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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.




Postdoctoral Fellow in Geodynamics

    Location: Davis, California
    Hiring Institution: University of California Davis, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
    Apply By: April 30, 2016
    Posted date: April 07, 2016

    We seek a postdoctoral scholar to carry out research on the geodynamic cycling of volatiles through the Earth’s deep interior, focusing on the role of deep Earth processes in the global carbon cycle. The postdoctoral scholar will engage in developing numerical and mathematical models of carbon pathways in the deep Earth through coupled geochemical reservoir and geodynamics models that explore key processes and incorporate diverse observational constraints. The postdoc will participate in developing visualizations of global carbon pathways and will have opportunities to participate in outreach to the larger deep-carbon research community. The successful candidate will join a team of researchers in geodynamics and geochemistry at UC Davis led by Prof. Louise Kellogg and Prof. Sujoy Mukhopadhyay. UC Davis Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is ranked among the top 20 Earth Science graduate programs in the country Qualifications: A doctoral degree in geophysics, geochemistry, computational science or a closely related field; experience in developing and using geodynamical models or mathematical models of global geochemical cycles. Experience working with or developing scientific software for modeling, data visualization, and interpretation. Requires strong communication skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment. Record of scientific productivity and publication commensurate with appointment as a postdoctoral scholar. How to Apply: To seek full consideration, applications must be received by April 30, 2016. Recrutiment will remain open until filled. Interested applicants are required to submit: Cover letter outlining your interest in the position, qualifications, experiences and goals. Curriculum vitae. Names of three references with contact information including mailing address and email address. Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scale, in accordance with current Postdoctoral Scholar Salary scale. A full-benefits package consisting of medical/dental and vision plans will also be offered. Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal (contingent upon satisfactory progress). For more information contact: Professor Louise Kellogg: lhkellogg@ucdavis.edu Professor Sujoy Mukhopadhyay: sujoy@ucdavis.edu Send applications materials to: gel-postdoc-search@ucdavis.edu subject: Postdoc Application in Geodynamics For additional information see the following websites: berrp.org, geodynamics.org, geology.ucdavis.edu



Software Engineer/Programmer II

    Location: Boulder, CO
    Hiring Institution: National Center for Atmospheric Research
    Apply By: June 23, 2016
    REQ#: 16360
    Posted date: June 09, 2016

    Must have permanent authorization for U.S. employment. UCAR/NCAR will not sponsor a work visa (e.g., J-1, H1-B, etc.) to fill this position. BASIC JOB FUNCTION: Assists in the design, development and implementation of complex, distributed applications and services supporting the many users of CISL’s high-end computing environment, including allocation proposal submission, accounting systems, and reporting interfaces. Participates in Agile software delivery teams for selected aspects or components of production-level systems. Contributes to the full product life cycle including system analysis; high-level system design; and integration of large-scale technology within complex information systems. Applies skills in web interface development and database application development. Works with colleagues from CISL’s Software and Web Engineering Group and collaborators from the NSF-funded XSEDE program to design, implement, integrate and maintain software tools in support of users’ information needs. Responsible for programming and code documentation on multiple platforms relying on underlying relational database systems. DUTIES INCLUDE: Works on multiple projects in support of the needs defined by the User Services Section and Consulting Services Group to provide information to users via the CISL web site and command-line interfaces in the production high-end computing environment. Responsible for developing, testing and delivering specific software components based on team objectives with a strong focus on delivering high-quality results. Contributes as a member of an Agile Scrum team on the formulation of system design, software implementation, testing, documentation and evaluation of technologies related to maintaining and improving the SAM system. The tasks will range from underlying infrastructure improvements to business-logic modifications to user interface enhancements for users and administrators. Collaborates with team members, end users, and project stakeholders to design and develop solutions to complex problems. Collaborates with the Resource Allocation Service team of the multi-institutional XSEDE program, with tasks assigned by the relevant XSEDE manager. Activities will include enhancements to the submission, review, and administrative interfaces for the XSEDE Resource Allocation Service (XRAS), as well as the underlying components and applications. Provides technical support to technical and non-technical staff on the usage of the various systems and services, including running, debugging and monitoring. Writes documentation and training material for both internal and external reference. REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE: Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or related field is required. Alternative fields may be considered if accompanied by equivalent progressive experience, typically four to six years in a relevant domain.



