Associate Director, Research Computing

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Associate Director, Research Computing Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201905282481 Full Time 8AM - 5PM Commensurate with Experience Position Information The Associate Director for Research Computing serves as the thought leader for advancing research computing within Information Technology Solutions (ITS). The position develops research computing grant strategy and related budget opportunities; facilitates the collaboration of research technology initiatives within ITS in coordination with BCOE, HPCC and library partners; serves as the lead systems architect overseeing an environment built around research computation, advanced statistical computing and network interoperability with the campus Science DMZ; responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of new and existing applications, systems architecture and network infrastructure in support of research computing; ensures operation and security of all servers and networks; configures, installs, maintains and upgrades applications and hardware for the organization's research computing environment(s). On occasion, the position will serve as a proxy for the Chief Information Officer and/or Chief Technology Officer in related academic senate technology discussions. The salary offer will be commensurate with experience within the budget range of $120,000 to $125,000. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in Computer/Computational/Data Science, or Domain Sciences with computer/computational/data specialization or equivalent education and experience. Required Master's degree in Computer/Computational/Data Science, or Domain Sciences with computer/computational/data specialization. Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 6 - 10 years of related experience. Required Experience with advanced UNIX system administration. Preferred Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Must pass a background check. Required
Minimum Requirements Demonstrated ability to initiate research proposals and acquire funding.
Demonstrated research and technology project leadership and management skills.
Thorough knowledge of subject area for assisting in strategic planning, research and technology assessment and direction.
Demonstrated experience working in a complex computing/data/CI environment encompassing all or some of the following: HPC, data science infrastructure and tools/software, and diverse domain science application base.
Verbal and written communication, quantitative abilities, strong analytical skills.
Experience in the management of ongoing HPC/Data/CI technology infrastructure acquisition and expansion, to include the identification and integration of emerging hardware and software technologies.
Solid knowledge of research and development methods, HPC hardware and software power and performance analysis and research, design, modification, implementation and deployment of HPC or data science or CI applications and tools.
Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization and to external research and education audiences.
Preferred Qualifications Demonstrated ability to lead a technical staff of HPC/Data/CI and/or scientific personnel, including projects performed by multiple developers.

Demonstrated critical thinking, persuasion/negotiation, conflict resolution, mentoring and staff development, supervision, problem solving, human resources policies and procedures relating to management responsibilities.

Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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Posted: 6/5/2019
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