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Berkeley Lab's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is inviting applications for the position of Systems Department Head. The Systems Department within NERSC includes the Security and Network Group, the Operations Technology Group, and the Facilities Operation Group. The department makes up of approximately 20 technical staff members and postdocs.
The Systems Department is responsible for monitoring and maintaining NERSC facilities, including HPC computational and data systems and the infrastructure needed to support those systems. The Systems department is also responsible for networking and cybersecurity within NERSC. The Systems Department works closely with the Computational Systems and Data Systems groups to assure all HPC systems are closely monitored, with problems quickly reported and addressed. It's an exciting time to join and lead our growing team!
What You Will Do:
Serve as a key member of NERSC's leadership team to set strategic directions for NERSC and influence the direction of the HPC industry on a large scale, nationwide basis.
Provide vision and strategic direction for the Systems Department.
Communicate with stakeholders within the Department of Energy Office of Science.
Assure NERSC's HPC systems operated efficiently with minimal interruption and NERSC's operational metrics are met.
Provide effective line management for the department by hiring excellent staff and conducting performance management. Assure staff are meeting goals and provide both positive and constructive feedback to staff and keep them motivated.
Play a key leadership role in designing and deploying advanced technology supercomputers.
Oversee preparation for DOE and UC sponsored program reviews, and act as a peer reviewer for other organizations.
Maintain a work environment that embraces diversity and fosters creativity and innovation; and ensures that DOE and Laboratory rules and policies are observed.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent related experience) in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Computational Science (or related fields) and a minimum of 12 years related experience and 5 years in a supervisory role.
Nationally recognized expertise in one or more of the following areas: Large-scale HPC systems administration, HPC systems procurement and operations, large data center management.
Experience administering large scale HPC systems.
Demonstrated ability to lead a team oriented organization and attract, retain and develop a talented and diverse staff. Ability to foster positive work relationship and resolve technical and personal conflicts with diplomacy and tact.
Proven track record managing large organizations and/or complex projects
Ability to gather requirements from the user community and turn requirements into system and software solutions.
Ability to travel to meetings, workshops and conferences.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on August 30, 2018.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.