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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.




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: Edmond, OK
    Hiring Institution: University of Central Oklahoma
    Apply By: July 31, 2016
    Posted date: July 28, 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.



Cloud Systems Engineer

    Location: Ithaca, NY
    Hiring Institution: Cornell University
    Apply By: August 03, 2016
    Posted date: July 03, 2016

    Big Data. Cloud. Mobile. The Digital Age is upon us. With every new technology comes a new challenge. Meeting those challenges depends not only on the right technology platforms, but also the rapid deployment of optimal applications, data, and tools. Faculty, staff and students from over 80 Cornell departments and research centers rely on the Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing for research, education and outreach computing and consulting services that range from HPC systems and storage to programming, database development, and web portal design. https://www.cac.cornell.edu.



CGB/LMIC Systems Administrator

    Location: Bloomington, IN
    Hiring Institution: Indiana University
    Apply By: August 04, 2016
    Posted date: July 21, 2016

    Responsible for broad technical and strategic leadership as well as daily support for research, instructional, and administrative functions of three of the OVPR (Office of the Vice Provost for Research) Centers, Institutes and Museums. This specifically includes the support of the Indiana Molecular Biology Institute (IMBI), Light Microscopy Imaging Center (LMIC) and Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics (CGB) research centers. Provides highly specialized expertise in the support, evaluation, maintenance, and administration of complex systems; interfaces with staff in the OVPR centers to assess the technical needs and goals of the centers; and strategically thinks about how to utilize other University computing resources more efficiently. Responsible for all computing and other technical systems at the CGB, LMIC, and IMBI centers, which includes user, hardware, security and software support. Works independently as the senior technology officer for the 3 centers; collaborates with center leadership to develop and implement the centers’ technology vision; and ensures that adequate equipment, staff and technical resources are available.



App Programmer/Analyst Intermediate

    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Hiring Institution: University of Michigan
    Apply By: August 05, 2016
    REQ#: 128236
    Posted date: July 28, 2016

    The College of Engineering (CoE) at the University of Michigan has an opening for a research computing consultant. The person hired into this position will support College of Engineering faculty, students, and researchers in the use of high-performance computing resources, data analysis platforms, storage systems, and visualization tools. The person hired will join the research IT support team within the College of Engineering's college-wide IT group, the Computer Aided Engineering Network (CAEN), and will work closely with the Advanced Research Computing - Technology Services group (ARC-TS) to provide a comprehensive research computing environment for researchers in the College of Engineering. For more information about CAEN visit: caen.engin.umich.edu For more information about ARC-TS visit: arc-ts.umich.edu



Manager, High Performance Computing (HPC) Systems

    Location: Kingston, RI
    Hiring Institution: University of Rhode Island
    Apply By: August 07, 2016
    Posted date: July 07, 2016

    The University of Rhode Island is looking for applications for a HPC systems manager position. This position will establish systems administration of the University's high performance and general research computing environment that serves faculty, students, staff and external users. Eligible candidates should have a minimum of five years' experience in Linux systems administration, including at least one years' experience in Linux HPC systems administration.



LIGO Security Officer

    Location: Pasadena, CA
    Hiring Institution: Caltech
    Apply By: August 08, 2016
    Posted date: June 20, 2016

    The cybersecurity officer will report directly to the LIGO Directorate, and will work closely with and coordinate with Laboratory scientists, computer systems administrators and software engineers, to ensure that LIGO IT infrastructure has an effective security program appropriate to support LIGO’s scientific mission. The cybersecurity officer will work with the LIGO Directorate to establish and maintain cybersecurity policies and practices, and will keep the computer user communities appropriately informed on matters of computer security. In addition, the cybersecurity officer will represent the Laboratory in matters of computer security within the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and externally to other cybersecurity organizations.



Computational Science Specialist

    Location: Blacksburg, VA
    Hiring Institution: Virginia Tech Advanced Research Computing Department
    Apply By: August 09, 2016
    Posted date: July 13, 2016

    Virginia Tech has built state-of- the-art high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure to serve its research and learning community and associated collaborators. The Computational Scientist, a position in the Advanced Research Computing (ARC) unit of the Division of Information Technology, will work with faculty and students across multiple disciplines to advance their ability to solve research problems by identifying, developing, and applying methods of computational science that leverage HPC systems and other cyberinfrastructure. The Computational Scientist will develop, teach, and contribute to training sessions and workshops, as well as semester-length courses dedicated to topics in research computing. The Computational Scientist will be a part an outstanding team of computational and data scientists, and also work with the systems team to coordinate tasks such as software installation, benchmarking, testing, and performance optimization. For further information on ARC, please visit: https://secure.hosting.vt.edu/www.arc.vt.edu/



HPC System Administrator

    Location: Boulder, CO
    Hiring Institution: University of Colorado
    Apply By: August 09, 2016
    REQ#: 701214
    Posted date: July 27, 2016