USGS Cartographer

    Location: Reston, VA
    Hiring Institution: US Geological Survey
    Apply By: June 29, 2016
    Posted date: June 15, 2016

    As a Cartographer within the National Geospatial Program, some of your specific duties will include: Applying GIS software to the reviewing and editing of vector and raster datasets, use GIS and other associated software color schemes, building maps using vector and raster data, conducting analyses of digital cartographic processes to become familiar with cartographic and geographic work methods and procedures, using ArcGIS software to produce thematic maps and illustrations. Announcement Number: PATH-2016-0018



Software Engineer: Performance and distributed computing

    Location: Burbank
    Hiring Institution: Walt Disney Animation Studios
    Apply By: June 30, 2016
    Posted date: April 07, 2016

    Software Engineers develop software tools and enhancements motivated by the needs of animation production. In this specific role, you will work with artists, production leadership, technical directors, and other software engineers to define and implement the next generation of rendering pipeline tools to be used in films at Walt Disney Animation Studios. This technology compiles the vast amount of data defining a movie into a form suitable for rendering. Challenges include high performance parallel computation, highly efficient data parsing and storage, and an in-depth understanding of the requirements and relationships for data authored by many disparate production departments. We are adding one more talented developer to our small, highly collaborative pipeline team. You must be motivated and skilled at finding simple, elegant solutions to complex problems, and enjoy working as part of a high-energy, professional team using an agile development methodology. Software engineers are highly supportive of each other, encouraged to self-manage, and learn through experiencing both success and failure. You must therefore be comfortable supporting your team by bringing fresh insight for shared problem solving. Also critical to success in this role is an aptitude for working directly with technical and non-technical users to understand their workflow, requirements, and pain points to deliver relevant solutions. Requirements • Experience developing high performance software • At least three years of development experience using C++; C++11 experience desired • Experience with development of high-performance code using SIMD and multithreading strongly desired • Exemplary communication and team working skills • Game development or other real-time rendering experience an advantage • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other related field; MS/PhD preferred Walt Disney Animation Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer To apply click here: https://disneyanimation.secure.force.com/openings/ts2mmx__JobDetails?jobId=a0KG000000eZtCb



HPC Consultant/Software Engineer IV

    Location: Boulder, CO
    Hiring Institution: National Center for Atmospheric Research
    Apply By: July 01, 2016
    REQ#: 15222
    Posted date: June 09, 2016

    Must have permanent authorization for U.S. employment. UCAR/NCAR will not sponsor a work visa (e.g., J-1, H1-B, etc.) to fill this position. BASIC JOB FUNCTION: Manages a group of 5-10 HPC consultants, leading the group in meeting various technical, deliverable and deadline commitments, completing technical projects on time, and provide high-quality support to the various CISL user communities. In concert with CISL and USS management and the Consulting Services Group (CSG), defines and pursues objectives and priorities for CSG. Initiates and contributes to proposal efforts relevant to the CISL and OSD mission and objectives. Provides leadership for a portfolio of activities spanning CSG, CISL, and other NCAR labs to improve the performance of climate and atmospheric science models on CISL resources. Advises, serves as an expert resource for, and provides programming support to model developers for reducing excess resource requirements, maximizing the performance on CISL systems, and porting models to new architectures. Applies broad knowledge of hardware and software technologies and trends to inform CISL’s computing initiatives, and provides technical leadership in CSG’s planning and CISL procurement activities. Initiates and ensures closure of team efforts within CSG and with CISL’s High-end Services Section (HSS) to resolve difficult system issues. REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE: Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in computer science, applied mathematics, engineering or any related field with an emphasis in scientific computing; progressive experience and/or education, with typically ten years or more experience within a specific application domain facilitating scientific computing projects, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience leading moderately complex software projects; management/supervisory experience desirable.



