Software Engineer for HPC Operations

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – M – Exempt
Work Unit:
Vice President for Research
The Institute for CyberScience
Full/Part Time:


The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) seeks a Software Engineer for HPC Operations for our operations team. This person will be an integral contributor to a fast-paced and growing team of specialists supported by an exciting $45 million Penn State investment in research cyberinfrastructure. Penn State’s elite researchers use our high-performance research cloud to solve real-world problems by conducting simulations, data mining, and other high-performance computing operations. With ICS, you will have the opportunity to support this ground-breaking work. As our Software Engineer for HPC Operations, you will: design, develop, and implement engineered software systems to expand the capabilities of our high-performance research cloud operations; and, lead innovative software solutions to user needs in complex areas such as scientific software applications, parallel computing, web-based user interfaces, data/computing workflow, and input/output interfaces to storage systems. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Our desired qualifications include: scripting in languages such as Python, PowerShell, and bash; experience with APIs and middleware implementation; experience with SCMs such as git; understanding of computing systems, hardware, software, and networks, preferably in a research environment; and experience with Linux operating systems. Experience with the following is a plus: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL); and an understanding of system monitoring tools (e.g. Nagios and SolarWinds). To learn more about working for ICS, please visit

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088