Data Science Engagement Group Leader

Website advlightsource Advanced Light Source (ALS)

Berkeley Lab’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) has an opening for a Group Leader in the Data Science Engagement Group (DSEG). The DSEG is responsible for supporting NERSC’s growing user base from DOE’s experimental and observational facilities. As data sets from these user facilities increase in both size and complexity, users analyzing large scale datasets need training, new capabilities, and an advocate within NERSC to understand their requirements and challenges. The DSEG Group Lead will provide strategic and line management direction for the group and will be part of the broader management team within NERSC.

This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead and manage the Data Science Engagement Group (DSEG) Group, providing staff opportunities to grow and expand skill sets and duties. Maintain a work environment that embraces diversity and fosters creativity and innovation.
  • Work with other NERSC managers to set strategic direction for NERSC and implement NERSC’s strategic plan.
  • Play a key leadership role in designing and deploying capabilities that will enable users from DOE’s observational and experimental facilities to run large scale data analysis on NERSC supercomputers.
  • Take a lead role in understanding and gathering user data requirements by engaging with the user community.
  • Find and create innovative solutions to support existing and emerging user communities, particularly from the DOE user facilities.
  • Lead workshops and training programs from users from DOE’s experimental and observational facilities.
  • Create and advocate for data management and other policies that support users efforts to easily collaborate, share, move and manage data.
  • Represent NERSC in the HPC community at conferences, workshops and by developing peer-to-peer contacts with staff at other HPC sites.

What is Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent related experience) in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Computational Science (or related fields) and a minimum of 8 years related experience and 2 years’ experience either in a supervisory role or as a technical team lead.
  • Expertise in data science, analytics or machine learning on large scale systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a technical team and attract, retain and develop a talented and diverse staff. Ability to foster positive work relationship and resolve technical and personal conflicts with diplomacy and tact.
  • Ability to gather requirements from the user community and turn requirements into system and software deployment plans.
  • Ability to travel to meetings, workshops and conferences.
  • Additional Desired Qualifications:
  • A master’s or PhD degree in related fields.
  • Ability to speak on national level on data science, HPC systems, technologies, performance and applications.
  • Knowledge of emerging exascale technologies, including storage, networking and compute.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on October 3, 2018.


This is a full time career appointment.

Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.”

To apply for this job please visit