Cloud Storage Architect for Research Data (Systems/IT Architect Lead)

    Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    Hiring Institution: Gerogia Tech
    Apply By: July 14, 2016
    REQ#: 173262
    Posted date: June 14, 2016

    We are looking for someone who is passionate about innovation in the education industry. This is a new position in the College of Engineering (COE) who will play a key role in supporting COE research data at large. The Cloud Storage Architect, in collaboration with others, will develop new strategies and services to improve research data management, security, integrity and compliance with new standards (NIST 800-171). This position will also work toward enabling better collaboration between GT researchers and researchers at other institutions by implementing new (or existing) services that provide secure and “frictionless” access to data. This position will report to the College of Engineering Director of Technology Services and will work closely with the College Lead Information Security Engineer and Cloud / Virtualization Lead Architect. Job Purpose: Provide technical leadership in supplying advanced level IT support services to units or on campus wide basis. Services provided involve conceptualizing, planning, designing and implementing complete and integrated information technology solutions that meet business needs and support long term goals. Use advanced IT architecture concepts to resolve highly complex issues.



Cloud Systems Engineer

    Location: Ithaca, NY
    Hiring Institution: Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC)
    Apply By: July 20, 2016
    Posted date: June 20, 2016

    Design, deploy, and manage physical and virtual High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters and servers. Integrate HPC systems into the existing heterogeneous computing environment that includes both local and cloud domains running multiple operating systems (Linux, Windows, OSX, other). Lead the Center’s efforts for testing, evaluating, and implementing solutions using emerging technologies (cloud, application containerization, software defined network and storage) to meet customer needs. Responsible for investigating interoperability issues while maintaining a stable infrastructure. Required to work collaboratively with the CAC systems team towards common goals.



Software Engineer

    Location: Burbank, California
    Hiring Institution: Walt Disney Animation Studio
    Apply By: July 29, 2016
    Posted date: March 30, 2016

    Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Software Engineers develop software tools and enhancements motivated by the needs of animation production. In this specific role, you will work with artists, production leadership, technical directors, and other software engineers to define and implement the next generation of rendering pipeline tools to be used in films at Walt Disney Animation Studios. This technology compiles the vast amount of data defining a movie into a form suitable for rendering. Challenges include high performance parallel computation, highly efficient data parsing and storage, and an in-depth understanding of the requirements and relationships for data authored by many disparate production departments. We are adding one more talented developer to our small, highly collaborative pipeline team. You must be motivated and skilled at finding simple, elegant solutions to complex problems, and enjoy working as part of a high-energy, professional team using an agile development methodology. Software engineers are highly supportive of each other, encouraged to self-manage, and learn through experiencing both success and failure. You must therefore be comfortable supporting your team by bringing fresh insight for shared problem solving. Also critical to success in this role is an aptitude for working directly with technical and non-technical users to understand their workflow, requirements, and pain points to deliver relevant solutions. Requirements Experience developing high performance software At least three years of development experience using C++; C++11 experience desired Experience with development of high-performance code using SIMD and multithreading strongly desired Exemplary communication and team working skills • Game development or other real-time rendering experience an advantage • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other related field; MS/PhD preferred



Research Scientist

    Location: Burbank, California
    Hiring Institution: Walt Disney Animation Studio
    Apply By: July 29, 2016
    Posted date: March 30, 2016