    Apply your High Performance Computing expertise to help turbocharge research at the University of Colorado! As a HPC system administrator for the CU-Boulder Research Computing (RC) group, you will provide day-to-day systems operation, design and development of new features, technical assistance, and problem solving on RC computing and storage systems. Ideal candidates will be independent learners and sincerely enthusiastic about providing CU researchers with outstanding system and application support. Who we are: The CU-Boulder RC group is a dynamic and growing organization that supports the University’s research and academic missions. We provide large-scale computing, data storage, networking, and visualization resources – as well as related consulting, training, and outreach - to the CU-Boulder community. CU Research Computing infrastructure currently includes a 16,000-core Linux-based supercomputer with almost one petabyte of parallel storage, several smaller compute clusters aimed at high-throughput or memory-intensive tasks, a research data storage system that will grow to several petabytes of disk and tape, and a high-speed DMZ network. These resources are available to any CU faculty member or researcher. We anticipate substantial additions to CU’s HPC infrastructure over the next year. See more details at www.rc.colorado.edu.



Data Scientist

    Location: Providence, RI
    Hiring Institution: Brown University
    Apply By: August 14, 2016
    Posted date: July 14, 2016

    Brown University, Computing and Information Services seeks qualified applicants for the position of Data Scientist. The Data Scientist will join CIS' Data Science Practice, a central team of data experts who support a range of data-intensive projects across the university. The Data Scientist's primary role will be to collaborate with top researchers in economics at the Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab (RIIPL) to design, maintain, and optimize secure database infrastructure that integrates sensitive data from various state agencies, and to develop predictive models that inform smart policy. This is a 2 year fixed-term staff position, with the possibility of promotion to a permanent staff position contingent upon available funding.



Security Engineer

    Location: Urbana
    Hiring Institution: National Center for Supercomputing Applications - University of Illinois
    Apply By: August 16, 2016
    Posted date: June 29, 2016

    NCSA is looking for at least one Security Engineer https://jobs.illinois.edu/search-jobs/job-details?jobID=65782&job=security-engineer-senior-security-engineer-national-center-for-supercomputing-applications-a1600299 Interviews and offers may be made before the closing date, so don't wait to apply. Initial job duties will include: 1) Nagios. We have a fairly extensive system, but we'd like to start generating the config programmatically instead of by hand and start fine-tuning our checks, alerts, etc. 2) Automating system provisioning and updates using Katello. 3) Vetting. Important systems undergo a security vetting process before they go in production. We're working on refining this and automating it. 4) CentOS 7 upgrade. We're upgrading our systems from CentOS 6 to 7. 5) Some VMware care and feeding.



RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER (HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING ENGINEER)

    Location: Old Main, State College, PA
    Hiring Institution: Pennsylvania State University
    Apply By: August 20, 2016
    Posted date: July 21, 2016

    The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) seeks a High Performance Computing Engineer for our infrastructure team. This person will be an integral contributor to a fast-paced and growing team of specialists supported by an exciting $45 million Penn State investment in research cyberinfrastructure. 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. With ICS, you will have the opportunity to support this ground-breaking work. As our High Performance Computing Engineer, you will: design, develop, and implement solutions for large-scale high-performance research cloud projects through your expertise and knowledge of complex computational system components, insuring that solutions meet the dependency requirements of hardware and software to support research. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Our desired qualifications include: understanding of computing systems, hardware, software, and networks, preferably in a research environment; experience with Linux operating systems, preferably in a large-scale, multi-user environment; scripting in languages such as Python and bash; and an understanding of virtualization technologies and concepts (e.g. VMWare). Experience with the following is a plus: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL); resource managers and schedulers (e.g. Moab/Torque); and automated configuration management software (e.g. Puppet/Chef). To learn more about working for ICS, please visit https://ics.psu.edu/who-we-are/careers-at-ics. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.



HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING OPERATIONS ENGINEER

    Location: Old Main, State College, PA
    Hiring Institution: Pennsylvania State University
    Apply By: August 20, 2016
    Posted date: July 21, 2016

    The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) seeks a High Performance Computing Operations Engineer for our operations team. This person will be an integral contributor to a fast-paced and growing team of specialists supported by an exciting $45 million Penn State investment in research cyberinfrastructure. 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. With ICS, you will have the opportunity to support this ground-breaking work. As our High Performance Computing Operations Engineer, you will: design, develop, and implement engineered systems to enhance our high-performance research cloud operations; investigate problems and lead innovative solution approaches that provide information and guidance to users to enhance their utilization of our high-performance research cloud resources. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. 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 for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Our desired qualifications include: understanding of computing systems, hardware, software, and networks, preferably in a research environment; experience with Linux operating systems, preferably in a large-scale, multi-user environment; understanding of system monitoring tools (e.g. Nagios and SolarWinds); and experience with maintaining a distributed Windows computing infrastructure. Experience with the following is a plus: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL); and resource managers and schedulers (e.g. Moab/Torque). To learn more about working for ICS, please visit http://ics.psu.edu/careers. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.



