About the Position This position will be a part of the Advanced System Operations group (ASO). Members of ASO use cutting edge technologies and platforms to develop and deliver high performance solutions for the University research community; often working closely with other groups within MSI as well as with specific researchers. The group also manages and runs the High Performance Computing (HPC) systems, storage and other infrastructure of the Supercomputing Institute, including:
10PB+ of research data storage
Physical and virtual infrastructure servers, and their hosted services
End-user-facing portals and research services
Special-purpose systems with additional requirements for security and compliance.
This position will be responsible for the daily operations of critical research computing systems serving multiple departments throughout the University of Minnesota system. It ensures the operational efficiency of Research Computing, by leading efforts on major hardware acquisitions, developing and reviewing procedural documentation, and working with the Associate Director for Advanced Systems Operations to develop a sustainable budget. The candidate is expected to devise original solutions to complex research computing challenges involving policy and compliance requirements. They are responsible for critical analysis of security standards, and operational conformity with applicable regulatory requirements. As an integral member of the research team who is instrumental to the success of the project, they may consequently appear as co-author on peer-reviewed papers. The position operates independently with guidance and oversight from the 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 the Advanced Systems Operations group to an agile infrastructure model
Mentor and lead ad-hoc teams of 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, including clinical workflows requiring regulatory compliance.
Oversee aspects of the day-to-day research computing operations, ensuring clear and sustainable operational practices such that key systems are in compliance with regulations and University policies.
Partner with internal and external offices and committees to promote change and to make recommendations for improving policies 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: 339756
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