Job of the Week: HPC Senior Science Advisor and Platforms Architect at NeSI in New Zealand

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NeSI / NIWA are seeking an HPC Senior Science Advisor and Platforms Architect to work nationally with scientific communities gathering their High Performance Computing & Data Science needs, and to provide strategic advice and expertise to help drive positive change to NIWA and NeSI’s shared infrastructure and services platform.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant science domain, combined with a considerable scientific research sector experience in a similar organization or specialized facility of at least comparable size and scale as NIWA’s HPC systems. Candidates should have at least 10 years of HPC computing experience, experience of leadership in advanced scientific environments and, preferably, in design, selection and procurement of HPC systems. They should also be practiced in risk management and business delivery in ICT Service Management.

NIWA is a dynamic research organization whose purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand’s aquatic resources and environments, to provide understanding of climate and the atmosphere and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders.

NeSI (the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure) is a collaboration of four institutions, including NIWA, working in partnership with the Crown, providing High Performance Computing (HPC), analytics, data and consultancy services to the NZ science sector, government initiatives/agencies and industry. NeSI’s primary aim is to grow the computing and analytics capability of researchers to ensure New Zealand’s future prosperity. NIWA’s High Performance Computing facility (HPCF), a key component of NeSI infrastructure, is used to support both NIWA and NeSI research activities.

The position is based in Wellington, NZ and the deadline to apply is January 27, 2019.

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