Senior IT Infrastructure Architect
Description JOB DESCRIPTION:SAIC is recruiting a Solutions Architect, Senior Principle to support our FDA program as the infrastructure team lead. This position supports the CFSAN scientific infrastructure and innovation team, driving technological architecture guidance, with respect to HPC, cloud, network, backup, storage and virtualization optimization. The preferred candidate will possess strong analysis skills with a broad-based background and demonstrated depth of understanding in all infrastructure technologies to include expert level, hands on, systems design, stand-up and administration of current and future infrastructure support environments. The candidate must be able conduct briefings, participate in technical cross-functional meetings; demonstrate a clear capability to interface with customers, SMEs and vendors. The candidate must possess the technical leadership skills to identify technical tasks and gaps based on the contract scope of work and assist in assigning tasks to other infrastructure engineers to meet the contract objectives.This position will require expert level, Linux/UNIX knowledge with and additional emphasis on integration with various scientific platforms. Also, expertise in setup, configuration and administration of Windows and OS X Scientific Workstations and integrating them with the FDA CFSAN scientific data center network is required.Skills and Experience:Plan, recommend and assist with implementing strategies around entire HPC, server, storage, database, networking and virtualization infrastructureWorking knowledge of cloud architecture, preferably Amazon Web Services (AWS)Collaborate with all teams to help guide strategic hardware choices and configuration in association with the rest of the environmentCreate proposals, documentation and associated drawings in support of the working environment and future planningStrong communication skills, both written and verbal, able to convey complex ideas and theories to technical and non-technical alikeFull working knowledge of infrastructure technologies, to include storage, backup, networking, virtualization (VMWare / Citrix), Unix / Linux, Windows)Work closely with Program and Technical management to ensure proper focus is given to scope and timelinesProactive communication to manage scope and schedule for multiple prioritiesParticipate and adhere to change management processesCustomer Service Focus and expert customer interface skillsMust possess a solid track record for superb customer satisfaction and communication on infrastructure support mattersExpert level system administration experience of Univa Grid Engine and SLURMComputing systems, hands on queue management, and HPC system OS level upgrades requiredMust be able to earn and maintain Public Trust Clearance.PROBLEM COMPLEXITY: Participates in development of solutions to problems of unusually complex which require a high degree of ingenuity and innovation. Challenges are often unique and solutions may serve precedent for future decisions. Qualifications TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Must have a Bachelors and 13 + Years of experience; a Masters and 11+ years of experience; PhD or JD and 8+ years of experienceMust have prior experience Leading a team or projectMust have at least 5+ years of infrastructure experience Must be able to work in a fast paced environment Must have the ability to jump in and do hands on technical work as well as lead projects and initiatives Must have 5+ years of Linux/Unix experience Prior HPC experience is a plus Overview SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.