SRA International, Inc., A CSRA Company High Performance Computing / HPC Engineers in Bethesda, Maryland

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Engineering & Sciences

Job Description:

Are you an innovative, dedicated, and highly-motivated High Performance Computing (HPC) Engineer ready to solve challenging problems for our customers - ranging from large scientific and medical research agencies to aeronautics and space? If working with 2000+ core HPC clusters, implementing and supporting science or bioinformatics applications for a large research communities, and creating scalable and optimal solutions sounds interesting to you, then please apply.

CSRA has multiple programs hiring HPC Engineers (at various levels) and allowing opportunities for you to grow your career with industry leaders.

The High Performance Computing Engineers will be responsible at various levels for the architecture design, life-cycle upgrades, and feature enhancements for core high performance compute clusters designed to support a variety of areas - such as genomics, molecular dynamics, proteomics, phylogentics, and deep learning research. You may develop and implement innovative and complex solutions, ensuring that upgrades and changes comply with established guidelines and processes. You will monitor and report on cluster performance, install and configure complex bioinformatics applications, and assist with the resolution of the most difficult system problems. You may help further develop and execute high performance computing solutions using cluster/grid technologies. You will have the opportunity to become a leading expert on high performance computing and mentor colleagues.

The successful candidate will apply in-depth HPC and Linux expertise to collaborate with stakeholders across IT and domain disciplines to expand HPC use in support of world class, cutting-edge scientific research. You will collaborate with researchers understanding their scientific pipelines, implementing efficient, technical solutions. You will develop functional and technical IT system requirements and specifications, conduct needs analysis, planning and scheduling the installation of a wide variety of new or modified hardware/software. You will advise on HPC technology directions and investments and make technical presentations to other technical personnel and department leadership.


  • At the various level of title, we are open to those with 3 - 10+ years of experience with Linux/Unix variants, especially RedHat/RHEL and its derivatives

  • 3+ years of experience supporting high performance clusters (ideally with Grid Engine experience in any variant)

  • Scripting experience (Perl, Python, Ruby, R, bash, etc)

  • Able to clearly present ideas to both technical and non-technical users in formal and informal settings

  • Demonstrated decision-making skills and leadership ability to assist with management of project portfolio and daily operations for team


  • Hands-on experience supporting IBM Spectrum Scale (formerly GPFS)

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of popular bioinformatics applications and ability to compile, package, install, and upgrade software as well as assist researchers with configuring job submission scripts and troubleshooting application issues

  • Automation/configuration management experience (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt, etc.)

  • SAN/NAS hardware experience

  • Experience architecting and supporting Infiniband networks

  • Experience running parallel jobs with OpenMP or MPI

  • Knowledge of GPU computation and CUDA

  • Experience configuring and running BrightCluster Management Software

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Work Location:

USA MD Bethesda - 10 Center Dr, MSC 1392 (MDC030)

Additional Work Locations:

USA MD Rockville - 5601 Fishers Ln (MDC088)

CSRA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


CSRA is tomorrow’s thinking, today. To “Think Next. Now.” is to imagine a better future and to deliver it, today. For our customers, our partners, and ultimately, all the people our mission touches, CSRA is realizing the promise of technology to change the world through next-generation thinking and meaningful results.

We understand that our customers' missions require new methods and imaginative thinking. We bring together government IT professionals, emerging technologies, and the brightest, cutting-edge advisors in the industry to deliver a broad range of innovative, next-generation IT solutions and professional services to help our customers modernize their legacy systems, protect their networks and assets, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mission-critical functions for our warfighters and our citizens.

Everywhere you look, CSRA is there. We’re in our nation’s infrastructure, in training and education, in cyber security, in serving veterans who served us—and, so much more. Take some time to learn more about CSRA. You might be surprised to learn how we touch your life.

We are a company of 18,000+ smart, talented individuals, yet we enjoy a start-up culture that inspires us to make a difference while delivering results in this rapidly evolving world. Join our team and use your skills and expertise to support the safety, security, health and well-being of the nation.