Technical Program Manager/Senior Technical Program Manager - National Center for Supercomputing App

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides supercomputing and advanced digital resources for the nation's scientific enterprise. At NCSA, University of Illinois faculty, staff, students, and collaborators from around the globe use advanced digital resources to address and research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. NCSA has been advancing one third of Fortune 50 companies for more than 30 years by bringing industry, researchers and students together to solve grand challenges at rapid speed and scale.

NCSA is currently seeking one Technical Program Manager or Senior Technical Program Manager (TPM) to lead Integrated Data and Database Services (IDDS), which is a group of professionals who are responsible for information management functions for NCSA's High-performance Computing (HPC) systems, and associated projects including but not limited to the National Science Foundation's (NSF) XSEDE information systems. The TPM develops and recommends long-range strategic technical direction for the group and establishes goals and timelines. The incumbent will also ensure staff and resources are directed efficiently toward achieving center goals within the specified timelines. The TPM also maintains key contacts both internal and external to NCSA in areas such as industry, government, and academia, and acts as the primary liaison for critical external relationships.

NCSA is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities of the Technical Program Manager/Senior Technical Program Manager:
  • Provide leadership to set direction and facilitate the accomplishment of goals for the group.
  • Develop and maintain a set of information systems and applications required by NCSA.
  • Analyze and summarize information and trends using reports, proposals and presentations.
  • Work with group members to create individual development plans, periodically review performance, and where possible align group members' skills and interests to group projects.
  • Actively pursue and maintain a continuing base of outside funding from government and industry, including selection of strategic opportunities and management of funded projects.
  • Actively represent NCSA and the group's scope of work on the state, national and international level.
  • Ensure the group's technical work and in particular, research and development, results are documented as well as reported regularly to the Senior Associate ICI Director, and as appropriate, to the stakeholder projects.
  • Submit technical papers to journals, conferences and other notable sources
  • Recommend future directions for technical areas within the group's workscope, including strategies that influence future purchases for the center.

Qualifications of the Technical Program Manager/Senior Technical Program Manager

Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in computer science or in a field directly related to the workgroup's goals and objectives. Alternative baccalaureate degree fields will be considered/accepted if accompanied by equivalent experience (depending on nature and depth of experience as it relates to current NCSA technologies).
  • Minimum of five years' database experience working in an academic institution, the government, commercial entity, or a national laboratory. Minimum of seven years' experience for the senior level.
  • Experience leading a highly technical group of database professionals. Minimum of four years' experience for the senior level.

Preferred Experience:
  • Experience working in either in a highly advanced or a high-performance computing environment.
  • Broad additional experience in software development, systems/network/storage/security administration, and computer applications support.
  • Experience in optimizing scalable web and database information management systems.

This is a regular academic professional position at NCSA and is an annually renewable, 12/12, 100%-time appointment with regular University benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and start date will be as soon as possible after the close date of the search. Applicants must possess required education and experience by start date of position. Interviews and hires may occur before the closing date; however, all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration. For further information regarding our application procedures, you may visit or email

To apply, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter and CV/resume by the close date (09/08/2017). Contact information for three references must be included on the application (letters maybe also be uploaded or sent to the contact below). For full consideration, candidates must complete the Hiretouch application process by the above date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: Vice Chancellor for Research
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Technical Program Manager/Senior Technical Program Manager - National Center for Supercomputing Applications (A1700460)
Open Date: 07/28/2017
Close Date: 09/08/2017
Organization Name: Supercomputing Applications