Nov 19 2021
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. 


MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications. 


DUTIES:  Under limited supervision, supports the development, maintenance, and modification of advanced scientific and engineering applications in fields such as distributed computing, enterprise level integration, scientific visualization, database management, modeling and simulation, and modern internet-enabled applications. Analyzes user requirements, develops complete specifications, and designs software codes in a development environment using a mixture of scripting and high-level programming languages applicable for scientific and engineering applications. Writes user and programmer documentation. Works closely with the Vanguard Center of High Performance Computing (VCHPC) program managers and other VCHPC staff across the organization to address the complex needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and a wide range of government sponsors. Requires periodic travel to the continental United States. Must be able to work during the core Center hours (Monday-Friday (M-F) 8:00am – 5:00pm) and some evenings and weekends as required to fulfill duties and responsibilities. This is a progression job requiring new hires to be placed in Level I, though depending on previous experience, new hires may be placed at higher levels. Through experience, demonstrated competence, and operational needs, may be promoted to Level II or III. Availability and ability to perform duties independently is expected to increase with each level of progression. 


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in a related technical, scientific, or engineering discipline.  EXPERIENCE:  At least two (2) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of general areas of science, engineering, or technology. Knowledge of modern software engineering methodologies including object-oriented design and programming, various software life-cycles, and broad-based data structures and algorithms. 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 understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.  Ability to develop computer programs in a UNIX, LINUX, or Windows environments using a relevant scientific or engineering programming language (e.g. FORTRAN, C/C++, JAVA, etc).  Ability to develop systems and programming specifications given high-level requirements.  Ability to develop and deliver presentations and to effectively communicate technical concepts, both orally and in writing. Ability to prepare technical documentation and publications including: specifications, application development plans, user manuals, project abstracts, technical description documents, white papers, and technical proposals. Ability to accurately estimate application development labor, material and schedule requirements. Ability to work with other scientists, engineers, and computational professionals to develop effective solutions to customer problems under supervision. 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.  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:  Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related technical, scientific or engineering discipline. Current Top Secret clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility. Skills in accelerated processing unit programming including but not limited to Intel PHI and NVidia CUDA. Message Passing Interface (MPI) programming experience. Experience with mathematical subroutines and libraries. 


INQUIRIES:  Lance Terada 974-1690 (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. All RCUH employees and positions are subject to the August 5, 2021 Emergency Proclamation requiring all State/RCUH employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be subject to weekly testing for COVID-19.  All post-job offer/new hires will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated (e.g., their CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card) or a Negative COVID-19 Test result during the onboarding process.  New Hires will not be allowed to start work until their COVID-19 Vaccination or Test Results have been reviewed as in compliance.  Requests for a religious or medical accommodation from the COVID-19 vaccination will be handled on a post-job offer basis.  Individuals granted an accommodation will be subject to the weekly testing requirement.  NOTE:  Effective January 3, 2022, all RCUH recruitments and new hires will require compliance with the RCUH COVID-19 Policy.  Applicants may request information on this policy from the contact person listed on this recruitment. 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:  January 31, 2022.


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