SOFTWARE ENGINEER FOR HPC OPERATIONS

    Location: Old Main, State College, PA
    Hiring Institution: Pennsylvania State University
    Apply By: August 20, 2016
    Posted date: July 21, 2016

    The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) seeks a Software Engineer for HPC Operations for our operations team. This person will be an integral contributor to a fast-paced and growing team of specialists supported by an exciting $45 million Penn State investment in research cyberinfrastructure. 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. With ICS, you will have the opportunity to support this ground-breaking work. As our Software Engineer for HPC Operations, you will: design, develop, and implement engineered software systems to expand the capabilities of our high-performance research cloud operations; and, lead innovative software solutions to user needs in complex areas such as scientific software applications, parallel computing, web-based user interfaces, data/computing workflow, and input/output interfaces to storage systems. 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. Our desired qualifications include: scripting in languages such as Python, PowerShell, and bash; experience with APIs and middleware implementation; experience with SCMs such as Git; understanding of computing systems, hardware, software, and networks, preferably in a research environment; and experience with Linux operating systems. Experience with the following is a plus: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL); and an understanding of system monitoring tools (e.g. Nagios and SolarWinds). To learn more about working for ICS, please visit http://ics.psu.edu/careers. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.



Cyberinfrastructure Engineer

    Location: Cleveland, OH
    Hiring Institution: Case Western Reserve University
    Apply By: August 21, 2016
    REQ#: 5392
    Posted date: July 21, 2016

    Case Western Reserve University has an opening for a Cyberinfrastructure Engineer in its Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure group within University Technology. The Cyberinfrastructure Engineer will work directly with research groups, including in our Great Lakes Energy Institute, Center for Membrane and Structural Biology, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Institute for Computational Biology, Center for Imaging Research, and Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics, along with our Network Engineering and Security group, to ensure optimal use of our campus cyberinfrastructure and optimal end-to-end network performance between our campus and external collaborators.This is a great opportunity for someone with strong network engineering skills to directly enable world-class research. If you are interested, please see the official posting under "position 5392" at the university's employment page http://www.case.edu/finadmin/humres/employment/career.html, where you can also submit an application.



Senior HPC Systems Support Engineer

    Location: Atlanta, GA
    Hiring Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
    Apply By: August 21, 2016
    REQ#: 173471
    Posted date: July 25, 2016

    Responsible for advanced level design, integration, implementation and modification of a wide variety of user information systems usually within a highly complex environment. This includes coordination of the installation, testing, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of those systems. Provide functional and technical expertise in support of user systems operation and maintenance. May include support of labs, training facilities and general IT office software and hardware. Provides technical advice and leadership to lower level technical staff. This position shares responsibility for the functionality of the foundational hardware/software of High Performance Computing (HPC) resources. Diagnose and resolve technical problems, often of a complex nature, associated with computer hardware and software interrelationships and dependencies. Utilize a wide variety of skills in system and network monitoring; large-scale systems administration; scripting and automation; security; network distributed services; storage and backups; and hardware and software problem diagnosis and resolution. Install, configure, maintain, and support computer software and hardware, which may include network environments or software upgrades in accordance with specifications, and perform testing as required. Develop and maintain documentation, including configuration changes, as needed. The work environment involves adherence to safety precautions relative to working near electrical circuits, plus handling of objects up to 25 pounds. Occasional after-hours or weekend work, and travel 1-10 nights per year is possible.



Research Programmer

    Location: Notre Dame, IN
    Hiring Institution: University of Notre Dame Center for Research Computing
    Apply By: August 25, 2016
    Posted date: July 25, 2016

    This position focuses on software support, middleware and interface developments for multiple projects in the Center for Research Computing. Handles revision conflicts and manages revision control well; follows commitment workflow (dev/qa/prod). Provides easy-to-read, thorough in-line code as well as external documentation. Code structure is setup well to encourage efficiency in development. Should test own code for multiple test-cases; writes test cases for own code to ensure future development stability. High-level complexity programming, which may involve narrow-viewed planning; should be able to solve all problems/tasks given, with few exceptions; should be able to give accurate time estimates; reliable to complete tasks on time and produce clean code. May be sought out for advice on specific technologies. May be able to point out possible risks in use of technologies on the project, and should be able to offer possible solutions.



Computational Biologist

    Location: Providence, RI
    Hiring Institution: Brown University, Computing and Information Services
    Apply By: August 28, 2016
    Posted date: July 28, 2016

    The Computational Biologist’s primary role will be to manage and contribute to computational and bioinformatics support for the research projects funded under the COBRE award, but with opportunities to advise other projects supported by the Data Science Practice. The Computational Biologist will be an active participant in a world-class research initiative that will advance new discoveries, algorithms and genomic screening approaches with direct relevance to several human diseases, in alignment with the vision of the COBRE award. He or she will assist the Director of Data Science with strategic planning for broadly supporting computational biology and bioinformatics research at Brown, for instance through developing competitive grant proposals for additional external funding. This is a three year fixed-term staff position, with the possibility of promotion to a permanent staff position depending on performance and available funding. Additionally, the selected candidate may be appointed as a research-track faculty member, depending on qualifications. To be considered for the CIS Computational Biologist position candidates must submit a cover letter and resume.



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