Requisition ID:  27845

Director, Integrated Cyberinfrastructure

Job Summary

As the Director, Integrated Cyberinfrastructure you will provide leadership for system-facing activities around the delivery of production and testbed HPC resources within Purdue’s campus cyberinfrastructure, and in support of the NSF-funded “Anvil” system. In collaboration with campus and national stakeholders, implement and oversee the strategic direction for research computing at Purdue. You will work extensively with center leadership and user communities to maintain the highest level of service and satisfaction through effective service delivery. You will collect feedback on user needs, potential use case scenarios, and user priorities to be integrated in the future direction for computational resources. Work closely with faculty members, IT leaders, and peers at other institutions. This position will assist the Executive Director of Research Computing with the operational oversight of Rosen Computing services including budgeting, ‎resource ‎planning ‎and creation of ‎policy, procedures, and ‎standards.


This position is hybrid with opportunities to work on the West Lafayette campus but may consider a remote option for the right candidate.


About Us:

Purdue University is consistently voted as one of the #5 MOST INNOVATIVE UNIVERISTIES IN AMERICA (U.S. News & World Report, 2022) 4 years running.  Purdue University is located just an hour northwest of Indianapolis with more than 16,800 employees made up of faculty, academic and support staff, not to mention 49,639 students.  We offer a very comprehensive benefit package that includes health/dental/vision care, prescription, health savings account, life insurance, with a retirement program and matching PU contribution. Our staff are also eligible for free continuing education through the Purdue Global extension.  

Purdue Information Technology is the University’s central information technology organization that is responsible for Purdue’s major operational systems, the campus wired network and one of the world’s largest wireless networks.  We also test, implement, and develop innovative learning and classroom technologies.  In addition to this, Purdue IT also supports an advanced research cyberinfrastructure across the campus, research data storage array, and high-speed networks linking to national resources. 
Our mission is to provide the best technology infrastructure, services, solutions, and information security that support teaching and learning, enhance research, and enable faculty and staff to achieve their objectives while providing a positive student experience.

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What We're Looking For:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science or technology related discipline
  • Eight (8) – Nine (9) years of experience in leadership, management, operating production HPC resources, developing software or enabling the use of cyberinfrastructure within a domain area, and/or providing scientific support to an academic or research audience required
  • Proven management ability and professional growth, demonstrated through advancement to increasingly more responsible positions expected
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered



  • Advanced degree

Skills needed:

  • Broad knowledge of HPC architectures (CPUs, GPUs, networks), management stacks, and deploying and managing HPC systems at scale
  • Understanding of toolchains and scientific applications typically performed on high-performance computing environments, including compilers, scientific libraries, and applications
  • Varied and strong technical and/or research background in areas related to the development or leveraging of cyber infrastructure
  • Proven ability to lead a major funded project as PI or co-PI  
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills
  • Capacity for long-‎range planning and implementation 
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully organize and lead large complex projects
  • Skills in project management and team building 
  • Ability to:
    • grasp and implement solutions to complex challenges
    • operate on a strategic level and be politically savvy
    • work closely and effectively with faculty-led research teams
    • operate on a strategic level and be politically aware of the requirements and motivations of faculty researchers and other customers and collaborators
    •  identify relevant funding
    • work with people at all levels of an ‎organization and influence the decision-making process
    • inspire a team to meet project plans and goals
  • Effective consulting, presentation, communication, ‎collaboration, and time-management skills

Additional Information:

  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial BENEFIT PACKAGE including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette