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The University of Otago is seeking a Senior DevOps & Integration Programmer. This position, employed by the University of Otago, is a NeSI national role whose primary responsibilities are for the design and integration of end-user services for researchers and the wider NeSI team, aimed at enhancing research capability and efficiency. 

The University of Otago is seeking a Researcher Support Specialist to provide front-line incident and service request support to researchers (installing, porting, testing and troubleshooting science codes, machine and service access, job submissions and workflows). Whilst employed by and based at the University of Otago, this would be a national position within NeSI’s distributed team. 

Nearly 200 people are registered to attend NeSI's inaugural NZ Research Software Engineering Conference. The programme kicked off on Wednesday 09 September and features three days of talks, demos, networking sessions, and hands-on workshops. As an inaugural event, it's exciting to see the support and interest from the community so far:

On 01 September, 2020, NeSI kicked off a new 'Researcher Spotlight' webinar series with a panel of four researchers will shared how they navigated the ups and downs of learning high performance computing. The panelists, listed below, talked about how they first got started, what they found most challenging about the learning process, and how learning to use supercomputers changed the way they approach research.

Jupyter has become an increasingly popular software tool for creating and sharing documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations, and explanatory text.

Following a NeSI Training webinar on 'Reproducible research workflows with containers', a recap of the session was written by Aleksandra Pawlik (Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research), Ngoni Faya (Genomics Aotearoa), Joseph Guhlin (Genomics Aotearoa), Tom Harrop (University of Otago), Dinindu Senanayake (NeSI), and Megan Guidry (NeSI). A copy of the blog post is shared below. - - - - - - - - -Rapid development of computational bioinformatics tools mean we can more easily push research boundaries. However, it comes at a cost.

NIWA has an exciting opportunity to manage its HPC infrastructure and associated services, as well as the team responsible for delivering those HPC services. In addition to operational management responsibilities, this position also contributes to the development of the current HPC systems, informing and implementing the policies under which they operate, supporting future developments and procurement, and developing and delivering the services that underpin NIWA research, forecasting operations, and commercial services.

NeSI's HPC platform, Data Transfer platform, and team members are available to support research projects during Alert Level '2.5' in Auckland and Alert Level 2 elsewhere in New Zealand.

Please join us in welcoming the newest members to the NeSI team!Attribution:  

With many communities turning online to stay connected and share knowledge across their networks, NeSI is excited to be supporting some of the upcoming virtual events planned for the local and global Research Software Engineering (RSE) community.