Jul 10 2021
Job Description



Vanguard Center for High Performance Computing.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC), Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program’s “Vanguard Center for High Performance Computing”, 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 the technical and program leadership for complex software systems development and applications projects and programs, ensuring that objectives are achieved in a cost-effective, timely manner.  Leads a team of systems, software engineers, and subcontractors on development programs involving high performance computing.  Develops concepts and support program capture efforts in coordination with management and business development.  Responsible for technical, cost, and schedule performance, and the capture of new research and development projects and programs.  Major activities include program planning, customer interface, teaming, managing subcontractors, and subsequent program phase capture. Provides comprehensive technical and business leadership including understanding of the technical and programmatic requirements, relevant state-of-the art technology, and necessary principles and practices.  Must be able to work during the core Center hours Monday-Friday (M-F, 8:00am – 5:00pm) with supervisor specified breaks, and some evenings and weekends as required to fulfill duties and responsibilities.


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Engineering or Computer Science.  EXPERIENCE:  Five to seven (5-7) years of experience in Engineering and Project Management. Demonstrated experience in project/program leadership and recent experience in the capture of government and defense oriented research and development type programs.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Must have knowledge of program management methods and processes including integrated program planning and scheduling, and resource, risk, and subcontract management.  Knowledge of engineering processes such as systems and software engineering.  Knowledge of management tools for scheduling (e.g., Microsoft (MS) Project or equivalent), risk management, and earned value management (EVMS and variance analysis) to develop, implement, and control integrated program plans and schedules.  Proficiency in MS Office tools and MS Project.  Must have knowledge of program management methods and processes to resolve program conflict and risk and to ensure on-time, on-cost delivery of products or service. Broad and specific knowledge of Department of Defense (DoD) contracting process/principles. Must understand the Federal Government acquisition and contracting process. Must have a general understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). 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. Must have excellent oral and written communications skills. Personnel management skills.  Demonstrated ability to technically lead a team of engineers and subcontractors in the development of complex software systems and associated applications. Skills in monitoring performance to identify and manage risks and to ensure risks and corrective measures are handled in a timely, effective manner.  Ability to prepare and effectively deliver presentations for internal and external customers. 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 be able to obtain DoD Top Secret level clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility within twelve (12) months from date of hire.  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to perform repetitive keyboard entry for twenty to forty (20-40) hours per week. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  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.).  


SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience in one (1) or more of the following technical areas: software systems architecture and design processes, high performance computing, or modeling and simulation.  Professional training and Project Management certification. Current Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility. 


INQUIRIES:  Lance Terada 874-1690 (Maui). 


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


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. 


CLOSING DATE: July 16, 2021. 


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


Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.