Associate Director of Integrated Cyberinfrastructure
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Urbana IL
DescriptionJob Summary
The Associate Director of the Integrated Cyberinfrastructure (ICI) Directorate is a senior member of the NCSA Director's Office that works as part of a team on both setting NCSA strategy and executing on tactical directions. This position is actively engaged with leaders across campus with initiative development and follow-through as well as with other academic institutions and industry leaders. This position provides experienced management of technology development in support of advanced applications and communities across the disciplines, with the goal of delivering functional advanced technologies to NCSA's academic and industrial users.

Duties & Responsibilities
Strategic Direction and Leadership (50%)
• Set strategic direction for and provide leadership of NCSA’s Integrated Cyberinfrastructure (ICI) Directorate and the groups within it. This includes developing strategic plans for ICI and implementing policies and procedures to bring the strategic plans to fruition.
• Direct the ICI Directorate budgets and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with regards to the NCSA / ICI mission and vision.
• Create a diverse and inclusive working environment for ICI staff that fosters collaboration, operational excellence, and innovation.
• Provide growth opportunities for ICI staff by creating transparent career paths and promoting professional development opportunities.
• Evaluate internal operating policies and procedures relating to ICI Directorate. Determine what changes / improvements should be made and implement said changes / improvements.
• Supervise ICI Division managers, including establishing strategic initiatives, assigning project tasks, staffing, setting goals and evaluating performance. The Associate Director will also work to empower managers and employees, define the broader context of their work, and explain how the team’s work contributes not only to the success of the ICI Directorate, but to NCSA as a whole.
• Participate in discussions with the NCSA Executive Committee and the Director on strategic issues to best position the Center for accomplishing its mission.
• Coordinate with Senior Associate Directors, Associate Directors, and team leaders to coordinate and leverage staff and expertise which may be useful between multiple NCSA divisions and groups.
• Direct and support staff in the proper implementation of University policy and procedures.

Engagement and Outreach (25%)
• Represent NCSA at key national and international meetings and in the community of cyberinfrastructure developers and relevant standards bodies.
• Represent NCSA in interactions with existing and prospective collaborators.
• Serve as an NCSA representative on advanced technology in support of science and engineering.
• Advance technology collaborations between ICI staff and UIUC faculty and students.
• Assist in supporting the business technology needs of NCSA.
• Provide input to national funding agencies for the creation of opportunities appropriate to advance efforts in support of NCSA’s mission and vision.

Research and Proposal Development (25%)
• Identify, develop, assess, and pursue funding opportunities that will advance NCSA’s mission, vision and strategic goals.
• Lead proposals and assist ICI Division managers on proposals to funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health, etc. to develop advanced cyberinfrastructure.
• Lead ICI managers and staff in the development, deployment, and support of an advanced HPC/Data research environment.
RequirementsMinimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in science, computer or computational science, engineering, or related field required. Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in activities associated with supporting research computing and data, and five (5) years of experience in management of technical personnel. Preferred Qualifications • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in science, computer science, engineering, or related field preferred. • 10 years of experience in activities associated with technology development in a high-performance computing environment. • Experience with scientific applications and/or scientific computing, including experience developing, deploying and supporting advanced cyberinfrastructure for high performance computing environments. • Experience working with government agencies. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Excellent interpersonal and human relations skills. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Familiarity with program management. Experience with large Cyberinfrastructure related awards. Experience working with industrial partners on advanced technologies.
Company DescriptionThe National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides supercomputing and advanced digital resources for the nation's scientific enterprise. At NCSA, University of Illinois faculty, staff, students, and collaborators from around the globe use advanced digital resources to address and research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. NCSA has been advancing one third of Fortune 50 companies for more than 30 years by bringing industry, researchers, and students together to solve grand challenges at rapid speed and scale.
Event Type
Job Posting
TimeWednesday, 16 November 202210am - 3pm CST
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