Senior HPC Computational Scientist (remote)

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

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

High Performance Computing (HPC)


Software Development

REQ#: RQ163249
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 an HPC Computational Scientist to support the High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) User Productivity Enhancement and Training (PET). As an HPC Computational Scientist/Engineer, you will join a team of innovative and savvy engineers and scientists, focusing on building collaborative relationships with the HPC community to better understand their technology needs and challenges. Our team of computational scientists help solve the HPC challenges for DoD scientists and engineers.

The HPCMP PET team was created to provide expert computational support for users of the supercomputing computing 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.


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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • Occasionally present to senior leadership on HPC best practices, new and interesting cloud technologies, other relevant advances, and ways you approached and solved challenging technical issues

● Education: Masters of Science (PhD preferred)
● Required Experience: 8+ years of related experience  (Minimum of 2 years of relevant HPC experience)
● Required Technical Skills:  

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

•    Familiarity with commonly used HPC services (i.e. high performance file systems, modules for installing applications, compilers, MPI, OpenMP, profiling tools)
● Security Clearance Level: Must be a US citizen and be eligible for a DoD Secret clearance
● Required Skills and Abilities:

•   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
● Preferred Skills: Background in Computer Science or in physics-based computation, such computational structural mechanics (CSM); computational electromagnetics and acoustics (CEA); computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is beneficial.


Within 3 hour drive of Aberdeen, MD for occasional travel (2-3 times a year)

● Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home
● 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

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship 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.