI, and physical workstations (HP Z800s) paired with a HP 3Par storage, and a HP StoreOnce backup.
  • This office does not have a dedicated IT resource.
  • The Linux infrastructure is currently maintained remotely from Orlando.
  • The Linux infrastructure (software, not hardware) is expected to get updated before the end of 2019.