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Career Opportunities in HPC at a Glance


Whether you are seeking a change of career, a post-doctoral position or career advancement, this site has a variety of offerings from universities and organizations located across the country and around the world. Each listing is posted for thirty days from its original posting date so be sure to gather all of the necessary information when you first see a posting that interests you so as not to miss it upon your return to this site.




Systems Administrator

    Location:
    Hiring Institution: The University of Wyoming
    Apply By: NA

    The University of Wyoming is currently seeking two Systems Administrators for a startup HPC Condo cluster. This is an excellent opportunity to join and help develop a new team and new technologies for UW IT. These positions will become a defining asset that assists indevelopment, direction, and support of advanced research computingon campus. The positions will be heavily focused on Linux, cluster, and storage support.



Research Storage Administrator

    Location:
    Hiring Institution: The University of Iowa
    Apply By: NA

    The University of Iowa Information Technology Services organization (ITS), a campus-wide provider of technology services for academic, research, and service missions, is seeking a Research Storage Systems Administrator which functions under the direction of the Director of Research Services. The successful candidate will have a strong desire to learn and explore innovative solutions to information technology problems in a rapidly evolving research driven environment.



Statistics and Research Technology Specialist

    Location: Medford, MA
    Hiring Institution: Tufts University
    Apply By: January 18, 2017
    REQ#: 17001016
    Posted date: January 18, 2017

    Tufts University Location: Medford, MA Title: Statistics and Research Technology Specialist Department Summary Tufts Technology Services (TTS) is a university-wide service organization dedicated to the strategic planning, implementation, and support of technology products and services that anticipate and meet the academic, research, clinical and business needs of the Tufts community. TTS offers technical leadership and services to our customers with a focus on providing innovative solutions, delivering exceptional customer service, and creating a reliable infrastructure that demonstrates value to the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Tufts University. TTS works in partnership with schools, business units, and other academic support organizations to provide campus-wide IT services in the areas of academic and research technology, enterprise application systems and services, networking and telecommunications, information security, data center operations, web services, classroom and computer lab technology support, and user support, training and outreach. Job Summary The Statistics and Research Technology Specialist provides statistical consulting for faculty, students and staff as well as support and consulting for our high performance compute (HPC) cluster. This position also participates and contributes to the planning and development of research technology services at Tufts. Essential Functions: Statistical Consulting • As the service owner will participate in the full life cycle of service development including service definition, implementation, marketing, community building, outreach, training, education and support. • Engage and provide statistical consulting services and support to faculty, students and staff. • Educate, inform, and assist as needed in technical solutions through formal and informal mechanisms. • Develop customer relationships, build community and be a trusted technology partner through regular in-person, one-one, group engagements; develop continual awareness and documentation of user and community needs, challenges and opportunities; communicate results to management and team on a regular basis; Engage in timely, reliable and effective communications. HPC Consulting • As the HPC support service owner participate in the full life cycle of service development for research computing including service definition, implementation, marketing, community building, outreach, training, education and support. • Engage and provide high performance computing consulting and support to faculty, students and staff. • Educate, inform, and assist as needed in technical solutions through formal and informal mechanisms. • Develop customer relationships, build community and be a trusted technology partner through regular in-person, one-one, group engagements; develop continual awareness and documentation of user and community needs, challenges and opportunities; communicate results to management and team on a regular basis; Engage in timely, reliable and effective communications. Service Development • Using the Service Development Life Cycle (SDLC), develop and make continual improvements for statistical and HPC consulting in the area of service definition, implementation, marketing, community building, outreach, training, education and support. • Query, document and advocate for users, research computing needs and services. Other • Participation on TTS project teams as research computing subject matter expert. • License management of research-related software including updates, testing new installs. • Working with system administration team to advocate for research computing needs and to ensure the compute cluster is running smoothly following best practices. Make team aware of and ensure progress is being made on any support tickets, projects or initiatives they are involved with on behalf of or in conjunction with Research Technology (RT) • Keep abreast of IT trends in the industry and research future product assessments. • Other duties as assigned. Minimum Required Experience, Education, Background, And Certifications/Licenses • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years’ experience in research computing, research methodologies and demonstrated concentration in statistics. • Understanding of research computing software environments from both the command line and graphical user interface. This includes statistics packages (R, SAS, STATA, SPSS), general purpose packages (Matlab, Mathematica, Maple) and domain specific applications (Fluent, Comsol, Ansys, Abaqus, Material Studio, Deform) used in Engineering and other fields. • Knowledge of research computing environments from an architecture perspective as well as daily usage and application level knowledge (must have experience with Linux / Unix). • Demonstrated experience in compiling software, basic scripting, etc. in support of high performance computing and cyberinfrastructure. • Understanding of distributed, parallel, serial computing and cpu/gpu computing. • Strong consulting and customer service skills. Candidates should feel comfortable directly interacting with faculty, students and staff. Additional Preferred Experience, Education, etc. • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or mathematics with additional graduate training or degrees with a research focus (e.g. M.S. and/or Ph.D.). Such areas of study include, but are not limited to: Statistics, Physics, Genomics, Econometrics, Operations Research, Engineering related fields, or any other research field where statistics is at the core of data analysis. • Familiarity and experience with resources at private or public sector HPC research computing environments, national centers or XSEDE (eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) as well HPC cloud solutions (AWS, Microsoft, IBM, etc.). • Prior experience in Higher Education There may be an occasional need to work during evening hours or on weekends for system changes, project related deployments, and support operations. In addition, travel between with Tufts 3 campuses (Medford, Boston, and Grafton) will be required but not on a regular basis. Position must be willing and able to participate in a 24x7 on call rotation with other team members for after-hours incident escalation.



