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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.




Research Programmer

    Location: Urbana, Illinois
    Hiring Institution: the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Apply By: September 26, 2018
    Posted date: September 05, 2018

    Bolster the Center’s biomolecular modeling, simulation, visualization, and analysis programs VMD (Visual Molecular Dynamics) and NAMD (Nanoscale Molecular Dynamics).



System Administrator

    Location: Cambridge, MA
    Hiring Institution: Harvard University
    Apply By: September 27, 2018
    Posted date: September 09, 2018

    Harvard’s Research Computing is seeking a System Administrator to join the team of Cyberinfrastructure Systems Engineers in the Operations Group. The System Administrator will report to the Manager of Operations for Research Computing. In this position, you will be part of a team that is responsible for the provisioning, installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure that supports 600+ faculty research groups across Harvard.



Area Lead, Research Software Engineering

    Location: Cambridge, MA
    Hiring Institution: Harvard University
    Apply By: September 27, 2018
    Posted date: September 09, 2018

    Harvard’s Research Computing is seeking an Area Lead for their new Research Software Engineering (RSE) role. Our department has prior success in collaborating with faculty on a short-term basis to provide well-engineered software that enriches research productivity and reliability. In this position, you will help develop a core team that will build a more lasting partnership between researchers and software experts, one which will allow code to evolve with the research, and ensure that modern standards of reproducible code are kept. You will also have the opportunity to engage in the national dialogue around forming an RSE Association in the US. Come join our team and help us to build our new approach to supporting computational discoveries!



Software Infrastructure Engineer

    Location: Cambridge, MA
    Hiring Institution: Harvard University
    Apply By: September 27, 2018
    Posted date: September 09, 2018

    Reporting to the Team Lead for Cloud Computing, the successful candidate will develop and provide support for existing and future virtualization environments for Research Computing and associated systems including networked storage, high performance computing and advanced hypervisors. The successful candidate will also be intimately involved in managing and supporting hosted guest systems, services, and working directly with researchers for both physical and virtualized research computing systems. In addition the candidate will contribute to a collaborative design process for maintenance and upkeep of existing configuration management code and tools.



HPC Application Specialist

    Location: Providence, RI
    Hiring Institution: Brown University
    Apply By: September 30, 2018
    Posted date: September 09, 2018

    Working with the User Support Group within the Center for Computation and Visualization (CCV), the HPC Application Specialist is responsible for providing high level support for Brown researchers and their collaborators in the life, physical or social sciences. This includes installing, debugging and maintaining domain specific scientific applications, and understanding best use practices needed to take full advantage of the University’s high performance computing (HPC) resources. The Application Specialist is also responsible for helping users adapt to a production shared resource, its scheduling system, and its high performance data storage systems. This position is also expected to help produce and present workshops and technical presentations in support of CCV activities. Other responsibilities include providing parallel coding support, adapting serial codes to effectively use CCV resources, and provide new and improved web documentation and functionality to the centers clients. This is a two year position with the possibility of becoming a permanent position.



Research and Development Engineer

    Location: State College, PA
    Hiring Institution: Pennsylvania State University
    Apply By: September 30, 2018
    Posted date: September 09, 2018

    The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) seeks an Advanced CyberInfrastructure – Research and Education Facilitator (ACI-REF) to join our Engagement team. You will be an integral contributor to a dynamic and growing team of specialists supported by an exciting $45 million Penn State investment in advanced research cyberinfrastructure (ICS-ACI). Penn State’s elite researchers use our high-performance research cloud to solve real-world problems by conducting simulations, data mining, and other high-performance computing operations. You will participate as an important member of our community of specialists to support this ground-breaking work. As our ACI-REF, you will work closely with researchers to understand their goals and workflows to allow you to evaluate and recommend appropriate solutions related to High Performance Computing (HPC), develop plans for implementation of ACI resources and ensure that their HPC needs are being met. Other competencies that are a plus: experience with high performance computing clusters; experience with multi-discipline researchers, knowledge of available ACI resources. Training, education and professional development opportunities are available and encouraged. To learn more about working for ICS, please visit http://ics.psu.edu/careers. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred candidates will have an advanced degree in an Engineering or Science discipline with experience in running scientific software in a university HPC setting. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with an excellent possibility of re-funding.



