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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.




Senior HPC System Administrator

    Location: Chicago, IL
    Hiring Institution: University of Chicago
    Apply By: May 30, 2019
    Posted date: March 30, 2019

    The University of Chicago is seeking a highly qualified Senior HPC System Administrator to join the 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.



Professional Research Programmer

    Location: Notre Dame, Indiana
    Hiring Institution: University of Notre Dame
    Apply By: May 31, 2019
    Posted date: May 08, 2019

    The University of Notre Dame is seeking a Professional Research Programmer. This position will be part of the Notre Dame Center for Research Computing scientific workflows and dynamic distributed applications team. This team collaborates with faculty and researchers within the Notre Dame community on challenges involving leveraging distributed computing resources to accelerate scientific discovery. The group focuses on topics like managing complex scientific workflows involving large amounts of data across one or more distributed systems, porting scientific workflows to new computational environments, such as some of the world’s largest HPC facilities or commercial cloud resources, and developing tools to enable the creation of dynamic scientific applications that scale from laptop to cluster to cloud. The initial focus of this position will be to support the data processing for the CMS experiment which collects data on proton collisions generated by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland. CMS utilizes a worldwide network of computing resources to processes tens of petabytes of data per year. A successful candidate would contribute necessary development for the software infrastructure to scale by roughly an order of magnitude over the next five years.



Systems Analyst III

    Location: Ames, Iowa
    Hiring Institution: Iowa State University
    Apply By: May 31, 2019
    Posted date: May 09, 2019

    This position is part of the LAS Research Computing and Infrastructure Operations team and provides system architecture design and planning, systems analysis, systems operations, and user support in the areas of research computing (including High Performance Computing – HPC), web, virtual machine, containerization, cloud hosting, server administration, and endpoint management infrastructure to the faculty and staff of multiple departments, programs, and colleges.



Information Technology Analyst 3

    Location: Baton Rouge, LA
    Hiring Institution: Lousiana State University
    Apply By: June 01, 2019
    Posted date: May 09, 2019

    This position is for a User Support Specialist in High Performance Computing User Services group in the Information Technology Services Department at LSU. This position is responsible for enabling both existing and emerging high performance computing solutions, and to advance research computing initiatives through direct technical support and training of the research communities of LSU and its collaborators.



Research Computing UX Facilitator

    Location: Madison, WI
    Hiring Institution: University of Wisconsin
    Apply By: June 06, 2019
    Posted date: May 18, 2019

    The UW-Madison Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC) develops widely deployed open-source distributed computing software technologies such as HTCondor. CHTC also operates a large and active high throughput computing infrastructure consisting of thousands of CPUs used by hundreds of research groups across the UW campus. Besides providing critical compute cycles to campus researchers, this infrastructure functions as a living lab for HTCondor development and serves as a powerful beta site for testing the effectiveness of new HTCondor software releases. CHTC is looking for a Research Computing User Experience (UX) Facilitator who will work to advance the research activities of faculty members, students, and staff in a broad range of scholarly disciplines that rely on computing to find appropriate computationally-based solutions to problems impeding their research. By working with domain researchers, this facilitator will be in the perfect position to provide critical feedback to the HTCondor software developers in order to improve the user experience, and to identify distributed computing mechanism innovations which would have significant impact on the day-to-day lives of campus researchers. The successful applicant will gain a wide range of skills at this job and will have the opportunity to work with experts in a range of research areas and computational technologies through the partnerships of CHTC.



Director of Facilities Technologies

    Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Hiring Institution: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
    Apply By: June 07, 2019
    REQ#: 2012211
    Posted date: May 08, 2019

    Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is seeking a Director of Facilities Technology. In this role, you will be responsible for directing all operations for PSC high-performance computing and storage resources, as well as planning, design, deployment, installation, maintenance and operation of future high performance computing (HPC) systems. Current supercomputing resources include Bridges and Anton2 as well as the Brain Image Library and HuBMAP converged infrastructures (see https://www.psc.edu/resources). Such HPC systems embody novel, innovative, state-of-the-art high performance characteristics not found in typical IT systems. Examples are high performance interconnects such as Omni-Path & Infiniband, parallel filesystems such as Lustre & BeeGFS, heterogeneous clusters with high performance processor nodes of varying capabilities including dense GPUs,, advanced job scheduling software requiring development of complicated scheduling algorithms, etc. Often these components are the first of their kind and require active collaboration with vendors beginning well before product release and extremely skillful problem-solving work just to make them work. PSC’s primary computer room is located miles away from the main staff offices and is run as a nearly “dark shop” with a single staff member typically on site.



User Engagement Specialist

    Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Hiring Institution: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
    Apply By: June 07, 2019
    REQ#: 2012227
    Posted date: May 08, 2019

    Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is seeking a User Engagement Specialist to join our User Support team. In this role, you will primarily be responsible for engagement and support of computational scientists, engineers and scholars in a state-of-the-art heterogeneous high performance computing and data analytics environment. Mission-critical duties include developing support relationships with scientists from all over the USA and beyond on complex computational issues of operating systems, compilers, security, algorithms, applications software packages, code optimization, etc.; training; documentation; software development; and performance monitoring. You will collaborate with the broader PSC staff of facilities, network, scientific, and administrative support specialists to address and resolve user problems.



