Senior HPC Engineer

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Remote, Working from Maryland
Remote, Based in Virginia
Key Skills For Success



Package Management

Python (Programming Language)

Slurm Workload Manager

REQ#: RQ170329
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

GDIT is seeking a Senior High Performance Computing System Engineer to join the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) team.  

As a Senior HPC Engineer, you will bridge the gap between our researchers and the computing resources. You will be the face of research computing to the entire NIAID research community who will rely on you to help them get their important work done.

Work Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.


  • Work with a 4000+ core HPC cluster, including installing and supporting bioinformatics applications for a large and diverse research community with needs in genomics, cryo-electron microscopy, AI/ML
  • Monitor the body of software applications and be proactive in planning for upgrades
  • Monitor and report on cluster performance and generate data to show usage and trends
  • Triage support requests from the research community and work with others in the Scientific Infrastructure team to develop solutions and fixes
  • Collaborate with researchers to guide them in effective use of the HPC resources, such as job scheduler submission, data formats, and building data workflows
  • Provide input to the Scientific Infrastructure team leader for setting priorities for cluster operations, scheduling policies, resources needed, etc.


Required Experience:  Minimum of eight years of related experience

Education:  BS/BA (or equivalent)

Required Technical Skills:

  • Minimum of eight years of experience with HPC technologies
  • Experience with Spack package manager, including making packages from PyPi, R, Github, etc.
  • Experience with Slurm  job scheduling, including troubleshooting job status and optimizing submission scripts
  • Minimum of five years of Python scripting experience
  • Experience using Git to manage shared software configuration code

Security Clearance Level:   Must be able to obtain a NIH Public Trust

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to translate technical concepts in HPC and research computing to scientists and other non- technical personnel
  • Ability to determine meaningful metrics and usage data for leadership

Location:   Position is remote but you must reside within commuting distance to the client site in Rockville, MD


  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays


Work Requirements
Years of Experience

8 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required


About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.