Systems Analyst

    Location: Stillwater, OK
    Hiring Institution: Oklahoma State University
    Apply By: September 30, 2018
    Posted date: September 19, 2018

    The incumbent will assist the HPCC (High Performance Computing Center) Manager of Operations in daily operation and maintenance of HPCC systems, troubleshoot networks & storage, review logs, compile applications on Linux servers, work with vendors to resolve complex system problems, and/or provide user support. The OSU HPCC is an extremely fast-paced environment; therefore, the candidate must demonstrate strong willingness to learn new technologies and take directions. This position requires the ability to endure sitting and/or standing for long periods at a time and occasionally lifting 50+ lbs.



Systems Analyst

    Location: Stillwater, OK
    Hiring Institution: Oklahoma State University
    Apply By: September 30, 2018
    Posted date: September 19, 2018

    The incumbent will assist the HPCC (High Performance Computing Center) Manager of Operations in daily operation and maintenance of HPCC systems, troubleshoot networks & storage, review logs, compile applications on Linux servers, work with vendors to resolve complex system problems, and/or provide user support. The OSU HPCC is an extremely fast-paced environment; therefore, the candidate must demonstrate strong willingness to learn new technologies and take directions. This position requires the ability to endure sitting and/or standing for long periods at a time and occasionally lifting 50+ lbs.



Transportation Computational Research Scientist

    Location: Berkeley, California
    Hiring Institution: Berkeley Lab’s Energy Technologies Area
    Apply By: October 03, 2018
    Posted date: September 19, 2018

    Berkeley Lab’s Energy Technologies Area (ETA, https://eta.lbl.gov/) has an opening for a Transportation Computational Research Scientist. The Research Scientist will need to have a passion for big data analytics and high-performance computing as applied to transportation systems modeling. You will work with researchers in ETA’s Sustainable Transportation Initiative, will be involved and take project leadership roles with researchers in LBNL’s Computing Research Division, and will be expected to contribute towards developing new project proposals to shape the directions of future research. You will be responsible for designing, developing, and analyzing numerical methods and algorithms for parallel simulation of large-scale urban transportation dynamics, starting with vehicle energy modeling.



IT Engineer / IT Support Engineer

    Location: Berkeley, California
    Hiring Institution: Berkeley Lab’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center
    Apply By: October 03, 2018
    Posted date: September 19, 2018

    Berkeley Lab’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC, http://www.nersc.gov/) has an opening for a Group Leader in the Data Science Engagement Group (DSEG). The DSEG is responsible for supporting NERSC’s growing user base from DOE’s experimental and observational facilities. As data sets from these user facilities increase in both size and complexity, users analyzing large scale datasets need training, new capabilities, and an advocate within NERSC to understand their requirements and challenges.



HPC Architecture and Performance Engineer

    Location: Berkeley, California, USA
    Hiring Institution: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Apply By: October 08, 2018
    Posted date: September 05, 2018

    Berkeley Lab’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) has an opening for a Computer Systems Engineer 3. The incumbent will contribute to an on-going Advanced Technology Group (ATG) group effort to develop a complete understanding of the issues that lead to improved application and computer system performance on extreme-scale advanced architectures. As a team member, they will contribute to efforts for NERSC in evaluating existing and emerging High Performance Computing (HPC) systems by analyzing the performance characteristics of leading-edge DOE Office of Science application codes. This position requires knowledge of computer architecture, with a particular focus on future architecture trends and their application to HPC. It’s an exciting time to join the NERSC team!



Network Engineering Manager

    Location: Berkeley, CA.
    Hiring Institution: Berkeley Lab’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
    Apply By: October 08, 2018
    Posted date: September 05, 2018

    Berkeley Lab’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the fastest science network in the world, is seeking an experienced Network Engineering Manager who combines extensive technical and operational skills with superior analytical, project management, process development, communications, and leadership experience.



Computer Systems Engineer 4

    Location: Berkeley, California
    Hiring Institution: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Apply By: October 08, 2018
    Posted date: September 05, 2018

    Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS) Division has an opening for a Computer Systems Engineer. Reporting to the head of the Computing and Data Group, the incumbent will function as a computer scientist, supporting and planning the ALS data lifecycle to meet ALS programmatic needs and R&D goals. This position is responsible for activities within the Computing and Data Group including the design of the data movement and curation of ALS data, planning for R&D upgrades and adherence to environment, health, and safety aspects. They will collaborate with teams from the ALS, LAB IT and NERSC scientist and engineers to ensure a fully integrated design for the data.



NERSC Exascale Science Applications Postdoctoral Fellow (NESAP)

    Location: Berkeley, California
    Hiring Institution: NERSC, Berkeley Lab
    Apply By: October 08, 2018
    Posted date: September 05, 2018

    Berkeley Lab’s NERSC Division has an opening for an Exascale Science Applications Postdoctoral Fellow (NESAP). We are looking for highly motivated postdocs to join the NERSC ExaScale Application Readiness Program (NESAP), funded by the US Department of Energy Office of Science.



