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 ICDS, 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:

Research Innovations with Scientists and Engineers (RISE) Research and Development Engineer

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

02-06-2020

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

93436

Grade/Classification:

M

Description:

The Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) is seeking a Research Innovations with Scientists and Engineers (RISE) Research and Development Engineer for our Engagement team. This position will be an integral contributor 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 ICDS, you will have the opportunity to support this groundbreaking work.

As a Research Innovations with Scientists and Engineers (RISE) Research and Development Engineer, 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 RISE 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 Research and Development Engineer 2. 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 and skills include: a strong research background that shows an ability to understand research needs and computational techniques that can take advantage of our High-Performance Computing System, 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. We encourage applicants with additional qualifications to apply. This is a Fixed-Term I appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. Training, education, and professional development opportunities are available and encouraged.

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Data Visualization Software Engineer

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

02-06-2020

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

93433

Grade/Classification:

M
N

Description:

The Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) is seeking a Data Visualization Software Engineer for the Research Innovations with Scientists and Engineers (RISE) group of our Engagement team. This position will be an integral contributor 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 ICDS, you will have the opportunity to support this groundbreaking work.

As our Data Visualization Software Engineer, you will: provide technical expertise to university constituents in research, specification, design, development, and implementation of scientific data visualization solutions, combining disciplinary knowledge and visualization of scientific data for web and publication. Using a visual design and software engineering approach, our Data visualization engineer 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 data visualization solutions through technical consulting.

This job will be filled as a Research and Development Engineer 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 and skills include: a strong design portfolio that shows an ability to design visualizations that can take advantage of web development but are also capable of being translated into meaningful high-resolution static visualizations for publication. Fluency with web-based visual and interface design, such as JavaScript, is desired. Additionally, moderate experience with a high-level scripting language (C, C#, C++, Ruby, Python), version control systems (git) is expected. Experience with D3.js and JQuery is desired, although other technologies, such as Canvas, WebGL (or self-authored JavaScript solutions), are acceptable. Candidates with experience in emerging technologies such as Augmented or Virtual Reality (AR/VR) are encouraged to apply. Finally, experience with GIS technologies is a plus. We encourage applicants with additional qualifications to apply. Training, education, and professional development opportunities are available and encouraged. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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Cyber Security Engineer

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

12-06-19

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

92398

Grade/Classification:

L

Description:

The Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) is seeking an ICDS-ACI Cyber Security Engineer. This position will be an integral contributor 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 ICDS, you will have the opportunity to support this groundbreaking work.

As the ICDS-ACI Cyber Security Engineer, you will provide engineering guidance in monitoring, maintaining and enhancing the security posture of the ICDS Advanced CyberInfrastructure (ICDS-ACI). You will work 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. This is primarily a technical role, but some involvement in security policy and compliance is expected.

Job duties also include operational security tasks such as monitoring and analysis of ICDS-ACI security systems, including security logs, antivirus agents, and vulnerability management tools. You will be responsible for testing and automating where possible the testing of security requirements in the ICDS-ACI environment.

You will also serve as primary liaison to the Office of Information Security (OIS) and will work closely with OIS and ICDS technical staff to investigate, respond, and remediate security events. Responsibilities also include updating and enhancing the System Security Plan (SSP) and other relevant security documentation artifacts as well as participating in compliance validation and audit events.

Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Skills in some or all of the following areas and technologies are desirable, but not required: Knowledge in security standards and governance such as NIST 800-171, 800-53, etc. Linux system hardening; monitoring and log analysis tools such as Splunk; Scripting languages (Python, Bash, PowerShell, etc.); Automated configuration management software (e.g. Puppet, Chef, CFEngine, etc.), automation, testing, and orchestration tools and practices; virtualization services (VMWare, RHEV, OpenStack); 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. US Citizenship required. We encourage applicants with additional qualifications to apply. Training, education and professional development opportunities are available and encouraged. This is a Fixed-Term I appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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Chief Architect (Research and Design Engineer 4)

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

09-26-2019

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

91051

Grade/Classification:

O

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) is seeking a Chief Architect for the ICS Advanced CyberInfrastructure (ICS-ACI). This position will be an integral contributor 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 groundbreaking work.

As our Chief Architect (CA), you will create and continually update an ICS-ACI architectural roadmap considering current state, emerging trends and technologies, and university services for the purpose of delivering university-wide computational and data infrastructure to University constituents (Faculty, Researchers, and PSU Administration) in support of sponsored research initiatives. This roadmap includes the continued development of ICS-ACI’s High-Performance Research Cloud Initiative (HPRC) which provides an on-prem cloud; external cloud bursting; and public cloud workloads. The CA will also ensure that the ICS-ACI’s HPRC systems capabilities include new initiatives such as AI/ML and a willingness to explore and integrate evolving platforms such as computational accelerators, like GPUs and FPGAs, and quantum computing.

