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HPC Engineer, User Support

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN United States

HPC Engineer, User Support

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a HPC Engineer, User Support.

Applications will be accepted until 12/10/2018.

This position focuses on supporting the High Performance Computing (HPC ) environment under the direction of the Center for Research Computing (CRC ). To support this environment, the HPC Engineer, User Support assists junior and senior computational researchers to effectively leverage large-scale computing and storage infrastructure requiring expertise with Linux, multiple programming/scripting languages, grid-enabled middleware, common scientific applications, various architecture optimized compilers, efficient mathematical libraries/algorithms, and distributed/parallel file systems. This position utilizes a wide variety of skills in order to focus on HPC users' highly technical needs. It should be noted that this position might act as an administrator and do the work in the areas noted below or may act as a coordinator and enlist aid from department, college or peer institution colleagues in order to produce a world class HPC environment. This position is a three-year limited term position with renewal possible.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree (5 years) or advanced certification beyond Bachelor’s

Experience: 3 to 4 years

Degree Required: Master’s degree in STEM field with a computational focus. Computer Science/Engineering degree preferred.

Experience/Required Skills Required: Knowledge and experience of one or more of the following, and capability to develop skills in other areas: common software development languages and tools; software design and architecture; parallel programming (primarily with MPI ); grid computing, programming frameworks; numerical methods and algorithms; software debugging, profiling and optimization in an HPC environment; scientific visualization; experience with a variety of HPC applications.

Supplemental Qualifications: Red Hat Certification: RHCT , RHCE , RHCA , or RHCSS . Good understanding of HPC environment including data visualization, distributed and parallel compilers and schedulers and optimizing and parallelizing compilers (C, C++). Good understanding of how scientists interact with the HPC environment both here at Notre Dame and at national supercomputing centers throughout the United States. A good working knowledge of distributed file systems is required.


There is a preferred candidate for this position



The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at

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The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).


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  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Master's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 3 - 5 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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