Network DevOps Engineer

    Location: Berkeley, California
    Hiring Institution: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Apply By: October 08, 2018
    Posted date: September 05, 2018

    Berkeley Lab’s Information Technology Division has an opening for a Network DevOps Engineer. You will work with the campus network group to build, maintain, and operate software to support high-speed wired and wireless networking to over 20,000 endpoints supporting the scientific and operational staff of the Lab.



Research Scientist specialising on co-design for server processor architectures

    Location: Jülich, Germany
    Hiring Institution: Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)
    Apply By: October 08, 2018
    Posted date: September 05, 2018

    The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), embedded in the lively research environment of the Forschungszentrum Jülich, is one of the three national supercomputing centres in Germany. It is partnering with leading technology providers to co-design hardware architectures for future supercomputers.



Systems Programmer/Administrator

    Location: Piscataway, NJ
    Hiring Institution: Rutgers University - New Brunswick
    Apply By: October 09, 2018
    Posted date: September 09, 2018

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Systems Programmer / Administrator for the Office of Advanced Research Computing. This position is under the direction of the Director of Advanced Computing Infrastructure (ACI). The Systems Programmer/Administrator provides high level consulting and support for researchers and departments around the University. This position serves as OARC’s primary contact with Internet 2 and the CIC research community, and may act as the Rutgers liaison with national research centers.



Research Scientist in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

    Location: Oak Ridge, TN
    Hiring Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Apply By: October 11, 2018
    Posted date: September 19, 2018

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking research scientists in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and statistics. Oak Ridge National Laboratories is a leader in computational and computer science, with unique strengths in high-performance computing and data analytics with applications to the physical and biological sciences.



Systems Analyst II - 1164

    Location: Ames, IA
    Hiring Institution: Iowa State University
    Apply By: October 15, 2018
    Posted date: September 24, 2018

    The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) Information Technology team at Iowa State University is accepting applications for a Systems Analyst II. This position will be part of the LAS Research IT team, and will primarily provide systems analysis in the areas of data management, relational databases, and web applications. This position will also assist with other research computing support for the faculty and staff of multiple departments and programs in the college.



Senior Scientist, Research Computing (Life Sciences)

    Location: New Jersey
    Hiring Institution: Rutgers University
    Apply By: October 18, 2018
    Posted date: September 17, 2018

    The Rutgers Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) is seeking a highly-skilled and experienced Senior Scientist (Life Sciences) to support the Rutgers University research community in their high performance computing-related research. Reporting to the Director of Data Science, under the Associate Vice President for Advanced Research Computing, the Senior Scientist engages in local outreach on the Rutgers campuses (New Brunswick, Newark and Camden) to identify potential new users of Advanced Computing resources (including HPC, HTC, Open Science Grid, XSEDE, and CloudLab). The incumbent works closely with faculty, post-doctoral associates, students, and research staff to understand their research to allow for the customization of training and support. The position operates as a member of the OARC team to provide application and user support to the Rutgers community on the New Brunswick, Newark and Camden campuses.



HPC system administrator

    Location: Eugene, Oregon
    Hiring Institution: University of Oregon
    Apply By: October 18, 2018
    Posted date: September 17, 2018

    The position is located in Eugene, Oregon, a diverse and eclectic city located in the southern end of the Willamette Valley between two buttes and the scenic Willamette River. Eugene integrates the surrounding natural environment through extensive parks and path systems, so no matter where you are in the city, you are surrounded by the dynamic beauty of the great Northwest. It is a city that values arts and outdoors.



Senior Science Writer

    Location: La Jolla, CA
    Hiring Institution: University of California, San Diego
    Apply By: October 19, 2018
    Posted date: September 19, 2018

    Science/technical writer for two distinct computer science and technology units at UC San Diego writes and edits a variety of comprehensive press releases and feature articles for SDSC and the CSE Department. Convey in a clear and engaging manner the scientific significance and societal benefits of a wide range of SDSC-related research projects as well as promoting the academic and scientific mission of the Computer Science & Engineering Department. Able to quickly distill often-complex research into text that can be understood by both a non-technical and technical audience. Establishes positive relations with the science reporters and other media to place press releases and feature articles.



