Jan 25 2023
Job Description



CLOSING DATE:  January 31, 2023, or until filled. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).


INQUIRIES:  Lance Terada 874-1690 (Maui). 


Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.


Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC), Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program’s “Vanguard Center for High Performance Computing” (VCHPC), located at the Maui Research and Technology Park (MRTP) in Maui, Hawai‘i. This position will conduct research under the University of Hawai‘i Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) Task Orders. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications. 


DUTIES: Provides senior level systems programming and management functions for a large scale, high performance computing (HPC) complex at the VCHPC. Installs, integrates, and manages HPC configurations, as well as other UNIX based systems and peripherals. Independently accomplishes complex system integration projects, advanced system performance analyses, problem resolution, and system security initiatives. Develops system management strategies, architectural assessments, system tools, and other software for the administration of production systems. Provides technical oversight and consultation for VCHPC staff and users in the use of the HPC facilities. Works closely with other VCHPC departmental entities to provide a comprehensive support infrastructure for a wide range of DoD and other Government customers. Must be able to work during the core Center hours (M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm) and some evenings and weekends as required to fulfill duties and responsibilities. 




Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in a related technical, scientific, or engineering discipline.


Five to seven (5-7) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.


Knowledge of HPC systems, UNIX workstation and server implementations, computer graphics hardware and software, and scalable, parallel architectures. Knowledge of industry trends and evolving technology.


Must be a U.S. Citizen. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Ability to independently oversee and direct a team of technology professionals working in a dynamic HPC environment. Ability to build servers. Ability to contribute to the development of technical design decisions involving software or hardware implementation strategies. Ability to install and configure operating systems and application software. Ability to monitor system usage and performance statistics and to understand the impacts of operating system tuning parameters. Ability to understand and follow established methods and procedures for the installation of system modifications. Ability to develop and debug software tools using C, C++, and one (1) or more scripting languages (e.g., C shell (csh), AWK, Perl). Ability to analyze requirements and determine computational resource impacts. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to obtain an interim security clearance within sixty (60) days of hire and must be able to obtain a final security clearance within six (6) months of hire. Must also meet DoD 8570 Information Assurance Workforce Improvement requirements.


Ability to lift and carry up to thirty (30) pounds unassisted. Must be able to work in temperatures between 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit.


As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i’s and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).



Experience working with large LINUX clusters with high speed interconnects, parallel file systems, Domain Name System (DNS), Network Information Service (NIS), SendMail, Network File System (NFS), cloud based services, DoD Information Assurance, and RedHat.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to [email protected] If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-0872. 


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.