Federal Systems Administrator – High Performance Computing at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Hill AFB, Utah

Posted in Management 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) advances the way people live and work. We bring together curious minds to create breakthrough technology solutions, helping our customers make their mark on the world.

Our new innovative IT services organization is HPE PointNext. We have the expertise to advise, integrate, and accelerate our customers’ outcomes from their digital transformation. We aim to ensure our valued clients have the most effective solution to suit the demands on a dynamic and fast-paced, modern business and the expertise to achieve maximum business benefit.

HPE Pointnext is currently seeking highly qualified, experienced, and motivated candidates for a High Performance Computing (HPC) Systems Administrator (SA) to join its HPC team for our Federal Government customer in the Bluffdale, UT area. No relocation assistance available.

As the Federal HPC Systems Administrator, you will use your knowledge and expertise to support the customer’s software needs and to maintain the operational stability and performance of the HPC Cluster Solution and its integration into the existing customer computing infrastructure.

Your work will be conducted on premise at the Federal Government facility in UTAH which will require a TS/SCI Federal clearance for access. As a result, US citizenship is required.

In this role you will:

  • Work in partnership with the other HPE system administrators and Government system administrators to resolve issues and maximize system up-time

  • Provide system administration support and hands-on training to Government personnel

  • Provide expertise to establish the stability and performance of the Solution, software and applications programming support, and integration into the existing

  • computing infrastructure

  • Take the actions necessary to ensure that the warranty remains in effect, maintaining the system documentation under configuration management, and

  • providing for the continual operation, stability, and performance of the Solution

  • Support, install, upgrade, and configure the software and assist the Government’s use of software and software tools for the Solution

  • Mitigate any identified security vulnerabilities within a 30 day period

  • Track software tool errors and provide reporting to HPE quality control department

  • Provide expertise in system resource allocation and OS tuning and configuration

  • Write scripts for use of and configuration of standard OS utilities

  • Assist users with system operation and application design, optimization, and debugging

  • Assist users in finding performance issues in their applications and help users understand and measure the performance limits of the Solution

  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned

  • A current, active TS/SCI clearance is required.

  • US Citizenship is required

Education and Experience Required

  • 10+ years’ experience as a system administrator in a Linux cluster environment

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or   university

  • Without a degree, 5 additional years’ system administrator experience, for a total of 15+ years

  • Experience with High Availability systems

  • Experience writing and troubleshooting scripts

  • Strong collaboration skills: works well on a team; takes ownership where

  • US Citizenship required due to Federal security clearance


  • Experience with configuration management tools

  • Experience setting up and troubleshooting remote network OS installations

  • Experience in multiple scripting languages, such as bash / Perl / Expect /  Python

  • Experience with CentOS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • Experience with Pacemaker / Corosync High Availability systems

  • Experience deploying and / or supporting Lustre or other parallel file systems

  • InfiniBand experience

  • Experience with Ansible configuration management tool

What we offer:

• A competitive salary and extensive social benefits

• Diverse and dynamic work environment

• Work-life balance and support for career development

• An amazing life inside the element! Want to know more about it?

HPE is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Veterans/Disabled/LGBT and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to diversity and building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We do not discriminate and all decisions we make are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. Our goal is to be one global diverse team that is representative of our customers, in an inclusive environment where we can continue to innovate and grow together.



Hewlett Packard Enterprise is EEO F/M/Protected Veteran/ Individual with Disabilities. HPE will comply with all applicable laws related to the use of arrest and conviction records, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and similar laws and will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories.