SME Computer Engineer (HPC), TS/SCI Full Scope

Location: Herndon, VA
Job Code: 2361
# of Openings: 1


LTS is seeking a fully cleared SME HPC Analyst/SME SW Engineer for our McLean/Herndon Virginia location. This assignment is for a vital position on a national security Program that works in close partnership with data scientists, engineers, and analysts conducting specialized scientific and engineering analysis on powerful high performance single-image supercomputing systems. Additional analytic applications are run on cluster computing systems and GPU systems to provide in-depth analytic results, to achieve a best-tool-for-the-job approach. The Program is responsible for operating all the host systems for the analysis and requires an individual to work in a liaison role, linking the analysts and their specialty codes and applications with the computing systems that are focused on yielding in-depth technically sound results.

Required Clearance: TS/SCI Full Scope Poly

Mandatory Skills:

The successful candidate for this position shall bring an understanding of scientific, mathematics, and data science analysis, plus software applications development, along with script and code development. A valuable skill will be to assess and adjust codes to adapt to the computing systems for better utilization plus identifying and adapting the computing systems to improve the ability for analysts to conduct their modeling and simulation tasks. The successful candidate will enjoy a good amount of autonomy working in a small team and will have the ability to do hands-on coding and script writing, plus evaluate, assess, and adjust scripts or code provided by mission partner data scientists, engineers and analysts. An added opportunity exists to partner with scientists and engineers within the National Labs where many of the analysis applications are developed.

The successful candidate shall develop and enhance mission critical enterprise or departmental IT systems, and will have opportunities to conceptualize solutions and then deliver them from project inception to completion. This position requires hands-on experience working with software and hardware in a cooperative partnership environment with mission partners, where customer focus, communication and continual tradecraft improvements are the norm. Must be able to quickly adapt and work with user applications and troubleshoot and resolve computational issues. Candidate may be called upon to provide technical guidance in software engineering techniques and automated support tools as well as adapt and adhere to the design concepts and standards required to maintain system security accreditation.


  • Experience in python, perl, Linux, R, Bash
  • Modeling & simulation
  • Automation
  • AWS services and tools
  • Minimum 10 years of experience

Desirable Skills:

  • Chef, Ansible, C2S
  • Confluence, Jira
  • AI/ML, PyTorch, TensorFlow, Fortran, MatLab
  • Hadoop and Map Reduce
  • HPC/HPE Software applications, including working with GPU computational accelerators178994


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