Research Technologist I/II (Cloud Architect) in the Partnership for an Advanced Computing Environment

Position ID: 38848
Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of Information Technology
Partnership for an Advanced Computing Environment
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Research Technologist I, Research Technologist II
Job Description: 


PACE (Partnership for an Advanced Computing Environment) enables discoveries by providing the necessary bridge between state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure and world-class scholars, revealing a powerful combination of the two.  We facilitate research efforts and foster strategic partnerships to provide Georgia Tech researchers with an unrivaled advantage, empowering them to lead their disciplines for the advancement of science and society across the globe.

The PACE team is seeking a Cloud Architect to work in collaboration with Georgia Tech researchers and their groups in development, enablement, and adaptation of cloud computing technologies to complement advanced research computing capabilities at Georgia Tech. This position will design and integrate existing cyber infrastructure and services with the cloud platforms of today and the future, by taking advantage of specialized technologies such as containerization, workflow orchestration, object-based storage solutions, and Software Defined Networks (SDN).

We collaborate closely with faculty, their teams, and IT professionals across campus to develop federated cloud solutions that efficiently address the needs of a diverse array of faculty and students, with particular focus on performance, security, and shared expertise. This collaboration requires the cloud architect to work efficiently with teams internal and external to PACE, including vendors.

We seek candidates with a broad set of technical experience with cloud technologies – private, public, and hybrid. Relevant skills include, but are not limited to: OpenStack, Cloudstack, MS Azure, AWS, Google Compute Engine, Penguin on Demand (POD), Open Science Grid (OSG), and cloud schedulers; Containerization technologies, such as Singularity, Docker, and Kubernetes; Virtualization technologies, such as VMware, KVM, Hyper-V, and Xen; and Distributed and Cloud storage such as AWS S3, Swift, Gluster, and Ceph. Experience with Linux and Windows image deployments and customization for specific usage scenarios is a strong plus.

We will have a strong preference for a candidate who is passionate about discovering and devising creative solutions for seamless integration of cloud technologies into existing highly complex computing environments and workflows, coupled with method reproducibility. This will require experimentation, deployment of proof-of-concept platforms, and detailed documentation.

Required qualifications:

  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • 3 to 7 years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Broad experience with cloud technologies
  • Deep understanding of networking technologies in virtual and cloud environments
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including documentation
  • Good command of UNIX/Linux and mainstream scripting languages
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to collaborate with internal/external teams and vendors
  • Ability to oversee complex and recurring cycles of design, evaluation, and troubleshooting of technical solutions
  • Excellent troubleshooting and methodical experimentation skills
  • Strict compliance to cybersecurity policies and regulations to support workflows with expert controlled software and datasets

Additional knowledge, skills, and experience that are desirable, but NOT required:

  • Work experience in a higher education institution
  • Advanced degree
  • Experience with UNIX/Linux OS kernels
  • Experience with scientific and/or engineering code development
  • Configuration management and automation (e.g. CFEngine, Puppet, Salt, Chef)
  • Experience with request tracking and ticket systems (e.g. Footprints and ServiceNow)
  • Broad understanding of network technologies and security

Application Procedure:

Please submit cover letter and resume to Paul Manno,

CIP Discipline Code: 
Computer Science
Information Technology
Computing Support (Admin code)
Network and System Administration/Administrator
Computer and Information Systems/Cyber Security/Information Assurance
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Software and Media Applications, other
Computer Software Engineering
System, Networking, and Lan/Wan Management/Manager
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
3 years
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 30, 2018
Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
Contact hiring institution for further details.
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Search Chair: 
Paul Manno
Vacancy Status: 
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822

Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

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