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Research Computing Facilitator

UW Milwaukee Published: August 27, 2021
Location
Milwaukee, WI
Job Type
Application URL
https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/31358

Description

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s University IT Services is seeking two talented Research Computing Facilitators with exceptional commitment to service excellence to join its team. As a Research Computing Facilitator, you will be an integral member of the High-Performance Computing team, collaborating with diverse and talented team members to help solve multidimensional information technology problems, improve customer experience, and generate value for our campus stakeholders across a broad base of departments and constituencies.

• Are you excited to work with new technologies in a dynamic and collaborative environment?
• Does enabling high impact research for the benefit of the global community energize you?
• Do you enjoy sharing your skills and expertise with professionals as well as collaborating as part of a larger technical community?
If you are passionate about being part of a dynamic and talented team of technology professionals who value integrity and excellence and want to help take us to the next level, then look no further.

Who We Are:
UWM, a doctoral/research intensive university, is Wisconsin’s premier public urban university and offers a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to over 25,000 students. UWM takes pride in being a student-centered institution that is deeply committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff, and programs. Our tree-lined, 104-acre campus is located on Milwaukee’s upper-eastside, one of the city’s most attractive residential areas and home to many faculty, staff, and students. For more information, please visit our website at www.uwm.edu

What We Offer:
• Innovative, collaborative, and casual-work environment with flexible work/life balance schedules
• Challenging and progressive career development
• Excellent comprehensive benefits package
• On-site health & wellness programs
• On-site affordable day care
• Best practice PTO policies and paid holidays
• Open communication, recognition programs, and team-building events
• And much more to motivated, results-oriented individuals who want to make a real difference in their community and role

What You’ll Do:
Reporting to the Research Computing Director, the Research Computing Facilitator provides direct outreach and support services for High-Performance Computing (HPC), High-Throughput Computing (HTC) and other research computing related support to all research faculty, staff, graduate students, and academic programs. This position provides technical support for new and ongoing research projects and academic endeavors related to high-performance computing. They proactively engage with the research community to understand their scientific and computing requirements. They empower researchers to improve their research by sharing expertise about
computational methods and available resources, giving access to HPC/HTC resources including local and cloud based and guiding researchers in using these methods and resources effectively and efficiently. Duties include software package installation and configuration, development and troubleshooting of computational workflows, providing onboarding and training for researchers, monitoring activity to assure efficient and effective utilization of resources and working with other members of the Research Computing Support Team to ensure that research requirements are known and met.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in sciences, informatics, engineering, related field or 4 years equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Demonstrated experience supporting or conducting research in a higher education environment
• Proficiency with programming languages including R, Python, Perl and/or Shell
• Experience with compiling and installing software in a Linux environment
• Experience with high performance or high throughput computing utilization including job schedulers

Preferred Qualifications:
• Advanced degree in sciences, engineering or related field
• Experience providing technical support for research projects
• Familiarity with shared memory and distributed memory parallelism (such as OpenMP and MPI), accelerators (such as GPUs), and large-scale file systems
• Strong understanding of high-performance computing topics as well as the data and programming efforts involved in HPC
• Demonstrated experience communicating technical details to non-technical audiences including documentation, training, teaching, and/or public speaking
• Advanced understanding of high-performance computing, high-performance networking, tools to support collaborative research, cloud storage, cloud computing, and other technology used in this research area

How to Apply:
This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of September 27, 2021. Candidates applying after the initial date of review may not be reviewed. For guaranteed consideration, please apply by September 26, 2021. Interested applicants are required to apply online and provide:
• A cover letter addressing your education/experience as it applies to all minimum and preferred qualifications,
• A resume, and
• A document listing the names and contact information for three professional references.

In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Apply electronically at: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/31358 by the application deadline as listed in the instructions above. Questions about this position should be directed to Dan Schaff at schaffd@uwm.edu.

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