Minimum experience

10+ years with HPC cluster design, administration and customer support experience.

minimum education

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology or related discipline.


We provide a comprehensive compensation package, including a range of benefits to support our employees’ well-being and professional growth.

The salary range for this position is between $123,933 and $211,699, reflecting our commitment to rewarding expertise and performance.


Pasadena, California

functional description

The HPC Lead Engineer is responsible for formulating and overseeing the implementation of the HPC strategy for JPL. This position will interact with key stakeholders and users to assess their needs and inform them of HPC options available to them. This position will also identify and propose new HPC technologies for the benefit of the lab. The HPC Lead Engineer will report to the HPC CTM.

  • Collaborating with key stakeholders and users to assess their HPC needs, inform them of available resources, and explore emerging technologies.
  • Identifying and proposing new HPC technologies that align with the needs and goals of the organization.
  • Regularly interacting with projects across all phases to facilitate effective HPC use and ensure alignment with strategic objectives.
  • Continually researching and evaluating emerging HPC technologies that could benefit JPL.
  • Managing relationships with key HPC vendors and service providers to optimize resources and solutions.
  • Providing direct input into the HPC strategy, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives.
  • Assuring adherence to the HPC strategy and collaborating with management to adjust the strategy as needed.
  • Designing system/service automation solutions.
  • Developing environment design for the on-Lab systems, including resource scheduler.
  • Serving the HPC user community by offering customer engineering support and expertise.

Certifications / Other


additional required knowledge and skills


  • Extensive knowledge of HPC hardware, software, networking and storage systems.
  • Hands-on experience with Splunk for automated log review, alerting, and data analytics.
  • Ability to prioritize and work on several competing tasks a the same time.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to document reporting requirements and specifications.
  • Excellent communication skills including written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Ability to write professional emails, letters, proposals, and training material.

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Veterans Highly Desired

Candidate must be US citizen (or be able to prove the right to work in the US for an extended period of time).

Must successfully pass a background check as a condition of employment; based on security clearance level required.

EEO statement: Concordant is an equal-opportunity employer. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.