    As a Research Scientist you will identify and innovate novel ways for Walt Disney Animation Studios to leverage high performance computing including large scale clusters and many- core accelerators. The possibilities for exploration include but are not limited to new approaches that provide more interactive artist experiences, and innovative systems for increasing complexity that allows creation of more beautiful, more cost effective, and more entertaining stories for an audience of millions. The ideal candidate will have recently completed post doctorate work and/or a PhD thesis in science, engineering, or mathematics with research experience and a strong publication record in one or more of the following areas: • High performance computing • Massively parallel systems (multicore, many core or distributed systems) • Computer architecture • Large-scale numerical simulation More senior candidates will also be considered. " REQUIREMENTS: • Proactively identify greatest opportunities for innovation and set goals to drive initiatives to proof of concept or prototype demonstrations • Collaborate with production teams, engineers, interns, consultants and fellow researchers both inside and outside the organization • Desire to work with demanding challenges in visual computing (animation, rendering, and image processing) • Participate in the global R&D community through publication of results, collaboration with universities, and participation in professional service activities and top-tier research conferences • Set goals, drive initiatives, and deliver results with minimal supervision • PhD earned in area of specialization • Prior experience in visual computing is a plus • Strong record of achievement in applied research, excellent academic credentials Based in Walt Disney Animation Studios this Research Scientist will also collaborate with and contribute to the larger Disney Research group. Disney Research provides a research foundation for the many business units within the Walt Disney Company including Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Imagineering, Parks and Resorts, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Disney Interactive Media Group, ESPN, and Pixar Animation Studios. It is a network of research facilities offering the best attributes of academia and the industry with labs located in Pittsburgh, Zurich, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. We highly encourage publication; it is our principal mechanism for quality control. The Research Scientist will engage the global research community through world-wide university collaborations and leadership service in top-tier research conferences as well as collaborations within the Walt Disney Company. Disney Research works actively with business units of the Walt Disney Company at all stages of research, from conception to commercialization – and the results are enjoyed worldwide.



Position 1: Professional Science Master's Program, Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, Temporary Instructor

    Location: Norman, OK
    Hiring Institution: University of Oklahoma
    Apply By: July 31, 2016
    Posted date: June 09, 2016

    Teaching duties will be in applying computational techniques to problems in professional settings. So applicants should have demonstrated computational experience in industry or academic settings. These positions (called EduInnovator) are specifically to bring innovations to this program including development of online content resources for hybrid/blended classes. In addition, these positions will advance and develop partnerships with industry and other external organizations in metropolitan Oklahoma City. These faculty will work closely with UCO's Center for eLearning and Connected Environments (CeCE). PSM programs have rapidly grown since the late 1990's to over 300 programs in the US. These programs are part STEM master's program and part MBA. In lieu of a thesis, PSM students undertake a major project focused on applying course knowledge to professional settings.



Position 2: Professional Science Master's Program, Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, Temporary Instructor

    Location: Norman, OK
    Hiring Institution: University of Oklahoma
    Apply By: July 31, 2016
    Posted date: June 09, 2016

    Teaching duties will be in applying computational techniques to problems in professional settings. So applicants should have demonstrated computational experience in industry or academic settings. These positions (called EduInnovator) are specifically to bring innovations to this program including development of online content resources for hybrid/blended classes. In addition, these positions will advance and develop partnerships with industry and other external organizations in metropolitan Oklahoma City. These faculty will work closely with UCO's Center for eLearning and Connected Environments (CeCE). PSM programs have rapidly grown since the late 1990's to over 300 programs in the US. These programs are part STEM master's program and part MBA. In lieu of a thesis, PSM students undertake a major project focused on applying course knowledge to professional settings.



Research Associate Professor

    Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Hiring Institution: The Center for Simulation and Modeling (SaM) at the University of Pittsburgh
    Apply By: July 31, 2016
    Posted date: June 21, 2016

    The successful candidate would hold the rank of Research Assistant, or Research Associate Professor (outside of tenure stream), depending on experience. Major responsibilities include overseeing the overall HPC environment (including software and hardware), helping plan upgrades, working closely with the SaM and Network Operations Center Personnel, and assisting users in efficient parallelization of research applications. Ideal candidates would be excited to participate in the generation of proposals for facility expansion and to foster new collaborations within, and external to, the University.Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a science or engineering discipline, with experience in algorithm development and installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting technologies pertinent to HPC clusters running Linux. The candidate should have strong interpersonal and communication skills and the willingness to continuously keep themselves abreast of new techniques and technologies. Preference will be given to applicants with technical leadership experience. The position is available to be filled starting July 1, 2016. Interested candidates should submit their CV, a cover letter stating career goals, and arrange for three letters of recommendation addressed to Professor Kenneth D. Jordan, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260. The material should be sent to Wendy Janocha at wgj1@pitt.edu.



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