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Undergraduate Intern – Systems Administration


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Undergraduate Intern – Systems Administration

Job Description

If you are interested in an internship on the team that is working to deploy one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, read on. The Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics group’s Super Compute Platform Validation Team is looking for someone to join us who is interested in delivering the next generation of supercomputing. Our solutions are being used today to solve some of the world’s most challenging scientific problems such as climate research, bio-medical research, genome analysis, renewable energy, and other areas that require the world’s fastest supercomputers to tackle. Intel is delivering Exascale class systems, and we need your help to deliver the next generation in HPC.

We have a need for an Undergraduate Intern to join our DevOps and Infrastructure team. As an Intern on this team, you will be helping us to reduce our technical debt by implementing targeted projects to update our infrastructure and solutions. You will have the opportunity to work across a wide swath of technologies, from racking and standing up small/medium-sized clusters with multiple network configurations, working on the setup and support of cutting-edge development platforms, deploying and maintaining compute infrastructure, and developing the automation that supports the operation of these systems.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Install and help maintain cluster and development platform HW and SW
  • Develop Ansible code to provision cluster and development platforms with the latest software available
  • Troubleshoot and Debug bring-up automation against OpenHPC and vendor OS HPC systems
  • Partner with our validation team to assist with platform validation efforts
  • Build solutions to enable tracking of software deployments and changes
  • Support the backup and recovery of critical infrastructure and development systems
  • Respond to support requests for system issues and general user questions

Behavioral Attributes Sought:

  • Strong technical and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Self-motivated, self-starter, solutions oriented
  • Creative and disciplined
  • Team oriented
  • Desire to learn and willing to expand knowledge
  • Good listener and collaborator
  • Excellent problem-solving skills


Minimum Education and Experience:

Requirements listed below would be obtained through a combination of industry relevant job experience, internship experiences and or schoolwork/classes/research

Currently enrolled College/University pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Electronic, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science or a related technical discipline, with 3+ months experience in one, or more of the following:

  • Linux OS
  • Systems Administration
  • Python, BASH or another scripting language

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Servers/Clusters/HPC HW
  • Performing firmware/BIOS updates
  • System backup and restore processes
  • Linux command-line, BASH in particular
  • Network design and support
  • Python and PIP
  • Configuration Management, preferably using Ansible
  • Agile software development methodologies (Kanban, Scrum, Scrumban)
  • Experience with HPC systems, OpenHPC

Inside this Business Group

The focus of Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics (AXG) is to accelerate our execution in strategic growth areas of high-performance computing and graphics. AXG is chartered with delivering high performance computing and graphics solutions (IP, Software, Systems), for both integrated and discrete segments across client, enterprise and data center. Our mission is to make zeta-scale computing accessible to every human on the planet by the end of this decade and to entertain, educate and connect billions of people with buttery smooth visual experiences.

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

Work Model for this Role

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site.

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