High Performance Computing Operations Manager - NIWA - Closes 20 September 2020

Position: High Performance Computing (HPC) Operations Manager
Organisation: NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research)
Closing Date: 20 September 2020

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NIWA has an exciting opportunity to manage its HPC infrastructure and associated services, as well as the team responsible for delivering those HPC services. In addition to operational management responsibilities, this position also contributes to the development of the current HPC systems, informing and implementing the policies under which they operate, supporting future developments and procurement, and developing and delivering the services that underpin NIWA research, forecasting operations, and commercial services.

Other details about this role:

  • Applicants should have a relevant tertiary qualification, advanced knowledge of IT management systems and technologies (preferably in HPC) and a deep understanding of the complexities and challenges of operating large-scale IT infrastructure (ideally in cluster HPCs and supercomputers).
  • They should have a considerable experience in a similar organisation or specialised facility of at least comparable size and scale as NIWA’s HPC systems.
  • They should have at least 10 years of complex IT computing experience, and at least 5 years in managing IT systems and teams.

NIWA offers competitive remuneration and benefits and the opportunity to work in a collaborative and professional group. This position would be based at the NIWA offices in Wellington, New Zealand.