SRA International, Inc., A CSRA Company Junior HPC System Administrator in Bethesda, Maryland

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No Active Clearance Required

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

No Active Clearance Required


Public Trust

Job Family:

Engineering & Sciences

Job Description:

Interested in joining the largest HPC system integrator for the federal government? If so, we’re looking for you! CSRA supports some of the largest supercomputers in the world including those at NASA, NOAA, DOD and NIH – comprising 40+ petaflops compute, 170 petabytes of online storage, and an exabyte of archive storage, utilizing the latest network and accelerator technologies. We are looking to expand our HPC Center of Excellence and train the next generation.


We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with Linux experience and a strong desire to develop skills in support of the NIH Biowulf supercomputing facility.


This position supports the HPC systems administrative team in operating and maintaining the 3,000 node Linux cluster for 2,000 biomedical researchers. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Build and deploy software packages

  • Monitor node health and job completion status

  • Triage of failed nodes and networks

  • Coordination of hardware repair with vendor(s)

  • Work with senior staff on long-term projects to enhance cluster functionality and performance



  • Linux system administration experience

  • Experience automating administrative tasks using bash shell scripting

  • Solid knowledge of TCP/UDP protocols for IP networking

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years relative experience. or a MS and no experience or the equivalent experience and education.

  • Two years Linux systems administration experience; classroom, internship, etc. may be applied toward qualification.


  • Programming experience in C/C++ or Python

  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Cobbler

  • NFS filesystem experience


  • Contribute ideas and observations to diverse technical team and scientists to facilitate learning and positive team dynamics.

  • Embrace and embody CSRA’s values of Commitment, Impact, Integrity, Imagination, and Agility. Learn more at .

  • Ability to work as part of a team


  • The position is full-time onsite at the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

  • Limited off-hour system maintenance activities will be planned in advance.

  • There are no travel requirements.

  • Applicants must be US citizen or permanent resident to meet moderate level security requirement of facility


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T elecommuting Options:

Telecommuting Not Allowed

Work Location:

USA MD Bethesda - 12 South Dr Bld 12B (MDC173)

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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.