Global Science & Technology, Inc.
  • Technology
  • College Park, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Global Science & Technology, a growing scientific and high technology firm, is seeking an experienced Systems Administrator/Architect to support a major NOAA contract located in College Park, MD. Work includes migration of data from metadata servers and storage servers from old hardware to new hardware in BEEGFS (FHGFS) file system with minimal interruption to ongoing data processing without any storage data loss. 

Primary Duties:

The SA/Architect will work with a group of scientists and programmers at the Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division (SOCD) under the NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research. The position is for a full-time employee and the initial job will rely on the applicant having excellent skills in installation and management of parallel file systems, batch job queuing, Storage Area Networks, all in a Linux/Unix environment. The SA/Architect will set up the various clusters that will be used for processing science data. Once the computational environment is stable, the SSA/Architect will provide step-by-step documentation, or tutorials of all work performed to personnel within the Division.

 Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • B.S. degree) in Systems Engineering, Systems Architecture, Parallel Processing and Programming, Computer Science and a minimum of 2-5 years of professional IT experience. Appropriate years of relevant experience can substitute for degree
  • 5 years plus experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • 5 years of systems administration and/or architecture experience
  • An ability to understand scientific software and the ability to work with scientists and scientific programmers to implement software in a high performance computing environment
  • Knowledge of how FORTRAN (or other programming languages) work.
  • Strong knowledge of shell-scripting, and an understanding of Python
  • Understanding of MPI, Open MP, and OpenACC are desirable
  • Teamwork, strong interpersonal skills, strong sense of responsibility and communications skills, ability to work under pressure and learn concepts quickly.

  Physical Qualification(s) Required:

  • Ability to use a computer.

 Mental Qualification(s) Required:

  • Ability to work with other staff members within and outside the SOCD group.

U.S. citizenship is required. 

Possession of a security clearance as a system administrator on NOAA systems is very strongly preferred,

otherwise candidate must be able to pass appropriate national security checks in order to perform this job.

Selected applicants will be subject to a government background investigation.

GST offers competitive salaries; vacation, sick, and holiday leave; major medical, dental, life, long-term and short-term disability insurance; 401K retirement plan; tuition assistance; and opportunities for employee career growth and development.

You may also fax your resume to (240) 366-5994.  If you need assistance, please call 301-474-9696.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans' status.  GST is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 








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