1+ months

Information Systems Architect (Experienced) Limited Term Employee

Albuquerque, NM 87102

We are seeking an Information Systems Architect for novel roles in the operations of Sandia's High Performance Computing clusters, Machine Learning (ML) systems, and Scientific Computing DevOps infrastructure. The position entails both dedicated roles within the teams as well as cross-training among teams in operations such as configuration of containerized environments on HPC systems, administration of advanced ML systems, and development of DevOps infrastructure to facilitate large-scale application runs.

## Day-to-day activities will include:

+ Lead and/or participate in all aspects of the compute system lifecycle including facility integration, standup, acceptance testing, performance benchmarking, operational support, and reclamation.
+ Maintain all system aspects of security, networks, filesystems, system software installation, and advanced user support.
+ Develop new operational methodologies and design infrastructure to support groundbreaking research utilizing one or more of the HPC, ML, and DevOps systems
+ Learn features of system architecture and software environments from one team and apply those to other systems and environments.


+ Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems Engineering (CIS/MIS) or relevant STEM field plus 5 years' experience, or thirteen or more years of related IT experience.
+ 5 years experience with Linux /Unix operating systems, including hardware setup, installation, upgrades, and troubleshooting.
+ Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q security clearance.


+ Experience installing clusters (initial racking/cabling/diagnosing hardware issues)
+ Scripting experience (Shell, Python, PERL, or any other system-level scripting).
+ Basic understanding of networking concepts and infrastructure, such as firewalls, routing, bonding, and VLANs
+ Experience with security and authentication components, such as, Kerberos, LDAP, SSL, nmap, public and private key encryption, and other third party security products.
+ Experience with Linux containers and related technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
+ Experience with Virtual Machine technologies (VMware/VSphere)
+ Cloud experience (Openstack, Azure Stack, AWS)
+ Experience with storage administration, fiber channel SAN, LUN provisioning, NFS filesystem management, and related processes and technologies
+ Ability to implement and review system performance monitoring, determine optimization opportunities, and set new resource/capacity requirements.
+ Understanding of parallel filesystems (e.g. GPFS, Lustre)
+ Understanding of interconnects (e.g., Infiniband, OmniPath, high-speed ethernet)
+ Current DOE Security Clearance
+ Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE SCI security clearance.

Department Description:

Center 9320, Computing Systems and Technology Integration, spans research, development and production activities for the systems, operations, and user support for Sandias scientific simulations. 9320 administers production and prototypeHigh Performance Computing architectures, Machine Learning (ML) systems, and Scientific Computing DevOps infrastructure. They provide advanced support to a wide user base in the forms of performance analysis, DevOps support, and Machine Learning as a Service (MLaaS). 9320 is both a purveyor and consumer of its own capabilities, using its platforms and experience to drive developments for its own system management and user support. Candidates may be hired under this posting to one or more of the 9320 departments: Scientific and Engineering Computing Environments (9321), Information Systems Engineering (9322), HPC Systems (9327), HPC Development (9328).

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

_World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.


This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2020-10-12 Expires: 2020-12-23

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

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For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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