The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Engineering Scientist Associate - HPC User Support

Hiring department TACC
Monthly salary $4,583+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-02-06-01-4205
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

The candidate/successful applicant must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the United States at the University of Texas by the start date. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To work as a member of the High Performance Computing (HPC) team at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) as front-line support staff, responsible for fielding questions, resolving issues, and improving users' experience using TACC resources.

Essential Functions

Serve as a key member of TACC's front-line support staff, fielding technical questions from TACC's large, diverse user community. Collaborate with HPC colleagues to resolve users' issues and improve their experience. Employ software tools to understand trends and develop mitigation strategies for recurring issues. Conduct training, produce technical documentation, and otherwise contribute to outreach initiatives intended to improve users' understanding of tools and technologies available at TACC. Contribute to research initiatives intended to advance the state of the art in HPC and related disciplines.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in science, engineering, mathematics, technology, or other discipline related to TACC's core mission. Proven ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies. Strong written communications skills. Demonstrated ability to work in diverse groups. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Linux and related technologies. Strong programming skills in one or more languages. Experience building and installing software. Ability to make effective use of software engineering tools and technologies: e.g. change management, debugging, testing, scripting, and profiling. Some knowledge of principles and practices associated with parallel computing.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

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