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Information Technology Manager

Louisiana State University Published: March 7, 2019
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Operations: Responsible for the management, quality, design, implementation, configuration, security, and operation of HPC cluster systems managed by ITS including, but not limited to, grid systems, storage systems, infrastructure systems, distributed shared systems, etc.  Architect, design and implement support systems and improvements to facilitate ease of access to these resources by researchers and industry. 40%

Supervision: Responsible for the supervision and professional development of staff required to operate and maintain HPC systems in ITS and support the HPC users.  Assist in resolving HPC user support issues with other groups.  Provide leadership and training to junior staff members. 30%

Research Administration: Research and evaluate emerging HPC technologies related to HPC hardware, software, networking, provisioning, digital imagery, and cloud computing, etc.  Participate in budget planning.  Provide strategic planning in the acquisition and deployment of future HPC hardware and software resources.  Represent HPC@LSU in local, regional, national, and international HPC initiatives with a high degree of professionalism.  20%

Other duties as assigned. 10%

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with 3-5 years experience. Demonstrated expertise in UNIX/Linux system administration.  Familiar with a wide variety of computer technologies including core technologies LDAP, DNS, NFS, DHCP, TFTP, and NTP. Hardware experience. Ability to script using bash, perl, or python. Experience with HPC resource managers.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree with 5-7 years experience. Experience with HPC supercomputers, national grid infrastructures.

Special Instructions: The Manager of HPC Systems within Information Technology Services will be responsible for enabling both existing and emerging high performance computing solutions and related infrastructure, providing a high level of service in the deployment and maintenance of HPC supercomputer hardware and software to the research communities of LSU and its collaborators. The Manager will be responsible for managing the system administration group in monitoring daily cluster operations, troubleshooting cluster problems, researching and implementing new technologies, and providing appropriate support for LSU's research initiatives.

Additional Position Information: Background Check -An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

HCM Contact Information: Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

Applications can be submitted on the LSU Career Site: 

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