Cyberinfrastructure Engineer

Cyberinfrastructure Engineer

Full-time, Regular, Exempt Position

The University of Maine System is accepting applications for a Cyberinfrastructure Engineer. This role provides advanced support to researchers and educators in the University of Maine System in three major areas of the Advanced Computing Group (ACG): high performance computing (HPC), cloud computing, and data management. The work location for this position is on the Orono campus of the University of Maine.

Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the annual salary range is between $67,000 – $75,000 plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers a wellness program.

Review of applications begins immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified candidate is hired .

At this time, we are unable to support Visa sponsorship.

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About the University:

Established in 1968, the University of Maine System (UMS) unites six distinctive public universities, comprising 10 campuses and numerous centers, in the common purpose of providing quality higher education while delivering on its traditional tripartite mission of teaching, research, and public service. A comprehensive public institution of higher education, UMS serves more than 30,000 students annually and is supported by the efforts of more than 2,000 faculty, more than 3,000 staff, and a complement of adjunct faculty. Reaching more than 500,000 people annually through educational and cultural offerings, the University of Maine System also benefits from more than two-thirds of its alumni population residing within the state; more than 123,000 individuals. The System consists of six universities: The University of Maine (UMaine), including its regional campus the University of Maine at Machias (UMM); the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA); the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF); the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK), the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI); and the University of Southern Maine (USM). The System also includes the University of Maine School of Law and the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center.

University of Maine :

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land grant and sea grant university. As the state’s only public research university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast, with nearly 100 majors and academic programs. It attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and more than 60 countries. It currently enrolls more than 11,400 undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in research, working with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn graduate certificates, master’s, doctoral or professional science master’s degrees. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campus wide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction.


Required :

  • M.S. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A minimum three years’ experience required in relevant IT disciplines including:
    • Linux system administration
    • Programming in languages such as FORTRAN, C, C++, BASH, Perl, Python, R, and Go
    • Hardware/software debugging and deployment
    • Systems integration
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Work with other professionals and students in a team environment
  • Work closely with researchers and understand the needs and motivations
  • Experience in at least one field of research in order to relate to users of the ACG
  • Able to travel, mostly in-state, requiring a valid driver license

Preferred :

  • Experience in the following:
    • Installing, configuring, and operating an OpenStack cloud
    • Creating, configuring, and using virtual machine images for cloud systems
    • Building high performance computing and storage systems
    • Administration and use of a batch execution environment (e.g. SLURM, Torque, etc.)
    • Writing/compiling/modifying/running common scientific codes for HPC systems
    • High Availability (HA) computer systems
    • Containers: building, using, managing
    • Networking, particularly gigabit Ethernet, 10 gigabit Ethernet and Infiniband
    • Conducting research
    • Interacting with researchers from different disciplines
    • Entrepreneurial mindset and good creative thinking skills

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position” below. You will need to create an applicant profile and complete an application which includes contact information for three references and upload:

1) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2) a resume/curriculum vitae

Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.

The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, University of Maine, Room 101 Boudreau Hall, Orono, ME 04469, 207-581-1226. TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).


Fiscal Year (12 Months)

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume/CV

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