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:

Cyber Infrastructure Programmer Analyst

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

10-28-2019

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

91662

Grade/Classification:

K

Description:

The Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) is seeking a highly motivated Programmer/Analyst with a passion for providing professional customer service and operational excellence to join our i-ASK 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 ICS, you will have the opportunity to support this groundbreaking work.

The position responsibilities include ensuring the proper operation, configuration, development, and administration of applications and research codes. As our Programmer/Analyst 3 (Cyber Infrastructure Programmer Analyst), 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 ICDS-ACI resources; support the installation, configuration management, and operation of scientific software applications. This job will be filled as a Programmer/Analyst 3.

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. Training, education and professional development opportunities are available and encouraged. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year with an excellent chance 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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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)

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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