Aug 31 2022
Job Description




Vanguard Center of High Performance Computing.  (2) 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. 




DUTIES:  Performs Linux and Microsoft Windows systems support to include such tasks as operating system installation and maintenance, user account management, and data backup and recovery. Provides support for active directory, mail, name, blackberry, and file services. Provides system and application support to Department of Defense (DoD), commercial and educational projects. Provides technical support for the VCHPC help desk and PC Support Group. Independently analyzes and resolves hardware and software problems. Develops and maintains documentation regarding VCHPC computing infrastructure. Maintains an understanding of leading edge, high performance computing technologies and operating systems. Communicates with computer hardware and software vendors to maintain an awareness of computational hardware and software technologies. Works closely with senior computational professionals in determining customer requirements and the effective application of VCHPC computer systems. Provides training for staff and users as needed. Must be able to work during the core Center hours (M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm) and some evenings and weekends as needed.  


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physical or Engineering Science. (Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college in Computer Science or related field, and at least of two (2) additional years of work experience which is equivalent to the duties of this job and has acquired the skills necessary to perform all job duties may substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree.).  EXPERIENCE:  One to three (1-3) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of UNIX concepts and facilities; script languages (e.g., CSH & perl); and C or C++ system utilities and architectural concepts. Knowledge of computer hardware and software problem resolution procedures. Knowledge of DoD security infrastructure methodologies. Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with tools/editors, networking, programming, and Linux.  Must be a U.S. Citizen due to Department of Defense (DoD) requirements. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Ability to provide basic Linux and Windows systems support in a multi-computer production environment. Ability to monitor and evaluate system-operating characteristics and to provide technical support. Skill in installation, integration, and maintenance of operating systems, applications, and other software and hardware. Ability to provide instruction and training for other computational professionals. Ability to develop written documentation, write procedures, and communicate effectively in a variety of situations. Ability to maintain hardware/software inventory and coordinate availability of resources. Ability to analyze, interpret, and solve complex problems.  Post Offer/Employment Conditions:  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 requirement.  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to perform repetitive keyboard entry for up to 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.).  


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:  September 30, 2022. 


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