Research Software Engineer

    Location: Oak Ridge, TN
    Hiring Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Apply By: October 20, 2018
    Posted date: September 19, 2018

    We invite applications for the position of Research Software Engineer within the Computer Science and Mathematics Division. This position is part of ORNL’s Scientific Software Initiative, which provides scientific software development expertise to the Laboratory, by providing software engineering and development services across the Laboratory in a broad range of areas. The Initiative supports the mission of the Laboratory by creating a community for software professionals at the Laboratory to connect people, projects, and interested parties; by providing software engineering expertise for development, evaluation, quality assurance or other needs; by providing training and continuing education opportunities; by providing fair performance evaluation criteria; by recruiting new software engineering talent; and by mentoring students and early career scientists and engineers. The Initiative currently contributes to scientific computing projects in advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and 3D printing, astrophysics, batteries, neutron science, nuclear energy, quantum computing and pure computer science projects. Initiative members are active in the open source community, including the Eclipse Foundation, and most Initiative projects are available on GitHub.com



Computational Scientist

    Location: Oak Ridge, TN
    Hiring Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Apply By: October 20, 2018
    Posted date: September 19, 2018

    We invite applications for the position of Computational Scientist within the Computer Science and Mathematics Division. This position is part of ORNL’s Scientific Software Initiative, which provides scientific software development expertise to the Laboratory, by providing software engineering and development services across the Laboratory in a broad range of areas and topics. The Initiative supports the mission of the Laboratory by creating a community for software professionals at the Laboratory to connect people, projects, and interested parties; by providing software engineering expertise for development, evaluation, quality assurance or other needs; by providing training and continuing education opportunities; by providing fair performance evaluation criteria; by recruiting new software engineering talent; and by mentoring students and early career scientists and engineers.



Performance Engineer

    Location: Oak Ridge, TN
    Hiring Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Apply By: October 31, 2018
    Posted date: September 19, 2018

    We are seeking to build a team of Performance Engineers who will serve as liaisons between the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) and the users of the NCCS leadership computing resources, particularly Exascale Computing Project application development teams and will collaborate with the ECP application teams as they ready their software applications for the OLCF Exascale computer Frontier. These positions reside in the Scientific Computing Group in the National Center for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).



Computational Scientist in Earth System Modeling

    Location: Oak Ridge, TN
    Hiring Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Apply By: October 31, 2018
    Posted date: September 19, 2018

    The Computational Science and Engineering Division in the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate and the Climate Change Science Institute (http://climatechangescience.ornl.gov/) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seek to hire a Computational Scientist in Earth System Modeling.



2019 Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computing Sciences

    Location: Berkeley, California
    Hiring Institution: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Apply By: November 02, 2018
    Posted date: September 05, 2018

    Apply now for the Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computing Sciences, sponsored by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Computing Sciences Area. Researchers in computer science, applied mathematics or any computational science discipline who have received their Ph.D. within the last three years are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will work primarily with a research group within the Computing Sciences Area and receive a competitive salary, professional travel allowance, relocation assistance, excellent benefits, and an opportunity to work in the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area.



Senior Data Analyst

    Location: Urbana, Illinois
    Hiring Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
    Apply By: November 06, 2018
    Posted date: September 05, 2018

    NCSA is currently seeking a Senior Data Analyst to work in high-performance data informatics, data analytics and big data for industry partners and scientific communities. The successful candidate will lead a team of Data Scientist and Data Analysts to work on a wide variety of applications using state of the art data analytic tools with a focus on distributed computing in HPC environments. The Senior Data Analyst will be responsible for leading a team in the design, development, maintenance, and support of large-scale data analytics tools which turn data into information, information into insight, and insight into business decisions for NCSA Industry partners.



Senior Data Analyst

    Location: Urbana, Illinois
    Hiring Institution: University of Illinois @Urbana-Champaign National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
    Apply By: November 06, 2018
    Posted date: September 19, 2018

    NCSA is currently seeking a Senior Data Analyst to work in high-performance data informatics, data analytics and big data for industry partners and scientific communities. The successful candidate will lead a team of Data Scientist and Data Analysts to work on a wide variety of applications using state of the art data analytic tools with a focus on distributed computing in HPC environments. The Senior Data Analyst will be responsible for leading a team in the design, development, maintenance, and support of large-scale data analytics tools which turn data into information, information into insight, and insight into business decisions for NCSA Industry partners.



Temporary Lecturer in Data Science Program

    Location: San Diego, CA
    Hiring Institution: University of California, San Diego
    Apply By: December 17, 2018
    Posted date: May 29, 2018

    The UC San Diego Data Science Undergraduate Program (joint endeavor of the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics and Cognitive Science) is seeking temporary lecturers to teach between one and three course per quarter during 2018-19 academic year. We seek applicants in all content areas related to data science including data analysis, programming, statistics, machine learning and visualization.



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