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HPC / Linux Administrator

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Aquent is seeking an individual to be part of a larger team, to support the HPC environment for a Fortune 500 company. This is a long term contract position with the potential to be hired for the right candidate.

Primary Position Responsibilities & Duties:
• Strong understanding in administrating linux-based HPC(High Performance Computing) Clusters
• Ability to design, build, and administer HPC environments using standard common architectures
• Ability to create, maintain, and implement scripts in order to reduce administrative efforts.
• Monitor capacity, and performance of HPC clusters existing in a number of remote locations

In this position you will also:
• Assist a global team in the administration of the company's server environment. Required to cross administer, implement, support, and troubleshoot complex problems in the following environments: VMWare, Linux, Windows, AIX, and Solaris.
• Implementing on-going infrastructure maintenance and improvements, including off-hours activities
• Participate in a 12 hour, 7 day per week, on-call support rotation
• Respond to support requests received via shared mailbox on a rotation basis
• Providing timely server recovery
• Building, de-installing, and upgrading servers
• Participate in and/or manage medium to large sized projects.

Required Skills, Knowledge, & Relevant Work Experience:
• 3+ years experience with managing/maintaining a linux-based HPC environment
• 3+ years experience in administrating servers running Red Hat Linux
• Knowledge and experience in using NFS
• Familiar with DHCP, WINS, DNS, and familiarity with TC/IP networking
• Ability to troubleshoot in a complex distributed environment
• Ability to participate and contribute to a strong, supportive team environment.
• Ability to operate in a multi-platform, multi-operating system, multi-component Environment utilizing a large number of server builds and configurations.
• Solid analytical skills and the desire to gain further experience in multiple technologies
• Enthusiastic and self-starter.

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