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Ford Motor Company Linux Systems Engineer in Helena, Montana

The High Performance Computing team is seeking an energetic and self-driven experienced Linux Systems Engineer to help support and optimize a variety of applications and workflows that require parallel and advanced computing resources. The candidate will be responsible for installing, integrating, implementing, and maintaining Linux-based solutions for a variety of applications in a large batch Linux based HPC environment.


  • Profile applications and determine their optimal resource requirement

  • Participate in the design and implementation of HPC based workflows & solutions

  • Collaborate with business customers to collect solution requirements

  • Troubleshoot application failures and help design solutions

  • Engage application support and development teams to optimize HPC hosted solutions

  • Design and implement complex systems, using off-the-shelf and homegrown software

  • Optimize system performance and scalability

  • Provide technical support to users

  • Monitor and troubleshoot system issues


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent

  • Strong knowledge of Linux operating system

  • 3 years of experience with Linux server administration, including installation, configuration, and maintenance

  • Strong understanding of networking concepts and protocols

  • Ability to script solutions in languages such as Python, Perl and Bash.

  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Good communication and collaboration skills

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently

  • Understanding of distributed computing and message passing concepts

  • Strong understanding of batch scheduling concepts

  • Strong understanding of containerization mechanisms and concept

Desired Skills:

  • Experience maintaining CAE applications in HPC environments

  • Familiarity with Structures and durability applications in HPC

  • Familiarity with Cloud concepts and bursting solutions

  • Experience with large scale storage systems (Lustre, GPFS, NetApp, etc.)

  • Experience with batch scheduling solutions (PBS Pro scheduling solution or similar)

  • Familiar with authentication and access control protocols (ADFS, LDAP, Kerberos) is a plus.

  • Familiar with container orchestration technologies (Docker, Kubernetes)

Requisition ID : 8506