Part-Time HPC Software Consultant

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Office of the Vice President for Research
Full/Part Time:


As an HPC Software Consultant, you will work with Institute for Cyber Science(ICS) staff, faculty and research groups to assist them in advancing their research by: building, testing, and administering scientific software applications on ICS-ACI; troubleshooting issues related to a group’s research; aiding in the implementation of scientific applications and utilization of ICS-ACI; Preferred skills include: knowledge and use of Linux/UNIX based systems; optimizing and/or developing applications on Unix/Linux-based systems; programming in compiled/scripting languages such as C/C++, Fortran, Python, Julia, R, bash; packaging software, preferably with Redhat Package Management (RPM) or Spack; excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience; experience in providing customer service, preferably in a technical support/help desk environment; the ability to learn general concepts and technologies quickly and independently. This is an hourly/wage position with an hourly rate dependent upon experience for the Fall 2019 semester, and potentially beyond. Hours vary, and applicants must be willing to work ~20 hours per week including weekend hours.

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

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088