Research and Development Engineer 1 (High Performance Computing Operations Engineer - LIGO Developer


: $95,040.00 - $138,910.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Electronics/Semiconductors

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Campus/Location: University Park Campus Date Announced: 05/28/2019 Date Closing: open until filled Job Number: 88092 Level/Salary Band: 01 - L - Exempt Work Unit: Office Of The Vice President For Research Department: Institute for CyberScience Full/Part Time: Full-Time


The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) at Penn State in cooperation with the Eberly College of Science is seeking a High Performance Computing Operations Engineer to join our team. The successful candidate will work with a team to assist in the design, development and implementation of engineered solutions to support the scientific goals of the Nobel prize-winning LIGO project. You will assist in providing solutions to ensure the prompt availability of data from the world-wide gravitational-wave detector network to Penn State resources and for ensuring compatibility with specific gravitational wave analysis software. You will have the opportunity to analyze our ICS Advanced CyberInfrastructure (ICS-ACI) and assist in the design, development and implementation of engineered solutions that enhance our high-performance research infrastructure, primarily in support of our LIGO systems. As an HPC operations engineer - LIGO developer you will: proactively contribute to engineering plans, schedules, requirements and documentation for system enhancements; collaborate with team members, scientific researchers, and vendors to analyze system issues and develop innovative solutions; assist in developing engineering methods to pro-actively monitor and enhance the ICS-ACI performance, operability, and stability; and, create and update system and operational documentation. Our ideal candidate will have: an understanding of Linux environments; an understanding of programming techniques; the ability to communicate clearly; and, the capability to work in a collaborative team environment to actively contribute to completion of team goals and assigned tasks. ICS is committed to the development of our team, including specialized training and professional development. We encourage applicants with varied specialized and engineering

Associated topics: board, design, engg, engineer iv, h/w engineer, hardware designer, ic, pc, pcb, plc
Associated topics: asic, catia, circuit, engg, engineer, engineer iii, engineer iv, h/w designer, h/w engineer, systems engineer * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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