HPC System Admin

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Apex Systems
System, Performance, Linux, Windows, Systems, Python, Management, IT, Scripts
Full Time

Job Description

Job Description

12+ month contract opportunity, with possibility for contract to hire around 6 months, based on performance and overall fit.

The Global Server Services team is seeking a highly technical, motivated, and action-oriented System Administrator responsible for day-to-day support for the HP High Performance Computing, Linux, and Windows Operating Systems, various operational utilities and server hardware.

Job Summary:

The person hired for the position of System Administrator will be responsible for incident resolution via ticketing solution, on-call rotation participation, and adhering to established support and change procedures while participating in an Agile environment. The person hired for this position will also be responsible for identifying automation opportunities, as well as operational and process improvements.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Linux RHEL (v5-7) and Windows Server Operating System (2008, 2012, 2016) installing, updating, auth, filesystems, service management, security, etc
  • Install/configure/compile common HPC modeling & simulation tools
  • Supporting servers located both on-prem and in cloud services models
  • Identify opportunities to gain productivity efficiencies with automation and scripting
  • Operational and technical escalations, crisis escalations/resolution, change management adherence
  • Participation in maintenance weekends and activities
  • Participate in cross team collaboration with other support groups and vendors to provide emergency and scheduled maintenance in an effective timeframe
  • Responsible for coordinating requested changes and minimizing the business impact of those changes.
  • Understand and follow operational processes and policies


Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum five (5) years Linux Server Administration experience
  • 1 year HP High Performance Computing experience and administration
  • Familiarity with configuration management and version control concepts (e.g. Ansible, Github, etc)
  • Scripting for automation and reporting - Python, bash, etc
  • Experience with a job queuing/scheduling system (e.g. PBS)
  • Experience with an HPC cluster management tool (e.g. HPCM, xCat, Bright)
  • Configuring and troubleshooting an MPI stack (OpenMPI, Intel MPI, etc)
  • Management of parallel storage systems (such as Panasas, Lustre, GPFS)
  • 2 years of Linux LVM (Logical Volume Management) administration
  • 2 years VMWare Virtual Center experience and administration
  • AWS, Azure Cloud Operations experience
  • Cross-functional IT expertise (operating systems, SAN, CIFS, NFS, network and database infrastructure)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in MIS, CS, CIS, IS or equivalent degree program from an accredited university, or previous team leadership experience
  • Scripting experience (Ansible, BASH, Python)
  • HP Superdome configuration and support experience
  • Redhat, Microsoft, CompTIA certifications desired


Location: Saint Paul, MN

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or


Company Information

Apex Systems is a world class technology services business that incorporates industry insights and experience to deliver solutions that fulfill our clients’ digital visions. We provide a continuum of service from workforce mobilization and modern enterprise solutions to digital innovation to drive better results and bring more value to our clients. Apex transforms our customers with modern enterprise solutions tailored to the industries we serve. Apex has a presence in over 70 markets across US, Canada and Mexico. Apex is a segment of ASGN Inc. (NYSE: ASGN)

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Dice Id : apexsan
Position Id : BHJOB2374_1157924
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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