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Infrastructure Support Engineer - Grid/High Performance Computing

  • Internship
  • Newcastle (Tyne and Wear)

Job description

·  Job Description:

Infrastructure Support Engineer - Grid/High Performance Computing

Remote Based Role

Candidate must be atleast eligible for SC clearance

DXC Technology (DXC: NYSE) is the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, helping clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change. Created by the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC Technology serves nearly 6,000 private and public sector clients across 70 countries.  The company’s technology independence, global talent and extensive partner network combine to deliver powerful next-generation IT services and solutions. DXC Technology is recognized among the best corporate citizens globally. For more information, visit

Ongoing support (incident, change, service requests, monitoring and maintenance) of a complex HPC customer environment in the UK (>1000 servers)


·  Linux OS support
·  Creation and customisation of scripts for day to day use in Linux deployment and maintenance
·  Maintenance of Linux builds with complex hardware/software environments (e.g. InfiniBand network, high performance parallel file systems and storage e.g. GPFS (Spectrum Scale), DDN
·  Deployment and maintenance of failure tolerant distributed systems
·  Deployment and maintenance of Linux networking in large scale environments
·  Deployment and maintenance of HPC and related scheduler systems

Required Skills and Experience:

·  Multiple years of hands-on experience in supporting and maintaining Linux environments
·  Experience with BASH shell (for complex admin tasks)
·  Expert level knowledge of Redhat and/or SUSE Linux
·  NIS-based authentication

Preferred/Optional skills:

·  Experience in HPC or HPC scheduler operations (Univa/Sun Grid Engine, PBSPro, e.a.)
·  Python programming experience
·  Centrify or similar authentication
·  Basics in Ansible and Git
·  Knowledge of a cluster-aware image deployment mechanism e.g. HPE CMU/PCM, xCat
·  Knowledge of inter-process communication (e.g. MPI, OpenMP)
·  Experience in processor affinity and its impact on application performance
·  Familiar with HPC network  integration and tuning in Linux environments (Infiniband and/or Omnipath)
·  Familiar with HPE Scalable/Apollo 6000 server families (and/or similar non-HPE vendor offerings) Process and Procedures
·  Familiarity with ITIL and Service Management in general and as deployed in DXC
·  Use of SM support software including Remedy and SM9
·  Reporting and presentation of SM related metrics and SLA information to clients
·  Event and Incident management
·  Familiar with high end storage systems (NetApp, DDN etc.)
·  Integration of custom hardware support and Linux
·  Experience in common benchmark and system analysis tools
·  Familiar with DevOps tools and methodologies
·  Familiarity with working with leading edge engineering, design or similar environments
·  Familiarity with High Performance user applications at the installation and tuning level

DXC Technology is committed to the development of a fully inclusive workforce. All applications for employment are assessed purely on merit, against the capabilities and competencies required for the role.

DXC Technology does not discriminate on the basis of gender, ethnic origin, race, faith or sexual orientation.