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Mid-Level Software Integration Engineer

Position Description:

  • Ability to integrate, install, configure, upgrade, compile, and support COTS/GOTS software.
  • Generate documentation for the full software stack.
  • Update software for sustainment support.
  • Basic Linux system administration skills and shell scripting.
  • Execute test codes for characterization of software performance.
  • Provide software product ownership for HPC tools.
  • Working knowledge of CM tools, web documentation, and issue tracking.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and switch between various architectural paradigms.
  • Develop software tool plugins in the language in which the tools are written.
  • Determine the optimal, or best available, HPC configuration for customer needs.


Labor Requirements:

  • Analyze software and/or system requirements and various system engineering documents, acquisition plans and software/system descriptions to develop evaluation and test plans and procedures.
  • Liaise with Project Directors, software developers, system administrators, hardware maintenance teams and the test team during software and/or system tests on High Performance Computing Systems (HPCs).
  • Provide testing expertise and recommendations through full system development lifecycle.
  • Develop test plans, test scenarios, and test cases for software and System tests to be run on HPC architectures.
  • Provide full-scope System testing — to include, but not limited to: functional, performance, operational, and mission simulation on HPCs.
  • Collaborate with the test team to review, verify, validate and refine test plans prior to execution.
  • Generate test reports to capture the results of software and system level testing.
  • Perform initial software installation, software integration, and software testing on HPCs.
  • Trouble-shoot software installation, configuration issues/concerns and collaborate with software developers and project managers to obtain resolutions.
  • Install and test software revisions verifying functionality and capabilities.
  • Train site personnel to operate, troubleshoot, report and maintain developed and deployed software packages that are installed on the HPC systems.
  • Optimize customer written test programs.
  • Prepare and conduct data collection and analysis and report status and results.
  • Write Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), installation guides, configuration guides, and troubleshooting guides.
  • Develop test scripts that will be used to test a system.
  • Update test script repository with current and updated test scripts for team use.
  • Provide post operational test support to operational systems.
  • Manage and monitor a large Linux Cluster
  • Update and patch system packages.
  • Modify system configurations as needed to meet customer and mission needs.
  • Oversee hardware fixes and changes to the system.
  • Manage configuration control of the system.
  • Document procedures and processes for supporting the system.


Technical Skills Required:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience writing scripts using Bash/Python
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience with Unix command line
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience performing Unix System Administration including installation, configuration, and support of COTS/GOTS software in a large scale Unix HPC cluster environment
  • General HPC technical knowledge regarding compute, network, memory, and storage components
  • Demonstrated experience supporting large Unix HPC Clusters
  • Familiar with various network communications like IP and InfiniBand
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Configuration Management, including versioning and automated tools such as Puppet, Chef, Salt, and Ansible
  • Demonstrated experience with the sustainment, support, maintenance, development and deployment of Lustre based HPC parallel file systems.
  • Familiar with Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) principles and applications
  • Demonstrated experience using system monitoring tools such as Nagios and ibmonitor
  • Demonstrated experience developing test plans, procedures, and reports ensuring consistency across the storage architecture


Special Technical Skills Desired:

  • Experience with the Atlassian Tool Suite (JIRA, Bitbucket, Confluence)
  • Familiarity with test driven Agile development best practices


Minimum Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field and have at least ten (10) years of demonstrable experience with integrating, installing, configuring, upgrading, compiling, and supporting COTS/GOTS software in a heterogeneous operating system environment OR
  • The individual shall have five (5) years full time Computer Science directly related work that can be substituted for a degree and have at least ten (10) years of demonstrable experience OR
  • An industry recognized professional certification, as defined in the TT0s, may substitute as one (1) year experience OR
  • A Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related field may substitute for two (2) years’ experience.
  • TS/SCI with Polygraph Required
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