High-performance computing cluster administrator (Information Technology Consultant - Expert)

    Location: Fullerton, California
    Hiring Institution: California State University, Fullerton
    Apply By: January 31, 2017
    Posted date: December 19, 2016

    At California State University, Fullerton, we’re looking for a full-time system administrator for our high-performance-computing clusters to support our computational research in science and mathematics. (Formally, the position is a full-time Information Technology Consultant - Expert.) The successful applicant will work independently and with students, faculty members, and staff in the Division of Information Technology to oversee, administer, and facilitate the effective use of our high-performance computing clusters, including installing and maintaining the operating system and middleware packages and libraries, assisting with hardware upgrades and maintenance, troubleshooting any failures, and providing technical support to faculty, staff, and students. Our clusters include orca, supporting our Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy Center’s research (with some use by external collaborators in LIGO and in the SXS Collaboration), and kepler, supporting the research of faculty members and students in our Center for Computational and Applied Mathematics. Both clusters run Linux, Rocks, and Torque/Maui. Besides having the expertise to administer high-performance computing clusters, we’re looking for someone who with an excellent ability to communicate with users of all levels, including undergraduate and master’s students as well as faculty members. While the position is currently temporary, we hope that it will become permanent after a few years. The application consists of i) a cover letter, briefly summarizing your experience, your interest in the position, and how the position fits into your career goals, and ii) a CV/resume. To read the full, official job ad and to apply, please complete the following steps: • Go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/jobs and click on “University Employment”. Then click on “Management and Staff Opportunities.” • Enter “9081BR” (no quotes) in the Keyword box and click “Search.” • Click “Information Technology Consultant - Expert” to view the official job ad. • Click “Submit to job” and follow the on-screen instructions to upload your cover letter and resume/CV. We especially encourage women and members of groups traditionally underrepresented in science and math to apply. If you have any questions about the search, please email Geoffrey Lovelace at glovelace@fullerton.edu.



‘IKE WAI DATABASE MANAGER

    Location: Oahu. HI
    Hiring Institution: University of Hawai‘i Information Technology Services
    Apply By: February 20, 2017
    REQ#: 17048
    Posted date: February 16, 2017

    Develops and maintains database and research storage applications in support of the Information Technology Services Cyberinfrastructure group and the EPSCoR Track 1 ‘Ike Wai Project supporting the full data lifecycle. Works with ITS Cyberinfrastructure (CI) developers on software application, gateways and pipelines that utilize and store scientific research data. Works with researchers on managing their scientific data and on data dissemination. Aides in applying ontologies and controlled vocabularies for metadata and data organization. Develops and maintains databases for scientific research data. Provides training and technical assistance to end users, including developing technical documents.



