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Applicants may use the NMC online job application form for employment to apply for all positions, or mail or deliver resumes to NMC’s administrative offices at: Attn: Human Resources, 999 Central Ave., Los Alamos, NM 87544. Paper and online applications will be given the same consideration. If you have questions or require additional information, contact HR at 505-412-4198. Read below for open Technical and Research Positions, Administrative Positions and Service Positions. The New Mexico Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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System Administrators (Computer Science Professional 2/3)

The New Mexico Consortium (NMC), a non-profit NM corporation, is seeking candidates for (2) full-time System Administrators (Computer Science Professional 2 / 3). NMC provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, a retirement plan, and much more.

Location: Los Alamos, NM.

Responsibilities include: Supporting the information technology systems and infrastructure of NMC. Includes user support and providing software and runtime environments, system integration, administration, configuration management, of research and high-performance computing (HPC) systems and supporting infrastructure such as networking, storage, cooling, and security, in support of NMC’s computing capability. This includes a range of deployments from desktop, local cluster, to cloud computing with a diverse and distributed user community.

Essential Functions:

  • Advanced Linux Administration Expertise:  Demonstrated knowledge of building and administering production Linux computer systems, including strong command line Linux operating system skills, working knowledge of or experience with hardware and software security practices, and experience scripting in Bash, Perl, Python, or similar languages.
  • Configuration Management Expertise: Demonstrated experience with configuration and automation tools and practices, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt, or similar tools.
  • System Services: Experience with services like DHCP, DNS, LDAP, and Kerberos.
  • System Environment: Knowledge and experience with system resource scheduling and orchestration utilizing tools such as slurm, Kubernetes or other, and use of containers.
  • Software / Programming Environment: Demonstrated experience with software and programming environment installation and support to provide a robust system environment for users.
  • Cross-Platform, Cloud, and Desktop Management Administration: Knowledge and ability to support Windows and Mac OS systems, ensuring their functionality and security.
  • Cybersecurity and Compliance: Ability to deploy and enforce security policies, conduct regular security assessments, and respond to incidents. Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations. Keep up to date with cybersecurity trends and apply best practices.
  • Troubleshooting and Technical Analysis Acumen: Significant knowledge and demonstrated experience investigating issues, forming alternative solutions, and recommending solutions to technical problems.
  • Computer Networking Expertise:  Working knowledge of networking concepts and practices.
  • Communication and Teaming Skills: Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel, to provide assistance and knowledge
    to peers, to collaborate, and to formulate and communicate technical results and findings to
    technical audiences and readerships.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
For the CSP 2 position:

  • As noted above.

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the CSP 3 level requires:

  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment to analyze problems, propose solutions to management, and deploy and document implemented solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience building, configuring, and administering HPC clusters.
  • Experience with hardware and software security infrastructure design and deployment.
  • Strong understanding/experience of containers, resource scheduling, and orchestration systems on Linux systems.
  • Strong understanding/experience of cloud computing utilization.
  • Strong understanding/experience of network infrastructures to support HPC needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate technical strategy, accomplishments, and challenges to management team, as well as cross-organizationally.

Requirements: Master’s, bachelor’s degree or experience in computer science, related technical areas.

The annual salary range will be based on the track. CSP 2 ($81,700 – $133,100), CSP 3 ($109,200 – $174,100)

The position is open until filled. Apply by filling out our online application form  or by mail to NMC, 4200 W. Jemez Road, #301, Los Alamos, NM 87544.

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