Nov 28, 2022

High Performance Computing (HPC) Specialist- Experienced Level (Utah and Maryland Locations)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

High Performance Computing (HPC) Specialists maintain high performance computing ecosystems including identifying solutions to requirements for complex hardware and software computing infrastructure, data storage, and security. HPC Specialists play a vital role at NSA by providing life-cycle support for one or more unique computing systems including building, testing, monitoring, maintaining/repairing, security patching, or refreshing systems. HPC Specialists upgrade and decommission systems, re-configure systems, and optimize performance to meet the computing needs of internal customers and manage relationships with external vendors.

NSA is in search of Computer Science professionals to solve complex problems, test innovative approaches and research new solutions to storing, manipulating, and presenting information. We are looking for you to apply your computer science expertise to projects that seek to create new standards for the transformation of information. If you want to develop technologies and tools and be a part of cutting edge innovations; join our team of experts! Help protect national security interests as part of the world's most advanced team of computer science professionals!

The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Degree in any area is acceptable. FULL PERFORMANCE Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of experience; or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of experience; or at least 18 semester hours of military coursework/training plus 5 years of experience may be considered. Military coursework/training must be in hardware or software lifecycle maintenance or computer/network security. Relevant experience must include Linux and scripting (for example, Python, Bourneshell, PERL). In addition, it may also include maintaining hardware or software over their lifecycle (i.e., requirements analysis, implementation, testing, integration, deployment/installation, and maintenance), or computer/network security, or high performance computing. SENIOR Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 year of experience; or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of experience; or at least 18 semester hours of military coursework/training plus 8 years of experience may be considered. Military coursework/training must be in hardware or software lifecycle maintenance or computer/network security. Relevant experience must be in high performance computing, including tuning Linux, and automation through scripting (for example, Python, Bourneshell, PERL). In addition, it may also include maintaining hardware or software over their lifecycle (i.e., requirements analysis, implementation, testing, integration, deployment/installation, and maintenance), monitoring enhancements, or mitigating computer security vulnerabilities.

The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and problem-solving skills, and is: - people focused - accountable - adaptable - detail-oriented - customer service & requirements oriented - able to work effectively in a collaborative environment - able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables

Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. This position is hiring for Utah and Maryland. Salary Range: $86,389 - $164,102 (Experienced Levels)