Scientific Computing Data and Infrastructure Architect Lead

US-MD-North Bethesda
6 days ago
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Minimum Clearance
Position of Public Trust

About Engility

Engility delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense, intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers. Engility is dedicated to making lives better, safer and more secure.


Engility Corporation is looking for experienced and highly motivated managers, engineers, and architects to join our scientific computing support team. We are a multi-discipline team of managers, system administrators (LINUX, Windows, Mac), virtualization, storage, backup and security, analysts, architects, and engineers. The OI scientific computing support team is a United States FDA program that provides scientific computing support.   You will work with various FDA scientific community organizations including the FDA Centers.


FDA researchers and other scientists increasingly rely on high-end or otherwise non-standard workstations and servers.

Scientific workstation/server/storage/infrastructure/portable device support is essential to enable the scientists to

perform this work. The operating systems, software and configurations used on these devices may be routine,

standardized or totally unique. These workstations/servers may be either physical or virtual or portable and both also

require infrastructure support such as servers to either host and/or provide configuration management resources. A deep understanding of the high-end technologies involved, skills interfacing laboratory equipment with scientific workstations, servers, and storage devices in an IT enterprise environment is required. 


Roles and Responsibilities (including some or all of the following):

  • Responsible for supporting the storage arrays, SAN, NAS, etc.

Provide scientific computing support of (but not limited to - as the needs of our scientists evolve):

  • Windows Server Updates and patching for Windows
  • Endpoint Protection Antivirus and Management for Windows, Mac and Linux (SAV-CE)
  • scripts - patching, management, maintenance, start-up, auditing etc
  • Perl scripts - patching, management, maintenance, start-up, auditing etc
  • Threat detection and response, Antimalware
  • Custom applications for collection and collation of workstation management and compliance data
  • Syslog servers
  • Baseline establishment and management for most hardware platforms in use at FDA and current Windows, Mac and several Linux
  • Operating Systems
  • AD containers (OU) for scientific workstations and scientific servers
  • "Middleware" applications
  • Software repository and install point for software for scientists
  • Central management of software for scientists, including automated patching, configuration management, and license management
  • Servers on the FDA network
  • Apple servers for Mac management
  • Corporate Software Inspector
  • back-up solutions
  • Dell blade servers
  • virtual/virtualization environment technologies
  • Storage arrays, SAN, NAS, etc.
  • Support design reviews and milestones as necessary
  • Present results of analyses to internal, independent review team

Review and/or prepare presentations, reports, and other contract deliverables related to analyses

Required Qualifications

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelor’s Degree AND
  • 15 years of Scientific Computing storage and data management or related experience  
  • Possession of certifications pertinent to field
  • Demonstrated progression of responsibilities and skills over the course of professional development
  • Experience supporting federal Scientific Computing customers required
  • Experience supporting enterprise storage management - block and file SAN management on the networking infrastructure side
  • Knowledge of HPC - SGE, windows, linux (Redhat, SUN) mac cross platform administration
  • scripting - bash, Perl, PowerShell, and networking
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Must have demonstrated experience interfacing with highly technical customer base (scientists and physicians)
  • Position requires a proactive, self-starting, independent, flexible resource with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Travel to customer sites
  • Ability to obtain a public trust

Desired Qualifications

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • HHS, FDA, CMS, NIH, or  CDC etc experience supporting federal Scientific Computing customers
  • Experience with Scientific Computing Software environments, infrastructure, equipment, tools etc.,.
  • Physical server administration experience as well


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