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Director, High Performance Computing

University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job location: Coral Gables, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-11-05
Req: R100045551
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) has an exciting job opportunity for a Director of High Performance Computing at the Coral Gables Campus.


The Director, High Performance Computing manages the design, development, and delivery of a cost-effective mix of services, systems, applications, and operations. Additionally, the incumbent supports research computing, including shared high-performance computing resources, data-analysis platforms, storage systems, and visualization tools and platforms across the University of Miami campus. The Director, High Performance Computing identifies, engages, and supports the needs of faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students to insure projects related to their research are successful.


  • Provides consulting and support to faculty, students, and staff utilizing research technology services.
  • Analyzes complex business needs presented by the user community and recommends technical solutions.
  • Ensures effective communication and marketing of research computing initiatives and projects with the campus, partners, and community.
  • Participates and contributes to the planning, development, and management of research technology services at the University and its hospitals.
  • Assists in developing the vision of and support for existing HPC solutions, as well as evolving paradigms in big data.
  • Manages specific research computing projects such as cluster and storage expansions and the creation of new services.
  • Oversees job scheduling and monitoring and other high-performance computing operational imperatives.
  • Provides direction and guidance to project managers, engineering team leads, and staff.
  • Fosters an environment of heightened security, stewardship, customer service, and compliance.
  • Assists in the development of the annual budget, and oversees the annual equipment inventory process.
  • Establishes and continuously assesses the effectiveness of the internal controls within the unit and compliance with University policies and procedures.
  • Ensures employees are trained on controls within the function and on University policy and procedures.
  • Actively seeks collaborative partners to explore extramural funding opportunities for new and innovative cyberinfrastructure projects.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required, Master’s Degree in relevant field preferred.


Minimum 5 years of relevant experience. Any appropriate combination of experience and/or certifications may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Knowledge of business and management principles.
  • Ability to direct, manage, implement, and evaluate department operations.
  • Ability to establish department goals, and objectives that support the strategic plan.
  • Ability to effectively plan, delegate and/or supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, develop, and train others.

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