This successful candidate will engage external industry leaders and vendors to understand the direction of research cyberinfrastructure technology, including High-Performance Computing (HPC), cloud, data, AI/ML and Quantum and will investigate research directives within the scope of roadmap and the mission of the Institute. In addition, the CA will work closely with the Technical Director to set engineering and implementation expectations and will support engineering in requirements gathering and vendor engagements. The CA also provides technical expertise to university Research Faculty (Interdisciplinary Research) in research, specification, design, development, and implementation of unique scientific computational solutions. The CA will also produce, in collaboration with the ICS Leadership Team, technology white papers and support ICS’s efforts in obtaining infrastructure related grants. It is expected that CA will participate in executive briefings internal and external to the University. The CA is also expected to participate in Institute, University, and National level committees as appropriate. Some travel is expected with this position.

This job will be filled as an R&D Engineer level 4. This is a standing position.

Typically requires a Master’s degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline or higher plus ten years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Our desired qualifications include: A demonstrated experience in researching, evaluating, architecting, engineering, and developing large-scale HPC and cloud-based research environments. Familiarity with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux suite of software, OpenMP, MPI, GPUs, HPC, and cloud-based schedulers, Large enterprise backup systems, networking, Puppet, Ansible, Open Stack and the DevOps method of system development. Demonstrate strong collaboration and communication skills to a wide audience. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an ability to work independently with a strong work ethic. They should also be able to demonstrate time management skills and the ability to work multiple projects simultaneously. Architecture certifications are a plus.

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Implementation Team Lead

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

09-04-19

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

90529

Grade/Classification:

N

Description:

ICDS seeks a talented and goal-oriented individual to join our engineering team as an Implementation Lead. 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 (ICDS-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. As an Implementation Lead, you will lead an engineering team providing guidance and expertise in the areas of implementation and platforms that ICS-ACI supports as well as working with University constituents (Faculty and Researchers) to design, develop, and implement High-Performance Computing (HPC) clusters, high capacity storage and scientific software applications necessary to support sponsored research.

Job duties include directing and guiding the infrastructure team in delivering innovative problem-solving approaches to software, hardware, and user issues. Part of this role will include recruiting, training, and mentoring junior engineers within the team.

The successful applicant will demonstrate an understanding of CPU and storage architectures and will be able to communicate to peers and higher-level managers relating it to the broad research objectives of ICS. Additional job duties include documenting, defending, and communicating design decisions, maintain and managing ICS milestones defined by ICS leadership, conduct and/or oversee pre-operations training on newly implemented functionality and participate in ICS grants/proposals.

This person will be expected to work closely with the Engineering Lead, Operations Lead, Technical Director, and Chief Architect and will be an integral part of the ICS defined design and implementation phase. This job will be filled as an Research and Design Engineer level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher-level jobs. We encourage applicants with additional qualifications to apply.

Training, education, and professional development opportunities are available and encouraged. 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 standing appointment.

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. Our desired qualifications include: Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience in the following areas: Leading a Team; Linux; Networking and network-based services such as DNS, DHCP, NTP, LDAP, NFS, SMB; Scripting Languages, Singularity Containers; HPC relevant schedulers (e.g., Moab/Torque, Slurm, etc.); Virtualization services (VMWare, RHEV, OpenStack); Automated configuration management software (e.g., Puppet, Ansible, Chef, RH Satellite, etc.); Parallel File Systems (e.g., GPFS).

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Research and Development Engineer 1 (High Performance Computing Operations Engineer)

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

05-13-2019

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

87809

Grade/Classification:

L

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) at Penn State is seeking an Operations Engineer to join our operations team. As an engineer on our operations team, you will be an integral contributor to a fast-paced operations team, supporting Penn State investment in research cyberinfrastructure. Penn State’s elite researchers use our high-performance computing resources to solve real-world problems by conducting simulations, data analysis, machine learning, and other research using high-performance computing. You will have the opportunity to analyze our ICS Advanced CyberInfrastructure (ICS-ACI) and assist in the design, development and implementation of engineered solutions that enhance our high-performance research infrastructure.

As an HPC operations engineer you will: proactively contribute to engineering plans, schedules, requirements and documentation for system enhancements; collaborate with team members, scientific researchers, and vendors to analyze system issues and develop innovative solutions; assist in developing engineering methods to pro-actively monitor and enhance the ICS-ACI performance, operability, and stability; and, create and update system and operational documentation. ICS is committed to the development of our team, including technical training and professional development. We encourage applicants with varied technical and engineering backgrounds and experiences. We embrace a diverse culture and welcome all qualified applicants.

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. Our ideal candidate will have: an understanding of Linux environments; an understanding of programming techniques; the ability to communicate clearly; and, the capability to work in a collaborative team environment to actively contribute to completion of team goals and assigned tasks. The following, while not required, would also be helpful: working knowledge of programming common Linux scripting languages, such as Bash, Python, Perl, Ruby; experience with programming languages, such as C/C++, FORTRAN, CUDA, MPI, OpenMP; experience in High Performance Computing (HPC) engineered components, such as storage systems, cluster computing, networking. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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