Sr. HPC Systems Administrator

Analysis Group Boston , MA 02298

Posted 3 months ago


Analysis Group is one of the largest international economics consulting firms, with more than 1,000 professionals across 14 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since 1981, we have provided expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune Global 500 companies, and government agencies worldwide. Our internal experts, together with our network of affiliated experts from academia, industry, and government, offer our clients exceptional breadth and depth of expertise.

The High-Performance Computing (HPC) Systems Administrator role is responsible for the operation and maintenance of a Linux clustered computing environment, the Linux operation system and analytical applications. The administrator ensures that all systems are efficiently load balanced, operating system and applications are current and monitors, documents and reports on system operation, including change management and performance statistics.

Essential Job Functions and

  • Maintain, tune and manage analytical computing environment for statisticians

  • Optimize computer performance with parallelization technologies

  • Manage access authentication including PAM, LDAP integration and single sign-on

  • Design and develop scripts for system administration, automating tasks, monitoring and usage reporting

  • Troubleshoots, isolates and resolves application, systems and other technical problems (hardware, software, network)

  • Develops and implements backup and recovery programs

  • Researches, deploys and manages security infrastructure, including development of policies and procedures

  • Migrates data from heterogeneous environments to Linux

  • Monitor performance, troubleshoot problem areas and provide statistics and reports

  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to HPC configuration, systems, processes, changing management, inventory and service records

  • Ensure continuous network connectivity of all equipment

  • Conduct research and report on HPC products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the technology industry

  • 24x7 On-call rotation, troubleshoot/resolve remotely or onsite as necessary


  • University degree in computer science or electrical engineering

  • Hands-on Linux HPC Systems Administrator with 5+ years of experience in a research or production setting

  • Proficiency with remote access technologies and tools such as RDP, SSH and emulation software

  • Experience with integrating Linux HPC in Microsoft Windows client environment

  • Experience with Linux Clusters and Cluster File Systems using technologies such as GPFS or GPFS2 or other clustered file systems

  • Experience managing SAS grid, Python, R and Stata environments

  • Experience with GPU-accelerated numerical processing

  • Experience with Platform LSF or other job schedulers

  • Experience with TCP/IP troubleshooting, including UDP and multicast

  • Experience with Web Application Servers and general practices for troubleshooting issues (log locations and general contents)

  • Proven experience working independently

  • Technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards

  • Excellent hardware troubleshooting experience

  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Experience working in a collaborative environment

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a fo

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