Team Lead for Outreach and Faculty Interaction (Research Scientist)

To Apply: 

(1) Fill the application form 

(2) Email the application form, cover letter and your CV to Mehmet Belgin, mehmet.belgin@oit.gatech.edu 

PACE (Partnership for an Advanced Computing Environment) provides enabling research services and consultation to Georgia Tech Faculty and students, particularly in the areas of high-performance computing (HPC), high-throughput computing (HTC), storage, and data analytics. 

This leadership position will be responsible for building and managing a team of expert consultants to enable transformative research for the faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and other researchers. This “Outreach and Faculty Interaction” team will provide the necessary bridge between state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure and world-class scholars of Georgia Tech, revealing a powerful combination of the two.

The team leader and members are expected to collectively demonstrate a wide range of advanced knowledge and skills, including diverse domain expertise, computational methods and architectures, code development, debugging, parallelization, optimization, and performance tuning; advanced understanding of scheduling and resource allocation; as well as effective use of high-performance storage, high-performance networking, and computational accelerators.  This team will be partially responsible for leveraging HPC software and application stack, including compilers, scientific libraries, and commercial applications where appropriate to provide expert diagnosis and resolution of complex technical issues.

The key role for the team lead and members is to interact and work closely with the researcher community, identify gaps and pursue opportunities for significant collaborations in their funded and published research. These interaction and outreach efforts will include developing and maintaining documentation, participate in efforts to strengthen the HPC user community internally and externally, such as developing and disseminating whitepapers and best practices documents, preparing and delivering trainings, representing PACE in national venues including conferences and workshops. This team will actively seek collaborations in scientific publications and grants, generating materials and reports to promote PACE’s services, and compile success stories arising from these services.

Required qualifications:

  • US Citizens or permanent residents
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field; Ph.D. preferred
  • 3 years or more relevant work experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Creation of active engagement opportunities with research computing community at regional, national and global scale.
  • Service-focused orientation and consistent follow-through for excellence
  • A high degree of motivation and the ability to work well with faculty researchers and IT professionals while providing technical solutions in an advanced computing environment.
  • Expert knowledge of computational methods, architectures, current and emerging technologies, and middleware (e.g. MPI stacks, job schedulers, numerical libraries and data analytics tools)
  • Fluency in code development, debugging, parallelization, optimization, and tuning utilizing multiple programming and/or scripting languages
  • Experience with scientific libraries and applications (e.g. VASP, LAMMPS, FFTW, PETc, Matlab, Ansys)

Additional knowledge, skills, and experience that are desirable, but NOT required:

  • High-performance storage and parallel file systems
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux system administration experience
  • Experience in cloud implementations using OpenStack