The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is seeking a Manager of Research Computing. This is a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) seeks a forward-looking, creative Information Technology (IT) professional to ensure the ongoing success and further development of the College’s research and instructional computing projects. The successful candidate will blend technical IT experience, strong leadership skills, and enthusiasm for science and teaching to engage a vibrant and dynamic computing ecosystem.
The Manager of Research Computing (MRC) position is responsible for the technical, fiscal and administrative leadership for the College’s IT services. As a part of the CEOAS leadership team, the MRC takes an active role in advancing the College’s strategic and operational initiatives. The MRC collaborates with researchers, with teaching faculty, and with College and University decision makers to identify, recommend, prototype, develop, implement and maintain operational capabilities for all aspects of computing in support of faculty, staff and students. The MRC supervises a small team of technical support staff to carry out this vision. To be effective, the MRC must build strong collaborations with persons across a diverse range of identity and experiential backgrounds.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in information services, engineering, science or related field required. Minimum of five years’ experience in the IT field. Demonstrated commitment to advancing and promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree (Master’s degree or higher) in IT with emphasis in managing compute infrastructure, tools and technologies associated with a large scientific research facility. Demonstrated knowledge of technical problem solving and troubleshooting including translating needs into IT solutions. Demonstrable experience designing, building and supporting a heterogeneous IT system with a strong focus in facilitating scientific activities. Strong understanding of IT standards, methodologies, computer architectures, security, modern programming frameworks and application programming interfaces (API’s) in support of scientific applications and development tools. Demonstrated knowledge of emerging cloud services with strong focus on designing, developing and working with API based solutions, Software as a Service (SAAS) applications and billing. Ability to integrate and synthesize information from a number of scientific disciplines and effectively communicate that information across disciplines. Strong understanding of scientific/analytical equipment, associated workflows and the ability to work at the intersection of Research and Instruction to advance discovery and learning. Leadership and team building skills. Ability to manage the rapid pace and constant changes associated with the hardware and software industry. Excellent analytical, communication, presentation and problem-solving skills. Ability to apply innovative thinking and creativity. Ability to work effectively both individually and as a team with faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds, skill-sets and scientific needs. Adaptable, capable of managing competing priorities.