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RESEARCH COMPUTING MANAGER
Ref No.: 15-00390
Location: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi AE
Position Type:Direct
Start Date: 14/05/2015
Our client, a Government Institution is looking forward to recruit for the position of "Research Computing Manager” in Abu Dhabi.
Purpose:
  • To oversee the operation and continuous improvement of specialized computing facilities that support research programs at the Institute;
  • To plan and manage financial resources to support the development and operation of research computing at the Institute;
  • To keep abreast of recent developments in computing in order to develop research computing capabilities into a world-class facility that supports high-quality research and attracts external interest and engagement;

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the development, implementation and review of policies and procedures applicable to research computing, including, but not limited to user access, system security, license management, and user fees/charge-back accounting.
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of technical support staff, while ensuring their effective support for the faculty and research staff in research and teaching.
  • Prepare the annual budget requests for research computing and supervise the expenditures.
  • Work closely with researchers at all levels to understand their computational requirements and to provide consultancy on how research computing could contribute in addressing those requirements..
  • Develop awareness and training programs with regards to research computing techniques and facilities.
  • Advise on the effective use of the research computing facilities and applications (such as Matlab).
  • Liaise with senior members of research teams to discuss issues and implement service improvements
  • Work closely with ICT sections with regards to the overall design, development, maintenance and support of the overall research computing back-end systems.
  • Explore possibility of collaborating with or using external research computing facilities.
  • Formulate and implement short and long-range goals for the operation and improvement of research computing; set priorities, assign responsibilities, and establish timetables. Project future needs and formulate strategies consistent with projections.
  • Meet with subordinates to ensure compliance with established practices, to implement new policies and to keep employees abreast of current changes and standards.
Skills:
  • Strong technical knowledge of research computing system architecture, hardware components and software stack;
  • Experienced with parallel programing paradigms (such as OpenMP, MPI), numerical libraries and technical computing environment such as Matlab.
  • Familiar with faculty computing resource issues and some common applications used for simulation and optimization.
  • Strong administrative and management skills, with the ability to effectively lead, motivate and fairly evaluate staff;
  • Experience in planning and managing budgets for laboratory operation;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work in a team environment and serve constructively on committees;
  • The successful candidate should have at least five years of professional experience working in research computing in a research-focused organization.
  • Teamwork and communication: ability to develop and maintain effective working relationship with researchers at all levels.
  • A graduate degree in Engineering or clearly demonstrated technical experience and qualifications.