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.


Department Description:

Harvard University's Research Computing continues to evolve, expand services, and support to its leading research faculty and their collaborators around the world. These services include maintaining a Top 100 academic high-performance computing cluster, cloud computing, virtual machines, storage, databases, instrumentation core facility workstations, and other development platforms.

We directly engage with researchers through help requests, monitoring, office hours, training, and in-depth consultations. Research Computing has numerous other successful collaborations, including building the MGHPCC (http://www.mghpcc.org/) in Holyoke, MA with leading partner universities. It is with these and other institutions that we launched the NSF-funded NESE project (http://nese.mghpcc.org) which creates a regional data science repository, as well as the New England Research Cloud (http://nerc.mghpcc.org) which creates a collaborative on-prem regional cloud framework. Research Computing at Harvard has a track record of building partnerships to accelerate research and collaboration.

We are committed to cultivating not only the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students but also in developing an inclusive culture that is vibrant, engaging and encouraging of innovation as well as intellectual debate. We believe creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace allows employees from all backgrounds and walks of life to achieve their fullest potential. We also believe an inclusive culture is one that accepts, values and views as strength the difference we all bring to the workplace.

Current openings

61454BR - Research Computing Sr. Systems Engineer

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Harvard is seeking a Sr. Systems Engineer in the operations and storage group. Working with the FASRC Lead Storage Engineer, they will assist in the design, implementation, and lifecycle management of current and future storage deployments (currently Lustre, ceph, and DellEMC Isilon systems).

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61694BR - Research Computing Sr. Systems Engineer - Kempner Institute

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Harvard is seeking a Sr. Systems Engineer to work on cutting-edge infrastructure to support the Kempner Institute for Natural and Artificial Intelligence.  This position will work within a team of RC Systems Engineers in FAS Research Computing (FASRC) to design, implement, deploy, and maintain advanced monitoring, logging, and alerting systems for mission-critical services. The Systems Engineering group maintains core production infrastructure for high performance computing, storage, and networking. These services will be key to the success of Kempner Institute researchers. This is an individual contributor position that will report to the Associate Director of Systems & Operations in FASRC.

This position will coordinate the planning of and conduct advanced research computing engineering duties. Implement current and develop new RC solutions to keep up with the pace of complex research problems. Work independently to build, monitor, and maintain the integrity of RC systems. Provide technical expertise to teams and projects alongside research programs. Be a key contributor to multiple projects simultaneously.

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Coming Soon

Research Data Manager

Principal HPC Architect 



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