Careers

Join our team of creatives and become an integral contributor to a fast-paced and growing team of HPC specialists. 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. Learn more about why you should work for us.

We also offer internships and assistantships periodically for students.

Current openings:

Security R&D Engineer

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

02-19-2019

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

85789

Grade/Classification:

L
M

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) seeks a talented and goal-oriented individual to join our engineering team as a Security Engineer and Research and Development Engineer for Advanced CyberInfrastructure Security Systems. You will be an integral contributor to a dynamic and growing team of specialists supported by an exciting $60 million Penn State investment in advanced research cyberinfrastructure (ICS-ACI).

Penn State’s elite researchers use our high-performance research infrastructure 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 engineering team in supporting this work. In this role, you will provide engineering guidance in maintaining and enhancing the security posture of ICS-ACI as well as working with University constituents (Faculty and Researchers) to research, specify, design, develop, implement and operate secure computing and data infrastructure, including domain specific security expertise for networking, High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters, high capacity storage and scientific software applications necessary to support sponsored research. Job duties also include monitoring and analysis of ICS-ACI security systems, including security logs, antivirus agents, and vulnerability management tools. You will also serve as primary liaison to the Office of Information Security (OIS) and will work closely with OIS and ICS technical staff to investigate, respond, and remediate security events.

The security analyst/engineer will also be responsible for updating and enhancing the System Security Plan (SSP) and other relevant security documentation artifacts as well as participating in compliance validation and audit events. Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience in the following areas: Firewalls; Data encryption protocols; Linux; Networking and network-based services such as DNS, DHCP, NTP, LDAP, NFS, SMB; Security tools such as Splunk, Nessus, Cylance, CyberArk, OSSEC.

We encourage applicants with additional qualifications to apply. Training, education and professional development opportunities are available and encouraged.

This job will be filled as a level 1, or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Professional Engineer license accepted in lieu of Bachelor’s degree) or higher , or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Skills in the following areas and technologies are desirable: Linux system hardening; Deploying and maintaining a secure distributed Windows computing infrastructure; Scripting in languages such as Perl, Python, awk, and bash/csh/ksh; Automated configuration management software (e.g. Puppet, Chef, CFEngine, etc.); Virtualization services (VMWare, RHEV, Openstack); Working knowledge of security automation concepts (SOAR) and associated technologies. Candidates must also have impeccable ethics and integrity with a strong work ethic as well as strong interpersonal and written skills and the ability to work well in a team environment. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with an excellent possibility of re-funding.

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R&D Engineer (Advanced Technical Services Engineer)

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

09-21-18

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

83161

Grade/Classification:

M

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) is seeking up to two (2) Advanced Technical Services Engineers (ATS) for our Engagement team. These positions will be integral contributors to a fast paced and growing team of specialists supported by an exciting $60 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 a member of our Engagement Team, you will: provide technical expertise to university constituents (Interdisciplinary Research) in research, specification, design, development, and implementation of scientific solutions, combining disciplinary knowledge and scientific data for advanced research computation optimization. Using a software engineering approach, our ATS engineers will formulate and define scope and objectives and detailed specifications for assigned projects; provide guidance or develop program design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation; advance researchers’ goals by providing or enabling scientific research solutions through technical consulting. This job will be filled as an R&D level 2.

Our desired qualifications include: a strong research background that shows an ability to understand research needs and computational techniques that can take advantage of our Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) and other resources to assist researchers in meeting their research needs. Experience with high level scripting languages (Ruby, Python), version control systems (git) is required and experience with Graphics Processing Units (GPU) is a plus.

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. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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R&D Engineer 3 — Advanced Technical Services (ATS) Team Lead

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

08-29-2018

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

82646

Grade/Classification:

N

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) is seeking a Lead for our Advanced Technical Services team (ATS) as part of our Engagement team. This position will be an integral contributor to lead our 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 the Lead of our Engagement Team, you will: lead a team of ATS personnel as well as provide technical expertise to university constituents in research, specification, design, development, and implementation of scientific solutions, combining disciplinary knowledge and scientific data for advanced research computation optimization. The ATS lead will provide guidance and support for the ATS team in supporting the ICS mission and vision. The ATS lead will be responsible for growing and enhancing the ATS portfolio and reputation among the PSU research community through technical leadership and consulting. Our desired qualifications include: a strong research background that shows an ability to understand technical requirements, research needs and implement strategies for computational resources that can take advantage of our Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) and other resources to assist researchers in meeting their research needs.

Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Master’s degree preferred) or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Leadership experience or experience with research and/or institutions of higher education is preferred. Must have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written). This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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R&D Engineer 2 — Advanced CyberInfrastructure Research and Education Facilitator (ACI-REF)

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

07-06-2018

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

80305

Grade/Classification:

02 – M – Exempt

Description:

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.

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