Research Systems and Applications Administrator

    Location: Eugene, OR
    Hiring Institution: University of Oregon
    Apply By: February 21, 2017
    REQ#: 519703
    Posted date: February 09, 2017

    The Research Systems Administrator reports to the Director of the High Performance Computing Research Core Facility. This position is responsible for day-to-day duties related to the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of research network, computing and storage resources operated centrally for the Office of Research at the University of Oregon. The position shares sole support responsibility with Sr. HPC Research Systems and Application Administrator to provide continuous service for all high performance computing functions for UO faculty, students and external customers.



Research Cloud Administrator Intermediate

    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Hiring Institution: University of Michigan Advanced Research Computing - Technology Services
    Apply By: February 26, 2017
    REQ#: 135914
    Posted date: January 26, 2017

    The Advanced Research Computing - Technology Services (ARC-TS) organization has an exciting opportunity to hire a Research Cloud Administrator. This position will be part of a team working on a novel platform for research computing in the university for data science and high performance computing. The primary responsibilities for this position will be to develop and create a novel resource sharing environment to enable execution of Data Science and HPC workflows using containers for University of Michigan researchers. This position would explore the maturity of various resource sharing frameworks (Mesos, Kubernetes, Rancher, etc) for inclusion in a research system in conjunction with object storage services in the same framework. This person would also be responsible for deploying existing data science applications such as yarn, spark, impala, presto, and others, and then responsible for developing High Performance Computing (HPC) resource management under the resource scheduler framework. This position will work with guidance from senior and technical lead staff as part of a larger team.



HPC Software Engineer/Programmer II

    Location: Boulder, CO
    Hiring Institution: National Center for Atmospheric Research
    Apply By: February 28, 2017
    REQ#: 17066
    Posted date: February 07, 2017

    The primary job location is in Boulder, Colorado. The production systems supported are located at the NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) located in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Software Engineer/Programmer II will be required to work at the NWSC during periods of system installation, system upgrade, or system troubleshooting. Additional periodic travel may be required. As part of the Data Analysis Services Group (DASG), the HPC Software Engineer/Programmer II will perform systems programming, administration and technical support for the Computational & Information Systems Laboratory’s (CISL) high-performance storage systems, high-performance networks and data transfer services. This position will assist with the installation, maintenance, administration, troubleshooting and operation of both software and hardware systems. The environment is composed of multi-vendor resources with numerous specialized hardware components.



Director, Research Cyberinfrastructure Center

    Location: Irvine, CA
    Hiring Institution: University of California - Irvine
    Apply By: February 28, 2017
    REQ#: 20160931
    Posted date: January 31, 2017

    The Director will provide overall direction of UCI's new Research Cyberinfrastructure Center (RCIC). The RCIC will serve as a focal point and service center for accessing, providing, coordinating and enhancing research Information Technology facilities and services. The Director will provide overall leadership in establishing the RCIC, as outlined in the document A Vision for Research Cyberinfrastructure at UCI. The Director reports to the Chief Information Officer, with a dotted line report to the Vice Chancellor of Research. OIT supports the RCIC administratively and provides data center and other supplementary services. The RCI Director serves as a member of the CIO's senior leadership team, to facilitate integration and synergies with educational technology and other campus services. The Director oversees research IT services provided by the RCIC, and facilitates collaborative service relationships with other groups that provide related services, in support of all UCI faculty and research staff. The Director chairs the faculty governance mechanisms that will provide RCIC oversight. The Director coordinates within OIT and with partner organizations such as the UCI Libraries, Data Sciences Initiative, Calit2, and academic schools.



Human Dimensions of Digital Technology and Big Data in Environmental and Resource Management

    Location: Guelph, ON, Canada
    Hiring Institution: University of Guelph
    Apply By: March 01, 2017
    Posted date: February 09, 2017

    The Department of Geography at the University of Guelph invites applications for an Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in the human dimensions of digital technology and big data. This position will build on our existing strengths in food security, environmental governance, and energy transitions and extend departmental research and teaching proficiencies into the human geographies of the information age. The successful candidate will be a social science scholar whose research examines intersections among digital technology, big data and analytics, society, and the environment. Application packages should illustrate potential to advance understanding of how digital technology and big data transform or reinforce interactions among communities, economic sectors, firms, government and government agencies, and/or consumers. Applicants whose research thematically focuses on environmental and/or food systems will be prioritized.



