Cyberinfrastructure Engineer

Job description

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.

Mizzou is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 320 degree programs — including more than 75 online degree options.

Mizzou receives top rankings for its programs in many areas, including journalism, dispute resolution, family and community medicine, campus writing program and Freshman Interest Groups. It is one of only six public universities in the country with medicine, veterinary medicine and law all on one campus, and has a diverse enrollment with more than 34,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. 

Missourians connect with Mizzou by participating in Extension programs, visiting MU Health Care specialists, competing in state competitions in MU facilities and cheering on the Missouri Tigers at athletic events. A member of the Southeastern Conference, Mizzou features the state’s only division I-A athletic program, where student-athletes in 20 sports compete at the highest level nationally.

The University of Missouri is searching for a Cyberinfrastructure Engineer to fill a new position that will work closely with researchers to help them evaluate their research computation needs and to recommend solutions that allow them to take full advantage of the resources available.  Mizzou’s cyberinfrastructure (CI) engineers develop scientific workflows to advance research in all areas, including bioinformatics, machine learning, material science, and computational chemistry.  As a cyberinfrastructure engineer, you will work on a broad range of projects across campus with opportunities to specialize in a number of domain areas. 

This position is within the Research Computing Support Services (RCSS) group in the Division of Information Technology, which manages the campus shared research computing, storage, and networking infrastructure and provides computing support, training, and consulting to the MU research community.  RCSS works to ensure that the campus’ research computing infrastructure meets the growing needs of the community.

The Cyberinfrastructure Engineer will provide end user support services to faculty, staff, and students on the use of research computing hardware and software as well as scientific applications and scientific workflows.
Responsibilities of this position will include, creating and maintaining training materials for research computing related software and hardware; conducting training; evaluating, installing, upgrading, and maintain scientific software; and consulting with researchers on the development and migration of scientific workflows to a high performance research computing environment.

Essential Functions:
Participate as a member of a highly technical and customer-service driven team. Readily share knowledge and training with other staff members, and forge close working relationships with scientific research groups across campus.

Conduct investigations and tests of complex scientific software systems to enhance performance or to investigate and resolve matters of significance.  Investigate new technologies and techniques of importance to researchers.

Participate in developing computational pipelines, computer algorithms, and data analysis for ongoing research projects.

Serve as a technical consultant for sponsored research projects that require high-performance computing, storage, and networking services.

Provide workshops and one-on-one technical assistance and training to faculty, staff and students in the use of a shared high performance computing environment and associated scientific software.

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree is required.

Experience in using High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters and utilizing computing resources for research is required.
Demonstrated ability and experience with scripting and programming (e.g. Python, Perl, C, R, Julia, or Java) is required.
Experience with the Linux operating system and utilizing the command line interface is required.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative and diverse environment is required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications:  A Master's degree or higher strongly preferred.

Ability and demonstrated use of source control management tools such as Git are desirable.

For additional information and to apply, see Job Opening ID #24066 online at and Click on the link for Prospective Employees.
University of Missouri AA/EOE ADA accommodations call (573) 882-7976.  

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Job No: Job ID 24066
Posted: 2/6/2018
Application Due: 4/7/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $47,476 - $80,000 plus benefits, commensurate with experience