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Business Systems Analyst - Intermediate  

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The Business Systems Analyst – Intermediate will provide the HPC Requirements and Allocation Activities services in a manner consistent with directives while also introducing innovations to improve efficiencies and reduce costs using HPC.

Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • Support requires a detailed understanding of HPC user interface, parallel processing, and how to operate the software to manage each computer job in a way to maximize usage of each supercomputer.
  • Provide services to allocate HPC cycle hours to the Air Force by the DOD High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP).
  • These services include executing the Service/Agency Approval Authority (S/AAA) responsibilities to provide computational resources to DOD scientists and engineers.
  • As the S/AAA, serve as the liaison between the supercomputer users and the DOD HPCMP.
  • Assist users with their system accounts and cycle hour allocations on HPC resources provided by the HPCMP.
  • Allocate S/AAA-controlled cycle hours on HPCMP-owned systems.
  • Improve HPC cycle hour asset management by conducting monthly trend analysis of AF-allocated cycle hour usage as the fiscal year progresses and provide recommendations to the Deputy Director on when to reallocate unused cycle hours to prevent their inadvertent loss at the end of the fiscal year.
  • Provide the daily interface between the customer, his or her organization, the HPCMP and other S/AAAs.
  • Ensure HPC project leaders and authorized users are using their allocated cycle hours to perform work on validated research projects in support of the DOD mission.
  • Implement requirements surveys, resource allocation, resource monitoring, and resource reallocation in response to HPCMP and AFRL/RC direction.
  • Monitor cycle hour use and provide a consolidated monthly report.
  • Analyze cycle hour use and provide recommendations for resource allocation.
  • Provide guidance to users on which HPC assets are appropriate for their specific projects.
  • Exchange cycle hour allocations with other S/AAAs to achieve optimum system utilization and user productivity.
  • Coordinate with the HPCMP ombudsman located in the HPC Help Desk when difficulties arise in creating accounts for and initializing system access for new supercomputer users.
  • Investigate operational or requirements issues; draft various plans of staff actions and present recommendations to the Government which are ready for rapid execution.
  • Assist the Deputy Director in developing a bi-monthly electronic newsletter to keep the approximately 1000-person AF user base informed about HPCMP issues and changes.
  • Provide analytical and administrative support to the Deputy Director for HPCMP special computing initiatives including the Dedicated HPC Project Initiative (DHPI) and Frontier efforts.
  • Interface with the user community to clarify program requirements.
  • Assist in establishing review panels and ensuring all documentation is complete and properly filed.
  • Provide continuous improvement of the requirements and Asset Allocation Process and supporting documentation.
  • During the third quarter of each fiscal year, review the requirements and asset allocation process for using HPC cycle hours and identify any improvement opportunities.
  • A key element of this review is identifying process and metric or programmatic data improvement which help to reduce Air Force research and development (R&D) throughput time and costs.
  • Meet with the AF S&T Principal for HPC and the Deputy Director to learn of any management concerns, improvement ideas or other information regarding HPC usage for research and development.
  • Review the textual descriptions and iGrafx process flow charts for currency and update as needed.
  • When required, produce PowerPoint slides of the flow charts using the output capability within iGrafx.
  • Review the supporting documentation as well as programmatic and metric data for possible improvements.
  • Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.


  • Four (4) years relevant work experience desired.


  • Bachelor’s degree desired.

Other Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with customer and fulfill all duties and responsibilities as listed in the contract.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite including, but not limited to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.

Security Clearance: Secret security clearance required.

US Citizenship: This position supports a U.S. Government Contract whose terms require Sawdey Solution Services to staff it only with U.S. Citizens.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Requisition Category Active  
Req Number OTH-23-00003  
Location Wright Patterson AFB, OH  
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