IT Computer Systems Manager, Level 5 - Director, High Performance Computing Center (Provisional)

Staten Island, NY
Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


I.T. Computer Systems Managers manage and direct an Information Technology area at a College or University level. They set policies and procedures, direct technical staff, and maintain responsibility for administrative as well as technical issues within their assigned area(s) of responsibility. They may manage major and/or large, complex information systems activities and/or manage a unit or group.

This job is in CUNY's Classified Managerial Service. The full specification is available on our web site at


Computer Systems Manager




The College of Staten Island (CSI) is a City University of New York (CUNY) senior College organized around two academic divisions and three schools, with over 14,000 students. CSI offers a broad range of academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and in several professional areas. The College awards associate's, bachelor's, master's and clinical doctoral degrees, and in collaboration with The CUNY Graduate Center, numerous Ph.D. degrees. CSI's internationally recognized faculty passionately engage in scholarly and artistic activities, and together with a strong professional staff, lead students through transformational learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. The College is situated on a 204-acre site, has recently incorporated a residential component, and is currently engaging in capital expansion. It is a hub of intellectual and artistic activity and a community partner and source of economic impact and job creation for the greater Staten Island area.

Under executive direction as the highest level of system manager, we seek a Director who has extensive knowledge of High Performance Computing (HPC) systems. The Director will have sole responsibility for administering, managing, organizing and day-to-day control and operations of the CUNY High Performance Computing Center (HPCC). This position will also be responsible for research support, outreach, and training, as well as have a successful track record in preparing proposals, securing external funding, and educational collaboration. The Director will implement CUNY policies and set policy and procedures for the HPCC facility; direct subordinates for the HPC system analysis, systems programming, cluster administration, operations and technical support staff who provide user services to academic and research users. The director maintains responsibility for all major personnel, administrative and information systems technology problems. Finally, this position will have a central role on how the HPCC will be leveraged in support of initiatives in economic development as well as sustaining intellectual growth by providing vision and interacting with local and regional industries and the scientific community.

Under general direction supervises and oversees a full range of information systems analysis functions utilizing general knowledge of and involvement with programming languages, operating systems, data base management systems, data communications systems, software and software systems analysis; may instruct, direct and monitor the work of information technology professionals and technical personnel, or coordinate or direct a complex information technology task force.

Under administrative direction plans, organizes and controls the activities of an information systems analysis section; or plans, organizes and controls the activities of a professional and technical staff engaged in the establishment and implementation of new or revised information systems; or coordinates a major University or College information technology project. Is responsible for setting standards for all data requirements for application systems; provides recommendations on the data base processing implication of new systems; provides state-of-the-art expertise in data base management technology; assures adherence to standards; represents Information Technology Administration objectives, interests and concerns to various levels within the Information Technology facility and to user personnel; plans and oversees the installation and maintenance of applications systems; provides expertise and support to the applications programming group; makes hardware and software acquisition recommendations; support all operating and systems software required by an information technology operation; and provides recommendations on the software available for the development of new application systems. Provides state-of-the art expertise on information technology products.


  1. Six (6) years of progressively responsible full-time paid information systems technology experience, at least 18 months of which shall have been in an administrative or managerial capacity in the areas of computer applications programming, systems programming, information systems development, data telecommunications, data base administration or a closely related area.
  2. Education at an accredited College or University may be substituted for the general information systems technology experience at the rate of one year of college for 6 months of experience up to a maximum of 4 years of college for 2 years of experience. In addition a Master's degree in computer science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for an additional year of the general information systems technology experience. However, all candidates must possess the 18 months of administrative or managerial experience described above.

This title has multiple levels. In addition to the minimum qualifications above, additional qualifications, such as education, experience, or certification relevant to the area of specialization are required.


  • Ph. D. or Master's Degree with five years of practical experience in a technical discipline in science, mathematics, computer science/systems/networks or engineering; and experience in developing systems tools for the management of high performance computing systems and/or high-speed networks.
  • A minimum of two-years experience in operational management in an academic HPC Center consisting of Linux-based HPC and storage systems including hardware and software in large scale heterogeneous environments.
  • Successful track record in managing the development of proposals and in securing external funding from the National Science Foundation and other governmental agencies and/or private sources for expanding the capabilities of research computing facilities and computational research.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and support the activities of a university-based research community to include the promotion of the use of HPC in non-traditional computational disciplines, in particular the social sciences, and the development of joint proposals for research funding with the research community.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computational algorithms and programming models/languages to include MPI, Fortran and/or C, OpenSHMEM, CUDA, and scripting languages; demonstrated ability to manage software development projects involving a team of software developers using software engineering principles.
  • Experience with graph algorithms.
  • Experience with data management systems such as iRODS and software configuration management systems such as CVS and/or subversion.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish appropriate data and software policies and manage related projects.
  • Experience with software engineering principles.
  • Capable of concise and focused communication with researchers, IT staff, and University administrators; excellent writing and oral communication skills.


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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April 28, 2017


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: College of Staten Island

Job Title: IT Computer Systems Manager, Level 5 - Director, High Performance Computing Center (Provisional)

Job ID: 16562

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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