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Sr. Computational and Networked Systems Researcher

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Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department Renaissance Computing Inst-637100
Working Title Sr. Computational and Networked Systems Researcher
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Posting Category Other
Salary Range
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0001575
Position ID 01004433
Posting Open Date 08/11/2015
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Start Date 10/01/2015
Position Summary

Senior Computational and Networked Systems Researcher
The position involves research and development within the area of the system software stack for large-scale technical computing systems, spanning a range from programming interfaces to new hardware up to programming models, languages, and compilers.
The topics include (but are not limited to):
1-Resilient distributed systems
2-Novel network architectures and protocols
3-Applied numerical optimization methods
4-Computer architecture Compilers
5-Programming Languages Runtimes
6-Computational Science Methods and Libraries
7-Performance Measurement and Analysis on emerging, very large systems
The position will lead the research and development of new algorithms and software architectures to support these applications on a variety of underlying infrastructures, designing and implementing novel performance measurement techniques at multiple layers (application, end-host runtime, multiple networking layers), and adapting existing applications to use these architectures. The position is also responsible for generating new funding from a variety of sources (NSF, DOE, other government agencies) by driving and leading in proposal-generation activities.

Educational Requirements

PhD in Computer Science or related field, or MS or B.S. in Computer Science or related field with at least 5 years documented track record of relevant practical experience.

Qualifications and Experience

The candidate is expected to have significant in-depth knowledge and experience in several of the following areas:

Distributed systems architectures and algorithms
Networking concepts (TCP IP, Layer 2, transport networks, optical networks)
Practical experience with OS (Linux) software development (e.g. drivers, networking stack)
Operating system design, implementation, and interfaces
Programming language implementations: compilers and or runtime support
Performance measurement, analysis, and tuning
Large-scale technical computing applications and or systems.
Practical software design practices (automated build and test procedures)
Programming language experience: C and C ; Java (various frameworks, container technologies, web services)
Scripting languages (Perl, Python others)
Experience with OS Drivers
Successfully working in a collaborative multi-disciplinary research environment
Writing scientific papers for publication
Writing technical proposals

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Janet Launder, RENCI UBC HR Lead
Department Contact Telephone or Email
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
    • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
    • None of the above