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High Performance Computing System Administrator, DoE Q Clearance

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud company advancing the way people live and work. We help companies connect, protect, analyze, and act on their data and applications wherever they live, from edge to cloud, so they can turn insights into outcomes at the speed required to thrive in today’s complex world. Our culture thrives on finding new and better ways to accelerate what’s next. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good. If you are looking to stretch and grow your career our culture will embrace you. Open up opportunities with HPE.


At HPC, MCS and Hewlett Packard Labs, we focus on cutting edge, high-performance, high-scale customer solutions serving a wide range of industries and end-users. Our organization includes High Performance Computing (HPC), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Mission Critical Solutions (MCS), Edgeline, Moonshot and Hewlett Packard Labs.


Location: Onsite, Los Alamos, NM


Ability to obtain a U.S. Department of Energy security clearance (Q clearance) active, or have held one in the past 3 years; if previous clearance, must not foresee a problem with it being reinstated.  Duties require US Citizenship.


This role requires in-person attendance at non-HPE worksites that impose a COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing requirement.  Applicants seeking this role must be ready to comply with the relevant COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing requirement by their HPE start date.


You’ll have opportunity to work on the products we deliver and support, while gaining experience as an HPC Systems Administrator, which can lead to future careers within HPE.



In this role, you will:

Maintain the HPC systems availability to the customer, but also create and document site procedures, system diagrams, and other configuration or support documents
Maintain system software and firmware revisions, including patches, updates, and OS upgrades
Solve system hardware, software, and third-party software issues, and provide detailed and thoughtful analysis of problem and solution
Gather data, perform analysis, and escalate problems to higher-level product support groups and appropriate management when necessary to ensure timely resolution of system or customer issues
Provide solutions and implement repair or workarounds when possible, fully documenting steps taken when required
Manage software issues for both the system and user applications, submitting and tracking bugs as required
Answer customer inquiries concerning system software versions, product lifecycles, new releases, and third-party applications
Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related area of study
8+ years’ HPC-related experience, ideally with large-scale HPC and parallel file system administration and support
Without a degree, three additional years of relevant professional experience (11+ years in total)
Knowledge and Skills:

DOE Q Clearance required
Extensive knowledge and experience with Linux operating systems (RHEL or SLES), workload management systems, parallel file systems, networking and security
Ability to lead and work effectively in a team environment
Direct experience and demonstrated proficiency with multiple programming and scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python, C, FORTRAN, etc.) preferred
Ability to maintain system software, utilizing debugging tools for problem isolation; will perform software builds, software upgrades, and patch installation as needed
Excellent interpersonal, customer relations and problem management skills, with the ability to stay calm and professional under pressure while working to strict deadlines
Experience with project planning and management, process management, and team or project leadership preferred
Able to clearly document processes and procedures with a focus toward mentoring and knowledge sharing
Occasional travel for training is required

Join us and make your mark!

We offer:

A competitive salary and extensive social benefits
Diverse and dynamic work environment
Work-life balance and support for career development
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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 employer use of arrest and conviction records, including laws requiring employers to consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories.
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