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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.



Information Technology Manager

    Location: Charlottesville, VA
    Hiring Institution: University of Virginia
    Apply By: March 23, 2017
    REQ#: 620361
    Posted date: February 23, 2017

    The Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science seeks an Information Technology Manager to provide leadership and management of its computing services. We are embarking on a review of our entire research and educational computing infrastructure. We seek a leader who will guide us in defining a robust, state-of-the-art system architecture to support the department as we are experiencing rapid growth in both faculty and students, expanding our high-performance-computing facilities, and launching new, interdisciplinary research initiatives. Additional duties include oversight, maintenance, and support of our computing facility; equipment budgeting for research grants, user support; and managing the departmental computer support staff.



Research Software Engineer

    Location: Princeton, NJ
    Hiring Institution: Princeton University
    Apply By: April 16, 2017
    REQ#: 20177180
    Posted date: March 16, 2017

    The Research Software Engineer will be an integral member of multiple research teams focused on cutting-edge computational neuroscience research. The Research Software Engineer will work with researchers associated with Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI) to provide domain-centric computational expertise in algorithm development and selection, code development, and optimization to create efficient and scalable research code.



HPC Software Engineer

    Location: Princeton, NJ
    Hiring Institution: Princeton University
    Apply By: April 16, 2017
    REQ#: 20177269
    Posted date: March 16, 2017

    The HPC Software Engineer will be an integral member of multiple research teams focused on cutting-edge computational astrophysics research. The HPC Software Engineer will work with researchers associated with the Department of Astrophysical Sciences to provide domain-centric computational expertise in algorithm development and selection, code development, and optimization to create efficient and scalable research code.



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.



Sr. Software Engineer

    Location: Baltimore, MD
    Hiring Institution: Johns Hopkins University
    Apply By: April 21, 2017
    REQ#: 313472
    Posted date: March 21, 2017

    The Sr. software engineer will serve as technical resource to all users on highly complex code development, architecture, debugging, profiling, optimization, documentation, installation and maintenance of open source scientific applications; data mining and best practices to utilize HPC resources. The incumbent will enable faculty to advance research-computing agendas by interacting directly with researchers, providing feedback on how to improve application performance, and actively participating in application development. There will be also many opportunities to establish scientific collaborations and partnerships with research groups. This position will serve as lead on moderate to large IT architecture and applications development projects. The position will be expected to influence research groups towards innovative solutions and provide oversight to lower level staff. As a project lead, the incumbent is expected to interact with various departments and external constituents outside of JHU.



APPLICATION DEVELOPER AND SYSTEMS ANALYST I

    Location: Batavia, IL
    Hiring Institution: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
    Apply By: April 21, 2017
    Posted date: March 23, 2017

    Owned by the U.S. Department of Energy and operated by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC, Fermilab is home to the country’s high energy physics program and host to over 1500 physicists from around the world. Fermilab offers a diverse and energetic professional setting for a challenging career. Fermilab’s Scientific Distributed Computing Solutions Department seeks an Application Developer and Systems Analyst I to work with a team of developers, computing services specialists, and scientists to contribute to the development, deployment and support of the workflow/workload management system used by scientists to provision and manage computational resources in Grids, High Performance Computing Clusters and Commercial and Community based Cloud service providers.



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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