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Senior Systems Engineer - (HPC/Linux)

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Date: Jan 10, 2023

Location: Exton, PA, US, 19341

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. We empower the world’s most innovative companies to deliver transformational products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software solutions, we help our customers solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Whether you are a software developer, product engineer, sales team member, or part of our corporate team, at Ansys we know that by embracing what makes us each unique, we become collectively better.




In this role, the Senior Systems Engineer (HPC/Linux) will be responsible for architecting, maintaining, and improving the high-performance computing (HPC) environment at Ansys Government Initiatives (AGI), specifically in a CentOS/RHEL environment. This individual will work closely with the Linux Infrastructure team to implement new projects and upgrades, with a focus on automation to increase efficiencies and consistency. The Senior HPC/Linux Engineer will be expected to operate at a senior level and own the HPC environment, including the ability to clearly present and communicate challenges, opportunities, and projects for their area of responsibility.



  • Design, implement, and maintain the architecture of the HPC environment, including hardware and software components
  • Maintain and improve the HPC cluster, including installing and configuring new hardware and software as needed
  • Ensure proper uniformity, documentation, and configuration control of HPC servers and applications
  • Ensure compliance with NIST and Linux STIGs, including implementing and maintaining SELinux policies
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to the HPC cluster and its component systems
  • Automate tasks through scripting technologies
  • Collaborate with the Linux Infrastructure team to identify and implement automation and efficiency improvements



  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Expert knowledge of Linux systems, with a focus on CentOS/RHEL
  • Strong experience with HPC environments, including job scheduling and resource management
  • Experience with SSSD and Active Directory integration
  • Expertise in SELinux policies and implementation
  • Familiarity with ZFS and Btrfs file systems
  • Ability to clearly communicate and present challenges, opportunities, and projects related to the HPC environment
  • Able to document work performed for cross pollination and repeatability
  • Able to present and plan projects, problems, and challenges for the area of responsibility.
  • Ability to execute projects based upon charter and requirements
  • Motivated and energetic team player
  • Must be able to work on-site in Exton, PA.



  • Active TS/SCI Security clearance
  • Experience with containerization technologies such as LXC, Docker, and containers
  • Proficiency with configuration management tools such as Ansible and AWX
  • Familiarity with Git version control system
  • Experience with Networking (Firewalls, Switches, Routers)


At Ansys, our diverse, collaborative teams give us the strength and insight to solve the world’s most challenging engineering problems. Our ONE Ansys culture has at its core:

  • Customer Focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork


At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high – met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on. At Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration. It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished.” And it’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following awards: Bay Area Best Places to Work, a Pillar World Awards Gold Winner, Fast Company Best Places to Work for Innovators, a Gold Stevie Award for Great Employers, the FORTUNE Future 50, a DCA Silver Winner, an R&D100 Finalist, a 20% by 2020 Women on Boards winner, a 2020 Pittsburgh Tech 50 – finalist, and America’s Most Responsible Companies.
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We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone thrives as ONE Ansys team.

Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.




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