Senior HPC Systems Specialist

Canberra, Australia
02 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Senior Manager 1 (IT)
Salary package: $109,432 - $114,744 pa plus superannuation
Terms: Continuing Contingent Funded Contract 

Position overview

NCI, an operating unit of The Australian National University and is built on and sustained by a formal collaboration of national research organisations, ANU, CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology, Geoscience Australia, and other research-intensive universities. NCI is Australia’s leading national provider of high-end computational and data-intensive services. NCI is home to a 1.6 PFlop supercomputer, a HPC class 3200 core OpenStack cloud system and several highly connected large-scale high-bandwidth Lustre file systems. NCI is has been awarded $70 million of funding to replace its ageing supercomputer, with a new system to be commissioned in 2019.

The Senior HPC Systems Specialist will play a central role in the design, development and optimization of software infrastructure relied on by the substantial research community at NCI, and contribute in a substantial way to the planning, configuration and implementation of HPC and HPD systems at the petascale.

Applicants will skills and experience in the following areas are sought:

  • Management of large scale HPC systems (including cluster file systems, high performance interconnects, and operating systems, fault management, performance issues and tuning operating system kernels for large-scale and parallel file systems).
  • Understanding of high performance computational science techniques and methods.

For further information please contact: Amanda Walker, E:, T: 02 6125 9804

Closing date: 1 July 2018

Position description:  Senior HPC Systems Specialist - PD.pdf

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.