This position will be a part of the Advanced System Operations group (ASO). Members of ASO are highly skilled and self-motivated technologists, who work with cutting edge technologies and platforms to deliver high performance solutions to the University research community. The group manages and runs the infrastructure components of the Supercomputing Institute, including:
Physical and virtual infrastructure servers, and their hosted services
10PB+ of POSIX and Object storage
End-user-facing portals and research services
Secure and compliant systems
This position will be responsible for the daily operations of critical research computing systems serving multiple departments throughout the University of Minnesota system. Assures the operational efficiency of Research Computing by leading efforts to secure and update hardware, develop and review procedural documentation, and work with the Associate Director for Advanced Systems Operations to develop a sustainable budget. Incumbent is called upon to solve complex research computing challenges through original design of protocols, procedures, and policies aimed at fulfilling the research objectives. Is an integral component member of the research team who is instrumental to the success of the project; consequently, may appear as co-author on peer-reviewed papers. This position normally is responsible for adherence to security standards and, in general, conformity with all other extant regulatory requirements. Operates independently with guidance and oversight from Associate Director for Advanced Systems Operations.
Assist the Associate Director for Advanced Systems Operations in the development of budgets related to large capital projects.
Assist with the ongoing transformation of Advanced Systems Operations to an agile infrastructure model
Mentor and lead staff members in efforts related to the development, deployment, and operation of advanced research computing and data storage systems used to support leading edge research and clinical workflows requiring regulatory compliance.
Oversee aspects of the day-to-day research computing operations ensuring that key systems are in a constant state of compliance with regulations and University policies.
Partner with internal and external offices and committees to facilitate change and to make recommendations for improving compliance and processes related to research computing and data storage.
Work with Research Computing leadership and UMN faculty to develop proposals resulting in systems to support leading research.
Lead community of practice groups that focus on various aspects of advanced data storage, data sciences, and Cloud computing.
Required Qualifications Requires BA/BS with at least 10 years of experience or advanced degree with 8 years of experience. Experience will reflect an in-depth understanding of at least one computational focused field of research and demonstrated expertise in the technical aspects of advanced research computing environments.
Preferred Qualifications BA/BS with at least 20 years of experience or advanced degree with 15 years of experience as above.
Internal Number: 338340
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