We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an
Has primary management responsibility for the organization and
staffing of the Technology Development Division, encompassing 35
computational scientists, machine learning specialists, software
engineers, project scientists and students. Hires key personnel in
the division and maintains sound management structures and
practices. Mentors section staff and lays out their paths for
Articulates the CISL technology development and innovation
strategies and objectives, especially in the area of modeling
applied to HPC, in concert with CISL staff, company divisions and
the greater Geoscience community. Directs the groups and teams
within TDD in pursuit of division objectives. Oversees the division
budget, initiating and supporting proposals to achieve those
objectives, secure funding, and providing oversight of these
research projects as they unfold.
Has primary responsibility for tracking company modeling
enterprise and the models' requirements on the path to Exascale.
Tracks HPC technology trends and helps drive the modernization of
company models to take advantage of these technology trends.
As appropriate, develops opportunities with vendors for
applications targeted at emerging architectures. Seeks out
opportunities that will benefit the atmospheric and oceanic
research community and oversees the preparation of proposals to
respond to such opportunities.
Participates in the executive leadership team for CISL. Provides
advice and recommends courses of action to the CISL Director in
resolving issues and developing division strategies and plans.
Represents CISL in various scientific projects, workshops and
conferences throughout the institution and broader community.
Communicates and presents CISL programs and activities to NSF,
review Panels, visitors and the community. Serves company in
an institutional capacity in the participation and leadership of
relevant working committees.
The Director for the Technology Development Division must
possess a Doctoral degree in computer science, atmospheric science
or related physical science or engineering or equivalent, plus 10
or more years of relevant experience with scientific applications
in HPC; or an equivalent combination of education and
The individual’s breadth of experience in management of
technical staff, judgment, flexibility and ability to work in a
team environment will be considered in evaluating prospective
Leadership experience in planning, management and oversight of
activities related to a research and development portfolio within a
Experience in providing technical leadership and guidance to a
diverse staff of scientific and computational professionals, and
the ability to direct priorities among technical groups and issues,
resulting in effective action.
Experience with HPC architectures and their application to
problems in one or more scientific domains.
Record of good interpersonal relations, especially with users of
HPC facilities, and the ability to communicate with people at all
levels of an organization.
Ability to be an effective advocate for scientific computing
issues before diverse audiences.
Experience mentoring staff in their personal development.
Experience in developing partnerships and collaborations.
Ability to travel both nationally and internationally.