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:

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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Systems Administrator 3 (Advanced CyberInfrastructure Linux Systems Administrator)

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

07-02-2019

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

88905

Grade/Classification:

K

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) at Penn State is seeking an Advanced CyberInfrastructure Linux Systems Administrator to join our i-ASK team. The Systems Administrator will be an integral contributor to a fast-paced and growing team of specialists at an institute 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. As our Advanced CyberInfrastructure Linux Systems Administrator you will play a key role in: helping to establish a shared vision and take responsibility for the achievement of team goals; developing plans, schedules and requirements for innovative approaches to solving system, application, and hardware problems; collaborating with scientific users, peers, and vendors to determine the source of problems and resolve them; and, developing methods to pro-actively monitor and enhance ICS systems to support optimal system performance and stability. In addition, you will: manage the installation and configuration of hardware, operating systems, and system software and perform regular maintenance on various system components as defined by the manufacturer or ICS guidelines; create and update system, user, and operational documentation.

Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Our ideal candidate will have: Linux system administration experience as well familiarity with some common scripting languages (Bash, Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.). Knowledge of the function and operation of system components such as HPC clusters, parallel file systems, high-speed interconnects, networks, resource managers (batch schedulers), and storage are a plus. Candidates selected will be subject to a government security investigation. 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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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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