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:

Systems Administrator 1 or 2 (Internal IT)

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

08-15-2019

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

90098

Grade/Classification:

I
J

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) seeks a talented and goal-oriented individual to join our team as a Systems Administrator (ICS-ACI Internal IT). 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 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 groundbreaking work.

As our Systems Administrator, you will work as part of a team to: diagnose issues and develop & present specialized solutions; research and track patterns of problems and suggest automated remediation processes; identify computing needs and requirements; design, ensure proper operation of and administer systems, networks, operating systems and applications with the objective of providing robust and stable operating platforms with proper controls and security; develop and deliver training materials. Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience with: information technology and programming skills with the ability to support appropriate systems management assignments; ability to achieve and maintain a high level of customer satisfaction; exhibit a passion for learning and a willingness to continuously improve both themselves and our environment; ability to relay specialized concepts to non-specialized individuals; ability to work independently.

This job will be filled as a level 1, or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience. We encourage applicants with additional qualifications to apply. Training, education and professional development opportunities are available and encouraged.

Typically requires an Associate’s degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Skills in the following areas and technologies are desirable: working knowledge of a broad range of devices running Windows, OS X, Linux, and mobile device operating systems and associated software, Also excellent oral and written communication skills are desired. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher-level jobs. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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Programmer/Analyst 3 (Cyber Infrastructure Programmer Analyst)

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

07-09-2019

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

89031

Grade/Classification:

K

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) is seeking a highly motivated Programmer/Analyst with a passion for providing professional customer service and operational excellence for Advanced CyberInfrastructure to join our i-ASKteam. The position responsibilities include ensuring the proper operation, configuration, development and administration of applications and research codes. 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 Programmer/Analyst 3, you will work as part of a team to: assist research groups to analyze job usage and performance to improve productivity; work with Penn State researchers to diagnose issues related to scientific software applications and develop and present advanced technical solutions; identify routine issues that can be resolved more efficiently through automation, process improvement and/or user training; develop user support documentation and training materials to increase the effective use of the ICS-ACI resources; support the installation, configuration management, and operation of scientific software applications. Training, education and professional development opportunities are available and encouraged.

Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred candidates will have an advanced degree in Engineering or Science discipline, familiarity with various Linux distributions and commands, and experience running scientific software in a university HPC setting. Experience with programming languages (e.g. C++, Fortran, or Java) and/or parallel interfaces, such as MPI and OpenMP are preferred. Other competencies that are a plus: experience with high performance computing clusters; working knowledge of configuring and building scientific software applications using Makefiles, autotools, CMake, and rpmbuild; experience with containers (singularity and docker); basic knowledge of any of the following: scripting skills (e.g. bash), Python, MATLAB, R, OpenACC. This is a fixed term position funded for one year with an excellent chance of re-funding.

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Industry Relations Coordinator 5 (ICS Corporate Relations Director for Research)

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

08-06-2019

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

88326

Grade/Classification:

L

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) seeks a Corporate Relations Director for Research to join our dynamic advancement team. In this newly created and exciting position, you will be primarily responsible for facilitating and executing the strategic management of corporate partnerships for ICS on a regional and national level. You will also be a vital partner in the successful implementation of PSU’s overall corporate relations strategy. You will work closely with ICS Leadership to develop and articulate appropriate program concepts and strategies for partnerships. You will be an integral contributor to a fast-paced and growing team of specialists supported by an exciting $60 million Penn State investment in cyberscience research. Our ICS affiliated faculty and researchers form a vibrant intellectual community empowered to use the latest and most effective computational methods to make transformative discoveries for science and society. With ICS, you will have the opportunity to support this groundbreaking work.

As our Corporate Relations Director for Research, you will: serve as a value-added liaison between key stakeholders, including faculty, researchers, private sector firms, and educational institutions; acquire the scientific and technical understanding of existing computational and data science research and capabilities and how they may apply to private sector; proactively market the capabilities of our researchers, develop linkages, provide technical expertise, to ultimately establish collaborative projects between stakeholders; develop and execute effective long-term strategies and timelines for critical ICS corporate partnerships; and work with other university units, such as alumni, corporate, and government relations, and career services, to initiate, collaborate, and strengthen alliances that drive progress on key partnerships and projects.

Typically requires a Master’s degree or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional experience and/or education is preferred. The preferred candidate will have experience in private sector and academia and in developing long-term strategic partnerships; knowledge of research and scientific discovery and its application to the private sector; and, comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of corporate/university relations, including student recruitment, internships, sponsorships, corporate social responsibility, alumni engagement, and sponsored research.

Our successful candidate will need to demonstrate: professional level experience in building innovative relationships and facilitating partnerships; the ability to learn, understand, and discuss technical and scientific research topics; sophisticated communication skills to translate scientific concepts to corporate needs; the ability to advocate for and secure resources in support of projects; organizational agility in working with peers and collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders at all levels in relation to strategic plans and execution; highly responsible, self-motivated, and exceptional attention to detail. ICS is committed to the development of our team, including technical training and professional development. We encourage applicants with varied backgrounds and experiences. We embrace a diverse culture and encourage applicants who can help us maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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Research and Development Engineer 1 (High Performance Computing Operations Engineer – LIGO Developer)

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

05-28-2019

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

88092

Grade/Classification:

L

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) at Penn State in cooperation with the Eberly College of Science is seeking a High Performance Computing Operations Engineer to join our team. The successful candidate will work with a team to assist in the design, development and implementation of engineered solutions to support the scientific goals of the Nobel prize-winning LIGO project. You will assist in providing solutions to ensure the prompt availability of data from the world-wide gravitational-wave detector network to Penn State resources and for ensuring compatibility with specific gravitational wave analysis software. 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, primarily in support of our LIGO systems. As an HPC operations engineer – LIGO developer 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. 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. ICS is committed to the development of our team, including specialized training and professional development. We encourage applicants with varied specialized 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. 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. Additional experience and/or education are beneficial. Specific duties of this position require US citizenship. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.

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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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