Virtualization Infrastructure Engineer

    Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Hiring Institution: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
    Apply By: June 07, 2019
    REQ#: 2011675
    Posted date: May 08, 2019

    The Facilities Technology team within PSC is seeking to hire a Virtualization Infrastructure Engineer. In this role, you will primarily be responsible for developing and maintaining the infrastructure to deploy and maintain fleets of hosts (physical and virtual), containers and services for the variety of project-based resources PSC operates and have a hand in planning new directions. Regular collaboration and cross-training with the operations team will also be key activities to assure efficiency and supportability of resulting infrastructure. Interaction with the broader staff of user, network, scientific, and administrative support specialists will also be fruitful as you establish your place in the PSC team.



Systems Automation Engineer

    Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Hiring Institution: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
    Apply By: June 07, 2019
    REQ#: 2011664
    Posted date: May 08, 2019

    The Facilities Technology team within PSC is seeking to hire a Computing Infrastructure Engineer. In this role, you will primarily be responsible for developing and maintaining software tooling to enable scalable administration of a fleets of hosts (physical and virtual) for the variety of project-based resources PSC operates, with an eye toward migrating appropriate functionality to newer technologies including containers. Regular collaboration and cross-training with the operations team will also be key activities to assure efficiency and supportability of resulting infrastructure. Interaction with the broader staff of user, network, scientific, and administrative support specialists will also be fruitful as you establish your place in the PSC team.



Information Technology Analyst 3 (HPC User Support Specialist)

    Location: Baton Rouge, LA
    Hiring Institution: Louisiana State University
    Apply By: June 07, 2019
    Posted date: May 08, 2019

    This position is for a User Support Specialist in High Performance Computing User Services group in the Information Technology Services Department at LSU. This position is responsible for enabling both existing and emerging high performance computing solutions, and to advance research computing initiatives through direct technical support and training of the research communities of LSU and its collaborators. All Information Technology Services employees are expected to demonstrate a commitment to exemplary customer service in all facets of their work.



Associate Computational Scientist

    Location: Boston, MA
    Hiring Institution: Northeastern University
    Apply By: June 07, 2019
    Posted date: May 08, 2019

    The Research Computing (RC) team at Northeastern University (NU) seeks a motivated, self-starting individual to be a member of our dynamic team as an Associate Computational Scientist. The successful candidate will be a key link between the RC team and the research community at NU, including faculty and students across a broad range of departments, as well as outside users and partners, in order to help them understand and utilize RC resources for their research and teaching. As an Associate Computational Scientist at NU, your primary objective will be to support and enhance the research enterprise through direct interaction with faculty and students. You will assist research groups in taking full advantage of Discovery, NU’s 1,700+ node HPC cluster installed at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center. You will help with optimization of code and leveraging of scheduler features to maximize throughput of jobs. In addition, you will work with research groups to help identify, implement and improve their computational and data workflow, as well as assist in facilitating computing and data infrastructure solutions specific to Northeastern University researchers. As a PhD level scientist, you will also participate in grant funding opportunities, and author research papers and presentations, with faculty members at Northeastern University.



Systems Administrator/Cloud Engineer

    Location: Easton, PA
    Hiring Institution: Lafayette College
    Apply By: June 07, 2019
    Posted date: May 08, 2019

    The System Administrator / Cloud Engineer manages, maintains, configures, and monitors on-premises and cloud-based data center infrastructure. Responsibilities include building, monitoring, and troubleshooting highly resilient, secure, compliant, automated, cost-effective cloud computing environments primarily on AWS. This position will work closely with colleagues across the College to gather requirements and provide robust compute platforms for a variety of administrative and academic services.



Assistant Research Programmer/ Research Programmer /Senior Research Programmer

    Location: Urbana, Illinois
    Hiring Institution: University of Illinois
    Apply By: June 30, 2019
    Posted date: March 30, 2019

    NCSA is currently seeking one or more Assistant Research Programmer/Research Programmer/Senior Research Programmer(s) to create scientific and research software development and engineering in support of projects and research, which can include elements of data analysis, data ingestion and integration from heterogeneous sources, cybersecurity, web front ends, back end services that scale, as well as databases. You will interact with people in a wide range of educational, scientific, and engineering disciplines to design, develop, and support advanced software tools in areas such as civil and environmental engineering, biology, geoscience, digital humanities, library science, hazard management, medical informatics, astronomy, and computational science. Creativity, independence, a strong work ethic, as well as coordination with the project principal investigator(s) will be critical. You will also have the opportunity to represent the group at meetings, give presentations at conferences or other venues, and contribute to publications and grant proposals.



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