Director, High Performance Computing


Los Angeles, CA

Industry: Education.


5 - 7 years

Posted 394 days ago

  by    Suman Singh

Director, High Performance Computing

JSC Nexus has been engaged by our client a leader in the higher education space to conduct a search for a Director, High Performance Computing to join its growing team in the beautiful area surrounding Los Angeles, CA. As an integral part of our client’s team, you will be responsible for leading the design, installation, and management of a High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster, and provide Linux support for physical and virtual machines. This position will work with a team in our client’s Information Technology Systems (ITS) department to identify staff needs and facilitate access to computing resources to best support their research. 


The successful candidate will have demonstrated experienceapplying software tools, computing technologies, and computational methods to research problems; strong abilities in critical analysis and creative problem solving; and experience with public cloud computing environments such as Amazon Web Services, Azure, and Google Compute Platform.

Desired skills include familiarity with academic and high-performance computing clusters/services such as the Open Science Grid or XSEDE; expertise in at least one of the following Linux variants: Suse, Centos, or Redhat; experiencesupporting a VMware 6.x server environment; and experience in at least one research area including, but not limited to life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, humanities, computer science or other academic discipline.


•      Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. 

•      Experience in higher education in an HPC environment strongly preferred.

•      A minimum of 5years of experience or formal training in Enterprise Linux, Linux shells, database management, and scriptinglanguages such as Python and Perl.

$110K - $130K