With minimal to no supervision, this position envisions, designs, administers, and maintains multiple IT systems, servers and software. Applies advanced subject matter expertise to develop solutions to solve a full range of complex problems with little to no direction. Responsibilities include the oversight of multifaceted system deployments and upgrades. Contributes to and leads large program and project initiatives that integrate multiple technologies. Joins with senior management in the strategic planning and development of functional requirements. Mentors junior IT staff on systems integration and operations, ensuring compatibility and configuration standards are maintained. Promotes IT best practices and adherence to corporate IT practices and security policy. Due to the nature of this position, and the requirement for extended coverage, this position may be required to work hours outside of a regular schedule. No budgetary or supervisory responsibilities. #ITatIDA
Takes the primary role as project leader and designer of new IT technology initiatives. Provides formal project management documentation and partners with junior staff to ensure the successful deployment and transition of operational support to junior administrators.
Develops test and integration plans for new systems and software in order to ensure compatibility with current IT infrastructure. Builds new physical and virtual servers to design specifications as necessary.
Provides operational support and maintenance, when necessary, to ensure systems functionality, availability, security, and performance.
Ensures all systems meet or exceed the business and security requirements in accordance with IDA, DOD, NSA, DISA and DSS directives and guidelines.
Mentors junior staff and coordinates work assignments of junior administrators to ensure project schedules are maintained.
Prepares technical documentation, to include standard operating procedures and processes.
Develops resolutions to complex problems that require the frequent use of creativity. Coordinates resources to resolve problems when necessary.
Administers and maintains classified and unclassified systems and services to ensure optimum performance and availability.
Maintains technical proficiency in new IT technologies; keeps abreast of industry trends, and makes recommendations to improve or advance services and system performance.
Communicates all computer network, system and service problems and outages immediately to the appropriate supervisors and/or managers.
Responds to critical after hours support issues.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience in related field.
Eight years minimum experience in Information Technology, which includes at least six in systems administration.
Possess advanced, subject matter expertise in design, administration, and support of servers, systems, and software, preferably Linux/Unix. Experience in more than one of the following areas is preferred:
High Performance Computing (HPC) systems or large cluster computing, including GPU based systems.
High performance storage technologies such as Lustre or Hadoop.
HPC or High Throughput Computing (HTC) job allocation technologies such as Slurm or HTCondor.
Parallel computing libraries and environments such as MPI and CUDA
High performance network technologies such as InfiniBand and GigE
Authentication, access control, compliance and security in a DOD environment
Open Source software installation and support
Must be organized, self-motivated and able to work with minimal to no supervision.
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form and with all levels of employees; possess good interpersonal skills.
Project management experience
Must be willing to work hours outside of a regular schedule.
Position requires ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret/SCI security clearance with polygraph. Current TS/SCI clearance with polygraph preferred.
Ability to obtain and maintain DOD 8570 IAT II certification.
U.S. Citizenship is required Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required Equal Opportunity Employer
Additional Salary Information: DOE Relocation expenses are negotiable.
Internal Number: 1254
About Center for Computing Sciences
IDA (Institute for Defense Analyses) – a not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia just outside Washington, DC – operates three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) in the public interest: the Systems and Analyses Center, the Science and Technology Policy Institute, and the Center for Communications and Computing.
Sponsors rely on IDA for dispassionate, fact-based, and scientifically rigorous research and advice to inform their decisions. Since 1956, IDA’s basic mission has remained unchanged – bring the best scientific, technical, and analytic talent to bear on issues critical to U.S. National security, in a research environment free of commercial or shareholder interests where objectivity and the public interest are foremost.
The work produced by IDA’s FFRDCs is characterized by unquestioned objectivity and high quality. Because of our unique relationship with our Government sponsors, IDA enjoys unusual access to highly classified and sensitive government and corporate proprietary information. We adhere to a strict regime for avoiding conflicts of interest. We are thus in the position of offering outsider perspectives on impor...tant issues with insider access to information.
Our diverse mix of professionals possesses expertise in a broad range of technologies and systems combined with deep knowledge of costs, policies, operations, and organizational matters. IDA continually renews and evolves its staff, integrating those newly educated in the latest advances in research with seasoned veterans of acquisition management, policy-making, and operational leadership roles in government and defense-related organizations. The exceptional creativity, determination, and commitment to service that IDA researchers bring to their work are the foundation of IDA’s excellence.