South Dakota State U Seeks Research High Performance Computer Specialist (HPC Facilitator)

August 28, 2019

South Dakota State University is located in Brookings, SD.

The Division of Technology & Security (DTS) at South Dakota State University (SDSU) is announcing an opening for a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible Research High-Performance Computing (HPC) Specialist. This position will support computational applications and develop program algorithms that provide solutions to solve scientific problems associated with SDSU research projects. Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will engage the university research community with efforts that include the design, planning, coordination, implementation, and training of HPC application, programming, and other associated HPC solutions to support the computational needs within SDSU grant research.

• Ph.D. completed by the date of hire;
• One year of HPC application experience within-cluster and single server environment(s), supporting CPU and data-intensive research;
• Experience engaging researchers (and graduate staff) to understand their research and propose the appropriate computational methodology to solve their scientific problems; 
• Experience leading training workshops/similar and developing HPC instructional materials or actively contributing as Service Personnel, PI, or a Co-PI on research grant proposals; 
• Demonstrated ability to work as a contributing team member; 
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Strong interpersonal skills;
• Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering research applications and associated computer programs;
• Valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire.

• At least three years of computational experience developing HPC application solutions;
• Ph.D. in a Computer or Data Science field;
• At least three years of computational experience in higher education working within a research computing department.
• Involvement in the development of instructional training materials for HPC and has actively contributed as Service Personnel, PI, or a Co-PI on research grant proposals.