UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 6/11/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 6/22/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
Job posting will remain open until position is filled.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is a world leader in using, innovating and providing cyberinfrastructure to enable advances and new discovery in science and engineering. Focusing on data-oriented and computational science and engineering applications, SDSC serves as an international resource for data cyberinfrastructure through the provision of software, hardware and human resources in multidisciplinary science and engineering, and is a leading national cyberinfrastructure center to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and broader community.
The Data Enabled Scientific Computing (DESC) division within SDSC designs and jointly proposes with other SDSC researchers, High Performance Computing (HPC) systems in response to multi-million dollar (~20 million dollars) call-for-proposals from NSF, various government organizations and UC entities; it responds to similar proposals for cyberinfrastructure (CI) related solutions and support. DESC manages, operates and troubleshoots issues with advanced, leading edge, complex, multi-petaflop and multi-petabyte data intensive supercomputer systems, file systems and CI projects housed at SDSC. Research leaders within DESC submit high performance computing (HPC), CI, computational science and scientific software research proposals and acquire funding from NSF, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD) and industry. This division provides consulting and advanced user support to researchers and users from other national universities as well as collaborating with them and other industrial users. DESC carries out HPC, CI, computational science and scientific software research and development projects. DESC provides advanced computational science, CI and scientific software support for the national and UC user communities as a part of programs such as the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project (XSEDE is a five-year, $121-million project supported by the NSF and enables more than 10,000 scientists use the supercomputers, data and visualization resources). This division stays current with HPC, CI, computational science and scientific software research and technology trends and engages with supercomputer vendors (e.g. Dell, Intel, NVIDIA, AMD, IBM, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Data Direct Network, Aeon Computing, Arista etc.) to remain current with future technologies utilized in supercomputer designs.
The Computational Data Science Research Specialist will apply skills as a seasoned, experienced IT research professional using computational, computer science, data science, and Cyberinfrastructure (CI) software research and development principles, with relevant domain science knowledge where applicable, along with professional programming concepts for medium-sized projects or portions of larger projects. The incumbent will develop and optimize a variety of computational, data science, and CI research tools and components, perform research on current and future HPC, data science, CI technologies, and hardware and software projects and work on algorithm development, optimization, programming, performance analysis and / or benchmarking assignments of moderate-large scope where the tasks involve knowledge of either domain / computer science research requirements and / or CI design / implementation requirements. S/he will work closely with systems team to provide advanced support for the full range of complex problems associated with developing, debugging, profiling and running HPC and data intensive applications which involves in-depth analysis of the factors impacting user code performance and complex troubleshooting procedures to isolate problems in a HPC environment. Additionally, the incumbent will lead the development of containerized solutions for enabling research workflows on HPC resources and work closely with scientific applications lead, user services management, and EOT director to develop and deliver training, documentation, and workshops. The incumbent's primary role is to provide support for the scientific clients and researchers of SDSC's Triton Shared Computing Cluster (TSCC) resources, but they may also need to assist in supporting other SDSC systems as well that may become part of SDSC's offered resources.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.