The Research Computing (RC) team at Northeastern University (NU) is currently seeking a talented individual to fill the role of Assistant Director of Research Computing. Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President for Research Computing, the Assistant Director of Research Computing is responsible for the overall management of the research computing support mission. The role will work closely with faculty to help design, implement, and maintain HPC services for the Northeastern University community. A key focus will be the effective planning, use, and deployment of NU computing resources in the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), which includes Discovery, a state-of-the-art HPC environment with 25,000+ compute cores, 100+ GPUs, 3+PB of storage, and high speed network connectivity.
This position is also responsible for managing the RC team, and for overseeing the technical evolution of the HPC environment. Prioritization and goal setting will be essential to provide timely solutions within the complex heterogeneous research computing environment. This position will be responsible for project management of the implementation of new HPC clusters, as well as the planning and implementation of upgrades to existing systems.
This position will also work with faculty and researchers, advise members of the research community on best practices, and assist them in getting the most out of NU's HPC systems. He or she will also participate in and provide assistance with research proposals related to RC systems and solutions.
PhD in a computational science or a related field, and 5+ years of experience in high performance computing.
Research experience, with an excellent track record of scientific publications, in an R1 research environment.
Demonstrated experience working with diverse communities regarding complex computing requirements and capabilities.
Prior research computing experience, including experience in system and related network administration of complex computer systems.
Experience with a parallel file system (GPFS, Lustre).
Experience with open source software.
Knowledge of or experience in networking systems, including DNS, LDAP, and TCP/IP.
Experience with batch management systems (e.g. Slurm, PBS, SGE, etc), including cluster configuration and management tools.
Demonstrated experience working in an environment with rapidly changing job priorities.
Knowledge of or experience administering computer security software and hardware requirements.
Experience with scripting in bash, Perl or Python.
Experience in optimization and porting on HPC systems, or the equivalent combination of education training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
Ability to work with faculty to build technically-focused proposals around HPC solutions.
Experience in scalable parallel software development methodologies including MPI and OpenMP.
Excellent time and project management skills;
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, plan and implement project specifications, report project status, and identify delays or resource shortages.
Ability to lead, manage and work with high functioning teams to provide timely build/response for variety of technology projects.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to communicate solutions by providing both technical and non-technical interpretations of models and results.
Occasional trips to Western Massachusetts will be required.
A criminal background check is required for this position.
Requisition Number: STFR005483
Internal Number: 61432
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.