Senior HPC Operations Manager

Clearance Level
Information Systems Management
College Park, Maryland

REQ#: RQ47282

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular

At GDIT, people are our differentiator.  Our work depends on a Senior HPC Operations Manager joining our team to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Weather and Climate Operational Supercomputer System (WCOSS) in College Park, MD.  

WCOSS provides NOAA the operational High Performance Computing (HPC) resources essential to process sophisticated numerical models used to predict and understand atmospheric and oceanic phenomena for weather and climate operational use.  Operating 24/7, the next 10-year WCOSS program will deliver significant computational capability that will evolve over time to keep pace with NOAA’s growing environmental modeling needs.

We are looking for individuals to join GDIT’s team to deploy, operate and support leading-edge (Cray Shasta Architecture) technology for WCOSS.  Specific technology training will be provided.

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity.

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Leading and managing a team of HPC System & Storage Administrators.
  • Supporting operational standups with customer and staff.
  • Monitoring and evaluating HPC systems performance.
  • Coordinating and collaborating with customer’s scientific teams.
  • Working closely with the Lead System Architect in planning for system enhancements and upgrades.
  • Some travel required for facility support and training opportunities.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 5+ years of HPC systems management experience.


  • Extensive large-scale HPC systems management experience including OS, interconnect, batch scheduling, parallel filesystems and security.
  • Experience managing large, geographically diverse technical teams supporting HPC hardware and software for scientific applications.
  • Experience identifying and troubleshooting issues; and developing corrective action plans.
  • Experience with deploying enhancements to operational systems.
  • Experience interacting with vendor/subcontractor technical support groups.
  • Experience in public presentations and writing technical papers.
  • Experience in working across organizations within a company.
  • Proven and effective leadership and communication skills.


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We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

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.