Digital Prospectors ISSO & Systems Administrator in Lexington, Massachusetts

ISSO & Systems Administrator

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Peter Roos at

Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: ISSO & Systems Administrator

Location : Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

Applicants must possess an active Top Secret Security Clearance for access to classified information.


Our client’s Laboratory Supercomputing Center (LLSC) maintains multiple HPC systems consisting of various technologies and multiple classification levels. The ideal candidate will have experience working in HPC environments and relevant technologies (Slurm, Infiniband, Omnipath, Linux, etc).

Position Scope/Job Functions

Will need to support multiple HPC systems consisting of various architectures, file systems, high speed interconnects, and green data center technologies. In addition, general UNIX systems administrative tasks within the Laboratory Super Computing systems (LLSC). Facilitates the improvement of the LLSC monitoring infrastructure, which includes notification, event correlation and integration of third party applications. Also, works with other system engineers to design and implement procedures for identifying and correcting user incidents.

Skills: Required

The key skills are:

  • High proficiency in UNIX system administration and scripting skills for high performance computing environments.

  • Function as the ISSO and Systems Administrator for High Performance Computing Clusters

  • Oversee the operations of secure systems and compliance with applicable regulations and security guidance

  • Developing custom solutions to complex problems

  • Interconnected network design and implementation -Assisting with storage issues on large systems (Lustre), including storage area networks

  • Develop system tools for automation and monitoring

  • Proactively monitor and correct system issues

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot complex large-scale system issues

  • Provides escalated, highly complex technical support to customers by investigating and resolving systems-related matters of significance; provides support telephonically and/or electronically

  • Will need to work non-standard work hours

Skills: Preferred

  • Demonstrated expertise working in an HPC environment and relevant technologies.

  • Strong knowledge of core networking protocols or applications (e.g. DNS, NTP, DHCP, TCP/IP, LDAP, SSH, FTP, HTTP/S, OpenSSL)

  • Adept at troubleshooting techniques including implementing procedures for identifying and correcting user incidents.

Education/Professional Certifications/Substituting Off-Set

MS or BS and at least 1 certification or 8 years minimum experience in Computer Engineering/Computer Science.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting-edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING!

Make this your next career move as one of our many long-term contractors or employees!

Work as our full-time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


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Phone: 603-772-2700