Site Manager (NeSI) – University of Canterbury

UC High Performance Computing

    Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
    Fixed Term until end of June 2018

UC High Performance Computing (HPC) is responsible for delivering HPC services to the research community across UCand the promotion of UC UC as a centre of expertise in HPC.

Working in partnership with the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI,, HPC also collaborates with five other institutions: The University of Auckland, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited, Landcare Research New Zealand Limited, the University of Otago. NeSI, working in partnership with the Crown, provides High Performance Computing, analytics and consultancy services to the NZ Research sector, Government Initiatives/Agencies and Industrial Research. NeSI’s primary aim is to grow the computing and analytics capability of researchers to ensure New Zealand’s future prosperity.

The Site Manager (NeSI) position in UC HPC is responsible for managing the NeSI UC team and is the Computational Science and NeSI Application Support Team Lead.

Reporting to the UC HPC Director, you will work in close collaboration with the NeSI Solutions Manager, NeSI Operations Manager and the other collaborators Service Line Managers to support the delivery of NeSI Project outputs and services. You will also be the technical lead of the NeSI Computational Science and NeSI Application Support team by ensuring the delivery of agreed NeSI projects, operational activities and their quality.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

A postgraduate degree, ideally in applied maths and/or computer content
Experience leading teams and finance/budget management
Experience in the design, specification, implementation, and operation of High Performance Computing or advanced IT systems and services
Knowledge of the principles and practices of systems and application programming.

If you have these skills and experience, the ability to work as part of a national team of technical staff and excellent communication skills then we want to hear from you.

The closing date for this position is: 26th August 2015.

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of ‘People Prepared to Make a Difference’. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

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Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online.

Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service:

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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