FAS Research Computing offers a unique environment for its staff to explore new technology, engage with world-class researchers and students, and work in a unique, exciting, cutting-edge Research/HPC environment. Faculty of Arts and Sciences RC provides not only high-performance computing and research support, but also training, engagement, continued learning, and special projects.

FASRC seeks a diverse team of highly-motivated and engaged personnel to make our mission a success and make our team a pleasure to work within. Come join us and enjoy the benefits of working for Harvard University in an exciting and ever-growing research computing group.

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Current Openings

Area Lead, Research Software Engineering (45210BR)

Duties & Responsibilities Harvard’s Research Computing is seeking an Area Lead for their new Research Software Engineering (RSE) role. Our department has prior success in collaborating with faculty on a short-term basis to provide well-engineered software that enriches research productivity and reliability. In this position, you will help develop a core team that will build a more lasting partnership between researchers and software experts, one which will allow code to evolve with the research, and ensure that modern standards of reproducible code are kept. You will also have the opportunity to engage in the national dialogue around forming an RSE Association in the US. Come join our team and help us to build our new approach to supporting computational discoveries!

The Area Lead will report to the Director of Research Computing, oversee a team of professional staff, and be part of the Research Computing Leadership group. Management responsibilities include building and developing a diverse and effective team; planning and delegating work effectively; communicating and monitoring performance expectations; motivating and developing direct reports; and ensuring compliance with Harvard policies and procedures. This position will engage with the FAS Informatics and Scientific Core Applications Group. Most importantly, this position will interact daily with research faculty to assess needs, develop research plans, coordinate and facilitate the development of software algorithms. It is expected that this position will also lead a set of revolving term-positions that are scaled according to demand for services.

Basic Qualifications Bachelor's degree in sciences or statistical-based research required. Minimum 6 years of experience working in a predominate software development environment, with a minimum of 3 years experience managing code development projects for stakeholders and 3 years experience managing staff. 


System Administrator (46349BR)

Duties & Responsibilities Harvard’s Research Computing is seeking a System Administrator to join the team of Cyberinfrastructure Systems Engineers in the Operations Group.  The System Administrator will report to the Manager of Operations for Research Computing. In this position, you will be part of a team that is responsible for the provisioning, installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure that supports 600+ faculty research groups across Harvard.  Specific duties may include:

  • Developing and maintaining installation and configuration procedures

  • Performing daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware components, server resources, systems processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of automated tasks.

  • Performing daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media.

  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures.  Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies.

  • Apply OS patches and firmware upgrades on a regular basis. Upgrade administrative tools and utilities.

  • Configure/add new services as necessary.

Qualifications: See job listing.