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Defence High Performance Computing Program (HPC)

Kaurna (Ghana) indigenous word meaning 'Powerful', pronounced (tongue~you~wilka).
Kaurna (Ghana) indigenous word meaning 'Powerful', pronounced (tongue~you~wilka).

Defence Supercomputing - reducing sovereign risk whilst exploring the art of the possible!

The Defence High Performance Computing Program (HPC Program) maintains a world class computational ecosystem that is designed to provide supercomputing (also known as High Performance Computing (HPC) in support of modern data analytics and drive superior decision making through advanced modelling and simulation.

We draw upon our diverse backgrounds, skills, experience and knowledge to provide a capability edge to Defence across the strategic, operational and tactical levels.

The HPC Program provides the Department of Defence HPC capabilities and computational science expertise that enables Defence scientists and engineers to conduct a wide-range of research and development, test and evaluation and acquisition engineering activities. This partnership sends advanced technology to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) faster, more efficiently and with a greater certainty of success. Today, the HPC Program provides a complete advanced computing environment for Defence that includes unique expertise in software optimisation, secure system design and powerful high-performance computing systems. The HPC Program is managed on behalf of the Department of Defence by the Defence Science and Technology Group.

Super computers need super people

We are looking for talented ICT professionals who want to work on the leading edge of computing research; people who like solving complex computational problems, working collaboratively, learning new skills and knowledge, and who want to deliver results for Defence.

Our ideal candidates are high performing with a proven track record of achievement in their field. They are passionate about scientific computing research, are self-motivated, show initiative, and are innovators who strive to make a significant contribution to Defence outcomes.

The APS roles listed here are available now and have been advertised on APS Jobs/ Defence Careers and various external platforms. To access the relevant Information Packs and to apply via our official APS Recruitment Portal, use the following links.

Current Opportunities

Open to all locations S&T 8 (EL2.2) Neg Vet 2
The Program Leader – High Performance Computing provides strategic leadership in the application and development of computational and data intensive capability (including infrastructure, systems, tools, competencies, and processes) through the secure High Performance Computing Infrastructure. The role will provide the vision, guidance and direction to harness the ability of the HPC Program to provide world class computational and data science capabilities to Defence researchers to enable them to enhance Australian Defence Force (ADF) and deliver well qualified advice to Defence.

Advertised:
5 August 2022

Job Reference Number:
DSTG/04679/22

Open to all locations S&T 6 (EL2) Neg Vet 2
The Discipline Leader Research Cloud and Compute will ideally be a highly experienced leader able to develop, deliver and sustain a complex world-class portfolio of secure compute systems. You will engage with and co-operate with Researchers to help inform and shape the cloud and compute service provision and service offerings. You will lead all aspects of the delivery of Cloud and Compute technology including providing guidance on the selection and application of fit-for-purpose technology solutions. This will include relevant aspects of the provision of secure computing capabilities for major projects.

Advertised:
5 August 2022

Job Reference Number:
DSTG/04109/22

Open to all locations S&T 5 (EL1) Neg Vet 2
The HPC Computational Science Specialist, under limited guidance from the Discipline Leader HPC Services and Technology, is a HPC specialist who interfaces researchers and Digital Science and Scientific Computing (DSSC) staff to the HPC Infrastructure Team. They will utilise their knowledge of both HPC technologies and computational sciences to bridge the gap for researchers, translating key concepts to ensure the HPC Infrastructure Team delivers on researcher requirements.

Advertised:
5 August 2022

Job Reference Number:
DSTG/04056/22

Open to all locations S&T 5 (EL1) Neg Vet 2
The HPC Data Management Specialist, under limited guidance from management, is a HPC specialist who manages the HPC data storage systems, drives HPC data architectures and manages associated staff. They will lead a team of HPC systems administrators to undertake the installation, operation and maintenance of the data storage infrastructure, typically with petabytes to exabytes of data under management.

Advertised:
5 August 2022

Job Reference Number:
DSTG/04056/22

Open to all locations S&T 5 (EL1) Neg Vet 2
The Digital Science Facilitation Manager will lead a team to provide a Research Facilitation function to CDIS for the purposes of enabling researchers’ use of high end computing. This includes providing capacity and capability backlog management of staff across all CDIS areas and adjusting work plans when circumstances change within on boarding to high end computing projects.

Advertised:
5 August 2022

Job Reference Number:
DSTG/04056/22

Open to all locations S&T 5 (EL1) Neg Vet 2
The Senior Visualisation Specialist will provide scientific data visualisation expertise, using high end computing resources, to deliver greater insights from research data in partnership with our research community. This role extends to a secondary specialisation in machine learning and/or data science to support a broad variety of Defence research applications. They will partner with researchers and work in multi-disciplinary teams to understand, design, develop, and deliver technological solutions that meet researcher requirements, while exercising appropriate initiative and judgement and ensuring alignment with security, data management and high performance workflow requirements.

Advertised:
5 August 2022

Job Reference Number:
DSTG/04056/22

Open to all locations S&T 5 (EL1) Neg Vet 2
The HPC Systems Manager, under limited guidance from management, is a HPC specialist who manages the HPC computational systems and associated staff. They are responsible for providing an effective, reliable, high performing and scalable high performance computing platform which is capable of meeting the specific needs of researchers towards Defence outcomes.

Advertised:
5 August 2022

Job Reference Number:
DSTG/04056/22

Open to all locations S&T 3-4 Above (APS 6) Neg Vet 2
The HPC Operations Administrator, working under limited direction, is a specialist in HPC service operations. They will develop and configure necessary interfaces to the HPC infrastructure, such as user management, building management systems, service monitoring and service reporting. The HPC Operations Administrator seeks continual improvement of the HPC service through automation of repetitive system administration tasks and workflows.

Advertised:
5 August 2022

Job Reference Number:
DSTG/04056/22

Open to all locations S&T 3-4 Above (APS 6) Neg Vet 2
The HPC Network Specialist, working under limited direction, is a specialist in HPC networking technologies. The HPC Network Specialist will plan, install, configure and maintain HPC network topologies, hardware and associated software ensuring the security, integrity and separation of access of data processed within the HPC facility.

Advertised:
5 August 2022

Job Reference Number:
DSTG/04056/22

Open to all locations S&T 3-4 Above (APS 6) Neg Vet 2
The HPC File Systems Administrator, working under limited direction, is a specialist in HPC storage and file systems. The HPC File Systems Administrator will be responsible for ensuring the security, performant accessibility and availability of data stored within the HPC capability.

Advertised:
5 August 2022

Job Reference Number:
DSTG/04056/22

Open to all locations S&T 3-4 Above (APS 6) Neg Vet 2
The Digital Science Migration Engineer will facilitate the usage of DST's HPC and cloud platforms by: on-boarding researchers; migrating researcher workflows; or both. The on-boarding activity includes demonstrating HPC, cloud, research DevSecOps environment operations to researchers and highlighting best practice, acceptable use, support boundaries, and recommended supplementary training to uplift security, data management, parallel computing and science reproducibility postures.

Advertised:
5 August 2022

Job Reference Number:
DSTG/04056/22

Open to all locations S&T 3-4 Above (APS 6) Neg Vet 2
The HPC Data Visualisation Engineer will design, develop and implement data visualisation workflows to produce creative scientific visualisation imagery and animations from complex research datasets. The position will conduct studies to develop advanced software tools, codes, models, algorithms and techniques that support data visualisation workflows, including data manipulation operations such as complex format conversions.

Advertised:
5 August 2022

Job Reference Number:
DSTG/04056/22