Team Lead: HPC at New York University in New York, New York

Posted in Admin - Clerical 12 days ago.

Job Description:

Team Lead: HPC

US-NY-New York

Job ID: 2021-8845
Type: NYU IT (WS1170)
# of Openings: 1
Category: Technology
New York University


The Team Lead guides a team of HPC Specialists and works with researchers, providing in-depth consultation to help solve computational problems, and advise users on configurations and practices to improve application performance. This position also helps develop training materials, and provide online documentation to assist NYU scholars and their collaborators to efficiently utilize HPC technologies in their research and teaching. The role is crucial in defining and building new research services for the next-generation of NYU’s infrastructure, in order to enhance, improve service, help build partnerships, and add capacity and capabilities. When needed, the Team lead works closely with NYU IT teams to provide ongoing testing, benchmarking, security, troubleshooting, and maintenance of HPC computing hardware and software resources. The Team Lead manages contractors and student employees.


We demonstrate our core beliefs everyday in our interactions, attitude and performance.

People at the heart of everything we do: We listen to our clients, and colleagues, and use our expertise to anticipate and address their needs.

Create space to innovate: We challenge assumptions and seek out fresh perspectives and new ways of thinking to fuel our productivity.

Right promise. Right delivery: We set clear goals and priorities, and execute with speed and agility to deliver better results.

Share information. Build trust: We engage in open and honest communications that reflect inclusiveness, fairness and respect for each other.

Teams and partnerships work. Boundaries don’t: We collaborate to maximize the value we bring to NYU because our best ideas come from working together.

Insist on excellence: We take pride in what we do, strive to improve constantly and hold ourselves accountable for the results.


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a combination of equivalent education and experience (such as 7 years of experience in HPC or research computing).

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree in Computer Science or in a related field.

Required Experience:
5+ years of relevant experience with system administration of HPC systems including installation, maintenance, support or an equivalent combination in an academic environment. May require related specific experience with any of the following: operating systems, servers, hardware, authentication systems, client server applications, designing/ developing system enhancements and software applications, programming experience with modern languages and, application software, protocols, tools and utilities.

Preferred Experience:
10+ years of experience supporting HPC services in academic research environment 10+ years of experience supporting HPC or related services

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Proficiency with multi-vendor hardware/software management, security, network/Internet protocols. May require any of the following: problem identification/resolution, performance management/tuning, and design configuration/planning. Knowledge of related large-scale computing systems and/or product installs and maintenance. Ability to provide technical leadership and management of complex large-scale computing systems projects. Ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to non-technical audience. Excellent organizational and communication skills.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Experience with GPU programming and using containers in an HPC environment.


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