HPC Team Lead

Clearance Level
Remote, Working from the USA
Remote, Based in Alabama
Key Skills For Success

Computer Programming

High Performance Computing (HPC)

Large Scale Systems

Parallel Programming

Scientific Research

REQ#: RQ172564
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

GDIT is seeking a dynamic leader to manage a team of 4 to 6 computational scientists. You will be supporting the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) User Productivity Enhancement and Training (PET) initiative. As the lead computational scientist for your team, you will join a team of innovative and savvy engineers and computational scientists. We focus on building collaborative relationships with the HPC community to better understand customer technology needs and challenges. Our team of computational scientists help solve the HPC challenges for DoD scientists and engineers across the Army, Navy and Air Force.  

The HPCMP PET team was created to provide expert computational support for users of the supercomputing systems within the DoD.  The team serves as a customer-facing presence for the DoD science and technology community, providing SME advice for new initiatives, ongoing projects, and support needs.

The position is remote with some travel to Mississippi required.  However, you must be available during the core hours in the Central Time Zone and available to travel for 3-4 days at a time about 6 times a year for meetings and customer engagement.


How the High Performance Computing Lead will make an impact:

Engage with HPC community to build an understanding of HPC needs (both current and future). Stay current with new technology solutions and optimizations in HPC.

Drive exploration and innovation of new technologies and capabilities relevant to HPC computing and collaborate with your team and other technical teams to evaluate for future implementation.

Leading your team, and the primary customer interface for day to day activities for your team.

Leading or attending meetings and discussions with team members and customers to troubleshoot complicated technical problems and brainstorm ways to continuously improve our services.

Working closely with your team members and other Team Leads to enhance and expand fundamental HPC capabilities and complete technical projects.

Act as an active member of the program, leading and solving technical projects on HPCs.

Occasionally present to senior leadership on HPC best practices, new technologies, and ways you approached and solved challenging technical issues.

Advising your team members on technical challenges and assisting them in identifying available resources.


What you’ll need to be successful:

PhD and ten additional years of work experience

Minimum of eight years of relevant HPC experience

Experience working on technology projects, which includes meeting the schedule on time and managing customer expectations.

Familiarity with commonly used HPC applications and services (i.e., SLURM schedulers, high performance file systems, such as Lustre or SpectrumScale, modules for installing applications, compilers, MPI, OpenMP, profiling tools)

Background in physics-based computation, such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD); computational structural mechanics (CSM); computational electromagnetics and acoustics (CEA) is beneficial.


Ability to clearly present ideas to both technical and non-technical users

Experience analyzing solutions components, understanding systems integration challenges, and identifying technology gaps that must be resolved to reach performance targets and functionality requirements.

Innovative mindset: Push to understand needs in-depth and think broadly and creatively about solutions.

Organization: Track and manage tasks across concurrent efforts with different customer groups, and ensure delivery is on schedule and as planned.

Trust: Ability to build and maintain trust of our team and customer base.

Science: Be able to understand (at a high-level) what is driving research and how HPC can best support and enable this.

Must be able to obtain DoD Secret Clearance.

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

9 + years of related experience

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


Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $136,000 - $184,000. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

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.