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 Staff Openings

65742BR - Sr. Research Computing Systems Engineer

Reporting to the Associate Director of Operations and System Engineering and working within that FAS RC group, this position will contribute to the design, implementation, and maintenance of essential IT infrastructure, both for the entire research community as a whole and individual labs.

The Senior Research Computing Systems Engineer will also be involved in the operation and management of data centers and will interact with vendors and members of the Harvard research computing community. Responsibilities include but are not limited to investigation into and mitigation of compute system level problems, monitoring of system health, data center work, use of quality control techniques to keep service interruption to a minimum, and creative evaluation of client compute resources for appropriateness and efficiency. The position will be able to manage multiple projects, lead and train junior members of the group when necessary, and provide knowledge and support to the department.

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Current Part-Time/Term Openings


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