Job opportunity: Senior HPC Cloud Platform DevOps Engineer

NeSI is seeking a Senior HPC Cloud Platform DevOps Engineer to join our passionate team on a full-time, permanent basis. Applications must be submitted online by the closing date of 17 February 2024 to be considered. 

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

As a Senior HPC Cloud Platform DevOps Engineer, you will provide technical expertise and services to support the build and operations of the NeSI's platforms nationally. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the operations and integration of HPC and Cloud platforms within NeSI’s national infrastructure, providing compute, data, and other eScience activities enabling services to researchers and partner organisations across New Zealand’s science community, optimising availability, efficiency and effectiveness of the national infrastructure.

You will also, bring a keen awareness of developments in the HPC and IT arenas, and contribute to strategies and plans, often leading or providing subject matter expertise into implementation projects that enhance NeSI services. 

For more information on the role, please view the position description

Please note, this is a fulltime (37.5 hours/ week) permanent position, with a salary range of $115,000-$140,000 per annum depending on skills & experience. 

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

NeSI grows the computing capability of New Zealand’s researchers, for our future prosperity. Every day, we support researchers in solving demanding research problems. We are a small team who tackle advanced computing and data technologies to power research. NeSI is a high-performance computing and data platform for researchers across New Zealand. NeSI offers a unique and creative environment, addressing demanding technology challenges to power research.

He kōrero mōu | About you

Our ideal candidate for the role will bring:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and experience 
  • Experience in the design, specification, implementation, and operation of distributed computing and/or data services based on Linux and/or Unix, preferably with some having been mission-critical services.
  • Experience in a science and/or research computing environment
  • Results orientated with a collaborative nature 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

We don't expect perfection in our candidates - if you have a passion for empowering researchers and a desire to work in a dynamic, collaborative environment, but don't meet every skill or set of experience listed, we encourage you to apply!

Additional Information

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. 

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. 

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 17th February 2024 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please reach out to Blair Bethwaite via for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions, but we do not accept applications by email.


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