HPC Systems Administrator

    Location: West Lafayette, IN
    Hiring Institution: Purdue University
    Apply By: March 01, 2017
    REQ#: 1602643
    Posted date: February 01, 2017

    As HPC Systems Administrator - Associate/ HPC Administrator you will design, deploy, administer, and update large-scale research systems, related infrastructure services, grid software stacks, and operating systems. You will also be responsible for components of Purdue's computational research environment, and work closely with researchers, systems administrators, engineers and developers throughout the University and partner institutions. This individual will also consult with multiple IT colleagues, external research groups, and grant-funded initiatives. Additionally, you will administer existing cluster and grid infrastructure technologies, and research/prototype new systems and technologies. Finally, you will participate in national computing activities by attending workshops, conferences, and potentially presenting research.



High Performance Computing Geospatial Analyst

    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Hiring Institution: Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
    Apply By: March 14, 2017
    Posted date: February 14, 2017

    The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (https://www.msi.umn.edu/) is hiring a full time geospatial analyst to support research at the University of Minnesota. The successful applicant will join the expanding RIS team, currently composed of ten PhD level informatics analysts. RIS was formed specifically to enable cutting edge research as a centralized resource for data analysis expertise. RIS collaborates on research projects with a wide variety of researchers, both internal and external to the University, and across a broad swath of research domains. RIS develops and contributes novel analysis workflows to address the challenges of working with large datasets and emerging data types. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and a strong analytical/computational background, will be able to develop rapport with domain researchers, and is highly organized, and comfortable working as part of an interdisciplinary research team on a diverse set of projects. RIS analysts are frequently expected to identify combinations of existing tools to address novel analysis requests, and in some cases develop new tools to bridge gaps in the domain literature.



Data Science Engineer

    Location: Boston, MA
    Hiring Institution: SBGrid Data Bank
    Apply By: March 14, 2017
    Posted date: February 14, 2017

    A joint project between the SBGrid Consortium at Harvard Medical School and the Dataverse Team at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University has an immediate opening for a developer to help us build a next generation data publication system for large biomedical datasets. We aim to make biomedical datasets publicly available through a federated data grid to facilitate access, citation, and data analysis by scientists. Our pilot collection includes datasets generated using X-ray crystallography, computer modeling, lattice light sheet microscopy, and microED diffraction. The data science engineer will be embedded within the Dataverse development team and will primarily be focused on implementing the features necessary for the successful completion of this project. Examples of features that must be added to Dataverse include implementation of APIs for interoperation with components for large (~100 GB) datasets, automatic data validation pipelines, custom publishing workflows, and other features relevant to specific biomedical data types. All new functionality developed under this project will be merged into the Dataverse open source project and shared with the community. This is a term appointment ending on September 30, 2018. To apply, e-mail apply@hkl.hms.harvard.edu.



Campus Cyberinfrastructure Engineer

    Location: New Brunswick, NJ
    Hiring Institution: Rutgers University-New Brunswick
    Apply By: March 14, 2017
    REQ#: 40591
    Posted date: February 14, 2017

    The Rutgers University Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) was established in 2015 as a university-wide office to provide strategic Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) leadership to the research and education communities on all campuses of the university, coordinate technology investments in ACI and related expertise, and catalyze and nurture cyberinfrastructure-enabled multidisciplinary research.Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Campus Cyberinfrastructure Engineer for the Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) is seeking a talented and goal-oriented Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Engineer to join a new and exciting program at the university.



Associate Director for Research Services

    Location: Iowa City, IA
    Hiring Institution: University of Iowa
    Apply By: March 14, 2017
    Posted date: February 14, 2017

    The Associate Director will be focused on managing the technical operations, services and architecture of the University of Iowa research computing environment. This will include high performance computing, research data storage services, and deployment of select specialized applications and services supporting campus researchers but will be expected to be familiar with all aspects of the Research Services environment as well as have a broad understanding of campus research computing needs. The position will report to the Sr. Director for Research Services.



Senior Software Engineer - Systems Programming

    Location: Chicago, IL
    Hiring Institution: University of Chicago Physical Sciences Division
    Apply By: April 17, 2017
    REQ#: 101541
    Posted date: January 26, 2017

    As a senior member of the Globus back-end development team, reporting to the Software Development Manager, the focus of this position will be to assist in the creation and operation of backend system services that are critical to the Globus Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) layers. We're looking for experienced C and/or Python programmers who have deep knowledge of file and object storage systems.



