Deputy Director: Systems Support

Vacancy Details

  • Career Level Director / Executive
  • Experience 2 Years
  • What we do Computers & IT & TelecomsGovernment & Parastatals
  • Qualifications Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Zimbabwe Centre for High Performance Computing (ZCHPC) is a leading organization in the field of high-performance computing, dedicated to advancing research and development projects in various application areas.

Established through Statutory Instrument 168 of 2019, the Manpower Planning and Development (Zimbabwe Centre for High Performance Computing) Regulations, ZCHPC plays a vital role in promoting innovation, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics in Zimbabwe. With a commitment to excellence, ZCHPC provides state-of-the-art facilities and fosters collaboration between researchers, stakeholders, and HPC users.

Zimbabwe Centre for High Performance Computing (ZCHPC) is looking for a dynamic and experienced Deputy Director: Systems Support to join our prestigious organization. ZCHPC is seeking a highly skilled professional to oversee the planning, implementation, and maintenance of hardware and software systems.

As the Deputy Director: Systems Support, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of our high-performance computing systems, contributing to the advancement of scientific research and innovation in Zimbabwe. This position offers a competitive salary, allowances, and a stimulating work environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct and oversee all aspects of ZCHPC’s system support functions, including security, design, development, installation, and maintenance of hardware and software.
  • Lead, manage, mentor, and build a team of engineers to deliver innovative advances in high-performance computing.
  • Identify and incorporate new technologies into high-performance computing systems as they become available.
  • Develop strategic plans for the future of Centre systems, facilities, and personnel.
  • Manage the acquisition of infrastructure equipment and software.
  • Monitor and optimize HPC applications, system performance, and cluster usage.
  • Ensure the availability, reliability, and security of computing systems.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to implement system upgrades and enhancements.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and developments in high-performance computing.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and knowledge sharing within the Systems Support team.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A first degree in High Performance Computing, Computing Systems Engineering, Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Mechatronics, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Telecommunication, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a closely related Engineering field.
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 2 years of outstanding performance in the design and implementation of engineering projects.
  • Demonstrable capability to design, build, and configure a virtualized HPC cluster.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of server operating system administration.
  • Demonstrable expert knowledge in parallel and distributed systems, and computer networks.
  • Demonstrable understanding of data center power, cooling, and security systems.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
  • Accurate and precise attention to detail.
  • Goal-oriented and an organized team player.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their application letters, certified copies of certificates, and CVs providing full personal details, including full names, place and date of birth, qualifications, experience, and names of at least three referees.

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