Massachusetts Institute of Technology Associate Director, Research Computing in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Associate Director, Research Computing

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Sloan School of Management

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR RESEARCH COMPUTING, Sloan School of Management, to lead the ongoing development, implementation, and support of technology to meet the diverse and evolving research needs of the Sloan community. This will include developing a deep and broad understanding of faculty, students, and staff expectations; understanding the trends and disruptive forces in the research computing; building a shared, aspirational research computing support strategy for the school; and developing a plan to bring that strategy to fruition. Will use excellent leadership skills and extensive research computing technical experience to support faculty and researchers; help develop and communicate a clear vision of research computing for the school; work closely with Sloan Technology Services (STS) and Institute colleagues to coordinate activities for STS’s partition in the MIT research computing platform; engage with the team and director of Sloan’s Faculty and Research Services and with the MIT business and management librarian; and supervise one or more research computing specialist(s). A full job description is available at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in a technical field; at least five years’ experience; extensive experience working in a research computing environment; deep understanding of high performance computing architectures and method; well-versed in how various subcomponents (nodes, interconnect, networking, memory, storage, Message Passing Interface (MPI), file systems, programming tools, schedulers, etc.) need to be configured effectively to meet diverse research needs; self-motivation; demonstrated ability to energize others towards achieving a vision; excellent interpersonal and consultative skills; ability to build strong productive relationships across the school, Institute, and beyond; exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities; and superior written and oral communication skills. Job #16214-Q 6/25/18

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.