First listed on: 25 October 2019

Multiple Technical Opportunities in Research Computing and Data Services

Job no: 0040218

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Fantastic and rare 3 year fixed-term opportunities available in Research Platform Services for technical experts to deliver infrastructure and services that accelerate the time to research outputs

About Research Platform Services

Research Platform Services delivers the digital research infrastructure and services for researchers at the University of Melbourne and its associated research precinct. Our computational platforms include High Performance Computing (HPC), Cloud Computing and General Purpose Graphical Processing Unit (GPGPU) Computing environments. We operate over 8PB of computational and research data storage to enable data-driven research and collaboration and a range of data management services. We also provide a range of consultation services to support the development of custom computation and data management solutions. In addition, our group promotes innovative community building and educational activities aimed at maximising use and value of the digital tools and facilities for research and our researchers.

Research Platform Services contributes to the nationally eResearch infrastructure initiative supported by NCRIS - the Australian Research Data Commons (the combined Nectar, RDS and ANDS projects) and also operates the ARC-LIEF funded multi-Victorian University GPGPU cluster on behalf of its partners.

About the roles

Due to funding approvals, several fantastic opportunities have become available for self-starters with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build an understanding of the research community we serve.  These technical opportunities will ideally suit highly motivated individuals who thrive on finding solutions in a complex environment.  You will join an inquisitive and supportive team that enjoys working in an agile environment and responding to changing priorities.

The roles on offer are:

  • Senior Applications and Services Integration Specialist
  • Applications and Services Integration Specialist
  • Senior DevOpsHPC Engineer
  • DevOpsHPC Engineer x 2

We are seeking great team players who have a broad range of technical capabilities.  Please refer to the attached document outlining criteria of the roles.


-  Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

-  Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

-  The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

-  A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description.  Please note that it is not a requirement to have in-depth skills and experience across all criteria in the attached document.   Suitability of candidates will be considered and assessed against all roles and explored either prior to or at the time of interview.

*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to

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Applications close: 17 Nov 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


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