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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Linux System Administrator / (Computing Systems Professional 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The bioinformatics team in B-10 utilizes HPC Linux clusters to perform scientific computing and software development. We are inviting an experienced Linux system engineer to join us to revamp our existing Linux computing environment and support our growing needs in high performance computing, storage, and software development. Our current computing environment consists of both traditional HPC environment running the UGE job scheduler, virtual machines, and software container technology. At this position, you will work with the bioinformatics team and domain experts to develop a robust computing environment.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience of Linux system administration experience, including setting up Linux cluster from scratch

  • Advanced experience in compiling scientific computing code written in C and C++ with MPI, Boost, GSL and other libraries

  • Advanced experience in installing and developing software in a Linux environment

  • Demonstrated familiarity in managing job schedulers (UGE/SGE and Slurm)

  • Demonstrated understanding of networking and security

  • Advanced experience in participating in the acquisition of computing resources

  • Proven ability to write clear software documentation


System administrator certification, such as RHCSA (Red Hat Certified System Administrator and RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer), is a plus.

Education/Experience :

A bachelor degree in computer science or a bioinformatics related field plus 4 years related experience with at least 2 years of Linux system administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master degree in computer science or related field

  • Experience in using Bright Cluster Manager

  • Experience in using Commvault backup software

  • Experience in managing Panasas systems

  • Experience in developing systems monitoring capabilities using automation tools

  • Understands best practice in Linux system engineering

Note to Applicants: This positionis based in Los Alamos, New Mexico. US citizenship and background check are required and ability to receive and maintain DOE clearance is expected.

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • for access to classified matter.

  • Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

A major threat our Nation’s security is the uncontrolled outbreak of infectious disease. Stopping the spread of disease—from naturally occurring or man-made threats—requires an in-depth understanding of pathogens, how they work, the host response to pathogens, as well as advanced methods for detection, diagnosis, and treatment. The Biosecurity and Public Health Group (B-10) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) tackles these challenges using an array of sophisticated approaches, including advanced genomics and bioinformatics.

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

  • PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

  • Dental and vision insurance

  • Free basic life and disability insurance

  • Paid maternity and parental leave

  • Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

  • Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

  • Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

  • Onsite gyms and wellness programs

  • Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Sutton, Jennifer Anne
Email jsutton@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC81946
Organization Name B-10 / Biosecurity and Public Health
Minimum Salary 75400
Maximum Salary 122900
Req ID: IRC81946
Category: Information Technology