CTG HPC Operations Technician in Corning, New York

Title: HPC Operations Technician

Location: US-NY-Corning

Job Number: 18212996

Come join us and grow your career with CTG! CTG has worked with this international, Fortune 500 end-client for over 15 years!


Duration: 12 months

Location: Corning, NY

Job Title: HPC Operations Technician

Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00

Pay: Based on experience


Position Overview and Responsibilities:

Provide technical support of the Linux & Windows HPC-backend Scientific Computing (SC) environment ensuring reliability, stability, performance and security of the network and computing infrastructure. Technical support of license management infrastructure and software license management;

  • Technical support of license management infrastructure and software license management;

  • Coordination with vendors to resolve hardware, system software and application license issues;

  • Development, implementation, and review of technical network and security requirements

  • Planning the direction of the SC network to meet application requirements and to help budgeting, testing, and planning equipment upgrades

  • Coordination of cluster outages and improvements with SC Operations staff, IT and customers;

  • Identification and diagnosis of network congestion, data loss/corruption, and cluster malfunctions;

  • Maintaining and enhancing network and cluster performance and health metric collection, monitoring, and analysis to proactively avoid future problems, fix current issues;

  • Assistance in capacity and capability planning activities;

  • Making sure that appropriate security measures are built into the network, they meet the performance needs and that they are maintained in future modifications to the network;

  • Collaboration with IT security team to provide appropriate data for intrusion detection;

  • Support of system and user backups/restores for all managed systems;

  • Documentation of system administration procedures for routing and complex tasks;

  • Provide technical expertise to project teams


Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • BS or MS Computer Science or closely related discipline

  • Linux operating system experience (must have)

  • Working knowledge/experience of RHEL/CentOS and other UNIX operating systems

  • Day to day Linux operating system maintenance/management

  • Protocols: TCP/IP, Ethernet

  • Scripting languages Python (preferred), Shell (BASH or ZSH), or Perl


Desired Skills

  • Working knowledge of software build systems (GNU Make, CMake);

  • Protocols: Infiniband/OFED;

  • Windows operating systems;

  • Cluster fundamentals and their interaction with each other;

  • Distributed file system (Lustre, OneFS, others);

  • Experience managing SANs, LANs, and administration of backend service components:

  • Batch system (PBS), mail, software license management system (FlexLM, others);

  • Monitoring tools (Nagios, Ganglia); configuration management tools (Puppet, CFEngine, SaltStack);

  • Provisioning tools (Kickstart, Cobbler, Sysprep, gPXE);

  • Hypervisors (KVM/oVirt, Vmware, Hyper-V);

  • Working knowledge of packet capture and analysis tools;

  • Designing, implementing, and testing agreed-upon infrastructures;

  • Stay current with new technologies;

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows HPC Cluster in addition to Linux experience;


Additional Information

  • No third party resumes will be accepted

  • Drug testing and/or other employment-related inquiries may be conducted

  • All interested individuals MUST be able to work on a W2 Tax basis (no C2C or third party vendors!

  • Candidates must currently reside in USA or Canada

  • CTG is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

  • CTG is an E-Verify Company


To be considered for this opportunity, please apply directly through our website by clicking the link below or email your Word version resume and salary expectations to Amanda.Dianetti@ctg.com


CTG (NASDAQ: CTG) provides industry-specific IT services and solutions that address the business needs and challenges of clients in high-growth industries in North America and Western Europe. CTG also provides strategic staffing services for major technology companies and large corporations. Backed by more than 50 years of experience and proprietary methodologies, CTG has a proven track record of reliably delivering high-value, industry-specific staffing services and solutions to its clients. CTG has operations in North America, Western Europe, and India.

CTG's greatest asset is its people, and as such, we are committed to providing employees programs and processes to support their performance, hone their skills, and advance in their careers. This commitment is reflected by CTG being named a Best Places to Work in Healthcare company by Modern Healthcare (2013-2016) in North America, and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom (2013), Belgium (since 2007), and Luxembourg (since 2011).

CTG will consider for employment all qualified applicants including those with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

CTG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran.

Job: Networking