Senior Software Engineer - Cloud Data Platform

    Location: Chicago, IL
    Hiring Institution: University of Chicago Physical Sciences Division
    Apply By: April 17, 2017
    REQ#: 101540
    Posted date: January 26, 2017

    As a senior member of the Globus backend development team, reporting to the Software Development Manager, the focus of this position will be to assist in the creation and operation of back-end REST services for the Globus Software as a Service (SaaS) applications and Globus Platform as a Service (PaaS). We're looking for software developers who understand the complexity of maintaining a custom back-end system and can architect improvements for efficiency and security as the Globus system evolves. The backend is primarily Python, C++, and Postgres.



Software Engineer - Cloud Data Platform

    Location: Chicago, IL
    Hiring Institution: University of Chicago Physical Sciences Division
    Apply By: April 17, 2017
    REQ#: 101539
    Posted date: January 26, 2017

    As a member of the Globus backend development team, reporting to the Software Development Manager, the focus of this position will be to assist in the creation and operation of back-end REST services for the Globus Software as a Service (SaaS) applications and Globus Platform as a Service (PaaS). We're looking for software developers who understand the complexity of maintaining a custom back-end system and can architect improvements for efficiency and security as the Globus system evolves. The back-end is primarily Python, C++, and Postgres.



Professional Services Developer

    Location: Chicago, IL
    Hiring Institution: University of Chicago Physical Sciences Division
    Apply By: May 07, 2017
    REQ#: 101671
    Posted date: January 26, 2017

    Reporting to the Professional Services Manager, the focus of this Professional Services Developer position will be to work with customers to deploy, integrate, and extend the cloud-based Globus Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) products into customer environments and projects. We're looking for skilled developers that can leverage and apply a wide range of cutting-edge technologies, including but not limited to Python, Java, REST APIs, Amazon Web Services, high-performance computing, data analysis tools, databases, and web applications.



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    Location: Chicago, IL
    Hiring Institution: University of Chicago Physical Sciences Division
    Apply By: May 07, 2017
    REQ#: 101658
    Posted date: January 26, 2017

    As a senior member of the Globus DevOps team, reporting to the Software Development Manager, the focus of this position is to architect, implement and operate a resilient Cloud infrastructure to ensure security, high-performance, high-availability and scalability for Globus Software as a Service (SaaS) and Globus Platform as a Service (PaaS) systems. We're looking for a talented automation specialist who is highly organized, reliable, and leads by example to keep the Globus development team running smoothly.



Software Engineer - Cloud Platform DevOps

    Location: Chicago, IL
    Hiring Institution: University of Chicago Physical Sciences Division
    Apply By: May 07, 2017
    REQ#: 101657
    Posted date: January 26, 2017

    As a member of the Globus DevOps team, reporting to the Software Development Manager, the focus of this position is to architect, implement and operate a resilient Cloud infrastructure to ensure security, high-performance, high-availability and scalability for Globus Software as a Service (SaaS) and Globus Platform as a Service (PaaS) systems. We're looking for a talented automation specialist who is highly organized, reliable, and leads by example to keep the Globus development team running smoothly.



Computational Scientist, Social Sciences

    Location: Chicago, IL
    Hiring Institution: University of Chicago
    Apply By: May 09, 2017
    REQ#: 101669
    Posted date: January 07, 2017

    The Research Computing Center (RCC) is seeking a highly motivated Computational Scientist, Social Sciences to work closely with faculty and researchers in the Social Sciences Division at The University of Chicago. The person in this position will serve as a technical domain expert in supporting and advising faculty on using high-end computing and big data for their research and grant writing. The successful candidate will join a team of consultants who are playing a key role in the creation of a scientific computing support group at the University of Chicago.



HPC System Administrator

    Location: Chicago, IL
    Hiring Institution: University of Chicago
    Apply By: May 14, 2017
    REQ#: 101667
    Posted date: January 07, 2017

    The University of Chicago is seeking a highly qualified HPC system administrator to join its system and operation team that builds and manages RCC HPC systems and facility operations. The individual in this position will be involved in the procurement and management of HPC hardware and software.



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